Koh Samui overview

Koh Samui Travel Guide
The largest of the three most visited islands in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui is also the liveliest and the busiest and attracts thousands of tourists each month. Those looking for a backpacker-style cheap getaway on Koh Samui should think again as the island is vehemently steering its way into the high-end holiday market, with five-star resorts and luxurious villas with stunning views out across the island dominating the offerings. There is a wide range of restaurants and bars to suit every pocket but expect to pay Western prices in some of the more exclusive establishments. Chaweng and Lamai Beach are ideal for late night revelers; for a quieter vacation, head north to Bophut or Maenam, which are filled with quaint boutique hotels and chilled out beaches.