A-Z Guidebook: Koh Samui, Thailand

I'm joining up with TIFFIN'S A-Z Guidebook Travel Link Up, and April the letter is K.  - Koh Samui in Thailand, a place I visited a few years ago. Koh Samui is an island separated from Thailand by ocean and reachable via slightly questionable ferries or commercial planes, and I think it's because of this separation, the atmosphere is different to other highly popular islands that tend to be connected by ...

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Tropical holiday; Koh Samui Highlights

We spent a few wonderful days on the tropical island of Koh Samui for a friend's wedding, it was magical. Separated from the mainland of Thailand, Koh Samui offers some seclusion and escapes from the busyness that you would find on nearby Phuket.  Where I stayed A small resort along Bangrak bay called Saboey Resort and Villas.  It wasn’t overly fancy and didn't need to be, our room was appointed in simple Thai ...

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Photo Diary; Saboey Resort

A friend’s wedding had brought us to Koh Samui, a tropical island in Thailand. The wedding was held at the glamorous Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa in Bophut. Most of the guests stayed at the same hotel while others stayed closed by. We stayed at a small resort called Saboey Resort located in between Bophut and Chaweng. We experienced a bit of a drama within an hour of arriving, with me, ...

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Wedding Rehearsal Afternoon, Koh Samui

Good friends of mine were getting married on a tropical island in Thailand and I volunteered myself to the task of organising the wedding rehearsal event. Socialise being the underlining word here. Everyone was travelling from different parts of the world and meeting for the first time. Whatever the idea, it had to negate any awkwardness before the big day! To organise an event to be held in a different country was at ...

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What does Adventure mean to me?

A few phrases come to mind when the question is asked - What does adventure mean to me? Embarking on a journey that excites, inspires and challenges. Breaking free from the ropes of daily life, be it for a short period of time. Adventure to me is goodness for the soul. It is a fairly personal question and each and every individual views adventure from all sorts of angles. Travelling for me ...

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Coffee at Koh Samui Airport

Ending our wonderful holiday on the small tropical island of Koh Samui  and just off the Gulf of Thailand, we found ourselves at the airport en route to Singapore. The airport is definitely a one of a kind and I never thought I would be referring to an airport as a beautiful place to be. The airport is completely open air with the exception of  the retail stores.  It is one of the ...

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Holiday Breakfast in Koh Samui

In holiday mode it was very easy to fall into the morning breakfast routine, we would take a short walk to the Sandalwood restaurant and while most of the guests would opt for the convenience of room service we enjoyed the morning sounds and cool start to the day. The light was soft in the morning on the island and the ironed ocean was a calming vision. The restaurant is intimate ...

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Room Service from Sandalwood Restaurant

After a day of riding around Koh Samui on our rented motorbike it felt nice to be back at our Villa in the Sandalwood Luxury Villa resort. We spent the rest of the afternoon by our small private pool and ordered our meals from the restaurant to be delivered to our villa (for a small fee) so that we could continue lazying around on the sundeck in the tropical humid ...

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Sandalwood Luxury Villas, Koh Samui

I had booked a few nights on the island of Koh Samui for Dk's last few days in his twenties. Koh Samui is a little tropical island off Thailand, it resembles a seaside town with one 51km long circular road wrapping around the island and calm blue waters from as far as the eye can see. The terrain is hilly and the jungle is green and lush. There are stunning ...

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