Along with Ko Samui and Ko Phan Ghan, this is island tourism that is quite different. If you rent a diving course the housing has a discount. However, in many of pensions even give you the choice to stay if you are diving with a school. This generates a focus on scuba diving. In bars it is rare not to hear talks about the upcoming shark night dive or something a person has seen that morning. Barbecues on the beach with fresh fish are wonderful and very cheap price.
Ko Phan Ghan is synonymous with full moon party. This extraordinary party is held on the beach during full moon days. Drugs, alcohol, fire juggling, music and excesses, they are all present during this time. But you can also find other attractions on the island such as yoga or Thai massage centers. To the north there is a small cove called Bottle Cove which is really quiet. You have to negotiate with one of the fishermen to bring you closer to it. Worth it.
Ko Samui is a tourist islands off the Thailand mainland, which boasts its own international airport. The island has an area of approximately 300 square kilometers and its population reaches more than 50,000 inhabitants. The island has been inhabited for more than 15 centuries and its first inhabitants were fishermen from the Malay Peninsula and Southern China. Until the beginning of the 1970s, the island had to be explored on foot, a distance of over 15 km from side to side through thick vegetation. Now the island has a road that runs almost along its entirety. Besides tourism, the population is employed in the "copra" coconut oil business, rubber production, fishing and handicraft exports. Life on the island is quiet during the day but at night it comes alive if you frequent some of his most animated beach areas such as Chaweng. Like many beach paradise islands, Ko Samui has a charm of its own. Some islands are more suitable for swimming and others more suitable for scuba diving. Beaches most visited and which have restaurants and accommodations are Chaweng, Lamai, Maenam, Bo Phut, Big Buddha and Choeng Mon .
Ko Samui is like a well-established Hollywood celebrity: she's outrageously manicured, has lovely blonde tresses and has gracefully removed all of her wrinkles without more than a peep in the tabloids. She's been in the tourism business longer than almost any other Thai island, but rather than becoming passe, she's embraced a new generation of resort goers, many of them upscale. Academy Award–winning holidays here include fine stretches of sand clogged with beach loungers, rubbish-free roads, world-class international cuisine, luxurious spas and beach bar parties for scantily clad 20-somethings that start at noon.
Behind the glossy veneer there's still a glimmer of the girl from the country. Look for steaming street-side food stalls beyond the beach, backpacker shanties plunked down on quiet stretches of sand and secreted Buddhist temples along the backstreets. To really get away, head to the south or the west of the island where you'll find authentic Samui family-run seafood restaurants, tourist-free towns buzzing with descendants of the original Chinese merchant settlers and long stretches of refreshingly wild and shaggy coconut palms.
Koh means island, and this one's name is Samui. It's a charming little place in southern Thailand with many places to discover. One of those places is Namuang Safari Park, and since coming to Thailand I've learned about the different animals, like the elephant and the monkey, and was eager to be in contact with them. I took a plane from Bangkok to Samui, and a map, and then rented a bike and I did this trip. It took me an hour to find this wonderful place, and there were elephants everywhere, and to my surprise I found that this is one of the ways you can get up to the biggest waterfall in Samui and I had already taken it. Apart from that, I wanted to tell you that it's really economic to visit Thailand compared with a lot of other countries and the people are very, very nice.