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Why I love Summertime in Koh Samui, Thailand

Holidays in Koh Samui - trips from Bangkok

Spending your vacation on the beautiful tropical island of Koh Samui with its soft sandy beaches, turquoise waters, colourful flowers and palm trees will make you feel as if you are in paradise. And, the only way to make your holiday even better is to visit during the summer, which is my favourite time on the island.

During summer, Koh Samui comes alive and becomes a popular tourist hotspot, featuring many beach parties and special events. This season is bets time to visit the island as you will be able to benefit from balmy breezes and warm sunny days. Summer is also the Koh Sammui hotelideal time to go snorkelling and indulge in water sports or fishing activities on the island. You will also be able to participate in fun water sports activities like wind rider sailing and taking a ride in a trimaran.

Often described as Thailand’s ‘boutique’ island, Koh Samui boasts an array of clothing stores and shops selling colourful souvenirs, handicrafts and other items. During the summer many of these stores offer a special discount or stock island print dresses and other such cotton wear.

Interesting places to visit on the island of Koh Samui include the Big Buddha Temple, the Chaweng area, which is a good place to go shopping and the many pagodas, wats, temples and waterfalls in Samui. Koh Samui also has three very popular beaches that you can visit and these include Chaweng beach, Lamai beach and Bophut beach. Lamai is a more secluded beach and is a good place to visit if you want to go trekking in the surrounding areas. You can also visit the End of summer party held at Nikki Beach on this island if you are visiting at this time.

Since the summer is the most popular time to visit the island, it is advisable to book in advance so as to secure the best hotel rates and tour packages.

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