Nestled in the glistening Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui is a hidden gem of pristine beaches, tranquil waters, and lush jungles. It is a paradise for those seeking relaxation, rejuvenation, and a chance to escape the hectic pace of everyday life. In this 5-day itinerary, you can discover the secrets of this island paradise, from kayaking through its crystal clear waters to snorkelling around its coral reefs. Our days are filled with leisurely strolls on the beach, exotic local delicacies, and pampering spa treatments. Of course, you'll stay at a luxurious resort, basking in the warm sun and gentle sea breeze, while immersing yourself in the serene ambience of the island. Then, go on to explore the hidden gems of the island, including stunning waterfalls, quaint temples, and vibrant night markets. Your evenings should be spent relaxing under the stars, savouring the local cuisine, and enjoying the company of your beloved partner.
How to reach Koh Samui
Take a flight from Bangkok. The easiest and most convenient way to get to Koh Samui from Bangkok is to take a direct flight. There are several flights daily from Bangkok to Koh Samui, with a flight time of approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Bangkok Airways is the main airline that operates flights to and from Koh Samui, but Thai Airways and other airlines also have regular flights.
Day 1: Arriving in Koh Samui
Arrive in Koh Samui, and check into your luxurious resort, nestled on the pristine beach of Chaweng. You can spend the day relaxing on the beach, soaking up the sun and enjoying the warm sea breeze. In the evening, indulge in a sumptuous dinner at a local restaurant, savouring the exotic flavours of Thai cuisine.
Flight from Kolkata to Bangkok (return): INR 10,000
Flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui (return): INR 10,000
Accommodation for 4 nights (for 2 people): INR 30,000
Dinner for 2 people: INR 2,000
Day 2: Kayaking and Snorkelling at Angthong Marine Park
Embark on a kayaking adventure, paddling through the crystal clear waters of Koh Samui, taking in the stunning views of the island's coastline. You can then snorkel around the coral reefs, marvelling at the vibrant marine life. In the evening, visit the local night market, sampling the street food and browsing the unique local crafts.
Kayaking and Snorkelling Experience (booked through Klook): INR 6,000
Night market food: INR 2,000
Day 3: Spa Day
Indulge in a relaxing spa day, taking in the soothing ambience of the resort's spa. You can pamper yourself with rejuvenating massages, facials, and other luxurious treatments. In the evening, take a leisurely stroll along the beach, admiring the stunning sunset and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of the island.
Spa treatments for 2 people: INR 10,000
Dinner for 2 people: INR 2,000
Day 4: Explore the Island
On your last full day, explore the hidden gems of Koh Samui, visiting the stunning Namuang Waterfall, the majestic Big Buddha Temple, and the bustling Fisherman's Village. You can also visit a local coconut plantation, where you get to learn about the process of harvesting and processing coconuts. In the evening, enjoy a delicious seafood dinner on the beach, savouring the fresh catch of the day.
Transportation for the day: INR 5,000
Admission fees to attractions: INR 2,000
Dinner for 2 people: INR 3,000
Day 5: Departure
It’s time to bid farewell to the stunning island of Koh Samui, taking with you memories that will last a lifetime. You return home, rejuvenated, refreshed, and with a deep appreciation for the pristine beauty of Koh Samui and be thankful to yourself for taking the time to relax and unwind.
Transportation to the airport: INR 2,000
Here's a price breakdown for the entire trip:
• Flight: Roundtrip flights from Delhi to Koh Samui cost approximately INR 20,000 per person
• Accommodation: INR 20,000 for 4 nights
• Spa: INR 4,000
• Food: INR 10,000 for 2 people
• Transportation: INR 4,000
• Angthong Marine Park (kayaking and snorkelling): INR 6,000 per person.
• Miscellaneous expenses: This includes tips, souvenirs, and any other miscellaneous expenses: INR 2,000
• The total cost is coming to: INR 88,000
These are some of the best beachfront hotel options for a luxurious yet budget-friendly stay at Koh Samui:
1. Nora Beach Resort and Spa - This beachfront resort is located in the quieter part of Chaweng Beach and features a spa, outdoor pool, and on-site restaurant. Prices for a 4-night stay start at around INR 28,000 for a deluxe room.
2. The Passage Samui Villas and Resort - This resort is located on Laem Yai Beach and offers private villas with their own pools, as well as a spa, fitness centre, and on-site restaurant. Prices for a 4-night stay start at around INR 32,000 for a deluxe pool villa.
3. Anantara Lawana Resort and Spa - This luxurious resort is located in the heart of Chaweng Beach and offers stunning sea views, a spa, fitness center, and on-site restaurant. Prices for a 4-night stay start at around INR 35,000 for a deluxe room.
4. Chura Samui Resort - This beachfront resort is located in the quieter area of Lamai Beach and offers an outdoor pool, spa, and on-site restaurant. Prices for a 4-night stay start at around INR 26,000 for a deluxe room.
Vacationing in Thailand's Koh Samui is a journey of relaxation, exploration, and rejuvenation. Experienced the true essence of the island, from its stunning natural beauty to its rich cultural heritage, and indulged in its exotic cuisine and luxurious lifestyle.