The Many Flavors of Koh Samui
Koh Samui’s is admired by many as one of the top vacation and lifestyle destinations and has drawn many to spend their lives here, either permanently or for many months at a time. The reasons for this are that living on Koh Samui is considered one of the most perfect places to benefit from a far flung exotic and attractive lifestyle.
Over the last few years Samui Island had grown with its range for services and facilities, providing a host of attractive options for people to spend time here in luxury. It is also the diverse range of options to suit any wallet that makes this destination so much sought after, as you can live either simply, relatively cheaply or in the lap of luxury. It is up to the individual to decide how to spend their time and while away perfect days and nights.
Through the spectrum your ability to choose how to live is very self evident. The long term residents benefit greatly from what is on offer to vacationers, each enjoys the facilities developed for the others benefit. The island has a diverse range of offerings in terms of accommodation, dining, entertainment, health and activities. It is true to say that this island in the Gulf of Thailand has an abundance of modern conveniences, but still exhibits the charm of island life in an old style.
On offer from the beach, within a few minutes are an amazing range of shops such as Big C and Tesco Lotus piled high with all the necessities of daily living. There are also some other smaller specialist food stores such as Villa Market and Tops Supermarket offer more in the way of imported produce from branded suppliers. The of course there are multiples of local convenience outlets such as Family Mart, Tesco Lotus outlets and 7 Eleven stores to cater for your instant needs. For fresh produce such as fruits, fish and vegetables look no further than the local markets across the island, but also the Macro supermarket that carries all one would require.
In respect of those that like to eat out, there are an ever increasing number of top class restaurants offering gourmet food with experienced chef’s creating world class food. Some of these have enviable reputations and international pedigree. Wines and foods of all kinds are available across the island. Excellent Thai fare is also available from local established restaurants varying in service and facilities, from local eateries to five star restaurants serving all manner of Thai delicacies.
Now for those that like to party, there are many places to visit and the party scene is well established. There are sophisticated and high level of beach clubs such as Nikki Beach at Lipa Noi, and the Beach Republic in Lamai. These have pools, sun beds and day relaxation areas with restaurants and bars. At these establishments they often hold parties and events drawing top DJ’s and performers. Ark Bar is on the beach, and also suitably named bars such as Bondi and Murphy’s Irish Bar line the streets of beach road in Chaweng for lively evening out.
For the health conscious and those that seek more relaxing ways to spend days here in Koh Samui there is certainly a greener side to the island. It is easy to find quiet unspoiled beaches in the South of the Island that host such retreats such as Thailand Yoga, and several Spa resorts that litter the whole of Koh Samui. There are centers that specialize in Detox and meditation and other health practices.
For those with children the Samui culture and environment means that they have the advantages of growing up is a fantastic environment. There are schools such as the International School of Samui that cater for a range of students from Primary to Secondary education. The International School of Samui (ISS) is a young and vibrant school that takes pride in offering the very best in International Education to the local and international children living on Koh Samui. The school follows the highly regarded British Curriculum and caters for children from 1 to 17 years of age.
So far from a normal existence, with tropical environment and a range of facilities make this a perfect location for any person seeking to change their lifestyle. Koh Samui caters for a range of persons for many nationalities. The diversity and local Thai cultural influences merge and mix to make the island a superb place to relocate. The range of amenities from shopping through entertainment, relaxation and education make this a perfect get away for those wanting to change their place to live.