We did a tour of Thailand, and went to several beaches, but Tanote Bay will definitely stay with me, located in the east of the island of Koh Tao. The road there is an adventure because you are only halfway asphalted. We arrived there and stayed in a bungalow of 30 m2 for 20 € for the night It was on the beach, and we were practically alone. A very good place for snorkeling, the water is very clean and there are so many fish! If you want to spend a couple or three days to unwind and relax this is a great site! Incidentally, remember to haggle the prices of hotels, always!
When we headed for Koh Pha Ngan, we feared that we'd be greeted with hordes of tourists clogging up the beaches and rampaging through the nightclubs. And, while it is still a tourist-oriented island, it was actually one of the places what we most enjoyed during out trip through the islands.
To visit the island, I recommend renting a scooter (the island is full of rental places) and explore the less-visited cliffs, jungles, and beaches away from the tourist centers. I'd also recommend hiring a tour to the Mu Ko An Thong Natural Park and see some of the virgin beaches and go snorkeling in the reefs.
If you want to go partying in Koh Pha Ngan, your best bet is to consult the lunar calendar since this is where they really celebrate the Full Moon Party. Really though, in my opinion, it's just one macro-party more in the Thai islands. Or, conversely, if you want to relax, make sure you stay doesn't line up with the full moon or else the place will be packed.
Oh, if you're looking for a place to stay, I recommend the J.B. Hut. It has affordable bungalows in a quiet area and is fun by "Mamma," the owner who aside from being really nice and attentive, makes the best barbecue in Thailand.
Ko Samui is a tourist islands off the Thailand mainland, which boasts its own international airport. The island has an area of approximately 300 square kilometers and its population reaches more than 50,000 inhabitants. The island has been inhabited for more than 15 centuries and its first inhabitants were fishermen from the Malay Peninsula and Southern China. Until the beginning of the 1970s, the island had to be explored on foot, a distance of over 15 km from side to side through thick vegetation. Now the island has a road that runs almost along its entirety. Besides tourism, the population is employed in the "copra" coconut oil business, rubber production, fishing and handicraft exports. Life on the island is quiet during the day but at night it comes alive if you frequent some of his most animated beach areas such as Chaweng. Like many beach paradise islands, Ko Samui has a charm of its own. Some islands are more suitable for swimming and others more suitable for scuba diving. Beaches most visited and which have restaurants and accommodations are Chaweng, Lamai, Maenam, Bo Phut, Big Buddha and Choeng Mon .
I've been several times when I lived there, actually since it first began, and for two years I partied with people from the neighborhood. The Taichi School in the Nito center .... I hope the infrastructure is improved because was all shit.
White sand, palm trees, beautiful sunsets .... And as the day progresses, more and more people. This is undoubtedbly the most popular beach on the island, and that means many tourists, dive shops, souvenirs, places to stay, hotels, vendors and all that one would hope not to find in a beach paradise like this. If you are looking for sun, tranquility and an enjoyable swim without tons of people at your side, find another corner of the island; however, if you just want to enjoy delicious thai restaurants, or spend a lively evening enjoying drinks, take note of this site you will find all that.
When you get to Koh Tao, you'll find the small, cozy village of Mae Haad. It's the perfect example of what is waiting for you on the rest of the island: idyllic beaches and unbeatable views. It's basically an island for youthful partying from the morning to night.
Wat Laem is located in the northwest of the island of Ko Samui, before the Great Buddha. This temple is very colourful, with numerous figures of gods. It is built around a large lake that contains fish. From a distance it looks more like a park than a temple, because of the intense colours of all the buildings and figures. The views from the lake are truly magnificent, and taking a walk here offers you the chance to do something a bit different from the usual sun and sand.
Lamai Beach in Koh Samui is below the town of [poi = 418841] Chaweng [/ poi] in the south. This beach has an area of over 3.5 km. This beach is quite touristy but hotels and resorts that are in the area are low-rise buildings and are fairly well integrated into the surrounding area. You can also find numerous restaurants and entertainment venues along the beach that are separated from other areas so as not to be noisy. In general it is fairly quiet with clear water and white sand. It is a beach where you can relax and enjoy a sunny day. The vegetation is also a factor to consider as it still make this beach a natural area to enjoy the surroundings.
Greetings travelers. Right next to the beautiful island of Koh Tao, Koh Nang Yuang Island offers this little beach with special charm. The beach joins the three small islands by a narrow strip of sand about 20 meters wide and 300 meters long. The best thing is the quality of the water that offers a simply spectacular visibility. You just have to get in the water to see the amazing marine life since the island is surrounded by coral teeming with colourful fish. If you stay in the bungalows, it's just 1-2 minutes to the beach. The accommodation is not very large because of the island's size and besides the few daily tours, it's a very quiet island where you can lie in the sun without interruption. Despite having a row of umbrellas, which in part can be considered necessary in some cases, the harmony of the spectacular scenery is unlike other much better known destinations. You can enjoy peace of mind and there's not much to do except sunbathe, snorkel and grab a snack at the only beach bar next to the pier. Koh Nang Yuan Beach is a good place to rest in one of the places with most important marine fauna of Thailand.
