The South East Asian country of Thailand is one of the many countries in the region which appeals to all tourists due to its diverse attractions and intriguing landmarks. Whether you are interested in the history of the country, the local culture or even relaxation in the form of shopping or sun bathing, Thailand is sure to fulfil all these needs and more.
For the avid shopper, the streets of Bangkok come alive even at night thereby providing a never ending stream of shops along the sides of the road selling everything you can possibly dream of purchasing. Staying in the city of Bangkok, one could also take day tours and river tours and visit places of both historic and cultural importance easily and conveniently. However, if you wish to have a beach vacation, it is best to head over to one of the numerous islands of former Siam.
One such island, Ko Samui, is located on the east coast of the country and is home to Lamai beach. Thailand’s third largest island, Samui as it is fondly known by its inhabitants, is complete with spectacular views and coral reefs making it an ideal place for a vacation by the sea. For swimming and sun bathing, the best area on the beach tends to be the southern area for it is extremely wide and deep enough to swim to your heart’s content unlike the other parts of the beach. For instance, as you walk towards north, the sandy strip becomes narrower and in order to successfully swim in this area, it is essential that you swim further out for the water is not very deep towards the shore. However, it is a splendid place to simply idle in the shallow waters and enjoy the tranquillity of the area.
The advantage of visiting Lamai beach is that it is less crowded than that in other parts of the island. However, this does not mean that the entertainment and accommodation is any less. For instance, a Samui resort can be found for cheaper than what it would cost in Chaweng, its bustling neighbour. The downside is the area near the beach that hasn’t been upgraded; finding a Samui hotel which is luxurious and comfortable may be difficult. Thus, if you seek luxurious accommodation complemented by contemporary elegance that will converge to make your holiday in Thailand memorable, opt to stay at Anantara Bophut Koh Samui, located in Chaweng.