|Sunset Koh Samui|
Today there are numerous of simple bungalows up to the 5-star luxury hotels. Koh Samui has about 55,000 residents who live and work there. The island has a total area of 228.7 square kilometers. The island was until the late 20th century isolated from the mainland and the home of a private and predominantly Buddhist community. Around 1970, the island got its first streets. Today, a 51-kilometer ring road around the island combines the coast together. The core of the island is forested and is still difficult to cross. The highest point is the Khao Kwai Thai with about 635 meters. Prior to 1970 the main income of Koh Samui was the coconut plantations until 1990, when the Island become more popular for tourists. Now only a few people living here from rubber tees, coconut cultivation and fishing.
The Beaches on Koh Samui
It is the longest beach on the island (about 6 kilometers). The beaches Chaweng Noi and Chaweng Yai are separated by a rock formation. Fine, white sand effect, overhanging palm trees and bright blue sea like a page from the South Seas-picture book. Chaweng is the main center of the island, along the road there are plenty of restaurants, cocktail bars, nightclubs, Hotels and Resorts. So if you are looking for entertainment and a large number of international restaurant Chaweng is the right place. The most Hotels and Resorts are closed to the Beach.
Lamai Beach The crescent-shaped, 4 km long Lamai Beach is lined with many coconut trees. Just as the Chaweng Beach, the bay can be divided into different sections. In the center there are several bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Lamai is particularly popular with younger tourists, it seems just a little quieter, but still the second largest center on the island
Tongsai and Choeng Mon
|The "Four Seasons" Resort on Koh Samui|
The Big Buddha Beach is a relatively small bay with just over 2 kilometers of coastline. It is dominated by the giant Buddha statue on the small island of Koh Fan. The bay is not suitable for swimming during the whole year.
The nearly 3 km long, sweeping bay, Bophut, passing north. It has a relatively steep beach with coarse, yellow sand and is well suited for swimming all year round. At the northwestern end of the bay is the most beautiful beach in the middle of it goes to the village of Ban Bophut, in the east it is very flat.
The slightly curved Maenam bay is 4 km long and lined with piles of palm trees. The narrow beach with yellow sand falls off very steeply. Especially in the eastern area the sand is relatively coarse and in the central section of the village rather fine. The calm waters ideal for swimming nearly all year round.
Climate and SeasonsFrom January through September, the weather on Koh Samui is very warm and pleasant with average highs of 29-32 ° C. Rain falls only rarely, but if only short and strong. The time from October till December bringing the most rain and rough seas. Thus most of the year to visit is the weather ideal for Koh Samui. The average water temperature is pleasant 27 ° C.
Activities on Koh Samui
|Different kinds of watersports be offered on Koh Samui|
At the numerous diving centers daytrips or diving courses can be booked. From there you can also book a trip to one of the world best diving spots, the island Koh Tao, which can daily achieved by ferries. When the monthly Fullmoon day is coming nearer, the island become more visitors because the neighbour island Koh Phangan is celebrating the world famous "Fullmoon Party" at the Haad Rin Beach. For this day thousands of people come to Koh Phangan for celebrating the big party till the morning hours. The ferries going back and forth nonstop at this day. Tickets for this event you can buy at every Tourist office in Koh Samui.
|Fullmoon Party at Koh Samui`s Sister island Koh Phangan|