Island Destinations In Thailand

Thailand is a well-known destination for those wanting to get away from the cold winter weather in their own countries. If you’re seeking sunshine and the friendly smiles of the Thai people then book a flight to the capital, Bangkok, for an exciting adventure before heading down to the golden shores of Samui or Phuket, and you won’t be disappointed. Its location in the south-east of Asia provides it with an exotic natural beauty and warm climate that attracts people from all over the globe.

There are lots of sights and attractions to visit whilst in the country, Bangkok is the capital and great for shopping and nightlife, however if you want something a bit more relaxing and quiet then head to the beaches in the south of the country.

Phuket and Samui are just two of the most visited islands in the south and have first-class international hotels, including well-known brands, as well as more economical bungalows on the beach to suit all budgets.

These tropical islands are blessed with pure white-sand beaches bordered by swaying palm trees and a sparkling blue ocean – what more reasons are there for travelling to Thailand? Relax on the beach every day, swim or snorkel, learn to dive and experience the nightlife on the islands, then go home chilled out and happy.

Phuket is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the south due to its modern outlook and traditional way of life. Catering to a diverse range of holidaymakers this paradise island has plenty of activities, entertainment, restaurants and beaches to please everyone. Phuket Town is an interesting place with sino-portuguese architecture and art galleries to explore, whilst on the other side of the mountain is the busiest tourist resort of Patong, further towards the southern tip of the island are Karon and Kata suitable for those looking for a quiet area. If you do visit Phuket then the months of November to March are the best time of year to visit as it’s not too hot and the rainy season is over.

Ko Samui is less crowded than Phuket but if you do like to people watch or busy bars then stay in Chaweng which is the most developed resort. There are still plenty of idyllic spots next to the ocean especially if you go to Lamai or Bo Phut. Not far from here is Koh Phangan, an island most people have heard of these days as it’s the scene of the famous full-moon parties, and go that little bit further and you’ll find the tiny island of Koh Tao, the best place for experienced or new divers.

Why Should You Rent A Car in Kho Samui, Thailand?

With many resorts spread out over this valuable coast line, Koh Samui is a small Island of Thailand. Samui town attract everyboby with evenful actions such as host of bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Some other attractions are offered such as day spas or healing centers you really do need a hire car. Another prominent attraction is a first class restaurant Samui town offers a wide selection of seafood restaurants all of equal quality, the seafood is displayed on ice in the front of the restaurants to entice you in.

Budget and Thai rent a car have depots at the open air tropical airport , both offer first class cars and good insurance cover. Cars can be rented direct from our resort but quality and age will be an issue.

Koh Samui at one time was very cheap and catered mainly to the backpacker that is no longer the case with 5 star hotels in abundance, however some resorts do still cater for the budget traveler. Samui is also popular for the healing or spa type holiday with many first class spa resorts situated along the coastline. They offer all forms of alternative medicine including colon cleansing . If you are on a traditional  holiday it is still possible to go along and experience a day of spa treatments.

A rental car  is not expensive to run as petrol is cheap in Thailand and parking is free. Do book your car hire in advance with a reputable company to avoid ending up possibly with a car with worn brake pads, no power steering and possibly no or limited  insurance cover.

If you decide not to rent a car the you can avail of the local taxi service which comprise of  open back pickups with 2 rows of seats ( no seat belts ). These can be flagged  down  just like a taxi and will bring you back to your resort, do agree a price upfront to save on any misunderstanding, a copy of hotel name card will also help.

Samui Island is full of local and tourist on motorbikes, do give them the right of way and a wide berth as most will not be wearing safety helmets and some may have been drinking. All these interestingness attract you? Coming here to get all really enjoyable feeling from these resorts.