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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting Koh Samui Islands - Information and Tips to Enjoy a Good Holiday

Mesmerizing Koh Samui attracts large numbers of tourists who like to spend their days wrapped in the tropical allure of a breathtakingly beautiful, paradise destination. The article below gives valuable tips to those who are planning to visit Koh Samui.


Pack a few modest clothes

It's quite common for tourists to pack skimpy beach clothes when travelling to Koh Samui as everyone desires to soak up every bit of the golden sun that the island generously offers. But keep in mind that there are plenty of gorgeous ancient temples and religious sites here that you will yearn to visit during your tour. So make sure you bring along a few decent clothes or even scarves and shawls that you will be able to wrap around your body when visiting venerated sites.


Pack your summer clothes

The heat of Koh Samui can really wear you out! You really have to be garbed in comfortable clothing in order to enjoy the great outdoors of the island. So pack your summer outfits, linen tops and comfy shorts along with your wide-brimmed summer hats! Bring along your beach slippers and flip-flops too as you would most likely end up spending quite a lot of time on the beach.


Research on the internet about the best hotels and destinations

If you are a first-time traveller to Koh Samui you should take the time to research the popular tourist attractions and leading Koh Samui resorts before your arrival. There are plenty of interesting places to see so you must choose to stay at a centrally located hotel like Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort.


Control your urge to shop!

Yes, the glitzy wares of the street stalls are quite appealing, but you have to control your urge to splurge when travelling here! If you don't manage your budget well you might end up spending more than you really should. The offers will be irresistible but do try not to be a reckless shopper especially if you are travelling on a tight budget!


Avoid visiting places that abuse animals

Quite a large number of tourists inadvertently support animal cruelty in Thailand by using the services of establishments that abuse animals. You certainly should refrain from visiting elephant parks that offer rides. You can instead research about and visit reputed organizations that operate with the aim of providing welfare to animals.


Invest in a few good bottles of sunscreen before your arrival

Koh Samui sun will shine down on you with a brutal force so be prepared! The shops in Koh Samui don't sell a large variety of sunscreen brands so you will be stuck with a few simple options that may not offer adequate protection.


Use safe modes of transport

There are lots of ways to travel around Koh Samui but not all of these are safe. So stick to the option of air-conditioned jeeps when travelling long distances and always encourage your driver to drive slowly.


Try out a variety of dishes

It's sad to see how tourists deprive themselves of the joy of colourful dining experiences in Koh Samui! Most often than not, tourists simply opt to have a simple dish like pad thai throughout their vacations and miss out on the kaleidoscope of rich flavours the nation's cuisine has. So be bold and dare to try out the exotic flavours of new dishes, and discover a world of sensational flavours!


Watch the sunrise

If you spend a full day exploring the attractions of Koh Samui, you will be too tired to wake up in the early morning to watch the majestic beauty of the sunrise. But do make an effort because the splendour of the first golden minutes of the day is truly breathtaking in Koh Samui!


Respect the oceans

Always know that safety comes first! When you are swimming and sailing on the waters of Koh Samui keep in mind that dangers lurk in the forms of fierce currents and jellyfish so never let down your guard.