Visiting the Amazing Ang Thong National Marine Park in Thailand

Visiting the Amazing Ang Thong National Marine Park in Thailand

The amazing Ang Thong National Marine Park of Koh Samui is heaven on earth and waiting for you to explore the beauty that lies in the Gulf of Thailand.

In your travels, you often come across beauty so wonderful you can not put into words. The sort of beauty that can only be provided through the natural wonders of the earth that lie in front of you, where witnessing such gorgeous landscapes makes you grateful to be alive, especially in the modern times of what can be described in as harsh realities of life, but also providing an extraordinarily beautiful world.

The Ang Thong Marine Park in Thailand is 42 picturesque islands grouped together in the Gulf of Thailand, a tourist location where the scenery is breathtaking, the nature & the surrounds is mesmerising and the experience inside Ang Thong is simply an unforgettable experience as you get the opportunity to cruise, hike, kayak and fall in love with the breathtaking Ang Thong National Park.

 

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Ang Thong National Marine Park

The beautiful Angthong! Have you been there?

 

Getting to Ang Thong National Marine Park

From the Island of Koh Samui, there are many tours available to get to Ang Thong, whether it is a slow cruise where you get the opportunity to take things slow and appreciate all around you or a luxury speed boat that gets you where you need to go much quicker and in style. For all types of cruises, there is a range of group tours or private tours available to the tourist and at a range of affordable prices to suit various budgets.

When I travelled to the gorgeous Marine Park, I went on an Island Tours with an old long boat. The slow boat wasn’t much too look at, but it was one of the cheapest tours going around that went for about $70 for the day. The tour included a full day of sightseeing, a tough hike to amazing views, kayaking between islands, snorkelling n the shallow waters at the creatures of the sea and a decent buffet feed at lunchtime.

A side note, avoid booking any tours through your resort, you’ll almost pay double, book a tour through a variety of travel agency that is situated on the streets of Chewang. 

 

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Cruising to Ang Thong.

 

When To Travel to Angthong Marine Park

Tours to the National Park are available all year but try not to ruin the experience by going on a wet or cloudy day where the conditions of the ocean will provide a rough day and on occasions the amazing Ang Thong views just won’t be the same and can provide the ultimate romantic escape when travelling in Asia.

Make sure that you plan for the trip as close to the day as possible by checking the weather forecasts for that particular day and book your awesome Samui tour for a sunny day. You won’t regret it doing it with patience and tours are not usually sold out even if you only book a day before your planned trip.

 

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Who wouldn’t be happy with a view like this?

 

What to do inside the Ang Thong National Park

Whenever you choose to take an Ang Thong National Marine Park Tour, there is a range of things to do in a days tour during any day, crazy fun activities in the great outdoors of Thailand are from the following:

 

  • Hiking: It may not be the longest of hikes but it can still be quite demanding, especially when you climb to the peak of the Wua Ta-Lab Island to capture the best view of Ang Thong. It starts off easy but the further you ascend the steeper it gets before too long it begins to get tougher on your foot as you cling your way to the top. It#s not for the faint-hearted, but for those who can’t physically make it, there are other lookout areas during the trail.
  • Kayaking: An incredible picturesque Kayak, and one of the best kayaking experiences I have been on. Sitting on your kayak with your lover upfront in the Gulf of Thailand and surrounded by beautiful islands, is one of the best things you#ll do during your Samui holiday. Kayak tour varies from tour companies but ultimately you are going from one island to another and finishing on the beautiful white beaches of Ang Thong. It is simply stunning.
  • Snorkelling and Scuba Diving: Depending on the tour company you choose from, scuba diving could be an option for you if you are into that kind of thing, you will find that all tours offer snorkelling at no extra charge. it may not be extreme snorkelling, but having a look at the coral below the waters with the small fishing dodging and weaving their way around while you swim will create further excitement during your Mu Ko Ang Thong day tour.

 

Now all you have to do is get to amazing Ang Thong Koh Samui yourself and see for yourself why it is truly one of the world’s most beautiful Marine National Parks to visit in your lifetime. It promises to be an adventurous and scenic trip.

 

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Kayaking in the Ang Thong Marine National Park is a thing of beauty.

