Best Beach in Koh Samui

Boasting sun, sea and miles of powder-white sands, Koh Samui is every beach lover’s dream. This picture-perfect island is fringed with some of the best beaches in the world, with each offering something slightly different from the next.

Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

 

There are six main beaches in Koh Samui, spanning across the island’s north and eastern coasts. Chaweng and Lamai on the east side are by far the liveliest with an array of activities and entertainment at any time of the day or night. The northern beaches of Big Buddha, Bo Phut, Choeng Mon and Mae Nam are more peaceful, boasting an abundance of tropical island charm.  Whether you’re in search of a tranquil treat or bustling beach buzz, Koh Samui’s diverse bays offer something to suit all tastes. Here’s a handy guide to help you find the best beach in Koh Samui…

  • Chaweng Beach

The renowned Chaweng is Koh Samui’s most popular tourist resort. Here you will find an endless array of shops, hotels, restaurants and bars as well as the longest beach on the island. Chaweng Beach is divided into three diverse sections, all with their own charm and delights. The northern end is the quietest part with a stunning sandy headland and a shallow channel separating the main beach from the smaller island of Koh Matlang. Many luxury villas in Koh Samui are located here; just a stone’s throw the warm shallow waters and palm-fringed shore.

The central area of the beach is most popular with tourists. Expect sun bathers and beach vendors galore, with water sports equipment to rent from an array of outlets along the main strip. Entertainment is on offer both night and day, with live music, Thai dancing and many bars to enjoy. There are plenty of beachside restaurants to choose from, most providing cushions on the sand for a guests to lay back and enjoy the atmosphere.

The south end of the beach is the widest part and hosts many of the island’s events including the annual Samui Regatta. A few steps away from the sand is Chaweng’s main strip where you’ll find 5 kilometres of shops and stalls, restaurants and bars, pharmacies, opticians, supermarkets and more.

  • Lamai Beach

For those in search of something a little more family-friendly, Lamai Beach is one of the best beaches in Koh Samui. Known as the second most popular beach on the island after Chaweng, this sweeping bay stretches as far as the world famous Hin Ta and Hin Ya formations. To the north of the beach is Tong Takian Bay, set amidst lush green mountains; a stunning spot to explore for locals and visitors alike.

The town itself sits back around 100 metres from the main beach, offering an excellent selection of shops and services. Lamai nightlife is not for the faint-hearted, with plenty of bars and nightlife located in the middle of the main street. Restaurants can be found in abundance, with something to suit all tastes and budgets. There are plenty of gorgeous Koh Samui villas located in Lamai, conveniently situated in private developments yet close to the bustle and facilities nearby. Lamai boats an array of attractions including temples, a small zoo and charming local villages and stunning viewpoints to explore.

  • Bangrak Beach

Also known as Big Buddha Beach, this bay is named after Ko Samui’s famed 12-metre Buddha statue towering overhead. The beach here is located on the northeast coast just a short drive from Chaweng, although the atmosphere here is far calmer. Bangrak boasts wide undulating sands lined with resorts, restaurants and shops. As with all of Koh Samui, it’s easy to find water sports vendors and tour operators offering energetic activities in abundance. From here visitors can take a boat  across to Koh Pha Ngan for the full moon party or visit the enormous Big Buddha statue which can be seen by air on arrival to the island.

  • Bophut Beach

Bophut Beach is the perfect peaceful spot during a Koh Samui holiday. Located far from the madding crowd  Bophut is also known as Fisherman’s Village – a traditional and well preserved part of Koh Samui. The centre of the beach is home to an array of charming wooden houses, perfectly in keeping with the natural surroundings. The beach itself stretches for more than two miles, boasting immaculate powder white sands and rows of tropical coconut palms. A small number of boats are still used for fishing here and Bophut is known for its laid-back family-friendly allure. The village itself is great to explore with an excellent selection of bars and eateries, plus a ‘walking street’ event every Friday featuring live music and performances plus food, clothes and jewellery stalls.

