BY JOANNE LEWIS

THINGS TO DO IN KOH SAMUI


A guide to Koh Samui, what not to miss on the Island. 






















































































OUTFIT DETAILS

White Dress - Thrifted in Koh Samui

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Adam and I spent a week in Koh Samui. We travelled from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui then onto Krabi. The Island has so much to offer, from great food to fun night life. 

WHERE TO STAY

We spent the first few nights in our own beach bungalow; Hacienda Beach Resort. Located in the small village of Maenam. Our bungalow was just footsteps away from the sand, it was a beautiful way to wake up. The resort offers a lovely restaurant spot on the beach. Each of the 13 bungalows have there own private terraces, surround by the grounds growing gardens. 
The bungalows sit perfectly on Maenam beach, one of the top ten most beautiful beaches in the whole of Asia, according to their site. It is an unspoiled treasure. 

For the second half of the week we stayed with Banana Fan Sea Resort. There will be more on that this week. Another highly recommended place to stay, that went above and beyond with their service. 

WHERE TO VISIT

Hin Lad Waterfall: The waterfall was one of my favourite adventures in Koh Samui, possibly because we went of the beaten track and climbed up the sides to get as high as we possibly could. We stood alone, just the two of us at the top. Gazing down on people who thought they had reached the top, but hadn't.  On the way we came across caves and mini waterfalls, perfect for those candid Instagram shots.

Fishermans Village: You can't visit Koh Samui without visiting Fishermans Village. Weather it be for its famous night markets which hosts hundreds of food stalls, the beautiful beach or the charming restaurants and shops. We visited the Village several times throughout our stay on the Island. It hosted one of our favourite bars.

Coco Tams Bar: Located in Fishermans Village, Coco Tams was one of our favourite bars in all of the places we visited in Thailand.  We went back several times for the cocktails and fire shows. Be sure to visit both day and night to see the difference in atmosphere. We spent our nights under the stars on a floating bed which you can hire for the evening, drinking cocktails as big as our heads.

Food Markets: You can find many different food markets in Koh Samui. Make sure you find out which day they are on and which is closest to your hotel as they are normally only held once a week. 

Big Buddha: This is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Koh Samui. It doesn't take up your whole day, we spent about 45 minutes there. I picked up the lovely white dress seen in the photos above at a market stall on the site. Be sure to cover up certain parts of your body, or be expected to wear a cover up they supply on a rail.

MY TIPS

- Rent a motorbike to get around the Island, be sure to film the bike before taking it away as they may say you have marked it
- Take drinks and snacks when climbing the waterfalls









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