Koh Samui

Koh Chang White Sand Beach

Thailand Islands Compared: Koh Chang, Koh Samui, Phuket

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts / December 23, 2012 / 3 Comments

After our exhausting 28 days in Burma – we relaxed on a Thai island. I am a huge fan of Thai beaches and this time we went to Koh Chang, not one that I’d been to before. Koh Chang (Trat) Location Koh Chang (Elephant Island, because of it’s shape) – is actually Thailand’s second largest…

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Chaweng Beach entrance, Beach Road, Koh Samui

Chaweng Beach Hotels and Accommodation

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts / April 10, 2012 / 0 Comments

I written before about Chaweng Beach – Koh Samui’s most famous beach before. And yes its a beautiful beach. Which is why the picture below may shock you. Its one of the main beach access points for Chaweng – and yes the Beach Road area, is an ugly mess. Power lines are strung everywhere, footpaths…

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Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

Koh Samui’s Chaweng Beach Guide

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts / April 4, 2012 / 2 Comments

Driving into Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui’s most famous beach, for the first time, I wasn’t, to be honest, that impressed. I’d been told over and over that Koh Samui was so much nicer than Phuket, which we’d just left, but to be honest I wasn’t that sure.  Koh Samui is basically a fairly circular island…

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Cheap Flights to Koh Samui: Do Cheap Samui Flights Exist?

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts / September 28, 2011 / 0 Comments

Content last updated – November 2016 – please contact me  if you have an update!  So you are little frustrated about the prices you’ve found for flights to Ko Samui? I’m not surprised, the route has very little competition on it, and until recently the ONLY airline that flew the route was Bangkok Airways –…

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Kata Beach, Phuket

Phuket or Koh Samui: Samui vs. Phuket – Which Is Better and Why

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts / July 29, 2011 / 3 Comments

Content last updated – November 2016 – please contact me  if you have an update!  Planning a recent trip to Thailand – I was torn – should I go to the famous west coast resort island of Phuket or the more “laid-back” option of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand. In the end we…

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Phuket to Koh Samui: Travel Between the Two

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts / July 19, 2011 / 0 Comments

Phuket is a hub for cheap airlines who fly into Thailand – and many people’s trips to Thailand start in Phuket. On a recent trip we decided to see both “sides” of the south: Phuket on the Andaman Coast and Koh Samui on the Gulf of Thailand.  There are a number of options to get from…

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