About Samui

The island of Koh Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand on the south east coast of Thailand about 700kms from the capital Bangkok. It is easily reached in just over an hour by direct flight from Bangkok and direct flights from Chiang Mai, Phuket, Pattaya, Krabi, Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.

Restaurants

Samui has an abundance of restaurants, many within a few minutes drive of the villa.

Most beach resorts have their own restaurants and there is a vast and varied choice of places to eat. Local beach restaurants serving fresh fish and green curry dishes in a relaxed atmosphere to internationally acclaimed chefs serving mouth watering mediterranean cuisine in luxurious surroundings.

Eating out is a pleasure and most restaurants offer outstanding value for money.

Shopping

Many kinds of retail goods from all over Thailand are available. Thai silks and handicrafts are just two examples. Visit Chaweng, Nathon and Lamai for the best retail therapy.

Night Life

Samui’s nightlife is centred on Chaweng Beach Road. Here you will find many nightclubs, bars and restaurants.

Golf

The Santiburi Samui Country Club 18 hole Championship Golf Course located in the hillside on Samui's northern coast. It commands magnificent views of Maenam Beach and the island of Koh Phangan beyond. Waterfalls and Creeks run through the course adding lush, natural beauty with the hills providing a serene backdrop.

Spas and Retreats

Samui boasts of world class spas and retreats, offering luxurious and rejuvenating body and facial treatments, aromatic steam baths, spa treatments and so much more.

Sights and Scenes

In such an idyllic setting, the temptation is simply to laze peacefully on your pool lounger and soak up the tropical sun, but if you are more adventurous you will not have far to look. Water sports such as water skiing, deep sea fishing, diving and snorkelling the coastal waters exploring the coral reefs and their marine life.

Other attractions include Samui’s natural sights, such as the picturesque waterfalls of Na Muang and Hin Lat, both make for an interesting excursion into the islands interior. Visit the ‘Grandfather’ and ‘Grandmother’ rocks for an amusing spectacle!

A more adventurous full day excursion can be made to the world famous Angthong National Marine Park, a group of 40 islands off the northwest coast. Here you will see spectacular limestone formations, caves, blue lagoons and the amazingly beautiful beaches that inspired the novel ‘The Beach’.

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