KO SAMUI : A Place Close to Paradise

Whenever I mention Ko Samui, confusion sets itself perfectly on the faces of my fellow comrades. I’ve spent quite a while touring Ko Samui, gaining the confidence I need to explain what makes the island one of the best places to visit. Right behind Phuket, Koh Samui is the second largest island in Thailand, just off the coast of Kra Isthmus with a population of over 63,000 and a hotel occupancy rate of 73%.
 
Ko Samui is a place for everyone and is generally beautiful in nature. The long, sandy beaches and clean, fresh air will leave you breathless. For those who live the nightlife, there are a number of lively bars, restaurants and many other fun-filled places to keep you busy. I, on the other hand, wanted to have a more peaceful stay. Taking a break from the buzz of the city was a bit tough for me, but I had a profound need to experience the other aspects the island has to offer.
 
One of the great places I visited was Crystal Bay. It is said to be the most beautiful beach on the island. Packed with clean air, white gleaming sand, blue skies and crystal-clear water—does it get any better than this? Although Ko Samui isn’t well-known for snorkeling, you can still find marvelous sealife to admire. The ocean itself is simply stunning. I spent most of my time lazing underneath the palm trees listening to the beautiful birds chime, sipping on coconut juice as the cool summer breeze swayed the hammock that I laid on.
 
Also, a highly recommended place to visit would be the Coral Cove, just a few-hundred metres from Crystal Bay towards Chaweng. Honestly, the place took me by surprise. I didn’t expect much out of it, being the small area that it is. So I was really amazed to see how clear and blue the water was and the fact that you can actually go snorkeling. You can see tons of fish, crabs, anemones, starfish and beautiful corals—all of which make for really great pictures.
 
If you want a nice place to chill under the hot sun then the Na Muang waterfall is definitely a place to see.
The tranquil atmosphere is so relaxing that it’s almost too good to be true. The little waterfall is a great place to take some really good pictures and the water is indescribably crystal clear—I couldn’t have been more amazed. If ever you decide to visit Na Muang, make sure you take a trip up the mountain. The view that I had of the island was remarkable. The untouched, serene waterfall and the lush jungle were far beyond words.
 
Ko Samui has many great things to offer, being one of the many islands to visit in Asia. Lined up with amazing beaches, fun-filled activities and breathtaking jungles and waterfalls, Ko Samui will surely leave a long and lasting impression on you.