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Koh Samui; The Island That Stole My Heart

26th October 2017

I have a lot of photos; photos are my memories of my family and past holidays.
I love buying special photo albums when I go on holiday and then printing my photos off to keep them. I’m still quite ‘old school’ as I love printing my photos. Not all of them but my favourites. It isn’t often that I will look through them in the album but every now and again I will. I was moving my photo albums recently from my wardrobe to make some more room when Reuben found my Thailand photo album.

I knew it had caught his attention as he kept looking at it, trying to suss out what it was. It doesn’t look like a traditional photo album and it is quite lovely. I think he really loved the elephant on the front of it. I told him that I had been on an elephants back before which amazed him, so naturally I showed him the photos which then lead on to him looking at all of my photos. Not that I minded.

My Koh Samui Holiday

Thailand had always been on my ‘places to visit’ list. So, my friend and I decided that we were going. We spent ages looking through brochures and online for where we wanted to go. After lots of research we picked Koh Samui. We loved the look of the island, beautiful beaches and the hotel we had picked was a bit more secluded. It looked like heaven.

I have to say that we was not disappointed when we got there. Everything was absolutely perfect. The people were so friendly and would encourage us to learn the language. One of the hotel staff members even waited back to make sure that we returned when we hired out mopeds for the day, she was worried and so wanted to make sure we were safe. There aren’t many places that would happen!

Koh Samui Trips We Took

Around the Island Tour

This was such a great trip. We got to see and experience so much in one day.
We stopped by an area and saw some working moneys. They were collecting coconuts from the trees. One monkey collected  a coconut for us. It was prepared and we drank from them, fresh from the trees. That was an experience!

We took in lots of scenes of lovely beaches, whilst we made our way to Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks. (the Grandmother and Grandfather rocks) These are naturally formed rocks and have the appearance of male and female genitalia.

We went on to Na Muang Safari Park where we rode on the back of an elephant which I absolutely loved. The elephants are so beautiful. Whilst we were here we also got to hold some other animals, I held an otter, eagle and a parrot whilst my friend bottle fed a baby tiger. From here we carried on to Na Muang Waterfall which is just beautiful. We stayed here for a while and was allowed to jump in and swim in the cool water before having lunch.

My favourite part of this trip was going to the Buddhist temple. This was amazing, we saw the island’s biggest Buddha statue, a Mummified Monk and we were blessed by an actual monk.

It was a jam-packed day but gave me so many memories.

Koh Samui Island Tour to Angthong National Marine Park

Another full day pack of memories. The day started with a visit to Mae Koh Island, the most beautiful place I think I have ever seen. We climbed to the top, it was by stairs but it was hard work. It was very much worth it because the views out were out of this world. The waters are a perfect turquoise colour, just breath-taking.

Once we finished here we went back to the coastline to get into our kayaks. We kayaked along the coast line and along the cliff edge before kayaking back to the boat.

Once everyone was back on board, we were given some lunch and sailed to Angthong National Marine Park. We had time to do what we pleased here and there was so much to choose; from relaxing to trekking. We chose to relax on the golden sands whilst drinking from coconuts. We also done a spot of snorkelling, the best place I have been snorkelling so far!


There really is so much to explore. We hired mopeds for the day and visited different beaches, saw a bit more of the everyday living of the locals.

Koh Samui isn’t a big island and so you can get around easily. Our hotel put on a minibus to Chaweng so we were able to use that to visit and then get a taxi home. Again, it was all very easy.

Dreaming of Far Away Shores.

Koh Samui, Thailand was one of my favourite holidays and somewhere that I cannot wait to go back to. Sam has never been and so it will be great to travel together, and with the children. There is so much culture to experience that the children would get so much from a trip there.

It won’t be for a while yet, we have our travels booked for next year and when Reuben goes to school it will be more difficult. So for now, I’ll keep an eye out for any Koh Samui deals that may come my way and dream of far away shores……..

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