Reasons To Have Koh Samui In Your Thailand Bucket List

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Thailand is really a great country to travel to. There are a lot of places to see in Thailand, including the vibrant capital Bangkok, the mountainous province of Chiang Mai and of course, the stunning islands the country is famous for like Phuket and Koh Lipe.

For you next visit to Thailand, I recommend going to Koh Samui. This island is located in the east coast, and it has a real natural beauty, beautiful beaches, great shopping and delicious Thai food.

Reasons to visit Koh Samui

Pristine beaches

Koh Samui has several of the most pristine and gorgeous beaches. If you choose to stay at Chaweng, the Chaweng beach is very accessible. There is no need to go further for a secluded beach spot, since this 5 kilometre stretch is not too crowded even on a busy day.

If you want a piece of paradise, you can head over to Ban Tai beach that is near the Maenam village, or you can go to the Coral Cove Beach.

Access to many nearby islands

This is another winning point of Koh Samui. Koh Phangan, which is famous for full moon parties, and Koh Tao, a superb diving destination, are both only a ferry ride from the island.


Koh Samui is a haven for shopping. When you are in Koh Samui on Fridays, you can head to the Fisherman’s Village Walking Street at night. You can find a lot of market stalls which offer various products, from carved soaps to cheap clothing to street food.

You can also go to Lamai Night Plaza, Bophut Plaza, Maenam Walking Street and Chaweng Walking Street.

Delicious Thai food

You can never really get enough of pad thai or tom yum or Thailand’s famous mango sticky rice. Koh Samui also has numerous restaurants for your taste.

Unique attractions

Of course, you don’t just go to the island and stay at your boutique hotel in Samui. There are a handful of other things to do. You can visit historical and cultural sites, such as the Big Buddha or the Na Muang Waterfalls.


There is really so much Koh Samui has to offer. So, go ahead and check this amazing island out!