Some of my best memories were made on Koh Samui, being one of the first tropical islands I had ever visited, my eyes beamed at every site there was to see. From multi-passenger moped rides, sometimes up to 4 riders at a time to the several breathtaking beaches the island has to offer, I was sure I was in heaven.
The island has several temples worth visiting, from Wat Plai Laem to big Buddha, you’ll want to locate yourself in the Chaweng area to party and see the more common areas of interest like fisherman’s village and Chaweng beach. If you’re looking for a more relaxed time, laid back and quieter then I would suggest spending a few days down south closer to Lamai Beach and Hin Ta Hin Yai.
Down there you can attend weekly live reggae shows on a beautiful mountaintop viewpoint overlooking the southern
tip of the island. Accommodations are cheap, I was able to rent a nice apartment style condo for just over $200 a month. Eventually the constant driving to
Chaweng got the best of me and I relocated closer to where the majority of people and food options reside.
If you’re looking to party then you will definitely want to stay in Chaweng and go to Ark Bar! It’s a world famous Samui bar with pool parties, DJ and nightly fire shows.
I love koh samui, and now have people I can call friends to visit whenever I decide to head back there, or if youre looking for some herbal remedies I can give you a couple pointers for around 500 baht. The two months I spent here went by in a blink of an eye, by the end I had stayed on all 4 sides of the island and can tell you thathe northeast and southeast are the places to be, unless you want to spend your time on a resort then stay on the north side.