Places to stay near Ko Samui
Reviews of Ko Samui • 2
This was New years eve day and we wanted to rest it out as much as we could so as to be all pumped up for the night. We were going for the full moon party to Koh Phangan. We paid 2300 baht for a couple that would take us by a speedboat to Phangan and bring us back at any time in the wee hours. The speedboat ride was quite bumpy and we were glad to have made it alive. The full moon beach was crowded with thousands of people and it was difficult to even walk your way to the beach. I don’t think I will ever be back to a full moon party because one has to be completely drunk to enjoy these kind of parties and I realised that it’s not my thing. The 2 nights stay at Chill In came around to 5000 INR for two beds in a dorm room.
Apart from keeping my stays much like a budget traveler, I took a fancy hotel on this island to experience some leisurely vibes. It just takes half an hour to be on this island from Koh Pha Ngan. They sell the ferry tickets for not more than 200 TBH to Maenam Pier(Koh Samui). Comparatively, one can find a good number of properties equipped with fancy interiors and inexpensive to stay. My To-Do list here comprised of Chewang beach, Food at Bophut's Fisherman Village, and Namuang waterfalls. And I regret none of that choice. And to add, there is a secret Buddha garden which comprises of mini scattered Buddha statues around the forest nearby to the waterfall. People even find mining sites to visit here.