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Koh Samui island is located in the southern province of
Suratthani in Gulf of Thailand, approximately 700 kilometers
southeast of BangKohk. Samui island is Thailand's third
largest covering an area of 247 sq km it is 25 kilometers
at it's longest point and 21 kilometers at its widest.
Samui island is also known as the Coconut Island as it gives
harvest to over two million coconuts each month.
that long ago Samui island was a favourite destination of
adventure seeking sun worshippers. These seasoned travellers
visited Samui long before it was in the guide books.
Seaside bungalows were available for as little as 150 baht
per night, and you could count on spending day after sunny
day on the beach in nearly perfect tranquillity. These visitors
found there was an almost mesmerizingly restful and carefree
feel to the island that often kept them here long after
they had intended to return home.
who have known and loved Samui island since those early
days may not agree about the current pace of development
in some areas, but for the most part they do agree on one
thing. The island retains its sleepy magic. Koh Samui is
still a tropical paradise.
much of the Samui island, especially the south coast, remains
largely undeveloped. A day spent on a motorbike or in a
jeep exploring this lush terrain is a day of sheer serendipity.
its spectacular and astonishingly diverse flora, and its
dozy little neighborhoods peopled by some of the world's
most amiable islanders, this kind of exploration is sure
to provide the delights you imagined when you planned your
direct flights here now on Samui island depart several times
a day from BangKohk, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore.
also arrive by train, bus and boat.
provided by T.A.T (Tourism Authority of Thailand)