TRAVEL GUIDE | KOH SAMUI, THAILAND
From expansive highways that lead you to breathtaking beaches to glorious temples with so much charm, the island of Koh Samui is where you’ll discover some of the best sights and food Thailand has to offer. Discover where to eat and what to do in Koi Samui ahead.
WHERE TO EAT:
Fresh herbs and spices bring out the delectable flavors in Thai signature dishes. From savory plates to sweet desserts and even healthy and hearty dishes, there's so much to satisfy your palette.
Wild Tribe Cafe
Located in Lamai Beach, Wild Tribe Cafe specializes in vegan plates, all natural fruit bowls and chilled smoothies. It’s the health kick you need when you’re craving something light on a humid day. We ordered the wild blueberry bowl and the K.I.S.S plate w/salmon, both of which were full of flavor, hearty and healthy.
Hin Ta Hin Yai Coconut Ice Cream
During your visit to the famous Penis Rock, fresh coconut ice cream is a must. Traditional Thai coconut ice cream isn’t too creamy and it never goes down heavy. The texture is more on the icy side and there are delicious bits of coconut meat within the scoops. You’ll come across a bunch of street vendors and restaurants with this on the menu and in all honesty, they were equally nice.
Delicious, visually pleasing and colorful, Fisherman’s House is the spot for an Instagram worthy brunch spread. Start with the chia pudding then the porridge and silver dollar pancakes to share.
WHAT TO DO:
For the magical views and Instagram worthy backdrops, visit these hotspots.
Fair House Villa
Along Mae Nam Beach sits a hotel and spa called Fair House Villa, but it’s really the surrounding area that’s worth checking out. From swings that hangs off palm trees to quaint and remote shorelines, this is the spot to go when you want to escape the touristy areas.
Silver Beach in Crystal Bay and Hin Ta Hin Yai Rocks (Penis Rock)
White sand beaches with true blue waters and the soothing sound of waves, these two attractions are famous for its massive and unique rock formations.
Big Buddha and Wat Plai Leam
What is a trip to Koi Samui without a visit to the majestic temples? These sacred temples were built with so much vibrant color and grand buddhist figures. Both religious and conservative institutions, play by the rules and cover up your midriff and shoulders before entering.