You are looking for quiet and diversion in wonderful surroundings?
You then come with me to Koh Samui. Here we find dream beaches, clear water and quiet bays. Postcard idyll lets itself be seen at every corner of this paradise island. Koh Samui is located a good flight hour away from Bangkok in a south easterly direction in the middle of the golf of Thailand. Also with train and ferry the island can be reached well through Surat Thani.
Nach einem 70 minütigen, ruhigen Flug in einer zweimotorigen Propellermaschine der Bangkok Air erreichen wir den kleinen, familiären Flughafen im Norden von Koh Samui. Schon aus der Luft ist die Schönheit der Insel zu erahnen. Mit Freunden, die mich vom Flughafen abholen, geht es in ein paar Minuten zur Bucht von Mae Nam im Norden der Insel. Hier beziehe ich einen kleinen, sauberen Bungalow direkt am Strand.
After a 70-minute , quiet flight in a twin-engined propeller machine of Bangkok Air we reach the small, family airport in the north of Koh Samui. From the air the beauty of the island has already to be foreseen. With friends who pick me up from the aerodrome, in a couple of minutes, it works from Mae Nam to the bay in the north of the island. Here I move into a small, clean bungalow situated directly at the beach.
My first way leads me across the broad, white, fine-grained beach to the water. The water is marvelous warm and clear. That is the ideal beginning for a recovery seed vacation.
The absence of the typical hotel complexes, which grow into the sky, is remarkable. I learn the reason for this at a shopping tour in Na Thon, the capital of the island. In a real estate office one explains to me that no building may be higher than the palms on Koh Samui to get the typical flair.
An approx. 50 km long ring road leads along the coast around the island. New wonderful bays open up to every curve. Koh Samui is a palm island -- the palms are threatened by a beetle plague quite recently, though the residents do much to get the cocos and thus also the beauty of the island.
Only short travel time leads to the attractions of the Paradies island. The visit of the colorful coral gardens is worthwhile at Laem Sed.
The waterfalls of Na Muang and Hin Lat are fed by small rivers. The river has its source in the mountains of the island and gets its water from the monsoon rains which can be very productive.
The rainy season extends from the beginning of November by the middle of December. But also in the remaining time it can, primarily at night, with strong rains come to short but intense thunderstorms.
At the south end of the Lamai bay, we go to the grandfather rock, a rock needle which rises like a great Phalus in the height.
Small fishing villages with their multicolored painted boats are appropriate scattered along the coast.
For the thai dinner we rest in a lovely restaurant nearby Ban Khao Phra located at the steep coast. A monkey training station is located not far away.
We past approach the end of our Roundtrip at the "big Buddha", a sedentary Buddha statue on the little island of Ko Fan in the Plai Laem bay in the north.
The days pass like in the flight. The most popular beaches are Chaweng and Lamai in the east of the island.
The largest shopping center is found in Na Thon. Here one finds everything from food over clothes up to electronics and computers. For the daily purchase however the many small stands and supermarkets are sufficient, which one finds everywhere on the island.
In the evening many small restaurants lain directly on the beach, invite to a meal. The Thai cooking with their many variations spoils the palate with always new flavors and taste impressions. The prices are higher than on the mainland since most raw materials must be transported on the island but this does not do any abort to the pleasure.
In the nights we go for dancing into the biggest disco of the island, the "Reggae Pub" in Chaweng. By daily changing music groups change is provided in the music direction.
Here there are also the typical Thai open beer bars, where Thai Ladys of both kinds of sex wait for paying visitor.
The cheerful, restful days pass much too fast in the paradise. The farewell is - like always - very difficult.