This boutique island is one of Thailand's most popular destinations. Looking at our map of Koh Samui one immediately notices a vast choice of different beaches to choose for your hotel location. The island is located in the west of the Thai Gulf, approximately two hours by ferring from Don Sak Pier in the province of Surat Thani. Samui started featuring as a backpacker hang-out in the seventies, but has since seen rapid development. Today it is the boutiqe island of Thailand and Koh Samui accommodation include luxurious world class resorts set in picturesque locations allowing the most amazing views over the ocean and smaller islands in the distance. The island's main point of entry is Nathon pier although the high speed Lomphraya catamaran now also boast their own pier. Apart from boat travel the island can also be reached by plane sporting the most unique and attractive island style airport which feature and open air terminal. Koh Samui's most popular beach is Chaweng, an area which includes countless restaurants, bars, shops, markets and vibrant nightlife scene. Approximately 15 minutes drive to the north isChoeng Mon Beach, the most up-market part of the island with mainly 5 star hotels and include the amazing Sala Samui resort. Lamai is short on the hills of Chaweng with a range of attractions and nightlife of its own. This area's beach is long, wide and flat and include one of the most popular hotels on the island, namely Le Meridien Samui.
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