Called the Coconut Island
, Koh Samui is situated in the Gulf of Thailand bordering the South China Sea. Once a haven for fishermen, it is Thailand's third-largest island.
Visit the Lamai Temple
, the revered Big Buddha Temple, and magnificent vistas at Chaweng View
. See the strange formations at Grandmother and Grandfather Rock
and mingle with the locals at the multicultural fishing village Huatanon
. Stop to see Koh Samui's sacred mummified monk at the Kunaram Temple
, or engage with nature at Namuang Waterfall
Hire a yacht and spend the day cruising the crystal clear waters to fish, water ski, jet ski, snorkel, and dive
. Visit nearby islands and intriguing spots such as Angthong National Marine Park, Koh Tao, and Koh Nang Yuan. Or embark on a sunset cruise aboard a private catamaran while sipping champagne.
Indulge in some delectable Thai cuisine and other international fare, particularly prominent in Chaweng Beach
. This popular evening hotspot is filled with myriad eateries, many of which serve fresh seafood on the beach itself. Chaweng is also home to numerous bars, chic lounges, and discothèques