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Hiking in Angthong Marine National Park. to great scenic views.

 

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Getting Around Koh Samui – The Famous Tourist Island of Thailand

Getting Around Koh Samui – The Famous Tourist Island of Thailand

Getting around Koh Samui is as easy as getting off the Ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui, head to the nearest train station and making your way to Koh Samui resort in style, Right?

No, not quite, well not in Koh Samui anyway.

On the popular Thailand Island, there aren’t any trains; or any luxury coaches, albeit shuttle buses used by resorts and day tour operators. However, there is no need to threaten; you’re not alone on this small paradise island they call Koh Samui in Thailand, or for you, Americans out there may call it Ko Samui.

Despite not having convenient public transport in the modern world, you’ll still find that getting around to see all the awesome things in Koh Samui to be quite simple and convenient. Therefore, you can enjoy your time getting out and about, feeling stress-free, and with the realisation, you’ll get home safely when the time requires.

 

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Getting around Koh Samui.

 

Getting Around Koh Samui in Thailand

Once you have caught that Ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui, or however whichever way you plan on arriving at this majestic island of love, you’ll need to find ideal transportation of getting around Koh Samui, and below, we’ll have you covered. Let’s go.

 

Hail a Koh Samui Taxi

The yellow top and maroon Koh Samui taxis are everywhere on the Samui island, and with any taxi services around the world, it’s the most efficient way to get from one location to another. While it is a comfortable and convenient way around the island, taxis are not the cheapest transportation mode in the area compared to a few other modes of transport further down the list. It’s not that expensive if you compare it to those extreme prices in the Western world.

A Samui Taxi runs on set prices, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try to haggle the price; however, in my experience, they were quite steadfast in their ways and usually, the price would stand. You can except for the few extra dollars of travel or select other modes of transport.

 

Getting around Koh Samui is easy in a taxi.

Getting around Koh Samui is comfortable in a taxi.

 

Take a Ride on the back of the Ute

The maroon coloured utes or Tuc-tucs are seen all over the island are safer than they appear upon taking your first glance at the unique vehicle. The canopy-covered utes are set up at various locations on the island and are seen often throughout the day in popular tourist zones. To organise a lift, you tell the nearby driver of your intended location point and pay a set fee upon sitting on the back, before heading to your next location, whether it’s your Koh Samui accommodation or Chaweng for a little shopping or fun at the beach.

The fees are pre-determined for this mode of transportation, but it is half the price of a regular taxi service, and while it won’t take you directly to the lobby of the resort, but it will get you close enough as these vehicles never veer off the main road. In other words, you could call these utes the buses of Koh Samui.

 

Get a cool breeze riding around in the back of these vehicles

Get a cool breeze travelling around in the back of these vehicles

 

Try your luck on a scooter or motorcycle

Ride at your peril along the Samui roads, especially if you are an inexperienced rider unaware of their surroundings or, even worse, does not have travel insurance. Road rules don’t exist on the island, and the road conditions’ standards aren’t much to get excited about either. However, it’s convenient and cheap on the fuel and affordable to hire with fantastic daily rates.

You can find various hire locations everywhere you go, and naturally, it’s much cheaper at places and stores or the main street than your Koh Samui resort.

 

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Hire a Car – It’ll be safer for you

You may have heard of them; they have been around a while, you know, a four-wheeled vehicle that is enclosed all around you and has an engine front. Driving a car is an excellent way of getting around the island. You can go where you want and do what you want when you want. It’s like being your own Koh Samui guide.

It is the freedom that comes with driving your car. As with the bikes, a car can be hired all around Koh Samui, including the resort. Just a memo, in Thailand, they drive on the left, which is great for Aussies like me. To hire a car around the island, check this link and be pre-prepared for when you visit Koh Samui.

 

Go for a joy ride on a cruise boat

Whether you are catching a ferry to the mainland of Thailand to further your travel experience or enjoying a day trip on a Koh Samui ferry to blissful islands such as the incredible Angthong Marine National Park. Enjoying a great day out on the waters around Samui is very popular and sort after an adventure that is strongly recommended for an epic cruise in paradise.

To save money on any ferry day-tours around the island, book at travel agencies on the streets of Chaweng or through the internet; it’s much cheaper than booking through the resort, with a substantial amount of commission coming off the price.

