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TravelPod Member ReviewsFirst Residence Hotel Ko Samui
This was our first hotel in Koh Samui and we were based just outside the lively part of Koh Samui, in Chaweng.
The hotel was actually much nicer than we expected it to be and our room was really modern and quite spacious. Our hotel had it's own private beach........
We were only a ten minute walk into the main street in Chaweng which was probably the most westernise area we had been to in a long time and was the party area in Koh Samui but also had many other shops including massage parlours, shops selling fake clothing, perfumes and watches, suit shops, McDonalds, Burger King and everything else you can imagine!
We were glad we were staying in the quieter area of Chaweng as we were close to everything that we needed and the hotel was prefect for us!
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Well, we have reached our last stop on the east side of Thailand and our time on the three islands have gone very quickly! Our last island is Koh Samui and is the bigger island out of the three. After probably the smoothest and quickest ferry journey we have had so far, our first destination in Samui was Chaweng which is the lively part of the …
... on the island.
- Koh Samui is only a 35 minute flight from Bangkok. It's east of the famous Phuket.
- Our visit to Samui was well timed. It was a great way to completely relax after 40 straight days of traveling.
- The Four Seasons uses golf carts to take you anywhere you want to go around the resort. Our villa was very close to the beach so we would walk there, but if we wanted to go to dinner or ...
... to fall off and, keeping my boat boarding skills in mind, was not likely to get back on again! Ko Samui has two neighbouring islands; Ko Tao and Ko Pa-Ngan (famous for the full moon parties) so we decided to have a nosy at Ko Tao whilst we were here. Its very easy to travel between these 3 islands so we booked our tickets for the short 72km 2hour boat journey. We don't think we would come back to Chaweng beach but there are plenty of other places to explore on this beautiful island. ...
... because we were in the middle of nowhere in a bamboo shack. We definitely backtracked away from the Gulf. There are no comfortable seats in Thailand so we settled for a hard metal bench and waited. About an hour and a half later the place was packed with various people heading to different destinations being filtered into the right vans, busses, bikes and tuk tuks. We were herded into a Songthaew and began a 30 minute journey to shack number two. This one had a ...
... was at this early stage in the visit that we first heard Dum. Dum dum dum... The sound of 'Eye Of The Tiger' followed us around constantly during our stay. There was a huge Muay Thai fight that weekend, and the advertising campaign was limited to a series of trucks with huge speakers blasting out 'Eye Of The Tiger' and guys shouting out the names of the contenders through megaphones. They passed by continuously, night and day, every 15 minutes. On ...