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Enchanting idyll

  • Published at 07:03 pm December 22nd, 2019
Koh samui
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Koh Samui was once a tiny fishing island, which still feels somewhat lost in time today. This idyllic island is a very romantic place, the likes of which you’d hardly be able to find elsewhere, making it the perfect destination for newlyweds looking to spend some time away from the crowds of relatives at their wedding.

How to get there:

Koh Samui has its own airport receiving flights from Bangkok , Phuket and Pattaya. You can take a flight to Bangkok and then fly to Koh Samui or fly to Surat Thani and then from there, take a ferry to Koh Samui. Another option is to take a bus or rent a car from Bangkok which will take you to Surat Thani, and then take the ferry from there.

Where to stay:

Experience romance and luxury at Tongsai Bay

Filled with lush gardens and located at a hillside overlooking the tranquil beach, Tongsai Bay is one of the most romantic hotels in Koh Samui where you can experience an unforgettable honeymoon. With their well separated rooms and villas, Tongsai Bay ensures their guests will have the all privacy that they need.This tropical resort is located on a secluded hillside surrounded by a landscape of lush coconut trees. The peaceful and refreshing atmosphere transports you away from any city buzz, allowing you to truly relax and enjoy couple time together.

Enjoy a mix of health and luxury at Banyan Tree Samui

Tucked away among hillside jungles, Banyan Tree Samui is a romantic resort which is quite popular among honeymoon couples. Apart from their mesmerizing views, the resort offers a relaxing spa for traditional Thai massages and a yoga centre where you can relax and unwind to your heart’s content. The restaurant has fine dining options, where you can have a private dinner with your beloved.    

Things to do:

Soak in beach vibes

Koh Samui is home to beaches with beautiful white sand and crystal clear, turquoise waters that attract many couples on their honeymoons. Many of these beaches also offer spots to practice diverse water activities like scuba diving, snorkeling and kitesurfing for honeymooners who enjoy thrilling water activities. 

One of those beaches in Samui is the Chaweng beach, which is the perfect place for swimming because of its crystal clear waters, powdery white sand and various watersports. At night, the Chaweng beach transforms its tranquil setting to a buzzing nightlife, with its bars and restaurants.  

If you prefer a much laid back environment, then you should check out the Lamai Beach, which  is as beautiful as Chaweng Beach but much quiet and less crowded. Its stunning coastal stretch is a perfect spot for a great sunset view.

Explore the classic Bophut Fisherman’s Village

The third most popular resort town of Koh Samui has a lot to offer. Its 3 kilometre long beach is the perfect place for tanning and swimming. Bophut is greatly known for its Fisherman’s Village. Although the seafaring community moved on ages ago, the town has still been able to retain its timeless, old woodhouse shophouses and rustic styled buildings. Every Friday, the quiet atmosphere of the Fisherman’s Village is brought to life  with various stalls lining the many alleys of the village. 

Shop till you drop at the largest beachfront shopping complex in Asia

Koh Samui houses Asia’s biggest shopping complex, which is the Central Festival Samui. With 90,000 sqm of retail space and over 200 fashion and boutiques, the locals describe it as the “largest and most complete lifestyle shopping complex in Koh Samui.” The Central Festival's design features and details are unique to Koh Samui and offer customers a distinctive, resort-style shopping and entertainment experience. So if you and your partner are shopping junkies, you’ll certainly love Samui.