  • Mae Nam Beach

Perhaps the prettiest beach in Koh Samui, Mae Nam is a must-see spot during your Koh Samui vacation. This tranquil bay is one of the most picturesque places on the island with fine gold sand, an azure ocean and a perfect view of Koh Pha Ngan in the distance. Mae Nam is a remote beach, perfect for lazing the days away in the warm Samui sun. At the west end is the Wat Na Phra Lan temple, great for sightseeing. There’s also the Lomprayah Pier, with regular boats trips over to Koh Tao and Koh Pha Ngan. The stunning John’s Garden is a great spot to eat, particularly popular with couples and honeymooners. Mae Nam also hosts a weekly ‘walking street’ selling snacks, clothing, jewellery and much more. This beach is also the closest to Nathon, the administrative centre of Koh Samui.

  • Choeng Mon Beach

Nestled in the far northeast corner of Koh Samui, Choeng Mon Beach is best known for its quiet, secluded bays. Home to some of the best accommodation in Koh Samui, this area is popular with couples, families and the more discerning luxury traveller. The main beach is one of the best beaches in Koh Samui, with plenty of water sports options and kayak trips over to Koh Fan Yai island. Away from the beach are a few fantastic restaurants and great resorts for drinking and dining in Choeng Mon. Chaweng in the south and Bophut and Big Buddha Beach to the west are easily accessible for those in search of a more active itinerary. Songthaews operate here, as do taxis, for guests looking to visit other parts of the island – alternatively motorbike and car hire in Koh Samui can easily be arranged.

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Thailand Money – The Baht

Koh Samui may be best known for its sun, sea, sand and sights, but this stunning tropical island is also known for its currency – the Thai Baht. Issued by the Bank of Thailand, the Thai Baht is Koh Samui’s official tender, rated as one of the strongest currencies in Southeast Asia.

Thai Baht

Thai Baht

Like the British Pound the Thai Baht originated from a traditional unit of silver and is thought to have been in use from as early as the Sukhothai period (1238 – 1438) in the form of Phot Duang bullet coins. These unique solid silver pieces were produced to various weights corresponding to their value.

The first Thai King to consider a flat coin was Rama III after he learned of flat copper coins being used in Singapore in 1835. King Rama III is thought to have contacted a Scottish trader known in England for his experimental coins – however the King rejected the Scot’s designs. In 1860 modern style coins were introduced issued in gold, silver and copper, denominated by their weight in Baht and its fractions and multiples.

In 1892 the Thai treasury issued banknotes in various values; shortly afterwards the government introduced notes printed by British company Thomas De La Rue & Company Ltd. Notes were issued in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 100 and 1000 baht featuring both Arabic, British and Thai numerals. These were referred to as ticals by English speakers.

The Bank of Thailand was founded in 1942, taking over the issuance of paper money in Southeast Asia. The Thai Baht had previously had a history of consistent change with various coin and note styles being amended over the years. However the founding of the Bank of Thailand helped to stabilise the future of the Baht.

In 2008 the Ministry of Finance and the Royal Thai Mint announced the 2009 coin series, which features an updated image to a more recent portrait of the King. The two Baht coin was the first of the new series to be released in February 2009, followed by the Satang coin, the five Baht coin, the ten Baht coin and the one Baht coin in July 2009.

In 2012, the Bank of Thailand issued a new denomination banknote – the 80 Baht note – to commemorate Queen Sirikit’s 80th birthday. This note was the first Thai banknote to feature Crane’s Motion security thread.

Today, the  Thai Baht is Thailand’s official currency, with one Baht subdivided into 100 Satang.  The currency features notes ranging from 20 – 1000 Baht in green, blue, red, purple and brown. Baht coins are mostly made of cupro-nickel in denominations of 1, 2, 5, and 10.

