Beautiful Places In Koh Samui
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Ang Tong National Marine Park near Samui
Ang Tong National Marine Park consists of some 40 small islands and combines, dramatic limestone cliffs, white sand beaches, hidden lagoons, lush jungle and wild gibbons, to provide an unspoilt island experience for the whole family.
The park lies 31km from Koh Samui, accessible by a 45-minute speed boat ride or 2 hours by ferry.
Here one can kayak over mangrove lined waters or drift silently to land and step onto a deserted beach.
One of the first things that will strike you is the quiet. Then you’ll notice the gentle slosh of water as it glides up the sand or gurgle as it’s sucked between limestone boulders. If you’re quiet and alert, you may be lucky enough to spot a sea otter or gibbon nearby. The tropical bird life here is good too and you are sure to be rewarded with a number of sightings.
Panviman Resort Koh Phangan is situated on Koh Phangan and offers 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. Located in a popular part of Ban Tai, the resort boasts views of Thong Nai Pan, and is conveniently close to a variety of eateries - (45.1 km from Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park)
Peace Resort is set on Koh Samui, and provides 4-star accommodation in addition to a private beach. The resort also offers rooms with private patios and views of the sea and the garden - (39.5 km from Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park)
Butterfly Farm in Samui
Visiting a butterfly farm is a great way of getting up close to these beautiful insects. The butterflies on the Samui farm flit about naturally amid tropical foliage. Close range observation is the best way to view some of the region's most beautiful butterflies. A definite must do if you have children.
Located in Na Mueang, Kamalaya Resort Koh Samui provides relaxed 5-star accommodation, as well as a sauna. The various facilities this luxury resort offers include a 24-hour reception, a currency exchange and room service. - (0.6 km from Samui Butterfly Garden)
Cabaret Shows in Koh Samui
The dazzling costumes and transformative make-up of the performers is the main attraction. These dancers may look like glamorous ladies, but are in fact men! A popular venue is Christy's in central Chaweng, opposite the Green Mango disco.
Ibis Samui Bophut has easy access to Wat Phra Yai. Mae Nam, Maret and Chaweng Beach are also a short car ride from the property.
Dining Out in Koh Samui
Most hotels have restaurants. Those who want to dine out for special treats can always go to numerous eateries, located in all corners of the city. Bo Put village is a charming place to dine, with many stylish restaurants and cafes on the sea.
If you have never tasted Thai Cuisine before, it owes much of its appeal to exotic spices, and herbs from China, India, Java and Portugal. The final art of the country's cuisine comes from the skill and ingenuity of cooks.
Rocky's Boutique Koh Samui is an ideal place to discover nearby Chaweng Beach, Chaweng Noi Beach and Koh Taen, as well as everything the local area has to offer. If guests are seeking a relaxing time away from the resort, there are fishing spots close by.
Six Senses Samui's restaurants, Rocks and Hill, provide dinner each night. Each evening, guests can relax in the comfortable lounge bar.
Elephant Trekking in Koh Samui
For quiet relaxation and something most children will love, elephant trekking is the way to go. Here the island's interiors can be easily accessed from the backs of these wonderful giants. Sit back and enjoy the silent ride. Standard treks last for 30 minutes, but longer trips can be arranged. There are several venues around the island, easy to spot.
Connie's Villas - (0.5 km from Namuang Safari Park Samui). The property has 12 well-appointed villas that are equipped with a range of essential facilities to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay.
Diving in Koh Samui
There is hardly a beach on Koh Samui that doesn't have a diving school nestled on its shore somewhere. This is one recreation in plentiful supply. Do make sure you go with a reputable company that has internationally recognised instruction such as PADI or something similar. Day dives to the neighbouring island of Koh Tao or "Turtle Island" offer the best dive sites in the area.
Guests can make the most of the Koh Tao Cabana Hotel's range of outdoors activities, such as snorkeling, scuba diving and canoeing. For guests with a car, parking is provided by the property.
Nightlife in Koh Samui
Nightspots vary from a lounge in the bar to full-scale discos. You can't expect Bangkok here, but you will certainly not miss excitement if that's what you are looking for. For techno and pop, head to Chaweng's Green Mango or Reggae Pub. For live music, the Secret Garden on Big Buddha beach is a popular spot. If you're a musician, feel free to join in! Other good music and/or dancing venues are Chaweng's Sante Fe Disco, The Club and the Bauhaus, amongst others.
A satisfying breakfast is prepared every morning at Akyra Chura Samui, and there are numerous restaurants and cafes nearby.
The resort has easy access to Wat Phra Yai and Chaweng Stadium. Mae Nam and Maret are located a short drive away.
Thai Massage in Koh Samui
Thai massage has a long history in Thailand, having been practiced for centuries. The roots of Thai massage are traced back to India and resemble yoga with deep stretching and twisting movements. There is an abundance of massage 'therapists' all over the island and its beaches, however not all are properly certified. It's a good idea to watch what they are doing to another customer first and decide if it's something you'd enjoy.
Baan Haad Ngam Boutique Resort - (0.7 km from Eranda Herbal Spa) - The rooms at the resort have a mini bar, a spa bath and a refrigerator. They have an en suite bathroom with slippers, bathrobes and a shower.
Shopping in Koh Samui
Shopping in Koh Samui for many is an exciting and pleasurable experience. Whether you are bargain hunting or designing your own custom tailored suit, shopping in Thailand is fun.
Street vendors often seem to be on every street corner showing you their goods from bikinis, hammocks and sarongs to laser pens, sunglasses and lighters. If you are interested in any of the wares you find, then it is time to start bargaining.
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