Ko Samui Journals

Koh Samui -- another world

A December 2003 trip to Ko Samui by ian o shea

Quote: Step off the plane at the airport in Koh Samui and you instantly know you are in another world.
As soon as you arrive at the airport in Koh Samui, which has an alarmingly short runway and is all entirely open-air, you know you have stepped into another world. This was the first trip to Koh Samui for our travelling group and we had no idea of what to expect, but we hopped into a cab and arrived at the Golden Sands Resort in Lamai Beach. Upon registering at the check-in desk, we received a coconut with a straw in it, which was most appreciated after a 13-hour flight from Bangkok and a further hour to Koh Samui. What we didn’t realise was that we had arrived on the day of the king’s birthday and on that day, the sale of alcohol is prohibited in bars! But we managed to locate a bar, which was...Read More