Unlike Laos and Cambodia, you won’t be able to pay with foreign currencies in Koh Samui – only Baht is accepted. However bureaux de change and ATM’ s are widely available across the island, at all banks and convenience stores,  only a short distance from any of our Koh Samui villas.

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Diving in Koh Samui

Nestled in a sheltered spot in the clear blue Thai Gulf, Koh Samui is one of the most popular diving destinations in the world.

Hawksbill Turtle Koh Samui

Hawksbill Turtle Koh Samui

Perfectly located close to the exquisite Ang Thong Marine Park, Koh Samui boasts a wealth of stunning scuba diving spots offering warm water and clear views of the island’s amazing marine life. An array of underwater life abounds around the island’s towering sea pinnacles, rock formations and rich coral reefs. Divers can expect to spot an array of exotic fish and coral species including hawksbill turtles, trigger fish, whale sharks, multi-coloured coral and an abundance of reef fish.

Diving in Koh Samui is one of the many reasons to visit this tropical paradise, popular with divers of all ages and experience levels. Koh Samui and its sister island Koh Tao boast some of the best diving sites in Thailand, with short, accredited courses easily available and especially affordable. A wide range of dive operators offer instruction for all levels as well as courses conducted in multiple languages.

Most diving operators in Koh Samui are located close to the beach with snorkel and dive trips taking place in the calm, shallow waters around Chaweng, Coral Cove and Bophut Beaches to name just a few. Visibility can vary between 10 – 30 metres with mainly calm currents on most sides of the island except during the monsoon months.

Just a short boat ride away are world-class dive sites at Ang Thong Marine Park, Sail Rock and Sairee Beach in Koh Tao. Crystal clear waters, an abundance of marine life and miles of protected coral reef makes these areas some of the best diving and snorkeling sites in the world. Wall diving is definitely on the menu here with numerous exceptional walls, gulleys and channels to explore.

One of the best dive sites in Koh Samui is Koh Yippon, located in the far north of the Ang Thong Marine Park. This exquisite island is ranked as one of the best diving destinations in the world with its plethora of stunning soft and hard corals, underwater wildlife and caves and crevices to explore. The abundant eco system around the island is home to large snappers, stingrays, yellow tailed barracuda and blue ringed angel fish. Due to its relatively shallow waters Koh Yippon is ideal for beginners, and offers calm waters even during the monsoon season due to its sheltered location.

Dragon Island in Koh Samui’s north-west point is famous for its gold and purple coral sponges, whale sharks, huge hawksbill turtles and hoards of tropical fish. As the name suggest the island resembles the shape of a dragon and is truly magical both above and below the water line. In the shallow water and protected bay there is a wealth of water world to discover. Dives here range from shallow to deep with more than enough exotic life to spot in all depths.

Known for its legendary diving and clear calm waters, Koh Samui is the perfect destination for a diving vacation. There are a multitude of dive sites in and around Koh Samui where the open ocean is teeming with some of the most exciting species of flora and fauna. Dives can be arranged via various accredited operators including the Discovery Dive Centre, Aquamaster, Lamai Scuba Divers and Bophut Diving School and many more.

The best time to dive in Koh Samui is from late December to October. The monsoon season starts in November however due its sheltered location Koh Samui monsoons are normally mild and relatively short compared to other Asian islands. Diving equipment is available for rental or purchase in dive schools or scuba diving shops all over Koh Samui, and many luxury villas in Koh Samui offer easy access to the area’s beaches and dive sites.

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Thailand’s Stunning Spirit Houses

Among the endless stunning sights in Thailand are the fabulous spirit houses found across the country. These ornate dwellings are believed to attract guardian spirits to protect local people and land, often found outside homes, schools, and Buddhist temples. Spirit houses are even seen outside caves, mountains, forests, valleys and rice fields – and even in the grounds of Koh Samui villa rentals.

