Koh Samui

Along with Phuket and Krabi, scenic Koh Samui is one of the most popular beach getaways in Thailand thanks to top-notch facilities and a wealth of tropical beauty. Located in the Gulf of Thailand, just a short one-hour flight from the country’s capital and transportation hub of Bangkok, Koh Samui is blessed with an abundance of white-sand beaches where you can while away the day with a fresh coconut in hand, while at night lively Chaweng Beach on the east coast is packed with restaurants, bars and nightclubs. If and when you’re ready to peel yourself off the beach, you can go snorkeling through impressive coral reefs, hike through dense jungles and visit peaceful Buddhist temples. Planning a honeymoon? Koh Samui is home to some romantic hotels and resorts.