Koh Samui is Thailand’s second largest island after Phuket, with a population of 50,000, attracting 1.5 million tourists per annum, with abundant resources, white sandy beaches, coral reefs, coconut plantations and an extensive array of flora and fauna.
The coastal road stretches for 51 km around the whole island, making all of the attractions and amenities easily accessible. The islands international airport is now served by Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways, Firefly and Silk Air, destinations such as KL, Singapore, Hong Kong and of course Bangkok are easily and readily available.
The climate on the island is warm all year round, with almost guaranteed sunshine. Koh Samui’s transportation links have made it the main destination for tourists seeking to explore the surrounding Islands of Koh Phangnan, Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan and also the outstanding Angthong National Marine Park.
With increased interest from countries such as China, Japan, Russia and the Middle East it has made the island a great place to not only invest but also live, with an ever increasing amount of restaurants, hotels, bars and wonderful family activities, creating great annual rental returns.
Most beaches have white sand and are fringed with coconut palms. Many resorts and hotels are located just a couple of meters from the beach. The most popular beaches are:
A 7 km long beach in the North-East of Samui. The most well-known and developed, but also one of the best. For many visitors to Koh Samui Chaweng is perfect - full of activities, water sport rentals, get a massage on the beach, eat lunch outdoors or just enjoy a cocktail or two.
Lamai Beach is Samui's second-largest resort area after Chaweng. It is quieter and less bustling than its big sister, but still with plenty of accommodation, dining and shopping options, and some great spas and tourist sites to explore.
The general atmosphere is laid back and Lamai has slightly older, and by extention cheaper tourist facilities than Chaweng, although there is some indication that the area is slowly being rejuvenated
Koh Samui, Koh Tan and Koh Tao has many excellent diving sites. There are many schools who provide professional education. Snorkeling and wave diving is also fun. You can buy equipment in many diving shops on Koh Samui and Koh Tao.
Samui offers a wide variety of traditional Thai cuisine as well as internationally acclaimed restaurants. Some of the most breathtaking views can be enjoyed whilst sitting and having lunch or dinner.
Koh Samui provides for entertainment every night of the week. Along Chaweng Beach and the main shopping road of Chaweng you will find loads of bars, pubs (German and English pubs included) and some excellent nightclubs/discos.
Other things to do include: Go Kart riding • Bungy Jumping • Butterfly Garden • Magic Garden • Thai Boxing...
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Santiburi Samui Country Club is a championship golf course landscaped on the mountain of Samui Island.
Each of the 18 holes on this 6,930 yards, par-72 course, has its own unique character and challenges. From steep uphill and downhill slopes to winding fairways that cuts into the coconut forest to cliffs and mountain creeks, Santiburi Samui Country Club is simply one of the most unique golf course that is built in perfect harmony with its natural settings...
The Santiburi Samui Country Club is Koh Samui’s first golf course and promises to provide both challenge and charm with a lush tropical setting and spectacular views across Mae Nam Bay.
The Lookout is only 15 minutes away from the Santiburi Golf Course.
Luxury villa The Lookout for rent located on the North-Western coast of Koh Samui, Thailand
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