Koh Samui is famed for its white sandy beaches, coconut trees and dazzling coral. This island is the largest of the 80 island cluster in Ang Thong National Marine Park. Lagoons and waterfalls also contribute to this nature-lover’s dream.
Koh Samui has perfect tropical weather throughout much of the year unlike other areas in southern Thailand, due to being situated in the gulf. This means when popular destinations like Phuket are experiencing monsoonal rain, chances are Koh Samui has perfect weather with blue skies.
There is an incredible number of small beaches across the island. Whilst all beaches in Thailand are available to the public, many of these are out of the way providing lots of resorts with their own stretch of white-sand paradise.
There is an international airport is less than 10 minutes from the heart of the city. This means much less hassle and transport time for you and your guests to reach their final destination.
On an island rich with natural beauty, a key feature of Koh Samui is its convenience. Being much smaller than Phuket, it is possible to cover the entire island in a few hours by car. Thus no matter where your guests stay, getting to your special venue is almost always hassle-free.
Koh Samui has some of the best nightlife in Thailand. This includes the infamous Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan, only a mere 30 minutes away. Otherwise keep it local and enjoy the trendy clubs, beer bars, night shopping or even lady boxing!
About Koh Samui
Koh Samui, better known as Samui to the locals, was discovered several hundred years ago by Chinese fishermen and sea traders looking for shelter from storms, while sailing through the Gulf of Thailand. These early settlers marvelled at the island’s abundance of natural beauty, describing the wonders of crystal clear water, dazzling coral, white sand beaches, stunning waterfalls, luscious vegetation, and thriving wildlife. Some even say that these settlers gave the name “Samui”, derived from a Chinese word meaning “Safe Haven”.
Up until very recently, this isolated island kept a low international profile only opening up in 1970s when the first roads were built. This paved the way for tourism, attracting many to this 247 square kilometre oasis.
Famous for almost year round great weather, Koh Samui has quickly become an island holiday hot-spot, second only to Phuket. With everything beautiful and so close by, it is not hard to understand why many come to experience this wonder for themselves.