 

An old cruise ship to get around Samui.

An old cruise ship to get around Samui.

 

Get on a shuttle bus and Get Around Koh Samui

The only coach you’ll find on the island unless things change shortly.

Generally, shuttle buses are used by Koh Samui resorts or tour companies for the guests to comfort air-conditioning. It is certainly the most stylish way of getting around the island, and usually, you’re going to the top places to visit in Koh Samui.

There you have it, the major alternatives of getting around Koh Samui from your Fair Dinkum Traveller, stress-free and hopefully in one piece. However, please listen to this advice, if you’re travelling by motorcycles, respect the roads, other motorists and the country’s laws.

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Not the recommended way of travelling.

Not the recommended way of travelling but still a thrill.

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A Very Basic Travel Guide to Koh Samui – Thailand

A Very Basic Travel Guide to Koh Samui – Thailand

From the moment you arrive in Koh Samui, you are instantly hit with the island paradise that you have been craving for with the palm trees, the sounds of the beach, the splash of the pool and the sound of the ice dropping into your glass for your next cocktail. Even the stunning and boutique Koh Samui Airport lets you know the instant you have arrived that luxury lives on this exotic Thailand island.

It is fair to say the vibe starts off good after hours of flying, with a tingling sensation of what excitement that lies ahead on your vacation. Exiting the airport and getting into the island fails to dampen the positive mood as you get a sense of how the locals live.

There are many Markets, restaurants, and retail shops line the streets with the locals rushing around either by foot or by scooter, dodging traffic at will. You will never see a more fascinating sight than a mother on her scooter cradling her two children, perhaps more.

Let’s get to it and take a look at this basic travel guide to Koh Samui, an Island of dreams and the ultimate paradise that you have been searching for all your life.

 

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A Travel Guide to Koh Samui – Thailand.

 

A Very Basic Travel Guide to Koh Samui – Thailand

 

Getting to Koh Samui Thailand

The easiest way to get to Samui is by aeroplane, either international or domestic. Although a lot of major airlines do not land in Samui, it means it will be difficult to get to the island from your home country with a direct route. The competition is thin, therefore rather expensive.

I travelled on Air Asia from Australia, via Kuala Lumpur to Phuket. From there I caught a domestic flight with Bangkok Airways to Samui. Complicated but I did save a few hundred dollars travelling this way. Another means of travel if arriving on the mainland of Thailand, is by bus then ferry. Much more affordable but it will take a heck of a lot longer. That just means you’ll be able to explore the beautiful country a little more.

 

Koh Samui Airport

Koh Samui Airport.

 

 

Great Thai Food in Koh Samui

Everyone loves Thai food and in Koh Samui you can get ready for some awesome food, starting with delicious curry meals that are served with coconut milk. Thai food is delicious, we all know that, whether you’re ordering a delicious Tom Yum Soup or the very popular Papaya Salad, you can’t go wrong when ordering Thai Food on the island and you won’t have to travel far to find a suitably priced decent restaurant for evening dining.

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Papaya Salad with a little satay chicken.

 

Enjoy Thai Beer in Local Bars

Ice cold beer, important to some of us, especially when you are holidaying in the tropics. On Koh Samui, you never have to go too far on the island to get rid of your thirst and all at a low cost. Especially if you wander outside your resort. Bars and restaurants sell Thailand’s own Chang and Singha brand beers at no more than two dollars a pop. International beers also come at a good price.

Just remember buying any alcohol in supermarkets between the hours of 2 -4 pm is against the law, although you can still buy your drinks at the Resort.

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Chang beer goes down well in sunny Koh Samui.

 

Day trip to Angthong Marine National Park

A National Park like none other and it’s another taste of paradise. The blue ocean waters with an abundance of islands placed throughout the ocean are nothing short of stunning as you gaze atop the highest peak and look at nature at its incredible best. A day cruise to Angthong is the number one thing you must do in Samui.

Be prepared to be mesmerised as you hike to the peaks on a few of the islands and navigate your way through the national Park kayaking the blue waters, and even entering into the dark caves. Then it’s time to get your snorkel gear out and marvel at the sea creatures that call Angthong Marine National Park home.

