The word Thailand and beaches sound synonymous to each other. Most travelers think Thailand the first thing when they think about traveling to a beach destination on a budget. However, Thailand is much more than beaches. Nevertheless, beaches remain in the limelight, and therefore most people find it very confusing to pick and choose the island they would want to visit since every single one of them promises something unique to offer.
Therefore we will make it slightly more comfortable for you. If you are willing to splurge a little and your Thai vacation is not a budget holiday, we suggest you head to Koh Samui. If time is a constraint and you have only enough time to do a single island then drop everything else off your list and dedicate a full week to this little Paradise. A quick online search for Samui tours will make you understand how much this place has to offer, but here is why we believe Koh Samui will make anyone fall in love with it.
As soon as you land in Koh Samui, you have your mind blown away by this beautiful piece of architecture. It is by far one of the most beautiful airports in the world – and no! It is not one of those large modern airports with digital screens flashing in your face and grey escalators scattered all over the place. The airport is a small setup and is designed like a village hut with wood being the primary construction material. A lot of natural elements are used for the construction of the terminal, with a lush green natural forest in its backdrop. It uses golf carts instead of buses or tubes to transport passengers from the aircraft to the terminal. Despite having a small size, you will not be able to resist falling in love with it.
Beaches and Sea Tours
No beach in Thailand stands anywhere close to the super-exotic pristine beaches in Samui. You will find soft, white sand under your feet with clear emerald aquatic scenery sprawling in front of you. The beaches in Samui are much less crowded than the usual Krabi, Phuket or Pattaya and that makes it an ideal location for snorkelers and divers. If nothing else, check in to a luxury resort with beach access and relax in the breathtaking environment. This makes it ideal for honeymooners too.
Koh Samui is not just beaches. You will find exciting trails in the jungle if you are a trekking fan along with bungee jumping, zip lining, and other extreme sports. The forests in Koh Samui are breathtakingly gorgeous, and if you are a waterfall fan, you will find some of the most amazing ones while you trek on the trails. If you still want to stick to the beach area, you will find excellent water sports activities such as Jet Ski, parasailing and wake boarding along the beach too.
Tantalizing Food Options
No vacation is complete without a satisfying culinary experience, and Koh Samui is on point when it comes to food. If you are a Thai food fan, you will find some of the most exotic food menus in Samui.