Friday, 30 March 2012

Entertaining Dining Shows in Koh Samui

Instead of watching TV while you eat, why not go to Koh Samui and watch some entertaining dining shows while you enjoy your delectable meal. (photo courtesy of 

There are some Koh Samui restaurants that offer delicious food as well as entertaining dinner shows that make for quite am entertaining dining experience. Thailand offers dining that is as festive as its people and culture. 

One of the Koh Samui restaurants that offer you a taste of Brazil through its super dishes and awesome shows is Zico's Brazilian Grill & Bar in Samui located in Chaweng. This restaurant has gained so much popularity over the years with its superb salad bar and meat served on skewers (Brazil's traditional churrasco). It's an all- you- can- eat restaurant that is a very typical way of Brazilian dining and is locally called buffet livre. Zico offers a different menu everyday but the varieties of meat- beef, pork, prawns, sausages, chicken, duck and fish are staples. Enjoy a fantastic show of women dressed in lively and well ornated costumes that sparkle all night long. Take a glimpse of Brazil's beautiful culture of dancing through the samba and funky that the girls gracefully execute.

Another Koh Samui restaurant is the Happy Elephant Thai Cuisine located in the charming fishing village of Bophut. You may request for a hotel transfer to the village. If you are staying at the ShaSa Resort or any other hotel at Koh Samui, a car will gladly pick you up and take you to the restaurant. While the entertainment may not be in the restaurant itself, there is a package you can take advantage of where you will be taken to watch a cabaret show or a Thai boxing match after that delicious seafood dinner. 

The Ladyboys Cabaret Show is one of the must- see shows in Koh Samui. It showcases a lot of colors, laughter and awesome talent by Thailand's famous third sex. And they are definitely beautiful and sultry, you would mistake them for real women. They dance and lip- synch popular songs that would make you sing along, all amidst glitter and glitz, the whole atmosphere is amazing. One of the best cabaret shows is at Christy Cabaret. For those who wish for a more action- packed entertainment, you could head to Petchbuncha Stadium where live Thai boxing matches are held almost daily.

Siam Classic Bophut is another Koh Samui restaurant located at the fisherman village where fantastic shows are held. Experience authentic Thai culture through the authentic dishes as well as the Thai Dance Drama shows offered here. Feast your eyes on the lovely traditional Thai costumes, the choreographer of the dances have performed for Thailand's Royal Family at Bangkok's National Theater.

Another Koh Samui restaurant you should check out is the renowned, Beyond the Sea, restaurant located at the ShaSa hotel. This restaurant has some of the Thailand's best chefs, and often have world famous guest chefs every few months. 

So if you are looking for a one of a kind nightlife, Koh Samui restaurants could give you not only the best of Thailand's food but the enchanting world of the country's entertainment industry as well. 

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Koh Samui Weather: When is the best time of the year to go?

People like to joke that there are 3 seasons in Koh Samui, hot, very hot, and very very very hot (photo courtesy of

Koh Samui is an island located off the east coast of Kra Isthmus in Thailand. Being Thailand’s third largest island, it is a palm tree-lined haven with white sand beaches, bright blue waters, and bright sunshine. This island, being a beautiful place where one can soak up the sun and enjoy the warm Samui weather, attracts many tourists year after year.

Having a typical tropical climate, Samui weather is generally warm and sunny. The usual temperature varies from 25 to 34 degrees Celsius.  Samui shares the same kind of weather like its surrounding areas in Asia. It has one dry season----a period where Samui weather is ideal to visit the beaches and do all kinds of water activities like surfing and swimming. To offset the very high humidity, there is the so-called rainy season. During this time, light to heavy rains can be observed. Most of the time however, these precipitations are only brief, and the tourists can enjoy the sun again after a few hours.

The best period to visit is from December to June. These are the months when the Koh Samui weather  is perfect. Tourists flock the island around this time of the year and take the time off to see this hidden haven in Thailand. This is a blissful place with impressive luxurious resorts such as the ShaSa hotel, where one can enjoy the beauty of islands in comfort. Samui is also the place to sample the most authentic local delicacies. There are a variety of delicious foods here to try.

If you came here for the beaches, you won’t be disappointed. This island will delight you with the purity of its waters and rich natural wonders that you kind find here. It is known that many people go here to fish, as most of the best catches are in this island. If you are not that fond of the beach however, you can still find plenty of excuses to visit Samui. There’s a butterfly farm, a crocodile farm, interesting rock formations, monkey shows and a snake farm in Samui. Life in the island is simple and it’s a place where time moves slowly, allowing one to relax.

