Samui hotels resorts and spas have been developing rapidly in recent
years. Once Koh Samui was a haven for backpackers. Koh Samui has
traded backpackers for jet setters as Samui bungalows, koh samui
hotels, resorts and spas have increased in number and quality. Koh
Samui is now unique in that a wide range of holiday experiences are
available from affordable samui bungalows to luxury hotel and spa
complexes. Koh Samui has also developed a reputation as a health
retreat offering many spa, fasting, yoga and other services. We invite
you to enjoy our guide to places on Koh Samui that are enjoyed by it’s
residents. Often these businesses are off the beaten track and not
seen by Samui’s typical Thailand holiday traveler.
Koh Samui, situated off the
East coast in Southern Thailand, is the largest of an archipelago of
more than 80 islands, for the greater part uninhabited, the Angthong
Marine National Park (The Golden Bowl).
Of a surface area of about 250 square kilometres, it is the third
largest island of the Kingdom after Phuket and Koh Chang. The most
close continental city is Suratthani at about 60 kilometres westwards.
Discovered at the beginning of the 70s by backpackers when there were
only huts without electricity and tap water, and a population which
lived mainly on the fishing and coconut plantations. Presently, Koh
Samui still sends more than 2 million of coconuts a month to Bangkok.
Tropical island lined with coconut palms and with white sandy beaches,
Samui is connected several times a day by boats and planes. It is part
of Suratthani's province.
Within two decades, Samui became a choice destination in Asia. Today,
with its guests, Samui built up itself a robust reputation of small
accommodation for every
budget, a varied and delicious local food (sometimes a little bit too
spicy for Westerners...), a lushy tropical vegetation, waterfalls,
idyllic beaches, numerous Buddhist temples, strolling around with
motorbike or car, trek inside the island, a nice population, a whole
variegated colorful which makes a destination of it for all the
The climate is
very pleasant all year round, with temperatures varying between 25 and
34 degrees Celsius.
There are three seasons, warm and dry season from February till May,
rainy season from the end of September till November and "cool" season
which extends from October till January.
From February till October, the average temperature is from 32 to 38
degrees, but from July till September, there can be some showers, but
only for a few hours.
Rainy season often amounts in fact to some "refreshing"showers
followed by the return of the sun.
The climate is tropical so very humid all year round, but Samui
remains always refreshed by a pleasant sea breeze blowing from the