Looking for your own, personal paradise isn’t difficult in Koh Samui. Whether you’re the traditional romantic type or are looking for something a little more on the adventurous side, Koh Samui has got a little bit of something for every couple.
They say the way to a man or woman’s heart is through the stomach, and does Koh Samui have a feast for you. Experience the best cuisine Thailand has to offer: Pad Thai, Kua Kling (dry curry), and Tom Yum Goong await at some of the most delightful restaurants in town. You can even take a Thai cooking class to repeat your delicious experience when you get home.
While you’re in Koh Samui, you’re going to want to see as much as possible. Take a Samui airport car rental for a road trip, or a cycling tour around the countryside. Island hop cruises are the best way to get to idyllic, fascinating locations including Koh Som – a small piece of land you can enjoy a sunset dinner upon as you listen to the hypnotic birdsong. Or you can pop over to Ang Thong Marine Park to see nature at work. You can even rent a boat to head off on your own adventure!
North East of the island lies the invigorating 12 metre tall Buddha, which is one of Koh Samui’s most breathtaking attractions. Take a day trip by rental car to the man himself, glistening in the sun in all his glory. Make sure to wear appropriate clothing at this religious site, which means knees and shoulders covered, with some slip-on, toe-covering shoes you can easily take on and off as you peruse through the temples.
If you’re after nightlife, Chaweng and Lamai are perfect cities for you with nightclubs, shopping complexes, and a range of markets and eateries catering to all tastes and desires. Traditionalists who want to see the real culture should drive on down to Bophut, a fishing village where old meets new. Or to get away from it all, Maenam beach is a popular destination for backpackers and couples who want some privacy and relaxation. Here in Koh Samui the water is clear, the beaches are plentiful and the mood can take you wherever you go.
With a full stomach, incredible views, and all of the mystery and intrigue of a tropical paradise, Koh Samui offers something you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else. To sweep your partner off their feet, check out our full list of romantic places to visit in one of the most beautiful places on earth.