Ko Samui island is located in the southern province
of Suratthani in the Gulf of Thailand, approximately 700 kilometers
southeast of Bangkok.
Samui island is Thailand's third largest covering
an area of 247 sq km it is 25 kilometers at it's longest point and
21 kilometers at its widest.
Samui island is also known as the Coconut Island
as it gives harvest to over two million coconuts each month.
Not that long ago Samui island was a favourite
destination for adventure seeking sun worshippers. These seasoned
travellers visited Samui long before it was in the guide books.
Seaside bungalows were available for as little as 150 baht per night,
and you could count on spending day after sunny day on the beach
in near perfect tranquillity. These visitors found there was an
almost mesmerizingly restful and carefree feel to the island that
often kept them here long after they intended to return home.
Those who have known and loved Samui island since
those early days may not agree about the current pace of development
in some areas, but for the most part they do agree on one thing.
The island retains its sleepy magic and Ko Samui is still a tropical
However, much of Samui island, especially south
coast, remains largely undeveloped. A day spent on a motorbike or
in a jeep exploring this lush terrain is a day of sheer serendipity.
With its spectacular and astonishingly diverse flora, and its dozy
little neighborhoods peopled by some of the world's most amiable
islanders, this kind of exploration is sure to provide the delights
you imagined when you planned your holiday.
Short direct flights here now on Samui island
depart several times a day from Bangkok, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, and
Singapore. You can also arrive by train, bus and boat.