Spirit Houses in Koh Samui

Spirit Houses in Koh Samui

It’s no secret that in Thailand spirit worship is as old as mankind itself, and these impressive little structures serve to house celestial beings who, according to local lore, would otherwise abide in heaven. Spirits are believed to be guardians; however they are thought to be good and evil, capable of causing havoc when crossed. One shouldn’t conceive of moving house, starting a new venture or making a change to the norm without keeping the spirit world adequately informed and appeased with gifts and prayer.

Known locally as San Phra Phum spirit houses are quite simply mini masterpieces. The construction of each dwelling can be simple or complex, ranging from baby size bungalows to elaborate erections complete with mini figurines, furniture, incense and flowers. Spirit houses can be constructed out of wood, brick or concrete depending on the type of spirit it is hoped to attract and are always built and sold by experienced spirit house builders. Such ‘experts’ are familiar with the many proper rituals involved in order to attract spirits and for it to ‘accept’ the earthly abode.

When placing a spirit house it’s all about location, location, location. A perfectly positioned spirit house will protect the sanctity of the nearby surroundings ensuring the perfect balance of nature and nurture. A spirit house should be free of falling shadows and complete with adequate views for the ‘inhabitants’.

Visitors may often notice Thais presiding over spirit homes, praying and presenting offerings such as candles, flowers, fruit, meats and delicacies. This is thought to appease the nine spirit guardians including the guardians of the gardens, rice fields, barns, animals, forests, waters, mountains and more.

Sometimes spirit houses are positioned on roads where accidents have happened, an example of this can be seen on Koh Samui’s ring road just past Chaweng where an impressive spirit house overlooks the bend. Other well-known spirit houses in Thailand include a dwelling in Wat Chedi Luang which houses the Chiang Mai City Pillar, so large that visitors can walk inside. Often guests go to make offerings and request help from the spirits inside.

Spirit houses are one of the most fundamental features of Thai life but as intriguing as they are tourists are advised to conform to spirit house etiquette. These are places of worship so a display of respect is advised when taking photographs and approaching the houses. Never put your feet on any religious item, and don’t touch or try to rearrange items in the spirit house to suit your photo. An especially important rule to remember is not to photograph spirit houses when people are praying.

For a private spirit house experience during your Koh Samui vacation why not book one of our spirit villas – spirits stay rent-free!

 

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10 of the Best Restaurants in Koh Samui

The island of Koh Samui is a hugely popular tourist destination, home to plenty of luxury resorts and a wide range of traditional and international restaurants. Here we’ve chosen the top 10 restaurants in Koh Samui to help to decide where to dine during your luxury villa break.

1. Antica Locanda – Bang Rak

www.anticasamui.com Antica Locanda Koh Samui

Antica Locanda is known across Thailand for its top quality pizzas. It is held in high esteem with both the local and tourists of the area and the restaurant owner has authentic Italian roots, allowing him to deliver a genuine taste of the Mediterranean. The portions at the restaurant are regularly remarked upon for their large size and their pizzas are amongst the most popular option on the menu. There is an impressive range of fresh seafood and meat dishes for guests who don’t feel like a pizza but we’d really recommend trying at least one.

What the Guests Say

“The pizzas are excellent – some of the best we’ve had in Thailand. The house wines are good and are also reasonably-priced by Thai standards.”

2. Barracuda Restaurant – Mae Nam

www.barracuda-restaurant.com Barracuda Restaurant Koh Samui

Barracuda is in the north of Koh Samui nestled in the heart of Mae Nam. Though it has a German owner the restaurant has a talented Thai kitchen team who bring together a zesty fusion of Mediterranean and Thai foods. Local produce is used to complement an ever changing menu and the quality of the food cannot be questioned. Barracuda pays homage to the fishing culture of the outer Thai villages and its décor in particular highlights this important part of the area’s history. Outdoor dining is available in the external lounge and the cocktail and drinks menus offer a range of Thai-inspired beverages.