I would like to share one of the most shocking sunsets I have ever seen in my life. After a hard day of trips to the islands of Ang Thong National Park, west of Samui, my sixth sense told me that behind the trees to the west, in that corner of the coast of the small island, something serious was happening with the sunset. I left you some pictures. You can see them on: Www.Trips.Dsldiesel.Es/thailand/
Chaweng is in the beautiful island of Koh Samui. It is very close to the airport and a great place for a holiday of sun and sand. There are two things that you can do here: Visit the beach further north also called Chaweng Yai (Big) Beach or Chaweng Noi (small) Beach in the south. The north of Chaweng beach runs parallel to the town and that's where you can find hotels and resorts like the Chaweng Buri Resort, Lawana Resort or the Centara Grand Beach Resort. This white sand beach is over 4 kilometers and they have bathrooms. At its south end you can find a fishing jetty where you can admire the typical boats that they use in Thailand. In the center there is a shopping center. You can enjoy a massage at the facilities of Chaweng Garden Beach Resort or enjoy eating at the San Remo Lounge LTD. It is undoubtedly the most touristic beach of the two that are close to the town and a good place to spend a some time as a couple, with friends or with family.
Koh means island, and this one's name is Samui. It's a charming little place in southern Thailand with many places to discover. One of those places is Namuang Safari Park, and since coming to Thailand I've learned about the different animals, like the elephant and the monkey, and was eager to be in contact with them. I took a plane from Bangkok to Samui, and a map, and then rented a bike and I did this trip. It took me an hour to find this wonderful place, and there were elephants everywhere, and to my surprise I found that this is one of the ways you can get up to the biggest waterfall in Samui and I had already taken it. Apart from that, I wanted to tell you that it's really economic to visit Thailand compared with a lot of other countries and the people are very, very nice.
One of the most typical attractions of Thailand are the "trained" elephants. In camps, you can see them demonstrate what they have learned based on a discipline which can, at times, be quite painful for the animal, and they are chained when they offer the show tour or walk on part of the island The ride usually lasts about an hour, which is the time it takes from the field to reach the waterfall Namuang. I recommend that you wear long trousers, because at times you come in close contact with branches and they can scratch you.
After learning to dive in Spain I always wanted to go to Thailand to go diving. After searching the internet I found the IHASIA diving school, contacted the manager and from the first moment I felt at home. My idea after getting experience in Spain was to do my advanced diver course. One of the things I like about this school is that the courses are customized. I was lucky enough to do it all alone. My instructor was a guy called John Zaragoza. 3 days diving and making friends .... an unforgettable experience
Thong Sala Pier is the main entrance and exit point on the island of Koh Pha Ngan followed by Haad Rin Pier. It is located in the southwest of the island and receives many passengers daily in the province of Surat Thani. Fundamentally linked to the town of Chumphon and Koh Tao Islands and Koh Samui but also makes trips to smaller islands like Koh Nangyuan or Ang Thong Natural Park. From Thong Sala Pier, Koh Pha Ngan receives most of the ferries that come to the island, such as the Seatran Discovery Co Ltd, whose travellers come for either a relaxing holiday or for water activities such as scuba diving or snorkelling. The city here is perfectly suited for tourists with numerous guesthouses and resorts like the Centara Pariya or the Holiday Beach. Markets, restaurants, bars, Thai boxing stadiums, etc. From Thong Sala Pier you can get to any part of the island easily by tuk tuk, taxi or van. This port receives thousands of visitors each month who are preparing to attend the famous Full Moon Party, so they are very used to receiving tourists and taking them to their final destination.
If you are looking for quiet, you can stay in the area north-west of the island. Its beaches are more than excellent, you can be in the water for hours on end!. The natives are relaxed and there are cheerful restaurants, all with very good food. The area is full of accommodation to suit all tastes and prices, but I want to highlight its beachfront bungalows, which are cheap and of good quality. Here is where you can disconnect from everything .., absolutely everything.
Getting off the plane in Koh Samui, we found this immense lake that seemed to divide the town of Chaweng. You can often see people fishing here, or even birds splashing about. It's approximately one square kilometre, and has a number of terraces where you can enjoy a drink. From Khao Hua Jook Pagoda on the top of the hill, you can enjoy the best views, and it's worth climbing up for a look.
In this area of the island you will find sunrises and sunsets of every possible color offered by nature ...... beautiful. If you are looking for an authentic place, inside the jungle and in front of the beach I recommend The Black Cat Bungalows, out of the luxurious and comfort but a special place.