If you are looking for a quick getaway from the world and all its troubles then Koh Samui could be the answer. Samui, as the local people call it, is an island off the east coast of Kra Isthmus in Thailand. It is Thailand’s second largest island and is awash with white sandy beaches, clear blue seas, coral reefs and coconut trees.
Koh Samui is just a 45-minute flight away from the hustle and bustle of the throbbing Thai capital of Bangkok. From the minute you land at the airport you are transported to a different world. Small holiday buggies transport you from your aircraft to the beautifully designed airport.
There are flights by Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways daily from Bangkok to Koh Samui, and Silk Air have recently started a thrice-weekly scheduled service from Singapore, giving even more options for reaching the island easily.
Of course, for those with more time available, or perhaps just seeking a bit of adventure, the island can also be approached by boat from the mainland province of Surat Thani, which itself is well connected to other parts of Thailand and neighbouring Malaysia by road and rail.
The possibilities for activities while staying on the island are limitless. All manner of watersports are available, as well as trekking with elephants into the interior, exploring the island by motorbike, or of course just relaxing and de-stressing in a perfect tropical paradise setting. If relaxing is not your style, then Koh Samui is increasing the number of annual athletic events ranging from running, triathlons, and adventure races to tap into a growing global and domestic demand. Last month saw the annual marathon take place on the island.
Samui Island also offers visitors some of the finest cuisine in the world, served by a variety of top class restaurants set in beautiful surroundings. The nightlife is legendary, and has something for everyone, from live music to discos to tranquil relaxing cocktail bars.
Koh Samui has been a popular destination for a long time with backpackers and travellers from Europe, North America and Australia, but in recent years has developed into a world class luxury resort attracting tourists from all corners of the world. With the new air connections, it is becoming increasingly popular as a short break destination for people from other Asian countries such as India. Samui has also emerged as a favourite holiday spot for celebrities like the Beckhams, and the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson.
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