The Island of Koh Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand, 700km South of Bangkok, just one hour by plane. Koh Samui is 250sqkm and is the largest island amongst an archipelago of over 80 islands, which include Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, known for its monthly Full Moon parties, all with their white sandy beaches and surrounded by the stunning turquoise water.
Backpackers’ came across Koh Samui in the 70’s and it has only been in the latter years that Koh Samui has truly developed into a “Boutique Island” due to the arrival of both Thai and International investors.
There are many well-known hotel brands on Koh Samui that include, Le Meridien, W, Amari, Anantara, Four Seasons, Conrad and Six Senses, the list continues to grow. Koh Samui is constantly striving to improve its infrastructure and build on its facilities to maintain the island as a destination of choice for its visitors without losing its island charm.
The island has 4 International Schools, including ISS, South East Thailand's only licensed International school, offering children from the ages of 4 to 18 a quality education plus a wide variety of sports along with extra curricular activities to broaden their skills.
The medical healthcare in Thailand is renowned for its high standards and hi-tech equipment. In Koh Samui alone there are 3 private hospitals, the main and newest hospital being the Bangkok Samui Hospital.
Shopping on the island ranges from the open-air markets to the small boutique shops, each providing something different and at a good price. There are 3 main superstores Makro, Big C and Tesco, all sell both Thai and Western food brands as well as electronics and home wares.