Koh Samui, Jewel of the East Coast

It is quite disheartening to see the unrest in Thailand. I have been there two times and have formed a connection to the beautiful country that cannot be described in words. Being in constant touch with my friends there provides some relief and as my friend said…”Life goes on..” I visited Koh Samui, an island in the Gulf of Thailand and it was undoubtedly one of the best vacation of my life. I realized the true calling of my life and hope I get an opportunity to go back to this beautiful island which has given me innumerable fond memories.

Nathan, Samui's port and administrative centre

Nathan, Samui’s port and administrative centre

Samui has many beaches with Chaweng having the reputation of being the most commercialized with amazing luxury hotels and spas. I decided to stay at Mae Nam beach, a decision I am so glad of. The owner of the beach cottage was extremely friendly and even gave me a lesson on stuffed omelette, thai style… 🙂 The beach was clean, and one of the most beautiful I’ve seen so far. There is no greater pleasure than doing nothing, just soaking in the views.

At Chaweng Beach

At Chaweng Beach


Mae Nam, Koh Samui

Mae Nam, Koh Samui

Koh Samui

The lovely waters at Koh Samui


Mae Nam beach

View from the Mae Nam beach

The day would fly by unwinding on the beach, meeting new people and having a good chat. I definitely enjoyed the variety of good food at Chaweng beach, a 15 minute ride from Mae Nam. Taking a pit stop to taste some local green mango salad proved to be a great start to the night prowl.. 🙂 I ended up getting a Thai massage done and every muscle of my body was twisted and turned. It turned out to be very relaxing!

Lamai, Koh Samui

Lamai, Koh Samui

Apart from Chaweng, Lamai beach is quite beautiful and a bit less crowded.

At the Lamai Fresh Food market

At the Lamai Fresh Food market


A woman with her portable food shop.

A woman with her portable food shop, Nathan Town


To visit Thailand and not see the temples is inevitable. Wat Khunaram Ko Samui is a must visit with its mummified monk. Wat Phra Yai offers great view of the sea.

Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Temple)

Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Temple)

At the famous Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks, Lamai Beach

At the famous Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks, Lamai Beach

Not only can you enjoy the beach, there is also an opportunity to have fun at the waterfalls. Though, they are nothing special, they prove to be a good exercise to trek up. Elephant treks, zoo and aquarium are a fun thing to do if you are with a group of people. Not to forget diving, it is a great activity to enjoy here.

At Na Muang Waterfall

At Na Muang Waterfall

Pretty as a picture.. ;)

Sawadeekap 😉

I cannot forget the breath taking views that Jungle Club has to offer, being situated on a hill, Chaweng.

Jungle Club overlooking the Gulf of Thailand.

Jungle Club overlooking the Gulf of Thailand.

Jungle Club overlooking the Gulf of Thailand.

The sun shining over the Gulf of Thailand.

View of Gulf of Thailand

View of Gulf of Thailand


Pure Bliss!

Pure Bliss!


A visit to Thailand is unimaginable without mentioning the food. I have no words to describe, it other than I ♥ THAI FOOD I had the best Tom Yum Soup of my life, everyday I was there and miss it a lot! The salads, curries are mind blowing and nothing compared to the thai food we eat outside Thailand.. 🙂 The nutella banana crepes sold on the street are quite delightful as well!

Trying my hand at Thai :)

Trying my hand at Thai 🙂

Missing in Pictures : kaeng khiao wan, Khao Phat and Banana Fritters

Missing in Pictures : kaeng khiao wan, Khao Phat and Banana Fritters

It was a power week for me and I hope to continue the story Koh Samui Part 2 sometime in this life again!

The famous Songteows

The famous Songteows

Au revoir!

Au revoir!

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