Looking for exotic island vacations to share these long winter nights? How about exploring the tropical rainforest, underwater falls, or scuba diving to swim with whale sharks? Check out 5 reasons to visit Koh Samui, an island off the coast of Thailand, the main source of coconut. You can shop with bare feet and rum never disappears!
1. Go to the waterfall!
Koh Samui is 88 square miles of tropical paradise. The main road of the island surrounds the island along the coast, connecting with many small plains. Fresh water is a natural tropical forest that flows down to Khao Laem which is the highest mountain in the island. One of the most interesting views of the island is the Na Muang Waterfall, about 7 miles southeast of Nathon Bay. Along the coast, you will see a signpost to the park.
These ‘Purple Waterfalls’ are well known among the beautiful purple stone faces which help to reduce the water fall. The first cascade flows into a natural swimming pool that is ideal for swimming and the path to fall is easy to manage.
There are small booths, as well as snacks, souvenirs and guided tours. The second falls is about half an hour up the footpath and can be a bit more challenging. But make sure you leave yourself time to stop between the two and check out at the Na Muang Safari Park where you can ride elephants or laugh with crazy jokes in the monkey show. Plan to spend the day with your picnic lunch pack and walking shoes strap. Do not give helpful advice, spoof you, the park and the waterfall are free to enjoy everyone!
2. Go to Across the Water for ‘The Golden Basin’!
Angthong National Park is a beautiful island of 42 islands, where tourists can take a kayak, snorkeling, scuba diving, camping and nature tours. Take a 15 minute boat ride from Koh Samui to the park and take a stroll on land and sea for over 60 square miles. Spend the night in a romantic bungalow on the island of Goa, camp and search for the Plantation of Paradise. The quiet of your own. Experience the backpacker’s personal experience as seen in the novel “The Beach”, a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Talk to the rangers park to make sure you do not miss any of the towering limestone cliffs, exotic sealife, white sand beaches and hidden gulf. Find out why the natives named ‘The Golden Basin’!
3. Schedule your next Dive Club in one of the world’s premiere diving destinations!
With soft waves, visibility up to 100 feet, and warm waters, Koh Samui has one of the best diving grounds in the world. Whether you are an experienced diver or just on foot, you will have a small island full of small creatures that can rent a short course of equipment and explore shallow waters like Coral Cove. Go to Ang Thong Marine Park for snorkeling, coral reef sharks, hard and soft coral, barbarian anemones, lionfish, squid and angelfish.
Or you can sail an exhilarating speed boat about an hour north to a place called Sail Rock, best known for its 30-foot vertical chimney. This site is remarkable at 15 feet and 115 feet. One of the highlights in exploring the whale shark and the giant. This site has everything for novices and experts!
4. Relax at your own villa.
Koh Samui has many wonderful villas for rent with good price. Whenever I’m on the island, I usually spend a couple of days relaxing at these villas and charging my batteries. Some of the best days in Koh Samui do not involve too much planning, have a few drinks and walk along the beach outside.
5. Enjoy unique local cuisine!
Experience the amazing new flavors and fresh seafood at the island restaurant featuring Samuiese cuisine at Tahoe Bang Po Seafood. Get free jii shoes, chilled vegetables made from shrimp paste, garlic, coconut, chili and secret ingredients. Served in coconut shell And do not miss the deep sea bass! Or rent a scooter and drive down the back street to Distillery. Magic Alambic Rum Distillery rum is owned and operated by a French couple accompanied by tropical flavors including orange, pineapple, coconut and more.
Enjoy the sweet island cocktails in the garden pavilion, made with a mixer of brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and lemon juice called boxing. If you are looking for your morning cup, or choose to take an afternoon, try the Horm Lamai Coffee House, or better known for its excellent brewed coffee, the old-fashioned way in cheese cloth socks!
The cafe also serves a variety of exotic dishes such as special lunches, kanom jeen, noodles or vermicelli. Rice pudding serving breakfast But wherever you eat, make sure you pay attention to your feet! Establishments in Thailand, including your hotels and stores, will expect you to remove your shoes before entering the building. It’s a polite thing to do!
Whether you are traveling in Thailand or visiting the city all day or relaxing on the beach and the waterfall, you can leave your shoes in the land of smiles, soak up the fresh air and make Koh Samui your favorite place. !