What the Guests Say

“Food is simple but well-cooked and presented. Dishes are delivered hot to the table by very efficient and polite staff.”

3. Krua Bophut – Bophut

www.kruabophut.com Krua Restaurant Koh Samui

Krua Bophut is recognised across Koh Samui for its authentic Thai cuisine. The restaurant sits on the beach front with decking to allow for al fresco dining, ideal as the view is simply spectacular. The dishes available include a range of the spiciest Thai options around but there are milder choices for those with a less fiery palate. The venue has a casual feel without being too relaxed and the authentic Thai dishes are presented with flair and attention to detail. Their food focuses specifically on the cuisine of Southern Thailand with fresh seafood a central calling card of many of their finest dishes.

What the Guests Say

“Beautiful beach side location. Service was excellent and the food was some of the best I’ve had in in Thailand.”

4. Ocean Eleven Bar & Lounge – Bang Rak

www.o11s.com Oceans 11 Restaurant Koh Samui

Ocean Eleven Bar and Lounge has revitalised a sixty-year old beach front property at the heart of Bang Rak Beach. Open since 2007, the head honcho behind the scenes is experienced German chef Bernd Schillig. With experience across Europe, Singapore and Thailand, Bernd pools his experience as an executive chef in 5* venues at Ocean Eleven. The kitchen has a brigade of ten professionals working in harmony to provide a range of stunning dishes which combine the finest ingredients of Thailand with the discerning palate of Schillig himself. Ocean Eleven offers a fine dining experience with an atmosphere unachievable elsewhere.

What the Guests Say

“Fine dining by the beach! Food is amazing, waiters are friendly, knowledgeable and offer great advice on menu choices.”

5. Orgasmic – Bophut

Orgasmic Restaurant Koh Samuiwww.orgasmic-samui.com

If you can get past the slightly tongue-in-cheek restaurant name Orgasmic is one of the best relaxed dining environments in Koh Samui. They market themselves as the coolest beach restaurant on the island and focus closely on providing a laid back and simple dining experience. The cuisine Orgasmic has to offer is as simple as the décor, combining Eastern and Western flavours in innovative ways that keep diners coming back for more. As with all successful beachfront restaurants Orgasmic make sure to deliver faultless local seafood, combing with their own flavours and spices.

What the Guests Say

“Overlooking the bay and the fishermen’s village, Orgasmic uses simply furniture and is very relaxed. The food was excellent and well presented, a must visit with great ambience, friendly service and excellent value.”

6. Prego – Chaweng

www.prego-samui.com Prego Restaurant Koh Samui

Although you may not be visiting Thailand for Italian cuisine we suggest you at least give on Italian restaurant a go. We’ve picked out the two top offerings on the island and Prego is the first. Stylish and trendy, Prego has a genuine Italian chef at its helm. Authentic Italian is the name of the game at Prego so if you’re looking for a change from the Thai flavours offered by other beach side restaurants then settle into Prego for the rich flavours of the Mediterranean. Wood-fired pizzas and homemade pastas are pepped up with a touch of zesty seafood made all the more memorable by a few choice Italian imported ingredients.

What the Guests Say

“The food was fantastic and the wine was also good. Food arrived quickly despite a very busy restaurant and the service was impeccable.”

7. Sala Samui – Choeng Mon

SALA Samui Restaurant www.salaresorts.com/samui/wineanddine-en.html

Sala Samui offers luxury dining within their resort restaurant. Their food is designed to take diners on a journey rather than satisfy their stomachs. The restaurant offers multi-course gourmet dining with attention to detail offered in every element of every meal. Sala Samui employs a large brigade of both European and Thai chefs to ensure each of their menu items is authentic and has a true feel for the cuisine it’s trying to create. Degustation and tasting menus are available for diners who are feeling truly extravagant and there are both inside and outdoor dining areas.

What the Guests Say

“Very good European cuisine, with Thai options too and an amazing wine list. The quality is really good and you can tell prime ingredients are chosen.”

