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about koh samui

Koh Samui is the largest of a group of approximately 80 small islands off the east coast of Thailand in the Gulf of Siam. It measures 20km by 25km, with an array of stunning small bays, lush mountainous regions, making up a total area of roughly 247. It is truly one of Thailand’s most beautiful island jewels with golden sand, turquoise seas and a totally Thai tropical feel. This outstanding beauty has earned the island 5th place in the top 10 Island destinations of the world list. It’s not hard to see why.

High-End Evolution

Samui Airport - Koh Samui Renovation

The last 10 years has seen Samui transform from the backpacker haven of old to one of the more exclusive destinations on people’s hit lists. This face lift has come about due to the island’s breathtaking beauty, combined with exceptional investment opportunities that helped realize its true potential. The world class Conde Nast travel magazine often features Koh Samui as a “location must”.

Readers have voted Samui the best worldwide island destination for food and restaurants and even the unique new airport has a glamorous island feel and certainly deserves the awards it receives as one of the top 10 most beautiful airports in the world. Frequent daily flights from Bangkok, an hour away, and further international connections from Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and recently China, make Samui an easy and accessible destination for people from around the globe.

Koh Samui has certainly become a buzz word in the regional property market in recent years with continuing international acclaim thanks to its growing high-end appeal. Four Seasons Samui and the Six Senses Hideaway Samui have had a real presence for several years. These two stunning resorts have held top position in a number of leading travel agency polls as the best hotels in the world. This chic tropical destination has created such a stir that W Hotels, Banyan Tree, X2 and the Conrad are now all creating their very own footprint on the island. Samui has become a development opportunity that’s too good to pass by.

Beach Dreams

Chaweng Beach - Beach Villa Koh Samui

Samui’s beaches are among the most beautiful in the world with each holding its own in unique appeal, attracting a cross section of people. Lively beach bars and funky restaurants adorn the beach of Chaweng, this coupled with its tantalizing sea and powder white sand makes it a destination people return to. Quieter beaches can be found along both the northern and southern coastline, retaining the sense of island life and a truly desert island feel. Meanwhile, exotic new beach clubs like Beach Republic and the world renowned Nikki Beach are creating quite a stir once again, raising Samui’s profile and attracting the kind of high-end visitor who flies in for the weekend to stay at a luxury villa and party the night away in tropical style.

Adventure Island

Samui Adventure - Samui Land

Lounging on beaches is not all that’s on offer around Koh Samui. For the more adventurous the interior of the island is covered in lush tropical rainforest with off-road quad bikes one option for your very own adventure. Treetop gliding is also available for a completely different perspective of the island. Attaching yourself to zip lines as you slide from tree canopy to tree canopy seamlessly becoming part of the jungle is a stunning and novel way to see the island. Mountain bike trails, elephant safaris and cooling waterfall pools are all easily reachable and ready to be explored.

Samui is perfectly positioned for island hopping. Neighbouring islands of Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Koh Tan and the Angthong National Marine Park make for stunning excursions with a real get away feel. For Scuba Diving, Koh Tao is credited as one of the most beautiful places to explore the undersea world and with such gorgeous weather for 10 months of the year, it’s a great place to discover year round.

Island Life

Bangkok Hospital - Koh Samui Development

The natural beauty this island has to offer is further enhanced by an ever growing list of amenities. Schooling on Samui is of paramount importance to the future growth of the island. Currently there are 4 international schools offering the very best in international education from the ages of 4 to 18. Facilities at these schools range from purpose built swimming pools, astro-turf playing fields for a multitude of sports and activities, plus outdoor gymnasiums. As well as following the British or Thai curriculum, after school activities such as Capoeira, Tai Kwon Do and tennis are very popular with the students, giving them a broad range of skills. Thailand is also well known for its international medical care and high standards of practice. Koh Samui currently has 4 hospitals, one government run and 3 private with cutting edge facilities and well-trained staff.

Western style shopping on Samui is easily accessible and very cost effective. Three superstores: Tesco Lotus, Big C and Makro provide for almost every need. With a choice of local fresh markets also available, residents benefit from extensive sources for food, clothes and essentials.

Koh Samui is a captivating island. Its natural beauty is outstanding, the people kind and friendly. The cost of living remains relatively low and the infrastructure becomes better by the year. With such attributes the island has come to the forefront of both the tourist and property investment markets. Samui generates huge interest, which in turn creates confidence in the market as there are so many opportunities awaiting those with the will to invest.

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