Showing posts with label Amazing Koh Samui. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amazing Koh Samui. Show all posts

Friday, 13 July 2012

Introducing Koh Samui

Crystal clear, pristine Koh Samui beach (Photo Courtesy
With its tropical warm waters and white sandy beaches, Koh Samui is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Gulf of Thailand. This beautiful island is rich in natural resources, coconut trees and coral reefs.

Koh Samui is divided into seven sub districts and its beaches range from being wild and lively to being quiet and secluded. The island has both natural and man-made attractions and getting around can be done by riding a taxi, songthaew, motorbike, bicycle and car. With its friendly people, natural beauty and world-class amenities, Koh Samui truly offers a perfect island getaway.

The economy of the island in recent years mainly depends on tourism. In the past, farming and fishing are the two major livelihoods on the island. Koh Samui weather is suitable for these activities and together with its accessibility from the rest of the country, the island draws not only local investors but also international investors as well. Tourism is a booming industry in this part of Thailand. Tropical islands such as Koh Samui make the Land of Smiles famous all over the world and help propel its economy forward.

From February to late June, the bulk of visitors flock to this idyllic island to experience the lovely Samui weather. This is the time that the island is experiencing the hot and dry season. Like in other tropical destinations, Samui weather is also quite unpredictable so it is better to check the weather forecast week to week to avoid any inconvenience. Rainy season starts in July but raining is on and off until October. From October to January, strong winds are inevitable occurrences, which makes this time of the year not very good for diving and snorkelling. Whether Samui weather is good or bad, however, tourists still visit the island from December to July. This is considered the peak season.  Those who do not want to be in Koh Samui during this time of the year, should visit it sometime in September or October instead. Samui weather in November is very similar to the weather of Malaysia.

The famous must-see places in Koh Samui are its lively beaches in Chaweng and Lamai, majestic Na Muang waterfalls, scenic temples and their relics, its jungles that can be accessed by a relaxing elephant trek, interesting rock formations and its still, rustic villages and quiet beaches in the south. 

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Unbelievable Waterfalls of Koh Samui

The unbelievable Koh Samui waterfalls are an amazing place to go for nice relaxing swim  (

The temperature in the tropics can soar high in certain days particularly in the summer. Everyone wants to get away from the summer heat and be refreshed.  It is great to head somewhere cool and breezy. For those who are planning to have an island getaway, why not consider spending it on the beautiful island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand just a few hours by boat away from Surat Thani? Its breathtaking natural beauty mesmerizes visitors. There are several Koh Samui attractions that would make your stay truly fun and memorable. Every visitor needs to explore these fascinating Koh Samui attractions to make their trip worthwhile.

The island is famous for its lovely beaches and colourful nightlife but going out into the jungle and outdoors will lead visitors to discover other Koh Samui attractions. Natural wonders await those who want to explore more scenic attractions such as breath-taking waterfalls.

Although other parts of Thailand are more famous for their waterfalls, Koh Samui has its own beautiful waterfalls that are worthy of being explored. Visitors need to trek to reach them though. The journey is not that easy and sometimes it is a long arduous one however if you don’t want to walk to the waterfall then you should consider another option which is riding on the back of an elephant. Elephant trekking is a popular activity in Koh Samui and it makes the journey to the waterfalls easier. Once reaching the waterfalls, however, all those hardships would vanish once you see these stunning Koh Samui attractions.

The beauty of the island obviously extends from its exterior to its interior. The two Na Muang Waterfalls or Purple Waterfalls found south from Nathon at Ban Thurian are quite popular and impressive. They are named that way based of the notable purple shade of the bare vertical surfaces of the rocks. The two lovely cascades can be reached by elephant trekking and by walking. A beautiful natural pool awaits eager tourists in Na Muang 1. After a refreshing swim, they need to follow a track uphill for another 30 minutes before they reach Na Muang 2.

The scenic falls are one of the places that should be visited by every visitor in Koh Samui who wants to relax, swim and enjoy nature to the fullest. Visitors have also an option to explore more of the jungle by organizing a ride through the elephant safari camp nearby.