Want to add a bit of fun in the sun and sand to your life? Then plan a visit to Koh Samui in Thailand! From the best beaches and accommodation to water sports and nightlife, here’s what you need to know.
The island is blessed with some sublime shorelines offering slices of paradise in which to soak up the sun. The Chaweng, Lamai and Bophut beaches are amongst the most popular in Koh Samui; resorts can also be found at more secluded coastal areas including the beaches of Phang Ka and Maenam.
To experience the best of the coast, stay beside it! Properties including those belonging to brands such as Avani Hotels & Resorts offer beachfront pool villas that are perfectly placed by the shore. See if your resort also offers excursions to other beaches including the pristine sands of the island of Koh Madsum.
The active traveller won’t be disappointed either with a range of water sports to choose from. Depending on the coastal area, you can enjoy snorkelling, jet-skiing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, kitesurfing, catamaran sailing and more. You also get excursions to mesmerising dive sites that are not to be missed.
When the sun sets, the beaches become ideal backdrops for a night of partying! Nightlife in Koh Samui is centred around Chaweng home to bars, pubs, beach clubs and nightclubs along with ladyboy cabaret shows. For something different, you can explore night markets like the one in Lamai where foodie adventures await too.