Ko Samui is the second largest island in Thailand, with an area exceeding 228 square kilometers. Ko Samui Island has been blessed with an abundance of natural resources, white sandy beaches, coral reefs, which attract annually millions of tourists from all over the world.
The archaeological and historical research shows that the island has been inhabited since 1500 years ago by small groups of fishermen who felt safe in Ko Samui region. Until the twentieth century, the region was isolated and until 1970 there were no roads leading to the island of Ko Samui. Those who arrived in the area were forced to walk a whole day through the mountainous jungles, which were full of dangers.
From a wilderness area, Ko Samui Island has now become a popular tourist destination, the place where visitors are spoiled with numerous amenities. Tourism development has led to a rapid expansion of modern buildings, private villas, luxury hotels, Ko Samui becoming the target of businessmen worldwide.
If you want to spend your holidays in Ko Samui, it would be better to choose the period from January to March, when temperatures are pleasant and there is no tropical rain. A holiday in Ko Samui can be relaxing but it can also be exhilarating and adventurous. It all depends on your choice, Ko Samui Island being the perfect place for every tourist. The region is suitable even for families with children because there are many interesting and fun activities for children.
The main beaches on the island are Chaweng and Lamai, areas that impress with their special charm. Chaweng is the largest beach in Ko Samui; the place has grown dramatically since 1990 until today. The beautiful beach is now a mix of Italian restaurants, Irish pubs, hotels and bars, but they failed to remove the Thai spirit.
The brave ones can venture into the depths of water in diving sessions. The underworld is a huge complexity and the fauna and the underwater plants are truly outstanding.