Koh Samui is an island of about 250 km² located in the Gulf of Thailand. It is known all over the world for its seaside tourism and its white sandy beaches. It is a popular vacation spot for honeymoon trips and relaxing holidays in the exotic dream landscapes.
Visit Koh Samui is also to enjoy its many beaches. The most beautiful and best known is that of Chaweng. The beaches of Bophut, Mae Nam and Lamai offer a peaceful setting for relaxation in the tropical and captivating atmosphere of Southeast Asia.
Wat Phra Yai and its seated 12 m high Buddha, covered with gold, is one of the main attractions of the island.
Koh Phangan is located a few kilometers north of Koh Samui. Its mountainous landscape, covered with a tropical forest, allows it to be protected from atoo fast property development. In addition, one third of the total area of the island is classified as National Park. There is no airport, the only way to reach Koh Phangan is by boat.
The island has thirty white sandy beaches. The most beautiful and the wildest are located on the eastern part of the island, very difficult to access by land, some even being accessible only by the sea, but what a pleasure to discover these paradisiac shores.
In the South, the famous beach of Haad Rin, where the Full Moon Party takes place every month, is much more popular but still very pleasant.
Some snorkeling and diving sites are practicable in Koh Phangan, such as Koh Ma, Haad Khom or Haad Yao.
Koh Tao, meaning Turtle Island, is a small island further north of Koh Phangan. This small tropical island offers one of the best diving areas in Thailand. The beautiful beaches are lined with palm trees.
Today, the island remains undeveloped, with many trails, roads still being under construction.
The main activity on Koh Tao remains the diving which has word-renowned sites.
It is ideal to go around the island by boat in order to admire the white sandy beaches and dive into the many bays. Visiting the small Nang Yuan Island and its triple beach is also worth it.
Ang Thong Marine Park
Ang Thong National Marine Park is a pristine archipelago of 42 islands in the Gulf of Thailand with towering limestone mountains, thick jungle, white-sand beaches, fertile mangroves, waterfalls and hidden coves and lakes to explore. Within sight of Koh Samui, Ang Thong park is a protected area of more than 100 km² of land and sea, and home to a rich variety of exotic wildlife and sea creatures. Snorkeling, hiking, sea kayaking, diving, sailing and simply relaxing on one of its idyllic beaches are the main activities to enjoy on Ang Thong.
The Ang Thong islands remain the postcard-perfect image of a tropical paradise.