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Koh Samui, Thailand aka Ko Samui aka Paradise

Cheweng Beach on Koh Samui, Thailand This verdant island in the Gulf of Thailand was virtually unknown to travelers in the early '80s. Koh Samui lies off the coast of Surat Thani province in the gulf of Thailand. While the island group is primarily know for Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan; the entire group numbers more than 70.

Samui island has developed into an international destination unto itself with daily flights to Singapore. Koh Samui hotels, resorts, bungalows and guest houses rival any destination and suit all budgets and offers

Getting to Koh Samui is relatively easy. Bangkok Air has several flights daily from Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Krabi and Pattaya. Bangkok Air also connects a number of inernational destinations directly to Koh Samui.

Sun worshipers will enjoy a variety of Koh Samui beaches.

See our map of Koh Samui beaches

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Koh Samui Water Sports and Diving

While Ko Tao is touted as being the mecca for scuba diving, Samui has a number of diving operations and dive resorts. Some of the better dive spots are reached by boat, but a day trip can be yield some excellent diving.

Sailing, windsurfing, swimming, relaxing and beach combing are also available.

But this forested island with peaks that rise past 600 meters has attractions inland as well.

Koh Samui Natural Beauty

The gods blessed Koh Samui with verdant forests, great beaches, waterfalls and offshore islands.

Caution: Ko Samui has overbuilt its natural resources and water has become a problem during certain seasons. It might be a good idea to check on the island's rainfall if you are planning a trip during late March.

Sun worshipers will enjoy a variety of Koh Samui beaches. While some are crowded, others cater more to family-style holidays.