Koh Samui, Thailand has a broad appeal for everyone. Koh Samui has palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves, and a mountainous rainforest. In addition, the full moon parties and luxury resorts are top notch. The Big Buddha, Wat Phra Yai, is the first to greet you upon your arrival. He sits majestically on a small rocky island off Koh Samui’s north-eastern corner.
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Best Places to Stay
The Ritz Carlton – The Ritz Carlton is a luxury resort on Koh Samui situated on a former coconut plantation. It offers a mélange of the world’s top spa therapies with local healing practices. The hotel also offers a one-of-a-kind temperate Swim Reef within the resort. It teams with over 50 species of fish. It is, undeniably, the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, and offers unique snorkeling and fish-feeding experiences.
W Retreat Koh Samui – An ideal place to stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience. Take in the sights and sounds of Samui. The W Koh Samui is a breathtaking hotel on Maenam beach. Above all, it is one of the finest beach locations in Thailand.
The Library – A literary stay with secret chapters and mysteries to unfold. A minimalist beachfront resort with unmatched luxury. Subtle. Sexy. Refreshing.
Belmond Napasai – A serene Koh Samui beach resort where you can live as lively or as quietly as you wish. Experience the warmth of Thai hospitality between the jungle and the sea. Meet the resident water buffalos. And, of course, enjoy a jungle bike tour or Thai boxing.
The Page Restaurant – Homey cuisine and flavorful tapas paired with the island’s best cocktails are served at the islands iconic hotel, The Library. Beachfront dining with a decidedly modern and creative presentation. The Page offers Thai and international fusion and a host of “Original Experiences”.
Dining on the Rocks – Dining on the Rocks sits in the upscale Six Senses Samui Resort, and is dedicated to fusion cuisine. The setting of the restaurant is, unquestionably, outstanding. Built on the rocks with an open-sided dining room overlooking the sea.
Nikki Beach Club – Overlooking the crystal blue waters of Lipa Noi Beach, the Beach Club and Restaurant at Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui is well known. Especially for their incredible events, cuisine, cocktails, accommodations and unsurpassed VIP experience. The ultimate serene and peaceful luxury beach resort destination. IN addition, Nikki Beach has a chic design and delectable cuisine.
Karma Sutra Restaurant – An all out retro hippy chic restaurant. It flanks both sides of the entrance to Fisherman’s Village by the pier. Karma Sutra has chunky Indonesian wooden furniture, cool sounds, Buddha images and muted lights. Undoubtedly, it makes for a delightful afternoon.