8. The Larder – Chaweng

www.thelardersamui.com The Larder Koh Samui

One of the newer restaurants on the island, The Larder opened in December 2012 and focuses on both fantastic cuisine and a relaxed bar atmosphere. It has tinges of a gastro pub about it and is run by a pair of ex-pats who have over 10 years’ experience in Koh Samui. The food on offer blends together the flavours of modern British and European cuisine with an international flavour. Comfort food and real old-style classics are on the menu with an extra bit of pizazz offered by the modern cooking methods and stunning presentation. The menu is buoyed by a vast array of cocktails and extensive wine list.

What the Guests Say

“The food was delicious. We recommend you try some of the speciality cocktails and the service was excellent.”

9. The Shack Bar & Grill – Bophut

www.theshackgrillsamui.com The Shack Koh Samui

The Shack is based in the heart of Bophut and offers diners with a slightly less exotic palate the chance to enjoy fine cuts of meat and something a little different to the spice-filled Thai flavours offered elsewhere. Grilled meats are the speciality at The Shack, with burgers and other barbecue style food readily available. The Shack’s extensive meat menu is peppered with sides and other offerings to give guests a wider choice. Crab claws and chicken wings are amongst the extensive range of sides to complement the wide range of steaks and burgers and delicately cooked lobster is also available.

What the Guests Say

“Great steaks in lively surroundings with great music. An extensive steak menu includes American and Australian cuts as well as lobster, oysters, king crab and other seafood.”

10. Zazen – Bophut

www.samuizazen.com zazen restaurant koh samui

With an experienced French chef at the helm Zazen brings together a stunning range of simple flavours displayed in a creative and attractive way. The cooking offered by Zazen is passionate and personal, with a touch of class that won’t be found elsewhere. The flavours that stand out are innovative and almost entirely unique to Zazen. Much of the food is authentic Thai with a twist and the freshness of the food is what stands out above all. The sourcing of ingredients is exacting, with only the finest few making it onto the menu. It is one of the most recommended restaurants on the whole of Koh Samui.

What the Guests Say

“There is a wide selection of Western and Thai food, all prepared and served with excellence!”

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Top Tips for Booking a Holiday to Koh Samui

If you are setting off on holiday to Thailand you may be quick to pick the regular destinations like Bangkok and Phuket, but nestled in the gulf of Thailand is the island gem of Koh Samui. A holiday in Koh Samui has the best Thai offerings wrapped in a small island feel and topped with untouched natural beauty and tranquillity that may be lacking in other Thai destinations.

Sunset in Koh Samui

Sunset in Koh Samui

By scheduling Koh Samui in your holiday itinerary you will not be disappointed by the culture, cuisine, holiday activities and laid back atmosphere that makes this island so popular amongst the more enthusiastic traveller. A holiday in Koh Samui has much to offer; from five star hotels, luxurious villas and world renowned restaurants to trips to quaint fishing villages, hikes in the mountainous centre of the island or long relaxing walks on the white sandy beaches.

While a holiday in Koh Samui is often marketed for its natural beauty, the island has undergone significant development in recent years to ensure that you have access to all the facilities and services necessary for an enjoyable hotel. Samui International Airport provides flights to and from major Southeast Asian destinations, like Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia, allowing you to bypass Bangkok and avoiding costly charters or cramped sea ferries. If you want to avoid the monotony of another hotel, holiday villas in Koh Samui range from the more expensive beach villas with a private gourmet chef on call to the budget friendly self-catering apartments with picturesque ocean views.

A holiday would not be complete without shopping and local entertainment and Koh Samui has a great choice on offer, especially if you opt for the more popular towns like Chaweng or Lamai. From the 12 metre high golden Big Buddha to the Ang Thong National Marine Park, Koh Samui has sufficient sights and sounds to captivate every traveller’s interest. A holiday in Koh Samui will ensure that you taste some of Thailand’s abundant seafood, with fishing villages dotting the entire Koh Samui coastline.

