Holidays in Koh Samui
One of Thailand's largest islands, Koh Samui is the most popular and easiest to reach of the Gulf of Thailand islands. Find palm fringed beaches, coconut groves and a dense jungle covered mountainous interior secreting the 30m waterfall of Nam Tok Na Muang, where water gushes over purple rocks into a welcoming natural swimming pool at its base. A sightseeing tour showcases the local landmark of a 12m high golden Buddha statue known as the 'Big Buddha', found at Wat Phra Yai temple, and the Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks, known locally as Hin Ta and Hin Yai, are guaranteed to induce a naughty giggle because of their rude shape!
Nearby Ang Thong Marine National Park is well worth a boat excursion especially for keen snorkellers and scuba divers who can discover a stunning reef, colourful corals and schools of tropical fish such as angelfish, parrotfish and butterflyfish. Lucky divers will come across moray eels and stingrays too in this marine life paradise.
Party animals head for lively Chaweng beach, a long stretch with a range of resorts to suit any budget and enough shopping and entertainment to cater for all tastes. On the other hand charming Bophut beach is a great place to find enough choice of shops, bars and restaurants without the rowdy vibe of Chaweng. Here cosy candlelit beachfront bars are the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner. Quieter beaches and resorts can be found all over the island and there is no shortage of comfortable hotels to choose from.
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