Koh Samui (Samui Island), also known as “the coconut
island” is the third biggest island in Thailand. Unlike
Phuket, which is linked to the mainland by bridge, Koh
Samui is a real island which can only be reached by
plane or boat. It is the best destination in Thailand
for families interested in travelling to the islands in
July-August, when (in many parts of the world) the kids
are on a break from school.
Also unlike the islands Phuket, Krabi and Koh Phi Phi, where summer is the rainiest time of the year, Koh Samui enjoys beautiful weather in the summer. It is not recommended to go to Koh Samui between the months of September and November, as those are the rainiest months on that island and its neighbouring islands.
One of the main points of attraction in Thailand is the islands of the South. Everyone dreams of white sandy beaches, coconut trees, warm turquoise waters... Thailand effortlessly makes this dream come true. It has many islands, each with its own character and style; plenty of attractions; and many options for fascinating tours and lazy indulgences.
Most people travelling to Thailand go en masse to Phuket, Koh Samui, and islands near them, for example Koh Phi Phi or Koh Pha Ngan. But much closer to Bangkok, only 6 hours away by bus and less than an hour away by plane, lies the island of Koh Chang, which is part of a national park by the same name that is made up of over 50 islands -- Koh Chang itself being the largest. This island is a popular tourist destination among the Thai themselves. Only in recent years have foreign tourists begun to discover it and fall in love with its wonders.
To a tourist, the islands of Thailand mean more than
just white beaches, coconut trees and tropical fruit. It
seems like the names 'Phuket' and 'Koh Samui' have
become synonyms for hedonism and pleasure.
Hundreds of islands are scattered along the southern shores of Thailand, on the cusp of Siam Bay and the Andaman Sea. Most of them are too tiny to accommodate strangers, but dozens of them serve as a popular destination for tourists from all over the world.
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