Koh Samui is one of the most popular Thai destinations for tourists, with a variety of beautiful sandy beaches to choose from for sightseeing and relaxation. Traveling there is easy. Tourists may choose to fly directly to the island or travel by land and then take a boat from Surat Thani, where many different types of boat offer ferry services. Four or five days should be spent unwinding on this island.
The best time to visit Koh Samui and its surrounding islands is February to April, as the weather is good, the skies are clear, the waters are still and there is very little rain. These are suitable conditions for diving, swimming, boat trips around the islands and visiting view points to take pictures. You’ll be witness to indigo seas, blue skies and pure white beaches, a most dazzling sight.
If you would like to stay in comfort, with shopping, entertainment venues and a wide range of accommodation to choose from at a variety of prices, you should consider Chaweng and Lamai beaches, as they offer everything that a tourists could need. On the other hand, if you would like to experience the local way of life and untouched nature of the island, which would be a little less expensive, Bo Phut beach is an interesting option.
If you prefer luxurious accommodation and an intimate peaceful atmosphere close to nature, Taling Ngam, Choeng Mon and Maenam beaches are recommended, although looking for accommodation around Laem Set beach may not be very convenient, as there are very few places to stay. The beach is short and full of stones and dead coral, and not suitable for swimming.