Of course, once all that is done, it’s time to relax and sun-bake under the Thailand sun.

 

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Angthong Marine National Park

Angthong Marine National Park

 

Wat Plai Laem

One of the most gorgeous temple attractions that you’ll ever come across is the  Wat Plai Laem and it will dazzle you as wander from sculpture to sculpture that only gets better more you see. The Buddhist temple is where locals come to worship every day is a big tourist winner with attractions including The Fat Chinese Smiling Buddha and the 18 arm image of Guanyin.

 

Wat Plai Laem

Guanyin at Wat Plai Laem.

 

Explore Chaweng

Swim, shop, relax, eat and a relaxing massage are your main options in Chaweng. The main town centre is situated on the eastern side of the island is full on entertainment, with shopping during the day and clubbing during the night when the main hub Chaweng comes well and truly alive. Chaweng Beach is the fun beach of the island with pristine white sands.

In Chaweng, there are many shopping outlets, marketplaces, bars, massage centres and restaurants are spread-out through the beach, where sun baking and cocktail drinking is a way of life. In the water is when you can get the adrenalin going with jet-skiing the rage on the open waters. Central Festival Samui is the largest shopping centre in Koh Samui. Two levels of popular retail chains such as Nike, Rip Curl and Quicksilver, amongst other retail outlets. The complex also has food courts, cinemas and coffee shops.

 

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Chaweng Beach

The white sands of Chaweng Beach.

 

Day Trips in Koh Samui

Day trips are must and there are several to choose from to have the opportunity to explore Koh Samui to its limit. Whether it is a trip to Angthong, as mentioned earlier, or a four-wheel drive tour around the island, you’ll find the perfect tour for your vacation in paradise.

Many brochures for these trips are always on hand at resorts but personally go to the stalls stationed in Chaweng where you will save money for your tour. Conversely, you can save heaps on a day tour by booking through Klook. 

 

Day tour Samui Style

Go on awesome day trips in Koh Samui.

 

Stunning Accommodation throughout the island

You will not have any hassle finding accommodation in Koh Samui. With many hotels, motels and resorts spread-out through the island, you will find a range to cover all prices, whether it is a budget motel or a fancy resort.

Now I would be rude not to give the resort I stayed at in Koh Samui a plug, which was Mai Samui Beach Resort and Spa. Located on the north-west side of the island and bit of travel away from the Chaweng, Mai Samui is a resort with the lot, three restaurants, four swimming pools, a spa & Massage centre and large comfortable rooms that truly luxurious on the inside.

It truly is another bit of paradise on a truly spectacular island and that concludes this very basic travel guide to Koh Samui in Thailand.

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Mai Samui Resort

The stunning Mai Samui Resort.

 

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Angthong Marine National Park

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Koh Samui on a Budget – How to Save those Few Extra Dollars

Koh Samui on a Budget – How to Save those Few Extra Dollars

Koh Samui on a budget, is it even possible? Of course it is, anywhere in Thailand can be done on the cheap and that includes the highly popular island that tourist dream to come to for the perfect escape in paradise. The problem is affordability, once you have paid for your flights, ferry trip and luxury accommodation, the budget can be a little thin for the rest of your trip on Koh Samui.

Saving money for your Koh Samui holidays can be easy if you follow a few simple steps, a process I used myself when venturing onto the island. At times you will need to be bullish in a polite and stand your ground in the process, but in a kind of way where you are respectful to the locals customs and values.

Below are a few handy tips that can help you save a few coins on your holidays in Koh Samui and spread your travel money on the Island out even further.

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Koh Samui on a Budget – How to Save those Few Extra Dollars.

 

Koh Samui on a Budget – How to Save those Few Extra Dollars

 

Take a ride on the back of the ute – Tuc Tuc Style

Getting aboard on the back of a sheltered utes with wooden seating on the sides hardly sounds comfortable, but the tuc-tuc style of transportation can be found everywhere on the island and it cost half the price of a taxi. The main point is that this unique from of transportation is safe, at which the driver goes along the dodgy roads of Samui at reasonable speeds.

The wooden seating is comfortable for the short time you are travelling and the best bit is you get a refreshing cool breeze which is as good as an air conditioner and much appreciated as you get around from shopping malls to your Koh Samui Resorts.

