The topic is bit tricky and may be possible that you will not agree with this topic. Yes, agree that Phuket is one of the wonderful places in Thailand and people around the world choose Bangkok first and then Phuket. But now the time has changed and travelers around the world have been heading towards Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Both are popular vacation destinations in Thailand nowadays and welcoming millions of travelers every year.
We have found out some convincing reasons that make you agree with choosing Koh Samui over Phuket. Even though, a large crowd of people will disagree with this statement. In the end, it’s their personal taste. Check out these reasons why choose Koh Samui over Phuket.
Koh Samui beaches are the main attraction of Koh Samui over Phuket (at least for now). At Koh Samui, you are allowed to enjoy lying on the sun loungers (reclined chairs) in the sand. While the sun loungers were removed from the beaches of Phuket beaches in the year of 2014 by the government as these are public land while the same law hasn’t applied in Koh Samui yet. So, the Koh Samui is a better choice for beachgoers as it’s a comfortable place to soak up the sun and laze back.
Phuket has 540 Kilometer square areas and Samui has just 230 Kilometer square areas, less than half. The small Koh Samui island allows you to reach any beach or any other famous place pretty quickly. The International airport of Samui is just 15 to 20 minutes’ drive away from the main beaches of the island including Lamai, Chaweng, Maenam or Bophut.
Large numbers of beach resorts are ready to welcome you in Koh Samui rather than in Phuket. The small island provides several places to party on the clear sands. Among all party events; Half Moon Party and Full Moon Festivals are quite popular among the visitors. The duration of both parties is 12 hours and it’s started in the evening and run until the morning. In short, the Full Moon Festival is a whole night beach party that started first in Haad Rin, Koh Phangan. Many resorts and beach bar in Koh Samui have been organizing the Full Moon Party to attract visitors. High Park Koh Samui is one of them and organizing the party in a unique way and a different theme.
The sea water around the Samui beach is calm all year and that’s the reason, the gulf is well-known for its water activities like snorkeling, kayaking, under-water sea exploration and much more. During September to November, the season is a bit stormy and the sea can be tumultuous. In short, it’s a safe & pleasant place for the whole family with children to swim in a calm & warm water.
Hope, you will convince with the above reasons. The above reasons are quite genuine and many people are agreed on this too. Beachlovers, pack your bag and take a flight to Samui; you are just a few steps away from your dream beaches.