A Brief Guide to Koh Samui

Koh Samui is a schizophrenic version of paradise. Each of the island’s beaches, bays, tourist strips and local villages has a distinct personality that collectively caters to a riot of tastes and holiday pleasures.

Koh SamuiWhether your idea of a beach break is playing lost in the tropics with your sweetheart, down-timing with the family, cleansing out your system on a five-day detox or getting hammered every night and sleeping it off on the beach, Samui delivers.

Some parts of the island are saturated and sleazy. But if you surf through the marketing spin you’ll find a cookie jar full of tempting vacation choices.

The island and its neighbours provide a playground for everyone from thrill-seekers to beach bums, seafarers to landlubbers.

Water Sports  

The options for messing about on the water include sea kayaking, with day trips and overnight safaris available to the Ang Thong Marine Park or shorter paddles straight off beaches like Bangrak and Choeng Mon. Water skis, jet-skis and banana boat rides for the kids are all available and popular from the main tourist beaches of Chaweng and Lamai.

If you fancy exploring the waters off Koh Samui in your own time you can charter your very own sailboat. Luxury Villa Rentals Koh Samui can arrange this for you. You can hire a dinghy or beach catamaran for some inshore fun or charter a larger yacht for multi-day trips to outlying islands.


On land, Samui’s mountainous interiors have inspired adventure companies to offer natural thrills like canopy rides, mountain bike treks and ATV tours through the coconut plantations.

For more sedate exercise amid equally impressive natural surroundings the island has two mountainside golf country clubs – Santiburi and the Royal Samui Golf – with above-par views right from the tees.


Thai food consistently ranks among the world’s best. Fresh seafood is obviously a staple, and as always, the best test is to follow the locals. Within 5 minutes walk of our villas at  Choeng Mon beach you will find a very good and extensive selection of restaurants and bars lining the beach from budget to international gourmet cuisine

Getting There

Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways service flights from Bangkok, with Bangkok Airways operating direct flights to/from Singapore and Hong Kong. Firefly also connects Kuala Lumpur with the island. Luxury Villa Rentals Koh Samui offer transfers from Koh Samui international airport, taking just 15 minutes to the villas at Choeng Mon Beach. A ferry connects mainland Surat Thani with Koh Samui, with buses from Bangkok’s Southern Bus station making the trip to Samui regularly.

Koh Samui Villa Rentals at Choeng Mon Beach, Chaweng, Thailand

Set in a true oasis among giant coconut palms within a fully walled private estate in a gentle elevated position and 5 minutes walk from white sand pristine Choeng Mon beach our 3 large and luxurious private 3 bedrooms villas are ideally situated for you to enjoy a wonderful beach holiday in this tropical paradise setting.


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