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Read more about Ko Samui

Back in the days when backpackers to Southeast Asia were first discovering Ko Samui in the 1970s, a basic thatched hut with running water and electricity was considered luxury. Now Ko Samui is home to some of Thailand's best luxury resorts and in the popularity stakes is surpassed only by Phuket.

With an international airport, a mass of ferry connections and close to 500 hotels and guesthouses, this is not somewhere to come to glimpse a corner of the Thai kingdom untouched by tourism development. One good thing about tourism development on the island is the written law that no building may be taller than the nearest coconut palm; this means that, unlike Phuket, tall apartment blocks and hotels do not ruin the skyline. The highest building is about four ... Read our complete Ko Samui travel guide

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Shady lawn, Thong Ta Kien Bay, Ko Samui, Thailand Coral Cove, Ko Samui, Thailand Beachside, Lamai Beach, Ko Samui, Thailand Old skool beach huts, Lamai Beach, Ko Samui, Thailand Early morning, Chaweng Beach, Ko Samui Glorious weather, Chaweng Beach, Ko Samui Thongson Bay with hammock, Ko Samui, Thailand Deckchairs on Plai Laem Beach, Ko Samui, Thailand Pool at Melati, Thongson Bay, Ko Samui, Thailand Pool at Tango Luxe on Plai Laem, Ko Samui, Thailand Horizon pool, Big Buddha Beach (Bang Rak) Ko Samui, Thailand Yachting sunset off Ko Samui, Thailand Slow late afternoon, Big Buddha Beach (Bang Rak) Ko Samui, Thailand Waiting for bodies, Bophut Beach, Ko Samui, Thailand Curry paste at the market, Fisherman's village, Bophut Beach, Ko Samui, Thailand A pool with a view, Mae Nam Beach, Ko Samui, Thailand Resting frog, Mae Nam Beach, Ko Samui, Thailand Two deckchairs, Mae Nam Beach, Ko Samui, Thailand Buddha on Koh Samui, Thailand Samui Buddha place Napasai Hotel at Samui Magic sunset on Samui 2 Napasai swimming pool reflections Ko Samui Cabaret. 0308_samui045x 0308_samui009x 0308_samui007x Small restaurant at Chaveng beach, Koh Samui Souvenir shop on Koh Samui New Year selebration in Koh Samui, Tahiland View to Ko Pha Ngan from Starfish Coffee A lonely swing on Lamai Beach View to Ko Pha Ngan from Starfish Coffee Old shack meets new chalet on Lamai beach View looking over Choeng Mon beach Western Mae Nam beach, Ko Samui Chaweng Beach -- white sand, brown tourists South Lamai, distant jetskis, tempting waters Big Buddha beach - very low crowds Swinging shells Mae Nam Mae Nam Beach You gotta love Jungle Club -- overlooking Chaweng Beach