It is acknowledged that Thailand has been a fantastic destination for travelers all over the world to chase beach fun. The country provides you with a wild range of amusing sports, including idyllic beaches, extraordinary nightlife venues, some of the world’s finest shopping areas and many other funny Thai resorts.
Koh Samui is an excellent choice for the tranquility chasers without any go-go dancers, exciting nightlife and bustling shopping. Koh Samui, located near the Gulf of Thailand between the mainland and Koh Phangan, is a large island where you take a one-hour plane trip to arrive from Bangkok. Koh Samui also features harmonious beaches, lush palm trees along the coastline and various accommodations that suit every budget.
Being slightly bigger than Koh Samui, Phuket is the largest island in Thailand with a great many backpackers, party animals and sun loungers through the year. There’s no end of fun in Phuket that offers a diverse range of recreational activities, including crazy nightlife at Patong Beach, hetic shopping in the street in Muay Thai and many other funny events. Plenty of fine hotels stand close to the center of Patong Beach with easy access to the sea, many dining places and stores.
Which place to go between Samui and Phuket has been a question among travellers who have to concern the weather changes in both areas. The weather does quite differ from each other but it is likely to be similar during January to April. Samui has drier season than Phuket during May to September, while Phuket is much drier than Samui from October to December. However, if you want a holiday without any raindrops during June to August, Bali absolutely fits you best when Thailand is going through the rainy season at this time.
The daily expense is another factor that some average tourists have to take into account. All the goods and products have to arrive in Samui by boat or plane due to its geographical characteristic, which requires more transportation fee, while Phuket gets everything simply through some roads that linked to the mainland directly, so the necessities of life are priced lower round the area.
Flight leaving for Phuket costs less expensive than Samui where the airport is privately owned by Bangkok Airways which has higher landing costs than any other airports through the country. Several airlines serve Phuket, including Thailand’s national carrier, Thai Airways.
Both places do have beautiful beaches covered with powdery white sand. Some people make their personal judgement that the north end of Chaweng Beach on Samui is the best beach over the country.
There is great difference in accommodation cost between Phuket and Koh Samui, but the latter one costs less. You are likely to spend more money during your stay in Phuket which has many shopping areas, restaurants and nightclubs.
The whole pages in the book is all about Thai food including Samui cuisine over the island. There are Restaurants like Garland Samui on Choeng Mon high street was awarded nice reputation by restaurant guides and locals for its traditional Thai food that retains the original Thai flavor with hot spices burning your tongue. Besides, Sala Thai at Bophut Resort & Spa is with fascinating surrounding gains the highest reputation from the public.
Never worry that you would be fed up with the food served there. There is a wild range of food that you can find and enjoy over the island, including Indian cuisine, authentic pizzas with Indian taste, delicate sushi as well as English style breakfasts, so that you can hardly get bored with your stomach. Samui has got its honor from TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice awards as a food & wine destination throughout Asia. What seems a miracle coming ture is that this tiny island Samui has been categorized into the rank with Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok and Kyoto!
Both Samui and Phuket are possessed of many fine dive spots with beautiful landscape surrounding around. With a larger territory and longer history, Phuket offers more places for amusements and various grades of accommodations and it is also said to better suit the family-oriented holiday.
However, the lack of available water has been a problem that bothers Samui in a very long time. Some travelers may not notice this embarrassment, but it is really a thorny problem urgent to solve. In spite of the fast development, tranquility is still retained in some places in both islands.