Koh Samui is being the most popular place in Thailand to explore nightlife, marine and natural attractions. I think you are planning to visit the Koh Samui to explore either any or all of these attractions. Hope you have made a bucket-list of Things to Do in Koh Samui and started preparing for it. As you are the first time traveler to Koh Samui, you should have some information that helps you enjoy the vacation hassle-free. We have listed out the points in the below survival guide to staying worry-free once you arrive in this tropical paradise of the world.
Our survival guide is quite effective for the first time tourists, when to explore the heaven, where to stay, what to do upon on your arrival, where to eat, what to explore and when to enjoy the nightlife. Koh Samui has plenty of options to please you within budget so, keep this guide with you until you take a flight to return your home.
Before the 80’s, Koh Samui was a wild and the local people rely only on fishing and farming, no other source of income. After that, the Thailand government has taken some good steps and made the Koh Samui – a tourism place. Today, it is considered as the second most visiting place by the tourists around the world after Bangkok. The development of beaches and resorts are the main reasons, Chaweng, Bophut and Lamai, to name the most visited of all beaches. The infrastructure, natural attractions and blasting nightlife are the core factors that bring the tourists.
Once you arrive at the Koh Samui Airport; you have to reach the resort or hotel that you have booked earlier (Always book the hotel before you start your journey to avoid the rush). Get relaxed over there for few hours and start exploring the paradise. Try to book a flight which drops you in the early morning or in the evening, so you can get time to feel relaxed.
During your Koh Samui vacation, you can explore the numerous attractions ranging from Ang Thong National Marine Park, High Park to the lesser developed Koh Tao and Koh Phangan. For the adventure activities, you should visit High Park Resort and Water Park and attempt the Slide and Fly challenge at least once. All the little islands are a few miles away from Koh Samui; a short boat ride can reach you to your destination. One more thing, you should get the information about the ferry services to reach the beach of Koh Samui on time. Read more
Nightlife, who doesn’t like to be a part of it when he is at the beach of Koh Samui island. When the Sun sets, Samui gets a new attire that everyone likes. Yes, the nightlife of Koh Samui is for everyone’s taste. Whether you like to enjoy the night party till you drop or just see the calm waves of an ocean with the glass of cocktail in a peaceful environment, Koh Samui has all from beach bars and calm places to spend quality time with a soul mate. For the first time traveler, you should visit the following venues to enjoy the nightlife.
Apart from these, Thailand Full Moon Festival and Half Moon Party are famous for spending the night with beloved ones, drink and dance without any interference until morning. If you are not going to be a part of any of these two parties; you will definitely miss something valuable. Check out the schedule of Night Parties.
Who doesn’t like to shop especially when you are at the tourist place? Koh Samui isn’t just famous for its natural beauty and nightlife but also a good point to shop. However, it’s not as trendy as Phuket and Bangkok. Few supermarkets are listed below from there; you can get some quality products at lower rates.
Hope you have got all the information in our survival guide including favorite places, nightlife venues, resorts, ferry services, local market and everything. Pack your bag and take the flight, Koh Samui, Thailand is waiting for your arrival.