Can I just start by saying that Thai food is now officially my favourite? And this is me who a few months ago was a devoted lover of Mexican food but then being frivolous is fun !
We got back from Thailand yesterday and I can only try but never get close to writing in words how beautiful the country is but more than the country I loved the people, they are simple and kind and those two qualities never cease to impress me.
We flew to Bangkok and spent a couple of days in the glamorous city, too much to consume in a very tiny space of time. Bangkok is charismatic, its ways are kempt and unkempt at the same time. You will know what I mean when you visit the place!
We took a flight to Koh Samui, a little island and the most beautiful of its kind. Our resort (linked below) was so rustic and pretty, the door of our beach villa opened up to the sea and from the room we could hear the waves as they slowly crashed on the shore. Here are a few of our experiences from Koh Samui.
So many types of curry (Green, Red, Yellow, Masaman) , noodles and seafood to choose from but if you are a vegetarian like me don’t worry because they do a vegetarian version of nearly all their dishes. As unbelievable as it sounds I had curry nearly twice a day everyday and that’s how I fell in love with thai food.
We were on the Bophut beach area which is a quiet side of Koh Samui but is beautiful and has lots of little shops and restaurants around. Also it is only a 5 minute drive from Fisherman’s village (a must visit) and the airport which makes it very convenient. Chewang is the night life central of the island with lots of shops and restaurants and bars catering to everyones taste.
Around the island
There are so many things to do on the island and so many places to see but we stayed away from the touristy activities. We hired push bikes and rode round the island, stopping at beaches, jumping in the sea for a quick swim and then back on our bikes. That is my recommendation to you if you want to see the island and burn a few calories too. We also took a ferry to Koh Phangan which is another beautiful little island 30 minutes away from Koh Samui. Funny fact we missed our last ferry back to Koh Samui and had to pay 10 times the actual fare to get a taxi boat back to Koh Samui. So please do not miss your last ferry! obviously!haha
Oh my favourite thing! If you are visiting Samui pick up a Spa Guide at the airport or at the hotel. The Spas are beautiful and again nothing as compared to UK prices so make the most of it while you are there. I am guilty of going to the Spa four times while we were there but why not? 😉
This is the most important thing for all my girl friends out there, you can buy lots of sassy cotton tops, earnings and necklaces for yourself, there are loads of options and they are very cheap and I mean very! I am rubbish at bargaining but apparently that is an option. There are beautiful bath soaps and aesthetically painted coconut shells available too that make good gifts.
If I haven’t convinced you of visiting Koh Samui yet then I hope the pictures will..:)