Try to avoid booking a last minute getaway to this stunning island. A pre-booked holiday in Koh Samui will ensure that you experience the white sandy beaches, clear blue waters and coconut studded coastline that has made Koh Samui the idyllic island getaway.

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Koh Samui Airport – The Most Beautiful Airport in the World

When you arrive in Koh Samui you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ve arrived in paradise. This tranquil tropical island is the stuff of dreams with miles of powder white sands, crystal clear waters, a rich rainforest interior and a selection of stunning luxury Samui villas. Like the island itself, Koh Samui Airport is a sight to behold, recognized as one of the most beautiful airports in the world, having won an array of awards for its unique design, excellent facilities and airy island charm.

Samui Airport entrance

Samui Airport entrance

Known as the charm in the Koh Samui crown, Samui Airport is sure to delight guests of all ages. This exquisite facility was built by Bangkok Airways in 1982 and opened officially in April 1989. It is located roughly 2km north of the main city and largest resort center on the island, Chaweng, offering easy access to the Big Buddha Pier and Maenam Beach Pier for trips to Koh Phagnan, Chumphon and Koh Tao.

Samui Airport

Samui Airport

Samui International Airport is one of the most unique in the world, due to its environmentally-friendly outdoor design and award-winning allure. It’s also one of Thailand’s busiest airports with more than one million travelers passing through every year. The airport’s layout boasts lush tropical landscaping, a luxury lounge area and an impressive shopping arcade complete with designer stores, bars, cafes and restaurants.

Samui Airport trams

Samui Airport trams

On arrival a colourful tram will be eagerly-awaiting to greet guests in style and take them from the tarmac to the arrivals lounge. From here visitors can take a short ride to their luxury Koh Samui villa, or stay to explore everything the airport has to offer. The Park Avenue arcade is home to plenty of plush boutiques, a cigar outlet, a Jim Thompson silk shop, a Bookazine branch, a skin care store, pub, pizzeria and much more. Occasionally there’ll be live jazz performances outside the arcade, plus there’s a children’s play area to keep little ones entertained while you shop.

 

Samui Airport lounge

Samui Airport lounge

Just outside the airport it’s well worth making a stop at the world-famous Samui Robot Group. This factory outlet shop sells unique Alien and Predator style creatures built from used car and motorcycle parts. Despite their super-scary appearance these real-life robots are a true testament to Thai handicraft skills.

Samui Airport area

Samui Airport Broadwalk

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Luxury Holidays with Young Children

It can be tricky trying to decide where to take the kids on holiday. Some people may think that once they have kids their days of long distance travelling and seeing the world are over but that needn’t be the case. Koh Samui is a great place for children with its sandy beaches and numerous activities to keep them occupied.

Family on Beach

Family on Beach

A luxury villa on the beach is perfect for families, especially those with young children as it eliminates the need to pack up everything you would need for a day at the beach. Since Koh Samui beaches have very low tides in the summer months, many of the beaches have great amounts of space where you can play beach games like football, volleyball or cricket. The younger children will also have a great time exploring the rock pools and finding beautiful tropical seashells.

Many villas also come complete with babysitting facilities which means that you can enjoy some quiet time and soak up the relaxing surroundings, get a massage or go out for a delicious dinner with your partner. The local people in Koh Samui are also very friendly towards young children and will always make you feel welcome.

When it comes to food and drink there are plenty of options for eating out with kids, alternatively it can be an added bonus to know that you can plan meal times at the villa. Many villas even come with an in-house chef who can cook for you which gives the experience of eating out without having to worry about leaving the villa with smaller children. If you do intend on eating out, it is a good idea to invest in a portable high chair for the little ones because most Thai restaurants will not provide child seating. It is possible to purchase small chairs that screw onto the table top and will fit nicely inside the baby bag.

