Koh Samui is known for its beautiful beaches, and it lived up to its reputation. The island is full of cultural experiences, stunning white sand and clear sea for those who just want to relax.
Koh Samui was our second island of the trip, and due to wanting to go to Koh Phangan for the full moon party, we decided to stay for 5 nights.
We stayed at D.Samui Hostel and I couldn’t recommend it more. It cost 200 baht a night, which is around £4.50.
After sleeping on what felt like a brick in Koh Tao, it was so nice to lay in the comfy beds and get my first good nights sleep since the journey began.
On the first night we went down to Ark Bar, which cost 100 baht each in a tuk tuk, around £2.30.
We drank cocktails at local bars first which were also 100 baht each. And were very strong.
Ark bar had an amazing vibe and is a must if you’re visiting Koh Samui. There was a fire show ( like everywhere you go in Thailand ) music and people dancing along the beach.
After a few drinks and a very nasty beer, I decided to tip the fire man just 20 baht (about 46p) to skip through fire. Luckily I didn’t get burnt. But later someone we met in the hostel said the fire shows work on commission to burn tourists. How true this is I don’t know.
We also did an around the island tour whilst on the island. It costs 550 baht, about £12, to be taken to all the sites on the island in an air con mini bus.
We saw the big Buddha, the viewpoint and Namuang water fall to name a few places.
It was really nice to explore the island rather than just seeing the beaches, so I would do a tour if you’re visiting. It took around 5 hours, so I’m glad we did it through a company and not solo.
The beach. Chewang beach is stunning. After a bad few days in Koh Tao it was so nice to sit on the white sand looking out and the sea, realising how silly all the “problems” we think we have are.
The beach is pretty quiet all day and was great to relax on.
As soon as we stepped in the sea there were fish everywhere, it was amazing.
On the island there’s also the opportunity to do a zip wire, but we weren’t able to do this as we’d had an accident earlier on in the trip.
Onto Koh Phangan next for the jungle party and full moon party!
P.s don’t come to Asia if you’re vegetarian