For a haven of absolute luxury and rest, head over to Koh Samui, the cosmopolitan melting pot of Thailand. Koh Samui has the most perfect postcard beaches with invigorating views of sparkly waters and white sands. With vast expanses of undisturbed shorelines, tourists come flocking to it with wanderlust from all over the world.
The deserted Ang Thong Marine Park sets the stage for kayaking, hiking and wild exploring luring marine enthusiasts to Koh Samui for a dive in the emerald waters.
It was these same fishermen and sea traders, who were mainly of Chinese and Malay origin, that became some of the earliest settlers on Koh Samui. One of the main reasons they were attracted to the island was because of its rich natural beauty and wealth of natural resources, which included luscious vegetation, exotic fruits and plentiful stocks of fish and other wildlife.
Some people believe that the word ‘Samui’ actually derives from the Chinese word ‘Saboey’, which when translated means ‘safe haven’.
Take date night up by a notch with various themed restaurants around Koh Samui.
Until very recent history, Koh Samui was unknown to most tourists, which has helped preserved the rustic vibes of this serene island. Various attractions at Koh Samui like the grand Buddhist shires, mysterious waterfalls, exotic forests and undiscovered mini islands leave its explorers filled with awe time and again.