Hale and hearty in Thailand’s resort islands

The island of Koh Samui is located about 35 km northeast of Surat Thani town in the Gulf of Thailand. At its centre is dense mountainous jungle, with the peak of Khao Pom rising to over 2,000 feet. A coastal road, about 50 km in length, encircles the island connecting the various sandy beaches where the resorts that draw tourists in large numbers have mushroomed. There are over 260 resorts on Koh Samui, making it the most-invested resort region after Bangkok, and surpassing Phuket. Koh Samui’s smaller sister islands — Koh Phangan and Koh Tao — are also favoured destinations of the backpacking and beach-partying crowd. This year, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has set itself an ambitious target of attracting more than 20 million tourists. In April alone, Thailand welcomed over 1.6 million visitors.

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A woman rests along the rocks at the edge of the swimming pool at Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary, Koh Samui, Thailand.

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The sun rises along the beach at the Anantara Rasananda resort on the island of Koh Phangan.

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A woman enjoys the beachside pool at the Anantara Rasananda resort on the island of Koh Phangan off the coast of Koh Samui.

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Tourists enjoy dinner along the water at the Anantara Lawana resort on Koh Samui.

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View from a private pool villa at the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary.

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A woman rests on a hammock at the beach at the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary in Koh Samui, Thailand.

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A hotel guest walks inside the spa for a massage at the Anantara Rasananda resort.

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A woman gets a Thai massage in the open air massage sala at the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary.

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A woman swims in the pool at the Anantara Rasananda resort.

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People wait for treatments at the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary

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A woman sunbathes along the beach at the Anantara Rasananda resort on the island of Koh Phangan off the coast of Koh Samui, Thailand.

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Hotel guests enjoy the beachside pool at the Anantara Rasananda resort.

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Staff clean the area around the pool along the beach at the Anantara Rasananda resort.

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The night sky is seen along a beach at the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary in Koh Samui, Thailand.

Courtesy: http://in.lifestyle.yahoo.com

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Samui Hotel 1 Holding
    Jun 23, 2013 @ 22:49:38

    Yes! Finally someone writes about Thailand Fishing Koh Samui.

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