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Koh Samui Island

Koh Samui - Grandpa Rock
Grandpa Rock in Koh Samui
Map of Koh Samui Thailand
Map of Koh Samui

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Koh Samui Island, or simply Samui as it is referred to by locals. It is Thailand’s third largest island and is rich with natural resources, white sandy beaches, coral reefs and coconut trees.  Compared to Koh Chang, Samui has much more to offer as far as night life, attractions, hotels, etc.  I enjoyed my stay on Koh Samui the most when compared to the other islands.

This is our favorite of the Thailand islands. Everything here seems to be self contained, with a nice variety of restaurants, bars, and shopping. All the typical Thailand amenities can be found on Samui, including massages, beaches, sailing, jet skiing, para-sailing, etc. While relaxing on the beach, you can get a foot massage, manicure, pedicure, or a full body massage. Many beaches also have bar service where they will take your order and bring you a Mai Tai without you getting up.

Koh Samui also has an erotic night life, but this section of town is disconnected from the main stream shopping and dining. Koh Samui offers all the Thai Girl amenities at their variety of bars and massage places, and it is not hard to find a girl to entertain you for the evening.  Koh Samui is missing a soapy massage place, but head over to Soi Green Mango for a variety of bars, dancing, and lots of Thai girls.

The island is large enough and populated enough to support shopping malls with the major department stores.  You need a good week or two to see and experience all the fun on Koh Samui.

While, it is possible to drive to Samui and take a ferry to the island, however, due to the distance, the best option is to fly there.

Location: Island off the Southern coast of Thailand; in the Gulf of Thailand

Population: 55,000

Area: 229 Sq km (88 sq mi)

Koh Samui Island

[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohsamuiisland/thumbs/thumbs_img_1661.jpg]64.1k0Grandpa Rock on Koh Samui island in Thailand
Koh Samui island in Thailand
[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohsamuiisland/thumbs/thumbs_img_1686.jpg]62.9k0Beautiful white sandy beach on Koh Samui island in Thailand
Koh Samui island in Thailand
[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohsamuiisland/thumbs/thumbs_img_1698.jpg]62.3k0Mummified monk on Koh Samui island in Thailand
Koh Samui island in Thailand
[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohsamuiisland/thumbs/thumbs_img_1690.jpg]61.9k0Beautiful view on Koh Samui island in Thailand
Koh Samui island in Thailand
[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohsamuiisland/thumbs/thumbs_img_1734.jpg]61.6k0Koh Samui island in Thailand
Koh Samui island in Thailand
[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohsamuiisland/thumbs/thumbs_img_1700.jpg]61.4k0Temple on Koh Samui island in Thailand
Koh Samui island in Thailand
[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohsamuiisland/thumbs/thumbs_img_1771.jpg]61.2k0Nice Buddhist Temple on Koh Samui island in Thailand
Koh Samui island in Thailand
[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohsamuiisland/thumbs/thumbs_img_1790.jpg]61k0White sandy beach on Koh Samui island in Thailand
Koh Samui island in Thailand
[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohsamuiisland/thumbs/thumbs_kohsamui-map9.jpg]60.9k0Map of Koh Samui island in Thailand
Koh Samui island in Thailand
[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohsamuiisland/thumbs/thumbs_img_1789.jpg]60.7k0Protector at Temple on Koh Samui island in Thailand
Koh Samui island in Thailand
[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohsamuiisland/thumbs/thumbs_darasamui.jpg]60.5k0Dara Samui Hotel on Koh Samui island in Thailand
Koh Samui island in Thailand

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