The Ute mode of transportation won’t take you all the way to your intended destination, as it only travels along the main road and doesn’t  veer off track to directly take you to your intended location. But who can’t handle a small walk to save a few extra dollars.

 

Koh Samui on a Budget

Get a cool breeze riding around in the back of these handy utes.

 

Don’t get bullied by the taxi driver

Unlike the rest of Thailand, for some strange reason the taxis are not metred in Koh Samui. In that case, it’s the old set price, which can always make tourist feel that little uncomfortable they could get ripped off. Do not take the first price offered by the taxi driver, drop it down at least a good 100 baht and if they refuse, move on to the next taxi. There are no shortages of taxis on the island.

 

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Check out the taxis.

 

Book a cruise or day tours on the streets of Chaweng

A handy little tip that can be used in a lot of countries in Southeast Asia. When looking for a day tour or  popular cruise to an island, don’t go rushing to the reception area at the resort for the ultimate Koh Samui travel deals.

The best way to find a great deal is to head into the major tourist town of Chaweng, find a travel agency booths stationed along the main street and you’ll come across the same expensive day-tour seen in the resort at a much lesser price. Generally the agency takes away the commission the resorts get and it is usually a fair chunk of commission money. A third option is to book a tour on the internet, the power of google will take you where you need to go and it’s another big money saver, which is just as reputable.

 

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Barter travellers, BARTER at the markets!

No price tags on the merchandise in stores generally means only one thing, the shop owner will try and get every penny out of you by driving the prices up. As is the case with the taxis, you need to attempt to barter the price down and if the shop owner does not come to the party, the chances are the very same product is for sale at a lower price down the road.

In most circumstances it won’t come down to you leaving the shop, eventually the staff member will give as they want your money. Please remember, during any bartering, show respect and do not be rude, at the end of the day we are only talking about cutting down the price by a few measly dollars.

 

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Get those bartering skills all ready on your holiday in Koh Samui.

 

Beer is really cheap, so drink up

Resort beer is a lot more expensive than the drinks served in a bar on the beach or the bars on the main city streets, and that even includes the resorts’ happy hours. So avoid the seduction of a five-hour happy hour and head down the road instead for a cheap and cold beer or delicious cocktails. Most Koh Samui Beach Resorts will have a privately-owned bar in close proximity to your accommodation, even if the resort you are staying at is in an isolated place. Beryl Bar near Mai Samui Reosrt was a real winner for me.

Once again you will save an extra 50 percent off resort prices if you purchase your beer from the supermarkets. it’s crazy cheap. Please note that Liquor laws in Thailand do not allow you to purchase alcohol in supermarkets or seven-eleven stores between the hours 2pm and 5pm. These laws do not apply to bars, restaurants and resorts.

 

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Happy drinking in Samui.

 

Same goes for Koh Samui restaurants too

Now the resort dining prices, at least where I stayed, were pretty good compared to say resorts in Australia or other places around the world. However Koh Samui is very affordable and it goes to another level if you get out of the resort and into the restaurants in nearby locations where you can save a good 50 percent on outside meals.

In more good news, the food outside the resort can be just as good as the food in the resorts, as the locals can cook a bloody good meal and take a lot of pride in their work.

Another bit of information for eating options in Samui are the food stalls situated on the streets, especially in Chaweng. The stalls are super affordable and the food that is cooked is healthy and shouldn’t leave you with the stomach bug, although I cannot guarantee that.

 

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Snack out on food stalls.

 

Find Koh Samui Budget Hotels

You don’t always have to stay in lavish resorts that are situated everywhere in Koh Samui, you can choose to stay in budget hotels at a really affordable price, that are clean, comfortable and will still give you that luxury feel. So check out Booking.com  and find your ideal and affordable accommodation on the island. That means, you can spend your money elsewhere.

There you have it, a few pointers on how you can stay in Koh Samui on a budget and save a few extra dollars that can be spent else where on the island or perhaps put away for another holiday down the track. For now, let’s live it up in paradise.

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Koh Samui Diaries: Days 1-2 The Adventures begin in Thailand

Koh Samui Diaries: Days 1-2 The Adventures begin in Thailand

I’m on the travel path again, so that means it is time for the next edition of travel diaries. This time it is to the beautiful island of Koh Samui in Thailand for a 2016 adventure to remember.

