Koh Samui is 'boutique island' is an up market alternative to Phuket, which lies on the east coast in the Gulf of Thailand. Recent developments have seen rapidly growing infrastructure of the island, with many people buying villas and return year after year .-

For many people, the biggest attraction here is the beautiful beaches and warm seas, but the island has more to offer. There are some interesting temples and 12 meters high statue of Buddha at Wat Phra Yai is the most visited sights on the island. Most of the action on the east coast on the shores of popular Chaweng and Lamai farther to the south. Rather quiet but easy to close (without the nasty hills on the road) is the Big Buddha and Bophut beaches that never crowded .-

There are many options here for more adventure-minded tourist with jet-skiing, water skiing, bungee jumping, and scuba diving are available and popular. But the island also has many options for those looking for serious relaxation; luxurious spas scattered around the island and coast de-stress massage is a must .-

islands'interior he was excellent for exploring either on foot or by jeep, motorcycle, or mountain bike, and you can set this independently or with an experienced guide. There hilly countryside with some beautiful waterfalls and viewpoints, but you're never far from the sea. The west side of the island where all the locals live, while the south is pure fun with a whole coconut plantation .-

Being a holiday island of Samui also offers a good nightlife, with Lamai beach of Kuta and the main place for those looking for serious partying. You can choose from a class restaurant, a quiet beach bar or go go bars obscene limited in some areas. Overall, there are many characters that market up to the island, despite many options there are also budget-

As you would expect from a site as popular as Samui, accommodation options are very large. With five-star luxury resort, ramshackle wooden huts on the beach, and many of them, you'll find something that fit with the style and budget, especially the "boutique places' that has become all the rage in recent years. In almost all forward Samui resort beach, the unique .-

Koh Samui backpacker favorite, too close to Koh Pha Ngan, famous for its monthly full moon parties. Although the atmosphere here is altogether more bohemian, there are some better-class beaches and resorts on the island as a whole is much more natural, undeveloped and rural. Is much smaller, scattered stones of Koh Tao, which is the center of the island dive Thailand. Beautiful Ang Thong islands are also close enough to be a popular day trip .-

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