27 Dec Travel Diary: Koh Samui
City or beach holiday? When it comes to Thailand, you don’t have to pick one and as city kids we refused to choose. With its selection of magical islands a short flight away Thailand offers the best of both worlds. OMG, I sound like a promo for Thai Airways or something!
A short flight away from Bangkok, Koh Samui didn’t have an opportunity to show off as much as I thought it would, simply because it rained 90% of the time we were there. It did make up for it with some incredibly fun night time experiences and delicious Pad Thai at almost every Thai restaurant we ate at. Whilst we still desired the rest and relaxation of a beach holiday, as city kids we still required accessibility to “everything” – shops, bars, clubs, restaurants etc – which is why we opted to stay at the top of Chauweng Road, a good 2,5 km walk away from where all the clubs and bars are located.
We arrived in Koh Samui on a Friday and decided to ignore the less than desirable weather and immerse ourselves in some of the recommended experiences on the island like the Friday Night Market at Fisherman’s Village. Every Friday after 6pm Bophut Street is closed down and only accessible by foot. People from around the area and tourists flock to the area to enjoy some Thai street-food, strong and delicious cocktails, live music and shopping.
The rest of our days in Koh Samui was spent sleeping in, eating, drinking and hanging out by the hotel pool. With heavy rains dominating the daylight hours, we literally only came out during the day to eat banana and chocolate roti pancakes and at night to party at some of Koh Samui’s recommended party spots like Arc Bar, The Green Mango Club, hip hop club Hush and have drinks at Clank Cocktails pink VW .