With miles of palm-fringed beaches, towering jungle-covered mountains, luxurious spas and nature retreats, Koh Samui has rapidly transformed from a sleepy backpacker hideaway to the grand old dame of Thai beach destinations. Book one of Wotif’s Koh Samui holiday deals to get away from it all on this lovely island in the gulf.
Koh Samui holidays have something for everyone. For starters, hit the coast at beautiful Chaweng it's the island's longest and most popular stretch of beach. Discover soft sands lapped by clear turquoise waters. Lounge under an umbrella, take a refreshing swim or indulge in just about any watersport that strikes your fancy, whether it's jet-skiing, paragliding, kayaking or snorkelling…it's all here.
The rest of the island's sights are easy to explore by booking one of Wotif’s car hire options in Koh Samui. Drive over to the yoga retreats and health spas that dot the coast. In the lush green interior, there are first-class restaurants high in the hinterland with far-reaching views over the island and surrounding sea. Or, for a cultural exchange, cruise the traditional villages and towns along the south coast, where the gentle pace of life goes on unchanged.
Koh Samui packages don’t include souvenirs, so it only makes sense that you set aside some time on your itinerary for shopping. There are outdoor markets bursting with beachwear, music and DVDs, art galleries with affordable Thai and Western contemporary pieces, fashionable clothing boutiques and air-conditioned shopping centres. It's hard to imagine sipping on a cocktail while taking in a little shopping, but this is a part of daily life along Chaweng Walking Street. In fact, most of the island's shopping is concentrated around Chaweng and Lamai. However, Nathon, on the other side of the island, has a night market perfect for watching the sunset.
Few places in the world have more delicious eateries to suit all tastes and budgets. The sheer number of diverse restaurants, cafes and beach vendors will keep everyone happily fed and sated. Explore the eateries around Lamai for affordable mouth-watering Thai cuisine. Chaweng has the best selection of restaurants plating up your Western favourites, plus dishes piled high with succulent fresh seafood harvested from the island's waters. The island's vibrant nightlife is among the best in Asia. Stylish and laid-back cocktail bars dot the beach along Chaweng and many restaurants host traditional Thai dancing. If you're in the mood for more serious fun, state-of-the-art clubs in Chaweng regularly fly in top international DJs, and full-moon parties draw crowds of happy partiers for good times that last into the next day.
You can rely on Wotif to get the best Koh Samui deals. Whether you're looking for the perfect family holiday, a romantic getaway or a solo adventure, we can save you money on your trip. Book your flight and hotel in one go with a Koh Samui holiday package and we'll pass the savings on to you. Check out more of our cheap Thailand holidays, too. You’ll soon be relaxing in a hammock in the Gulf of Thailand.
It's all well and good to lounge around and let go of life's stresses, but the most unforgettable getaways are about broadening your horizons.
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