Koh Samui - Simply Beautiful

18 May 2011
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Flight Centre's Hannah Morgan travels to Koh Samui in Thailand. Hannah stays in Chaweng Beach and enjoys the laid back island lifestyle but also takes a snorkelling tour on Kao Tao. Let's hear about Hannah's island escape.


Koh Samui, what a beautiful place. There are white beaches, stunning blue crystal clear water and sun. I think Koh Samui is a traveller's delight. I went there with my husband (well then boyfriend) and we loved it. We flew over the beach and into this tiny airport, where the terminals were free standing little huts. The luggage carousel was outside and we arrived on these small two- seater planes. To get out of the airport, we had to drive over a small sand dune.

We stayed at the Centara Grand in Chaweng Beach, five star of course; my husband loves a club room where he can drink free cocktails. I would recommend this hotel to anyone; it's one of the older properties on the beach so it has the largest piece of real estate which is filled with gardens and lagoon style swimming pools with a pool bar. It is right in the middle of the most popular beach on the island, Chaweng Beach. In comparison to Phuket, this place was much smaller and had fewer crowds. At night, each hotel/restaurant sets up tables and chairs with candles on the beach and you can walk down the beach and look at the menus, so beautiful.

There is a great restaurant across the road from the Centara Grand called Zicco's, it's a Brazilian capoeira bar and has great Brazilian food and entertainment. It has girls dancing and capoeira dancers. We also did a great day tour from Koh Samui to a small island called Kao Tao, where we enjoyed a snorkelling tour. The visibility was great and there was lots of sea life. There is also a nice hike up the hill to a great lookout overlooking the island. It's amazing staring out to sea and seeing nothing but crystal clear water and the bright sunshine. Bliss, I love being on holiday and having the warm sun on my face. Checking out the view from the lookout was so worth the hike.

Looking for information about travelling to Koh Samui in Thailand? Contact [email]text= Hannah Morgan[/email], a Team Leader with Flight Centre based in Beenleigh City, Queensland who can be reached at 1300 341 590 or by [email]text=email[/email].

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