The rainy season in the island is from the end of September to November. If you like to make the most of your stay, then just be wary of this period. Generally though, Samui weather won't affect your visit that much. 

Monday, 26 March 2012

Rent a Car in Koh Samui

Depicted above are some of the cars you'll be able to rent in Koh Samui

It is so much more convenient to rent a car in Koh Samui when you are on vacation then constantly having to look for public transportation. Renting a car means you don't have to stress out  carrying your luggage everywhere until you get to your destination. There is also less risk of frauds and drivers who will overcharge you and rip you off if you rent a ar in Koh Samui. 

There are a number of rent-a-car companies in Koh Samui and you can book one at the following locations: Chiang Rai International Airport, Chiang Mai International Airport, Udon Thani Airport, Khon Khaen Airport, Samui International Airport, Phuket International Airport, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok Downtown Petchburee Road, Hua Hin Downtown Villa Market, Pattaya Downtown Outlet Mall, Khao Lak Downtown Palm Galleria and Krabi Downtown Krabi Maritime. There are twelve types of cars to choose from depending on your preference and the number of people who will be seated in the car with you.

Car rentals in Koh Samui or anywhere in Thailand for that matter have extra fuel costs excluded from the rate that you will be paying so it is best to prepare extra baht for this. You may also choose some add-ons such as child seat, GPS navigator and super LDW.

If you have a change of plans and need to cancel your car rental reservations, being able to do so 24 hours prior to vehicle pick up will give you the privilege of not having to pay for a cancellation fee. If the cancellation is made later, there will be a fee which is equivalent to one day rental.
 Koh Samui is a beautiful place to explore, it's full of fantastic hotels and resorts such as the ShaSa Resort and with the convenience of having your personal driver and car take you to wherever you want to go is a great stress reliever.

Payment for renting a car in Koh Samui may be paid in cash, valid major credit cards such as Visa, Master, Amex and Credit card.  Make sure to prepare the following vital documents when making a rent : Copy of ID card or passport, and a valid copy of the credit card made to pay the reservation along with the pre- authorized amount from customer's credit card as guarantee.

There is a 24 hour emergency assistance service number which you can call. It may be reached through (66) 2 6351234 or (66) 81 7107967. 

Saturday, 24 March 2012

5 Drinks you Must Try while in Koh Samui

Picture of the ShaSa Mojito, the most refreshing and  delicious alcoholic beverage you'll find in Ko Samui. 
The ShaSa Resort is great place to go to grab a drink for a celebration with your crazy friends or loved ones. It is never a real occasion without drinks and cocktails. And when you are in the beautiful and thrilling island of Koh Samui, there are a few drinks that you shouldn’t miss out on.


The Shasa Mojito is ShaSa Resort's signature drink that is perfectly blended to be both strong and sweet. Stay by the bar, order a glass of this cocktail and will probably want more! This drink is made from the finest Samui Rum and is currently the most popular drink sold at their hotel, the ShaSa Resort's famous mojito is worth trying, everybody has to have at least a sip of it once.


Enjoy a delicious glass of the piƱa colada with a Thai twist that is made of pineapple, rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice. ShaSa Resort has a generous offering of this Puerto Rican drink topped with a slice of fresh pineapple. Variations of this fruity cocktail could also be ordered. There is the amaretto colada which uses amaretto instead of rum, the Kahlua colada which uses Kahlua instead of rum and the King Henry or Chi Chi which uses vodka.


A wild concoction of tequila, lime, salt and a variety of other delicious flavours, this fancily served drink never fails to assure its drinkers of a good time. The best thing about margaritas is that they are offered almost anywhere. The ShaSa ResSgort makes one of the margaritas you’ll find on the island.


For numerous variety of shots, head to Viking Bar in the heart of Chaweng and show your drinking prowess by joining in on a shot competition while making new friends from all over the world. Viking offers the yummiest flavours of shots including chocolate, strawberry and other flavours.


Get the best beer on the island from the Shamrock Irish Pub located in the very center of Lamai. Try out a variety of beer from all over the world here. Shamrock offers Tiger beer, Chang, Heineken, Erdinger Weissbier, Magners and Kilkenny Irish beer. Don't be afraid to discover the beer which is perfect for your taste.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Snorkeling in Heavenly Clear Water

The water is crystal clear in Koh Samui, so clear that you can easily capture  pictures of the  sea creatures. (photo courtesy of

Bored of monkey shows and elephant riding? Looking for a Koh Samui adventure? Most people go to Koh Samui to unwind and take advantage of the islands amazing beaches. It doesn’t matter if you prefer lounging on the beach while getting a tan and enjoying a magnificent view or swimming and doing water sports, Koh Samui has it all. However, perhaps the biggest tourist attraction is the islands underwater world.

