My absolutely most loved spot in all of Thailand is Koh Samui. It’s all about teal water, white sand, beautiful sunsets, warm sunny sunshine, cocktails that make me go tipsy, fresh seafood, night markets, and the luxury of swanky resorts.
Once upon a time, this island was a very low budget one, a bag packers delight and Chaweng Beach was one of the most appalling beaches ever with some Irish pubs, tattoo artists demanding money, shady ladyboy masseurs on the beach, some very dodgy night clubs, and many ladyboys and call girls, shouting out for customers. But then, the beautiful island reinvented itself as an appealing upmarket destination.
Today, there is a very modern, young and cool vibrant energy about the place. Though it’s touristy, it’s still very classy and has an understated elegance. Whether you want to go soak under the sun, chill on a hammock, do some yoga, or relax in a spa, this is definitely my favourite go to destination.
Here are my top things to do when you are in Koh Samui
The W Hotel :
If you want to have a luxurious holiday in Koh Samui, The W Hotel is the number one spot to be staying. Most honeymooners choose to book this resort. It is an ideal place to relax and soak in the sun, have some exotic food, get a Thai massage at the Spa, swim in the turquoise inviting sea. Even if you are staying elsewhere, it is absolutely worth it, to go and visit the pod in the hotel: The W Pod. This is a seating area with couches and tables in a little man made pond, overlooking the sea. It a fantastic idea to make a reservation for a time, half an hour before sunset, and get yourself some exotic cocktails while watching the sky changing colours.
This experience is an absolute delight. I celebrated my second anniversary over this beautiful view.
There’s a lot more to do
The coastline here is so dreamy and blue, that it’s a lovers paradise.
Bophut Fisherman’s Village:
Make sure to come here on a Friday, as there’s a bustling night market with local food and drinks, souvenirs to take home, and just relax and have a great time.
Secret Buddha Garden:
So many Buddha statues together, is what makes this place so magical. It made me a complete poser.
Grandpa Grandma rocks:
Every island in South East Asia has a love story to tell. Get here with your lover, to get some great Instagram shots.
Chaweng Walking Street:
Thailand is about the buzzing nightlife, street food, massages, pubs, and trinket shops. That’s what this street offers. The real local Thai feel.
Besides this you have the jungle cafe with great views, can take a cooking class at a Thai home, take blessings of the Big Buddha and the Mummified Monk
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