If your a first time traveller to Samui or Thailand in general you have no doubt heard some great things about the thai cusine & you will find that most of it is true. the only negative I have found & it`s nothing major,is the sometime small servings of the dish you have ordered. I have found the easiest way around this (if your with a group)is to order a number of dishes with a plate of steamed rice & share the dishes amongst yourselves. However if your by yourself like I was last time you might find yourself eating several more times than you`re used too especially between lunch & dinner(I know I did) I just love the place so I miss every thing
A little Ayuthaya - Chedi Spa
I always thought being in Thailand necessitates one to have a traditional Thai massage. And this time, we chose a package to get our money's worth.
Well, the massage, as usual, was quite fantastic but the facial (i do have problems with blackheads) leaves something to be desired.
On the whole, the experience was pleasant due to being in an environment of Ayuthayan-like chedis and ruins but i would galdly trade that for a better facial!
Bangkok Air and Samui Airport
There is just one airline that services the island of Koh Samui and that is Bangkok Airways.
They mostly run Boeng 717's but have some smaller planes that fly to Pattaya (U-Tapio)once a day.
The airport at Samui is no more than a group of grass thatched huts all joined together without walls.
The transport from the plane to the terminal hut is nothing more than a luggage cart with benchseats.
Very funny to see but very practical.
This place was set up a few years ago to cater to the different nationalities of tourist which come to Samui. They have english movies, games, a huge library and even a postal service to send your excess purchases back home! We had a really nice relaxing night here. Yummy food and then sat drinking vodka and sprites all night long.
They have a great menu with western food, can't remember if they have Thai, I was too focused on the Western! They also have rooms here which i didn't see.
They also support the Samui Dog Resuce Centre - coz if you have been to Samui you will know stray dogs are a problem. So you can donate money here too. They have a few dogs here, one is called Sunshine, he is white doggy with a few black spots. Say hello to him for me if you see him!
Na Muang Waterfall
A nice place to go and get a bit away from the beach is the Na Muang waterfall. It's located aproximately 10 km from Nathon. You will have to walk a little to get there but it's worth the walk.
The waterfalls here are really nice and the lanscape surrounding them is beautiful.