If you could get on a plane tomorrow and fly anywhere in the World, where would it be? For me, without a doubt, it would be Thailand. Since going there at 18 I have dreamed of returning. I loved everything about the place, from Bangkok’s bustling markets, elephant trekking in the jungle of Khao Sok National Park, to spending the day on a tropical beach. I often dream of going there again, staying on the beach in a beautiful private villa or even a beach hut, waking up and stepping out on to the sand. Koh Samui would be top of my list with it’s relaxed vibe and so much to do.
Top 4 things to do in Koh Samui
If you get the chance to visit Koh Samui my top 4 things to do in Koh Samui would be;
Visit Anthong National Marine Park – I can only describe it as breathtaking. Snorkelling in the crystal clear waters around Koh Wao and reaching the viewpoint over the emerald lake are memories I hope I will have forever. Visiting the marine park is easy to do as a day trip from Koh Samui.
Island tour with Elephant trekking– With so many trips and excursions to choose from when in Koh Samui you are spoilt for choice. We went for the Eco Tour and wow what a day! Elephant trekking and seeing the baby elephants in the orphanage, having a traditional village lunch in a remote village. Visiting the Naming waterfall, swimming in the waterfall pool and so much more.
Buddhist Temples – There are a few Buddhist temples you can visit in Koh Samui. The main one being The Golden Buddha. If you get the chance to go it’s a special place. The temples in Bangkok are also amazing and definitely should make up part of your holiday if you spend a few nights there.
Beaches in Koh Samui – Your trip to Koh Samui wouldn’t be complete without visiting the many beautiful beaches. Some of the quieter beaches that are on the north coast include Bang Rak, Bo Phut, Mae Nam and Choeng Mon. The livelier beaches being Chaweng and Lamai. At night the sun loungers are replaced with large cushions that are put out by many of the local beachside bars so that you can enjoy the beach at night time. Imagine lying on cushions on a tropical beach, sipping a cocktail and looking up at the stars, heaven! If you get the chance, go to one of the notorious beach parties. We went to a black moon beach party whilst there, chances are there will be one during your stay.
Bang Por Beach
Thailand really is such a special, beautiful part of the World. If you haven’t been put it on your bucket list and then make sure my top 4 things to do in Koh Samui are on there too.