If you think that diversity is really necessary in your life, then Thailand, in this case offers a variety of leisure, which you can imagine. Here you can choose not only a large number of seaside resorts to all tourist spots in the country, but even a great number of beaches in these seaside resorts. And amidst all this diversity Zia Resort Samui is a very rare diamond.
If Pattaya embodies the urban resort, situated on the beach and Phuket has its own first-class hotel located only in the most picturesque places on the island, Samui offers the idyllic simplicity of the mysterious edge of the earth in the world tropics.
The main feature of the resort are its pristine beaches which are not crowded and are made out of the snow-white coral sand, crystal clear sea and the bright green coconut fields. Your head will be absorbed by the atmosphere, in which lived Robinson Crusoe, though with only one difference – you will be given accommodation at the hotel with all amenities.
Ko Samui (and this is the full name of the resort, as in Thai prefix” co-”refers to the word” island “), located 80 kilometers from the mainland and 560 kilometers from Bangkok. It is the largest island among their vast accumulations at the site of the ocean, where only 4 inhabited islands.
Samui has its own airport, connected by air from Bangkok. From the mainland town of Surat Thani, there is a ferry.Samui is the third largest island of Thailand and has a width of 21 km, and at length – 25. Through the middle of the island from east to west stretches a mountain range, with the remaining part is the hilly terrain covered with lush tropical vegetation with plantations of coconut palms. At the same time, the entire coast of the island has clear beaches, quiet coves and bays. In short, in such a situation, a dream of many people to get privacy and quiet can easily become a reality.
The most popular beaches are called Chaweng and Lamai. Both are located on the east coast, where every new day begins with a chance to see the magnificent sunrise. If you still need more than a relaxing holiday, then here at your disposal there is a great variety of all kinds of water sports. Coastal waters are surprisingly rich in a wide variety of colorfully painted fish and coral, and all this can be seen if scuba diving.
Despite the fact that there are several first-class hotels, the main type of accommodation for tourists on Samui are mostly the small houses, bungalows, set among palm trees on the beach. Bungalows are air-conditioned and without, but all have everything you need for normal living. Each hotel complex has its own restaurant, offering delicious sea food, tropical fruits and of course, European dishes.
Travelling around the island is easy: it is surrounded by a 50 kilometer road ring that connects all the beaches with the administrative center, a city on Thon. The most convenient means of transportation on Samui is a motorcycle, which is very easy to rent, as from the public transportation- taxi.
The island is not devoid of those places you can go on trips. The main attractions are two waterfalls. One of them, Hin Lat, located near the city falls down a cascade of steps. At its base there is a small lake, ideal for swimming in clean water. Another waterfall at Muang it’s much more picturesque. It is located in the eastern part of the island.This very impressive waterfall has 30-meter width. It also falls in a very scenic lake with the purest water.
On the neighboring island called Ko-Fan, connected to Samui artificial causeway, there is a Buddhist temple “Wat Hit Ngy”. At its very center there is a huge statue of a seated Buddha, his enigmatic gaze fixed on the horizon line in the place where the sun rises.
If you still can not sit still and do not you just want to sunbathe and swim, then a small pleasure boat will take you to nearby islands. The largest of these is called Ko Ngan. You can if you wish to stay for a few days in a picturesquely situated on the banks of the bungalow. The beaches here are excellent and, moreover, is picturesque waterfalls.
Not far away there are a few similar islands. They are called Ko Tao and Ko Nang Yang. They attract tourists with their ideal conditions for scuba diving among tropical fish and coral. Another equally exciting excursion is a trip to the Marine National Park, Ang Thong, consisting of a group of islands located north-west of Koh Samui. Everyone who comes here for a long time can not forget the picturesque cliffs, blue lagoons, mountains, lake of volcanic origin and an unusually beautiful beaches