For many people, a great getaway in Thailand consists of having the opportunity to explore hidden gems and meeting genial people, partaking of delicious food, and experiencing the other aspects of a diverse culture. Most people also look forward to basking under the sun, specifically the glorious beaches such as those found in Ko Samui.
Regarded as a self-styled Boutique Island in the lower end of the Thai Gulf, Koh Samui has emerged as a runaway favorite among leisure visitors because of its beauty and ‘coconut’ feel. From your villa resort, you can find numerous coconut plantations all over the island, and make your way out to where the outdoor theatres with performing elephants and animal farms are. If you’re with family members who love sights of nature, there are stunning waterfalls, like the Na Muang (a term that refers to the huge purple rocks forming the waterfalls. There’s also a large natural swimming pool sitting under the waterfall.
Ko Samui is where you’d also find lovely bays off the main road. You may opt for the classic Thai beach. Immerse yourself in he heavenly crystal blue waters and white sand bordered by craggy limestone rock formations and verdant hills.
There are actually many other interesting and fun activities you can enjoy at Koh Samui. You can head towards the northern coast and see the awesome Big Buddha shrine where a 12-meter high golden Buddha can be spotted kilometers away. Inch closer and you’d find many small ornate Buddha’s within the shrines, plus a market where you can purchase a dazzling assortment of lucky charms, souvenirs, and tasty food.
You may want to check out the Samui aquarium and tiger zoo where you can find south-eastern Asian tigers, parrots, hornbills, sea hawks & eagles.
A visit to the Ang Thong National Marine Park, by speedboat or ferry, will also be worth your while. You can go for some snorkeling fun, or hike to an island where you can relax, or kayak around to enjoy virgin island scenery.