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Koh Samui

Listed under Islands in South East Thailand, Thailand.

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These beautiful islands are set about an hour or two between mainland Thailand and Koh Samui. This cluster of tiny, unpopulated, islands are part of a national marine park and feature the enclosed lake as seen in the film "The Beach".

There are different packages available from tour operators on Koh Samui, but we took one which allowed us to canoe around the islands with a stop off on a deserted island/beach for a spot of lunch.

Stunning scenery and a real physical challenge if you're up to it, alternatively you can just enjoy the trip on a boat that takes you around the islands.

Written by  Gary Martin.

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“Koh Samui”

The island of Koh Samui lies 84km (52 miles) off the east coast in the Gulf of Thailand, near the mainland commercial town of Surat Thani. Since the 1850s, Koh Samui has been visited by Chinese merchants sailing from Hainan Island in the South China Sea… Read more...

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ive been going to thialands islands for years and have never used any mosquito repellents women get bitten more than men luckily.i go to koh samui in december every year to relax and get fit with my mountain bike.

beutiful people and beutiful beaches best place in the world.and you can fly straight down from bangkok.

Happy holidays


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Lucky men!

good reply Leia But the nursery rhyme sugar and spice

and all things nice thats what girls are made off is



Koh Samui.

We went to Koh Samui end of Dec 2010, Due to Australia having the rain's etc we had 5 Days of very wet weather, But !! The island is stunning & the people are very friendly, Don't expect things to get done in a hurry cause it's very much a case of "Shuffle of the Shoes" which wasn't a problem, we hired a Jeep & explored the island & there are some beautiful tucked away beaches, You have to have one of the Beach dinners !! The ladies cook on a tiny BBQ on the beach during the day from Sweet corn to fish & chicken .. & Lot's of fresh fruits very cheap ..Take your mosito plug in for the night (Even though) they say you dont need one.. You will..I would definetly go back to this island, in the next few years..Regards Lyn.

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Great recommendation for the beach dinners, I'll make sure I have one. And that I take mozzie precautions. Thanks for sharing!

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