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, 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 view point 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.
Photo credit: Angthong marine park
- Island tour with Elephant trekking – With so many trips and excursions to chose 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
Villas in Koh Samui
When I went to Thailand I did it through a holiday company but there is so much more choice now. You don’t have to have the restrictions of a hotel or rocking up and hoping there is a beach hut you can stay in. Clickstay have over 15,000 holiday homes in over 50 countries and Koh Samui is one of them, giving you more freedom than a hotel. This villa in Chaweng ticks a lot of my dream holiday boxes. Direct access to a secluded, peaceful beach but within reach of shops and restaurants. It has a private pool and separate sleeping pavilions, sleeping 12, making it ideal for an extended family or group holiday.
Can you imagine soaking in this bath with that view?
This villa to rent in Chaweng is an exclusive, private villa on a luxury estate and as such isn’t the cheapest but would really make a wow once in a lifetime holiday.
Clickstay have so many villas to chose from with a varied price range. Phuket and Pattya are other Thailand destinations you can stay at through them but they also have villas closer to home.
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.