Taking the young children on holiday doesn’t have to be stressful. A luxury villa in Koh Samui will provide the perfect base for you and your children in a safe and comfortable environment with the added bonus of having the sea just a few metres away as well as plenty of space to keep the little ones entertained.

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Choosing a Holiday Villa in Thailand

A holiday in Thailand does not always mean expensive hotels and cramped rooms. If you prefer more privacy to cater for your individual preferences, a villa may be a better option. Villas in Thailand have grown into a popular choice for holiday accommodation and may be more cost effective than a hotel.

luxury villa in Koh Samui

luxury villa in Koh Samui

Thailand is a tourist hotspot and in keeping with foreign expectations, villas in Thailand offer world class facilities and services ensuring that all your needs are catered for in your own private villa. From the more luxurious beach villas in Thailand to the budget friendly villas, you can stretch out in comfort in your own self-catering villa with the freedom and flexibility to plan your own itinerary. Prices for villas in Thailand may vary depending on your personal preferences, size of your family or travel group and your budget. However, the wide selection of villas ensures that there is a suitable villa for every traveller’s individual needs.

For a more VIP feel to your holiday, a five star villa in Thailand will provide you with your own gourmet chef to prepare meals at your request, a private pool and jacuzzi facilities and some may even provide a private vehicle with your own chauffeur. If you are looking for cheaper holiday villas in Thailand, your luxury does not have to be compromised. The cost of a villa can be more affordable if you opt to go further inland or rent a larger villa for a bigger group. Our holiday villas in Thailand ensure all the facilities and amenities you would expect for a complete holiday experience, with private pool, air conditioning and satellite television in all our holiday villas.

Cautious travellers can rest assured that renting a holiday villa in Thailand is affordable and safe with our villa rental services. By pre-booking your holiday villa in Thailand, you can pick a unit that suits your budget while ensuring that the necessary services and amenities are available to suit your personal preferences. Villas in Thailand have become a popular holiday accommodation due to the cost, privacy and reputability of facilities, which caters for every traveller’s needs.

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Why Book a Luxury Holiday to Koh Samui?

Experiencing the tropical island paradise of Koh Samui, you may opt to stay in a holiday villa rather than a hotel. A range of Koh Samui luxury holiday villas will offer you the same first class services available within any five star hotel, whilst allowing you the privacy and space that cannot be experienced in a cramped hotel room.

Koh Samui luxury holiday villas go beyond the traditional villas on offer, with premier services and facilities available. Whether you choose to stay on the beach or further inland in a picturesque garden setting overlooking the island’s central mountains, our Koh Samui luxury holiday villas will ensure that you are not short of any luxuries should you wish to stay in your villa for the day. All our luxury holiday villas offer a pool, satellite television, DVD players, plasma screen television sets and broadband internet access within the villa. The larger floor space within a luxury holiday villa means you can just laze around your villa all day, entertaining friends in your spacious living area and enjoying the stunning ocean views.

Koh Samui is known for its picture perfect beaches and white sandy coastlines surrounded by a clear bluish-green sea. With a luxury holiday villa, you will enjoy the best of the island’s natural beauty. Whilst most of Koh Samui luxury holiday villas are located at the beach, you can opt for a villa inland, away from the beaches. A luxury holiday villa may cost a bit more but it is not reserved only for the rich and famous. Depending on your budget, travel group size and personal preferences, you can find a Koh Samui luxury holiday villa to suit you.

Whether you want the opulence of a premier villa with your own personal gourmet chef and private swimming pool or a more modest Koh Samui luxury holiday villa, you will not be disappointed with the facilities and amenities available at our villas. Our luxury villas range from a smaller romantic holiday villa for you and your partner to a large luxury holiday villa with multiple bedrooms for the entire family. At our Koh Samui luxury holiday villas, you have the freedom and privacy you would want in holiday accommodation while still being within close reach to the restaurants, bars, shops and tourist sites of the island.

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