Blessed with palm-fringed beaches, a rich forested landscape and superlative ocean views, Koh Samui is just an hour's flight from Bangkok and enjoys a consistently kind climate that draws visitors from around the globe for twelve months a year.
Samui's north and west coast are known for their bustling tourist towns, stretches of soft sand and views of the neighbouring islands, while on the sunset coast, shallow coves open onto views of the Thai mainland and the thousands of small islands that make up the Ang Thong National Marine Park.
Watersports such as snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing are very popular with visitors to Koh Samui, while on land, adventure activities such as canopy rides and ATV safaris are also an option, as well as more relaxing outdoor pursuits like a round golf at the Santiburi Country Club, known for its incredible tee-to-green coastal vistas.
The island is also known for its fine cuisine, with a wide selection of Thai and international restaurants to choose from and a number professional chefs employed around the island to personally prepare exquisite dishes for villa guests and wedding parties.
As a balance for any overindulgence, health and wellness options also abound on Koh Samui with a number of top class stand alone spas and sanctuaries, as well as professional massage therapists available to give relaxing treatments on the beach or in the tranquil surroundings of a private villa.