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Stories and Tips Koh Samui

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Monkey Displays

Written by LenR on 08 Jun, 2010

On Koh Samui, the monkey undoubtedly qualifies as man's best friend. This isn't surprising, since for centuries the people here have used monkeys to do the hardest part of the work climbing to the trees to "pick ripe nuts" on their coconut plantations. Until the…Read More


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Elephant Ride

Written by LenR on 08 Jun, 2010

The elephant is Thailand's national animal – a symbol of royalty and strength. Koh Samui has tropical rain forest in its centre and to travel through this verdant lushness on elephant back is to experience Thailand at its most natural. You will pass exotic fauna…Read More


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Getting around Samui

Written by holeeling on 04 Nov, 2004

How many ways are there to get around Samui Island? Those with strong legs and an in-born immunity to humidity can walk. Those with daring can ride a motorcycle. Those who are nostalgic can take a tutuk taxi, while those who want a "shaking" good time…Read More


Koh Samui

Written by friedbread on 10 Sep, 2002

This year I took the first real vacation in my life. Instead of traveling stateside to visit family I headed east...way east. Stopped in Bangkok for three days where I ignored or forgot about the ice..took two sips of a weak Gin and Tonic and…Read More


A WARNING

Written by juliedianefrances on 27 Nov, 2001

I don't want to be a downer, but please be careful when exploring. Do not take the same risks that you would at home or elsewhere in Europe. Remember that the rescue and medical services are not what they are at home. We saw…Read More


Na Muang Waterfall

Written by juliedianefrances on 27 Nov, 2001

A nice place to visit. It's not too steep a climb to the waterfall, which is worth seeing. It is possible to go part of the way on elephant. There are a couple of plunge pools on this waterfall, one of which is quite…Read More


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Butterfly Garden

Written by lorelai on 28 Jul, 2009

We came across this place by accident one day whilst riding around. It IS on the free map we got from the airport but we kept missing it, eventually we got there. It's a nice little butterfly garden but to be quite honest, it's not…Read More


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Elephant Trekking

Written by lorelai on 28 Jul, 2009

Elephants are beautiful elegant creature that do not deserve the treatment they get. This is one of the very few downsides/bad points of Samui for me. Before my trip I did want to try elephant trekking, however, since going to Samui.. my mind changed as…Read More


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The Sea Wrap Restaurant

Written by lorelai on 28 Jul, 2009

A really elegant restaurant based at the Peace Resort Hotel and Spa. The restaurant is based on the beach. The food is delicious (like most places we went to lol) and service is impeccable. It's a lovely place and again, if you're going to go…Read More


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The Happy Elephant Restaurant

Written by lorelai on 28 Jul, 2009

The Happy Elephant is based in The Fisherman's Village, Bophut beach. It's a wonderful restaurant with great service and amazing food and drinks. I was obsessed with prawns so I always ordered a prawn dish, like King Prawns or Tiger Prawns - cooked to perfection.…Read More


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