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Why go to Koh Samui

Koh Samui is an island paradise off the east coast of Thailand and faces onto the waters of the Gulf of Siam. Holidays here offer something for party-goers, as well as those who want to rest and relax or enjoy some of the many spa treatments on offer. The island is definitely going upmarket and today offers many quality holidays.

From full moon parties to rest and relaxation, the island of Koh Samui offers holidays to suit many tastes...

Recent efforts to play down the partying and build up the quality have had a definite effect on tempering the full on nature that Koh Samui once enjoyed. That's not to say that you can't still have a wild time in jungle-covered Koh Samui. This is Thailand after all. You're greeted with big smiles upon arrival - they don't call Thailand the 'Land of a Thousand Smiles' for nothing - and your every wish will be granted during your stay. So if you want to join in the famed full moon parties of Koh Phangan, well, no one is going to stop you.

Koh Samui holidays offer everything that is great about tropical sunshine breaks: the sun beats down on your skin, the white sandy beaches are soft enough to sink into, the palm trees offer a cool spot to while away time, and the waters are enticingly turquoise and deliciously warm. There's peace and quiet when you want it, and enough nightlife to get the pulse racing.

Sitting off the east coast of mainland Thailand in the Gulf of Thailand, and within the Surat Thani province, the island of Koh Samui is small enough to get around easily and brimming with fabulous resorts, including Chaweng, Tongsai Bay, Bophut Beach, Lamai Beach, Koh Phangan, and Lipa Noi.

The island is well known for attracting honeymooning couples, but holidays in Koh Samui offer so much more than just romance and relaxation - if you actually want more than that. Groups and families will feel right at home and, of course, backpackers can still find cheap digs in which to bed down for the night.

Koh Samui is certainly enjoying something of a rebirth as an upmarket destination, though the evidence of its hippy roots and joyous parties is plain to see. Visit now to find out what all the fuss is about.

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