Yoga and Detox Retreats on Koh Samui, Thailand
Koh Samui has something for everyone. If you’re someone who likes to sip cocktails on pristine white beaches to kill time before visiting a luxury spa treatment and fine dining in the evening, then you’re Samui is probably your perfect match.
If the rush of exploration, hiking, fishing towns and street food is more your cup of tea, then make your way to the South or West sides of the island for seafood restaurants and jaw-dropping views of the sea from palm-lined beaches. In short, Koh Samui has lots to offer, it’s one of the most developed islands in Thailand and is has plenty of charm, but if you’re after something a little less refined and more undeveloped, then make look out for Koh Chang, Koh Yao Noi or even Koh Tao.
Temperature and Seasons
Temperatures generally vary between 25° – 35° all year round. Koh Samui is humid and warm with downpours occurring during the rain season (Sep – Nov) typically lasting no more than one hour and can generally be a refreshing time and relaxing time during the afternoon
What else is there to do?
- You will be surrounded by nature on the island, but if you really want to delve beneath the surface then scuba diving or snorkelling around coral reefs is a must
- Book yourself into a luxury day spa and prepared to pampered like never before – Koh Samui has a world class reputation when it comes to spas and it’s easy to see why once you’re there
- Some of the finest restaurants in Thailand appear on this island, this is a place where fine dining isn’t just limited to Thai food
- Thai boxing is popular in Koh Samui and whilst it’s not top of everyone’s bucket list its a part of Thai culture that is ingrained within society which has respect, skill and discipline at its heart
How do I get there?
Flights leave Bangkok almost every hour to Koh Samui Airport and there are also two flights per day from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, as well as daily flights to and from Phuket and Krabi in southern Thailand.
There are also buses and trains which you can catch from Bangkok or from Krabi where ferry prices are usually included in the ticket cost. The fastest ferries can be caught from Donsak in southern Thailand.