Koh Samui used to be a popular destination for travelers. However, Bangkok Air constructed an airport on the island, so this beautiful island has been “rediscovered”. The island is amazing but becoming more crowded, so choose your accommodations wisely. Chewang Beach is where all the excitement is, but you should be aware that you won’t be the only one there. Boh Phut (Fishermans Village) and Lamai are good options for those who want to avoid the crowds without sacrificing convenience (everything on the island is within 20 minutes of each other).
Koh Samui is home to some of the world’s most stunning beaches. A number of islands are within easy reach. However, most people only know them for the infamous Full Moon party on Koh Phangan, which you should avoid unless you are a backpacker or under 22.
Koh Samui’s beaches, locals, and weather are all quintessential of Thailand, but you’ll want to choose your location carefully since certain areas of the island can be as congested as any big city on a Friday or Saturday night.