Visiting Koh Samui

Visiting Koh Samui in Thailand

On traveling to Koh Samui also known as Ko Samui which is in the Gulf of Thailand, about 35 km northeast of Surat Thani town.

We flew to Surat Thani which has just over an hour flight from Bangkok, then we got a 2 hour ferry to Koh Samui. There is direct flights to Koh Samui but normally they are not cheap.

Checkout our travel tips before going to Thailand and interesting things to do on Koh Samui.

Koh Samui Beach Thailand
Ko Samui Beach Thailand

We got accommodation for 2 nights which was about a 15 min walk from Chaweng Beach and near the main nightlife on the island.

The Nightlife

The nightlife for us started in the Ark Bar which is located on Chaweng Beach with its fire shows and DJ every evening.

And when that closes we work our way to the Green Mango club after a few pub stops along the way then again when that closes around 3 am, with more places open around the corner.

Visiting The Waterfalls

During the day we traveled around the island and visited the Namuang reserve, a forested area. There are two waterfalls located here where you can go for a swim.

Namuang Reserve Waterfall Koh Samui
Namuang Reserve Waterfall

After the visiting Namuang reserve we visited the Ang Thong Marine National Park with its many islands and snorkeling areas.

Ang Thong Marine National Park
Ang Thong Marine National Park

Then there is of course the Thai markets. There is several spread around the towns of the island.

With delicious Thai food, clothes, cocktails and souvenirs.

See A Muay Thai Fight

Again there’s always some Muay Thai at the Hat Chaweng Boxing Stadium as well. There you can see fights and normally the event takes about 2-3 hours.

Hat Chaweng Boxing Stadium Koh Samui
Hat Chaweng Boxing Stadium

Koh Samui has a lot to offer such as good nightlife, jungles, waterfalls, amazing beaches and coral reefs but these were the things that stood out the most to me.


Wrapping Up

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