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5 Reasons Why Koh Samui Is a Destination You Need to Add to Your Must-Visit List – Tick off the bucket list of Koh Samui

The second-largest island in Thailand, Koh Samui is blessed with a bounty of nature's gifts as can be discovered by the discerning visitor. The mainland is as fascinating and delightful as the breath-taking beauty of the shoreline at this tropical paradise waiting to be explored and experienced.


Visit the incredible Namuang waterfalls

The 02 scenic waterfalls making Namuang Falls are beauties to feast your eyes on and can be easily reached by road on a scooter as is done by most visitors from Koh Samui Thailand hotels Once there look for the viewpoint of Namuang falls 2 which has a breathtaking view around the natural pool. and most importantly less crowded thus providing an aura of serenity and nature to envelop yourself in.


A holistic spa and wellness experience

Well known as the spa capital of Asia, Koh Samui is well geared to provide those profoundly holistic and extremely satisfying spa and wellness packages specially curated for their visitors. Wellness retreats in green and scenic surroundings bring harmony and balance to emotions, relieve stress and burnout. They also incorporate ancient yoga techniques. Treat yourself to a heavenly Thai massage in the environs of your beach villa with the soothing sound of waves in the background to relax and rejuvenate as enjoyed by guests at Avani+ Samui Resort.


Do a visit to the Majestic Golden Buddha

The temple of Big Buddha is on a small rocky island off the northeastern end of Koh Samui which is connected to the mainland by a causeway. Strategically positioned to be seen from afar, when you fly into Koh Samui or even arrive by boat, this 12 metres high seated statue of the Buddha is an attraction worth seeing at close quarters. An ornate stairway leads up to the viewing platform to get that ideal view of the statue and also for some breathtaking views of the surroundings.


Spend a day at an awesome Marine Park

A must visit National Marine Park is Ang Thong, an archipelago of 42 islands in the Gulf of Thailand. The full complement of nature's bounty is yours to savour at this beautiful National Park from greenery to waterfalls, lakes, sugary white beaches, gleaming turquoise waters, and incredibly multi-hued marine life. Try your preference from snorkelling, diving, kayaking to hiking and more. A day spent well storing up memories for a lifetime.


Delight the foodie and the shopaholic in you

Isn't it just wonderful to shop around, pick some bargains for your loved ones back home or just treat yourself when on holiday? It is even better to couple shopping with a divine Thai Meal before heading back to your hotel. You can do just this by doing a visit to the Chaweng's street market. Try the absolute array of stalls selling clothing, souvenirs and accessories at quite reasonable prices. Once you have shopped enjoy the nightlife and a sumptuous meal well into the night. You will feel a wee bit tired however happy and well sated.