Ko Samui, is a Thailand’s second largest island, lies in the Gulf of Thailand off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus. It’s known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest, plus luxury resorts and posh spas. The landmark 12m-tall golden Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai Temple is located on a tiny island connected to Ko Samui by a causeway.
Koh means Island. These two islands, namely Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan, are a diving & snorkeling paradise, situated about 70 km north of Koh Samui. The underwater world of these two islands is one of the best in the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Samui (Samui Island) is a cosmopolitan melting pot, attracting budget travelers staying for a month or two in simple beach side bungalows, to the wealthiest holidaymakers dropping in for a weekend at one of the many luxury resort or villa on the many white sand beaches of Koh Samui. Koh Samui is perfect destination for tourism as its has sun-seeking beaches, dozing in a hammock, feasting on world class cuisine, beach partying or discovering wellness in an exclusive spa. Must visit place in short.