Tropical beaches and wall-to-wall sunshine
With its soft-sand beaches, swaying palms and azure waters, the island of Koh Samui is the stuff dreams are made of. Lying off the eastern coast of Thailand, Koh Samui is the country’s third largest island and one of its most popular beach destinations. Outside of October and November, Koh Samui offers almost guaranteed sunshine. The perfect choice if you’re looking for a bit of winter warmth or a sunny summer holiday.
Koh Samui was first settled because of its suitability for growing vast crops of coconuts. These coconuts were harvested and sent to Bangkok and around the world. Though you can still enjoy a freshly opened coconut on Koh Samui, today it’s the long, white beaches, clear waters and verdant interior that attract visitors in their thousands.
Despite its popularity, the sleepy island of Koh Samui has retained much of its charm as an unspoilt island hideaway. Combining the buzz of Chaweng Beach with the relaxed atmosphere of Lamai Beach and Bophut’s Fisherman’s village, it really is the perfect beach break destination. Families with young children will love the safe, shallow beaches and amazingly warm water. Couples will find resorts with top quality dining, sumptuous bungalows and private plunge pools, perfect for spending time together.