Looking for that perfect vacation at the beach? There is no place better than Koh Samui. You are treated to a perfect coast that has uber-luxury villas, starred restaurants, and posh beach resorts. When you leave your villa, you have numerous attractions all through the island. Below is a list of 5 of the best places to visit while you are on this spectacular island.
1. Big Buddha Temple
Considered a significant landmark in Koh Samui, you will catch a glimpse of the statue before you land from your flight. The shimmering golden surface is difficult to miss as the sun’s rays bounce right off the surface of this humongous statue.
However, to get the best view, you should see it up close and treat your family to some photos up close. It is located 30 minutes from Chaweng, and you can get there via taxi. Be sure to cover yourself appropriately as it is a religious site.
2. Ang Thong Marine Park
The marine park comprises of 42 small islands that are randomly found above the sapphire blue waters. Each of the islands has hidden coves that have white sandy beaches and green lagoons. It is an epic representation of beauty.
The Emerald lake viewpoint, known as Koh Mae or Mother Island, is the main attraction.
You can reach this point through a steep stairway. It may not be for the faint-hearted, but it is worth the bird’s eye view of all the islands from the opposite side. Kayaking is the best way to move around this island to absorb all its beauty; especially, the limestone cliffs that emerge from the clear waters.
To get there from Koh Samui, take a speed boat.
3. Na Muang Waterfall
Plunging from purple-colored rocks, this waterfall has a purple look, and that is why it is also known as “Purple Falls.” You will find two waterfalls along this route. One waterfall is easy to navigate. However, the other waterfall requires some skill and good gear. Therefore, get a guide and some good shoes to navigate and enjoy the scenery.
The splash of cool water will feel great on your skin as you enjoy the tropical heat. You can take a cab from Chaweng and get there in 40minutes.
4. Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks
Also known as Grandfather and Grandmother rocks, these rocks resemble male and female private parts. Nature indeed has a sense of humor. The travelers, as well as locals, look at these rocks in wonder. To get to this unique destination on the island, take a 30minute cab from Chaweng.
5. Chaweng and Lamai beach
Among the beaches found in Koh Samui, this is the most popular. All year round you’ll the beach humming with activity as visitors and locals relax and enjoy the excellent weather. You and your family have the option to try the number of water sports available, or you can lounge in the sundecks that are available to all who patrol the beach.
At night, the scenery changes and you will find an array of neon lights with tourists and locals dancing the night away.
Overall, you and your family or friends will have a fabulous time when you visit Koh Samui. Naturally, the locals are welcoming to visitors and will take you around the island to see the above sites and many more.
Be sure to have a great itinerary to ensure you cover as many sites as you can during the trip to the island, and you will be so amazed.