Discover a whole new world that you never knew existed by snorkeling or scuba diving in Koh Samui. Some of the aquatic creatures and coral you’ll see will surprise you and go beyond your imagination and what you expected. Never in your wildest dreams did you probably ever think you’ll be able to swim with sharks and dolphins but in Koh Samui you can.

This Koh Samui adventure will truly make you feel alive and refreshed.

In Koh Samui you’ll be able to snorkel and dive deep into the Gulf of Thailand. The ShaSa resort will be able to help you find discounted snorkeling and scuba diving tours for you to go on while you in Koh Samui. Unfortunately, if you have never scuba dived before you will need to take some classes and get trained otherwise you won’t be able to go scuba diving anywhere in Thailand or other parts of the world. This is the predominant reason why the majority of people who go to Koh Samui will choose to go snorkeling instead of scuba diving.

If you decide to go on a Koh Samui adventure tour either scuba diving or snorkelling you won’t be disappointed. The captains of the boat know all the best spots for you to go to. Some of the most popular full day snorkeling sites are in Koh Tao and Nang Yang via a speedboat. The sandbar beaches here will absolutely take your breath away.  

Since you will be traveling using a speedboat you’ll also be able to arrive at these beaches faster and be able to spend more time underwater checking sea creatures and coral reef. Sites you’ll most likely be stopping by include Tian Nok, Hin Wong and Sairee bays. The full day snorkeling trip, which is the one we recommend also includes lunch, snacks and beverages.

What are you waiting for? Book a trip to Thailand now and go on a Koh Samui adventure that will you will remember for the rest of your life! 

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Golfing Paradise

Golf in paradise at the the Santiburi Samui Country Club, pictured here (photo courtesy of 

There are many amazing golf courses around the world, which allow avid golfers to exercise, relax and enjoy a beautiful view. One of the top Koh Samui attractions is golfing.

Playing golf has been scientifically proven to help individuals relieve stress. The game is fun and forces players to concentrate solely on hitting the ball. Most golf courses are natural and provide great scenery that promotes peace within the body and soul. Golf has become one of the most well-liked Koh Samui attractions over the years.

People from all around the world have travelled to Koh Samui to not only swim at their top notch beaches but also to go golfing in paradise. Koh Samui is home to Santiburi Samui Country Club. Some of the greatest golfers in the world have come to Thailand to play at this golf course.

Each one of the golf holes at the Santiburi Samui Country Club provides its own unique obstacles and challenges. The entire golf course (18 holes) is over 6,900 yards. Golfers should be prepared to have to avoid coconut trees, sand pits and hills that will lead to water. It’s no wonder that this golf course has quickly become one of the most popular Koh Samui attractions in the area.

The gorgeous natural setting of the golf course is breath-taking. While playing on the golf course you’ll be able to enjoy a magnificent view of beaches and the exquisiteness of island.

Another fun event that takes place annually in Koh Samui is the Mini Golf International. There are numerous mini golf courses spread out across the island but the most professional one in located at Choeng Mon.

The Bophut Hills Golf Club is yet another golf course that players like going to, although it isn’t as well-known as the Mini Golf International or Santiburi Golf Course, it’s still a great place to go to relax. The ShaSa resort is able to provide you with more information about several Koh Samui attractions  including golf packages and exclusive deals that you can only get from the hotel. 

Saturday, 3 March 2012

ShaSa Biggest Party Facebook Application

The world-renowned ShaSa resort is one of the most popular hotels in Thailand.  This hotel has received numerous awards and has received great reviews from several respected online sites including Trip Advisor.

ShaSa is situated in Koh Samui close to a private beach and located next to many tourist destinations. Koh Samui is a must see place and there’s no better place to stay in Koh Samui than the ShaSa resort.

Now you may get your chance to finally stay at this hotel without paying any money!
Four lucky individuals will have a chance to go to this prominent hotel located in paradise for free. All you have to do is go to the ShaSa Facebook page and click like, find the tab that says Biggest Party (Facebook Application), follow the instructions and then invite your friends. It’s very easy!

Prizes include 3 days and 2 nights at the ShaSa resort, ShaSa signature Spa treatment, daily breakfast at Beyond the Sea and even domestic airline tickets for 4 persons.

For more information about the hotel you might be soon staying at check out