Earlier this year, I spent three luxurious weeks on the beautiful Thai island of Koh Samui. I booked with Tropical Sky, and have included their link below as I was so impressed with their service. After enduring almost twenty-four hours on flights and waiting in departure lounges, I arrived in the tiny and picturesque Koh Samui airport.
I stayed in a luxury beach-front resort encircled with coconut trees, ate breakfast surrounded by the sea and white sand, and enjoyed leisurely dips in the warm ocean. I also saw a multitude of incredible cultural sites. My two favourites were:
Wat Phra Yai
Known as the Big Buddha Temple, there is a spectacular twelve metre golden Buddha statue situated above a grand set of steps. Climbing to the top will give you spectacular views of the island and a much needed breeze – something I took full advantage of! There is a tranquil beach only metres away and you can have a delicious meal or buy lavish gifts in the surrounding village.
Laem Sore Pagoda
Situated on the coast, the Pagoda is an ancient Buddhist monument. The golden-yellow Pagoda contains incredible statues and carvings and is a must see if you are interested in the country's history and culture.
The places I visited made my holiday an experience I will never forget. Koh Samui has a huge range of sites that will provide incredible views of the island and an insight into the country's culture.