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"In Koh Samui we actually..." Thailand Hotel Tip by Bloch

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In Koh Samui we actually stayed at two different resorts. The first one was called “Long Island Beach Resort” and is located on Lamai Beach. The resort is located on a very quiet beach just a short walking distance from the town of Lamai Beach. The rooms are all basically little huts. The huts vary with regard to amenities from simple with no air to luxury huts with air, TV, etc. The resort also has a awesome pool by the ocean with a little restaurant/lounge next to it. The people whom work at the resort were very friendly and I would highly recommend staying here if you are on the island. Plus, if you are American the resort is very cheap. In fact the dollar is very strong in Thailand currently (2000) therefore everything is relatively inexpensive.

The second half of our stay in Koh Samui we stayed at Chaweng Regent Resort and may I say High Class! I never really have stayed at a luxury beach side resort before but since things were relatively inexpensive for us we decided to live it up a little. Beautiful place with everything you can imaging from numerous restaurants and an international cuisine, health facility, rental facilities for beach related items, daily exertions, etc. We received fresh flowers everyday, our bed was pulled down every night and at night all the surrounding resorts would place chairs and tables out on the beach so you can literally eat dinner with the water lapping at your feet. I could go on and on.

The island itself is a pretty quite place although more and more tourist seem to be making there way there. From the sea the island still looks relatively uninhabited since none of the buildings extend above the palm trees. The island also is close to many other islands which enables further adventures. One day we took a boat 2 hour boat ride north to the island of Koh Tao to go snorkeling which was awesome. The surrounding islands also offer accommodations as well but are much more remote and low key. Some of the resorts on the remote islands are simply huts on the beach with no water or electricity. On Koh Samui you may also rent motor bikes or jeeps to venture out on your own which is fun but I would recommend renting a jeep vs. a bike since the driving is a little hectic. Nevertheless, the island offers many many beautiful and relaxing things to do and see. If you are looking to find a fun yet relaxing place to go you need not look any further. If you fly into Koh Samui you will know from the moment you step off the plane into the outdoor airport that you are in the right place.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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