Let’s get into the first edition of Koh Samui Diaries, as I explain to you the highlights of day one and two in the love Island, after all, it was the setting of a ten-year wedding anniversary.

 

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On a new adventure to Koh Samui

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Staying at the Sama-Sama in Kuala Lumpur.

 

Koh Samui Diaries –  Day One and Two

 

Day 1- Leaving Perth and the Sama-Sama

Jet setting from Perth for my next adventure to Koh Samui. An unusual day as my wife and I head off for our first overseas trip without our two boys. The occasion? Our ten year wedding anniversary. We get through the anxious moment, just. Then on to through the Perth customs and onto our flight. So far so good.

Arriving in Kuala Lumpur. Half an hour ahead of schedule, well done Air Asia.

We had booked a hotel at the Sama-Sama Express hotel inside the International terminal. It’s our first time doing it this way and very convenient. We have ten hour hours in KL, so we decided to book a room for seven hours. The minimum that can be booked is six hours and all for a low cost. Our booking was around $70 Australian.

We arrive a bit early to check in, so we have a bit of dinner in the fantastic food court in the international area food court. Lots to choose from, Indian, chicken, burger king and of course McDonald’s. I go for the chicken noodle soup, it wasn’t bad, but for five bucks I wasn’t complaining.

Time to check into the Sama-Sama. Swift and easy. The boutique hotel has a lounge and restaurant. We by-pass that and head straight to the room. Neat and cozy, with a shower to freshen up. Then off the to bed as the next day Thailand awaits.

 

Leaving Perth

Getting ready for liftoff.

 

Day 2- Arriving in Koh Samui and Mai Samui Resort

It is great to catch an ongoing plane feeling fresh and relaxed. Fair to say I will be using the Sama Sama hotel again in the future. Check out was easy and then it was off to Phuket. Once again our Air Asia flight was on time and on schedule as we touched down at Phuket Airport. The flight that was a little over an hour.

Wow! Phuket Airport was crazy. Packed to the rafters, all incoming planes must have landed at the same time and the queue was huge getting through immigration. Now the airport at Phuket is a little run down and old fashioned, also a tad confusing.

As we got a little lost going through the airport getting to the domestic terminal. Finally, with little help from the staff, we worked it out and we checked-in with Bangkok Airways. The long haul was finally coming to an end.

 

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Looking over Samui on our way in.

 

Koh Samui from above is beautiful and even better as we landed. No luggage to collect, so straight through the doors, we went, where our driver to the resort was ready and waiting. The drive to the resort took a good half hour as we drove through the Township, some things look great and some things looked run down and filthy. But when we arrived at the resort, everything looked like paradise.

The Mai Samui resort on the first impression was everything it looked like on the brochure. The rooms on the edge with the beach at the front and four pools in the middle. Large palm trees located throughout. Simply divine. The resort has 3 restaurants. The buffet, the pub and for dinner at the BBQ beach buffet, but more on that later.

 

Mai Samui

The Mai Samui Resort.

 

Our room was not available straight away so we had lunch at the pub restaurant. A Thai salad with satay chicken. Very nice indeed. Getting through that and drinking a beer, our room was finally ready. The room itself was fantastic and spacious. King size bed, large shower and a balcony. We were on the third floor that overlooked the resort. Great views again.

After settling in and freshening up, especially from the humid conditions. It was time to take advantage of the five-hour happy hour. That’s right, from 1 pm to 6 pm. My wife and I had two different cocktails each, one using the swim up pool bar, I always wanted to do that. We laid back on the sun chairs and walked on the beach and the resort pier, enjoying more great scenery. Before heading back to the resort ahead of the feast at dinner time.

Dinner was the BBQ Seafood buffet which was located n the sands of the beach. Never before have I had dinner in a better location. The food was delicious with BBQ prawns, barramundi, steak with an array of Thai food, salads and of course dessert. Delicious. Taking our time and enjoying more beer, we ate as much as our stomachs could handle. It was an early night the first night, we were buggered, it had been an exhaustive trip.

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The view from dinner

The view from dinner

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