Archive for the 'Ko Samui' Category

May 03 2013

Things to do off the beach in Ko Samui

Published by under Sights & activities

Not quite Victoria Falls, but worth a potter around.

If you’ve topped up your tan and had your fill of sand and surf, consider what there is to do away from the beaches of Ko Samui. Here are a few suggestions. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the Santiburi Country Club, renowned as one of Asia’s finest golf courses. It’s located in Mae Nam Hills, north … read the full post

May 01 2013

Where to find books on Samui

Published by under Shopping

Now all I need is a good book.

Sure, many people now travel with their kindles or iPads, but sometimes there’s nothing better than paging through a real book while swinging in a hammock. Most resorts on Ko Samui have a book-exchange shelf, where, as the name suggests, you can grab a new book and add one you’re finished with, based on an … read the full post

Apr 26 2013

Where to do yoga on Ko Samui

Published by under Yoga & spas

You can always find peaceful spot and practice on your own.

Yoga studios on Ko Samui welcome short-term visitors, allowing holiday-makers the opportunity to carry on with their yoga routines from back home or to get involved for the first-time if they’re looking to do something different while away. There are several detox and wellness retreats as well on the island, offering yoga as part of their … read the full post

Apr 23 2013

Samui Go-Kart, Bophut, Ko Samui

Published by under Sights & activities

Lewis Hamilton was recently on Samui. Wonder if he gave it a go?

If you’re after an adrenaline rush and want to let out your inner Lewis Hamilton, then Samui Go-Kart in Bophut is the place to go on Ko Samui. Be prepared to open your wallet wide, as it’s not cheap, but the facilities are what you’d expect for the price. So what can you expect? The … read the full post

Apr 20 2013

Review: Breeze Spa, Chaweng, Ko Samui

Published by under Ko Samui

Yes, thanks, I'll take a pair.

If you’re spending the day on Chaweng beach and fancy a little pampering beyond a beach massage, Breeze Spa at the Amari Palm Reef Resort is a good option. Rather than having one signature treatment, Breeze Spa offers five massages, which you choose by answering the questions, “How do you feel at this moment?” — … read the full post

Apr 16 2013

Review: Aquapark, Chaweng, Ko Samui

Published by under For kids

As fun as it looks.

Aquapark Chaweng, Ko Samui’s latest child-friendly attraction, is located in the sea – yes, in the sea — in front of Monkey Bay Beach Bar. You’ll find it in the middle of the main beach, next to the Chaba Resort and the Beachcomber, and an added bonus is that there’s plenty of parking at Monkey … read the full post

Apr 15 2013

Review: The Hammock Samui Resort, Mae Nam, Ko Samui

Published by under Accommodation

Mae Nam -- a hugely underrated beach.

A funky resort opened its doors on Mae Nam beach — one of our favourite Ko Samui beaches — at the end of 2012. The look is fresh, the rooms are small yet stylish, and the prices are reasonable at this flashpacker to midrange option. The Hammock is well-positioned, located directly on the beach, and … read the full post

Apr 09 2013

Bird-singing competitions, Ko Samui

Published by under Festivals

This is how it's done!

Driving around Samui, you’ll often see men on scooters steering with one hand and carrying a covered birdcage in the other hand. Inside the cage is a prized possession – a red-whiskered bulbul, used in traditional Thai bird-singing competitions. On Samui, competitions are held every Tuesday and Saturday at 11:00. It’s not advertised, it’s not … read the full post

Mar 10 2013

Courses on Ko Samui

Published by under Ko Samui

Sitca

Rather than a silly souvenir that will lie in the back of the junk cupboard once home, a new skill is a souvenir that might come in more handy. Here are a selection of courses available on Ko Samui that should leave you with something longer lasting and more valuable than a tan — and … read the full post

Mar 02 2013

Photo essay: Ko Samui animals

Published by under Ko Samui

Welcome to my parlour said the spider to the fly.

Thailand’s Ko Samui might not have wild tigers, elephants or even monkeys for that matter, but that’s not to say you won’t find a few interesting creatures on the island. And the best part is, you won’t need to go on a safari tour, as most of these you’ll see about your resort or just … read the full post

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