As one of Thailand’s most famous islands, Koh Samui is a superb holiday destination with its broad appeal to all types of travellers. Its beautiful sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters are a winning combination. It showcases the best Thailand has to offer with friendly people, excellent cuisine and plenty of cultural sites and adventurous activities to fill your days. There is a wide range of available accommodations ranging from beachside villas and deluxe hotels to activities-focused resorts. Koh Samui has plenty of choices for all.
When To Go and How to Get There
The best time to visit Koh Samui is during the dry season, which runs from December through to February, as this is the dry period when rain is rare; bear in mind this is also the peak season when the island is at its busiest. The island is easily reached via a short one-hour internal flight from Bangkok, with its own airport built especially for this purpose.
Seeing The Sites
The island has plenty of attractions to keep the busiest families well provided with day trips; among the most popular are temples at Wat Phra Yai and Wat Sila Ngu, the Samui Elephant spa and the Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo. There are also great days out to be had at the Na Maung waterfall, the Lamai viewpoint, and Paradise Park Farm, which all the family will enjoy. If some retail therapy is in order, then visits to the Big C supercentre, Central Festival mall or Laem Din market should keep you busy as well as the night markets in Nathon and Lamai.
Visit The Best Beaches
Koh Samui is absolutely blessed with some of the world’s best beaches, some of which simply must be visited; among those at the top of the list are –
- Lamai Beach – an old backpacker favourite.
- Chaweng Beach – possibly the island’s best.
- Coral Cove – is great for snorkelling.
- Bang Po – a quiet and secluded paradise.
Also worth a visit is the small island of Koh Tan, where its restaurants specialise in the excellent local fresh fish and the stunning beach at Lipa Noi, where the sunset is famous.
For The More Adventurous
If you want a more strenuous day out, then Koh Samui also has you covered; as an island, it has a fantastic range of water sports with Sea Kayaking, Windsurfing and Scuba diving readily available. If you wish to stay dry, then Off-Roading, Go-Karting, and Ziplining are possibilities for you and your family.
So, there we are, there is certainly no shortage of things to do on your family holiday in Koh Samui. I am sure you will have a magical time.