Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Koh Samui, a nice holiday destination

If you are looking for a nice holiday destination this year, we would recommend Koh Samui, which is situated in the South of Thailand. Although, it is the country third-largest island, after Phuket and Koh Chang, Koh Samui is now the second most popular island destination in Thailand. There is no international flight to Koh Samui, we have to fly to Surat Thani on the mainland and traveling by ferry boat to Koh Samui.

There are several reasons why we should visit Koh Samui.

First of all, Koh Samui is a charming island with great beaches; i.e. the snow-white sand beaches shaded by towering palms which are very beautiful. Koh Samui is also called “The Island of Coconut Trees” as it is covered by millions of coconut trees.

Besides, the water is incredibly clear, so calm and good for swimming almost the whole year at Mae Nam which is the popular beach of the island. Chaweng Bay and Lamai Beach are also ones of the most attractive scenery on the island. Most visitors who are beach lovers love lying on the beach and soaking up the sun. Some people may love diving, snorkeling or windsurfing.

Koh Samui is rather small that you can walk to everywhere. Or you can drive on the road which circles the island, exploring excellence beaches on the north, east and west coasts. It runs through seas of coconut palms and passing Koh Samui’s most impressive water fall. It will take only a few hours to drive around Koh Samui.

In the meantime, if you would like to meet people, you can enjoy nightlife and a party atmosphere at different places in Koh Samui. There are plenty of entertainment options.

There are several attractive islands nearby Koh Samui, such as,

- Ang Thong Marines National Park, in the west of Koh Samui, which includes some 40 islands, offers the finest and colorful coral reefs and marine life. Koh Mae is one of those islands, it has a remarkable clear salt-water lake and it is definitely worth a visit.
- Koh Phanagan also offers deserted white sand beaches.
- Koh Tao or Turtle Island, where Hat Sai Si Beach is protected by a wonderful reef of off-shore coral. It is good for swimming even the monsoon season.

By the way, vacationing in Koh Samui is best from March through October.

If you are looking for a different kind of summer holiday this year, we would recommend Koh Samui, where you can spend your holiday on the coast with smooth sea and warm sunshine. You will certainly enjoy and love the natural beauties at this hilly island.

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