Ko Samui island of Surat Thani Province (or Koh Samui, Thai: เกาะสมุย), or often, simply Samui as it is referred to by locals. Close to the mainland Surat Thani town. It is Thailand’s third largest island, with an area of 228.7 km² and a population of over 50,000 (2008). It is rich with natural resources, white sandy beaches, coral reefs and coconut trees.
Koh Samui is a famous tourist destination among both foreign and Thai Tourists. Thai Island of Koh Samui’s inland consists of jungle hills of limestone and granite, and the shoreline is made up of countless palm-fringed beaches and bays.Light bright blue seas surround the Island to make this Island a true paradise.
Each year more and more visitors are drawn to explore the beauty of Koh Samui and relax on its white sandy beaches and stay in some of the world famous Spa resorts & hotels.. One trip will tell you why – Samui is a magical place, the original Island paradise.The moment you land on Samui you are caught in its beautiful and relaxed magical atmosphere.
But there’s a lot more to Samui than its miles of golden beaches. Jeeps, Cars, motorbikes and bicycles can be rented to explore its rugged interior. There are there are three spectacular waterfalls awaiting your visit . Then there are famous “Grandfather and Grandmother“ phallic rocks and a dizzying range of temples and animal sanctuaries to see.
Koh Samui is also a centre for water sports, diving, snorkeling and sea canoeing adventures which set off from the main beaches everyday.
But here in Samui you can also learn to cook some of the most traditional Thai dishes with Sonja s Thai cooking class.