Koh Samui, is an island in the Suratthani province in southern Thailand north of Nakhon Si Thammarat. Samui has amazing beaches and mountains. There are many things to take photos of – so we did. Here is a small collection of images with short descriptions about each.
Koh Samui Island - Tong Takien Bay. Calm ocean and decent snorkeling. The beach has great sand and there are a number of affordable bungalow resorts on the beach. Best during off-season.
South Samui at sunrise. Near grandmother and grandfather rocks on the southeast side of the island is a great spot for sunrise photos.
Sun peaking through clouds - Samui ferry trip. The ferry from Don Sak Pier to Koh Samui can be treacherous enough - and it is big. Don't take small boats to Samui - ever. There are many stories of them capsizing from waves and hitting rocks.
Southern Koh Samui - near the ferries going back to Don Sak Pier on the mainland. There is a large section of beach like this - that is just stunningly beautiful.
Rubber is a big industry in Thailand, and Samui is no exception. There are many rubber and coconut palm plantations on the island. Koh Samui is known for the sweetest coconuts in Thailand.
A lot of folks come to watch the sunset out on these rocks in Koh Samui, Thailand. South of Lamai Beach.
Koh Samui seaside resort. Samui has some world-class hotel resorts to stay at. If you want first class accommodations - you will have no problem finding exactly what you want on this island..
Can't remember where this was exactly on Koh Samui, but they are thatched bungalows overlooking the ocean.
Nam Muang Waterfall, Koh Samui, Thailand. An excellent place to hike and enjoy the cool water. There is a good elephant trekking tour here as well. Southeast side of the island.
Southern side of Koh Samui, Thailand. There's a good reason we have so many photos of this area - it's cool!
Kids jumping off Nam Muang Waterfall on Koh Samui Island, Surat Thani, Thailand. This is really a great place to swim - but get there before the kids get out of school or it will be crowded sometimes.
Nam Muang elephant trekking on Koh Samui is a really nice trek - they take the elephants through some of the water from the waterfall.
Small waterfall in mountains of Koh Samui. This place is called something like secret garden, or magic Buddha garden - or something like this. It is a nice little place to visit. They charge about 40 THB admission last time we were there years ago. Not sure now. Worth 40 THB I guess.
We LOVE Koh Samui! We have been there about 15 times over the years. We only go during the slow season, otherwise there are far too many people on this small island.
Tong Takien Bay at sunrise - the water is almost always very calm like this. Great place for bringing kids on Ko Samui!
Don Sak Island, Surat Thani, Thailand. Seen from a Buddhist temple - Wat Khao Suwanpradit. If you drive over to Samui from Nakhon or from Surat (city) you can stop at this little temple - it's quite cool.
Storm Clouds and rain over Koh Samui. Storms come very fast over Samui and the other islands. They can dump giant amounts of water, and often have lightening. If the seas are rough - don't take a boat across... wait for them to die down. Many people die on the boats to and from Samui and the other islands.
Tong Takien Bay taken from The Cliff restaurant up on the hill next to it. Great location for taking photos of the beach.
If you are going to visit Koh Samui island in Suratthani we suggest you go during the slow season. The high season is very crowded and just isn’t such a great experience. Be careful driving on the roads on Samui – drivers frequently cut the corners on bends and come into your lane. Be alert. There is often dirt and stones on the road, so, if driving a motorbike – be careful with the surface of the roads.