Thailand’s enchanting island of Koh Samui has more to offer than a two-day trip, but if you only have a few days to spend here, this guide will help.
Choose the Ideal Placement
For such a relatively short trip, it’s important to find centrally located accommodation, and Chaweng Beach is an ideal place to base yourself. Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort. Such properties offer all the beach bliss you could want and have dining options, a kids’ club, a spa, water sports and local experiences like cooking classes and Thai boxing; they will also organize excursions that increase comfort.
Explore the island
Apart from giving you a chance to have fun on the sand and surf Chaweng Beach, Resorts it will also offer a variety of tours that provide a great way to explore the island. If time permits, you can visit various sacred sites such as the Great Buddha Temple and Wat Plai Laem, or go on a guided craft tour that includes visits to local markets. You can also venture into the country by 4×4 vehicle to explore virgin rainforest, encounter elephants at Na Muang Safari Park or visit Na Muang Waterfalls.
Enjoy the food and Nightlife
When the sun goes down, Koh Samui turns into a nightlife playground where you can enjoy dining and dancing the night away! Stay at a resort that offers private beach dining and treetop dining in addition to local restaurants. Those living in Chaweng Beach have easy access to the island’s main nightlife hotspots, such as Soi Green Mango, home to an array of bars, pubs and clubs. You can also take part in ladyboy cabaret shows or Muay Thai boxing or, if you prefer, relax at the beach club.
After a late night of partying, you may look to sleep in, but if you’ve got the energy (and a good cup of coffee!) plan to enjoy some island hopping on day two. Some of the best things to do in Koh Samui include setting off to explore the Ang Thong National Marine Park with its 42 islands; swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, hiking and more await. You can also take a half-day tour to another island, Koh Phangan, and go snorkeling at the Koh Mae coral reef. After returning to Koh Samui, if you have time, visit other beaches such as Lamai and Bophut and combine sightseeing with a street food tour.