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Thailand: Chillaxing in Koh Samui

Chilling and cruising Koh Samui between muay thai training sessions

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Samui

Samui Island is the perfect mix of traveller accessibility, activity options, nightlife and atmosphere.

I stayed here for 10 days doing muay thai training at SuperPro (mornings and evenings) and chilling at the beach for the most part of each day.
I stayed on Chaweng Beach, which is regarded as party central, however all the big party spots are concentrated in one small area. The rest is pretty chilled.
I spent the first few days at Chaweng resort, which was only OK for the price, but right on the beach, good service, quiet, and only 10 mins walk from Soi Green Mango where you have a plethora of options to party hard - clubs and bars - mostly open air and good fun.
Also along Chaweng are really nice night markets, and mobile bars with quality sound systems selling nice mojitos for THB50 - not bad 'ey!

When I decided to spend more time than planned I found Arina hotel to extend my stay, only THB900 (AUD$30) per night for a 4 star room with massive flatscreen TV and DVD player, balcony overlooking the gorgeous quiet street, and literally just across the road from the beach. Would definitely recommend this hotel! They are brand new so not on Agoda yet.

Met some wonderful people here who I still keep in touch with.
The bonus is, if you really want to party hard, Koh Phangan is only 25 minutes away on speedboat :-)
This was the perfect place to chill, get fit, meet fellow travellers, and swim a nice beach with a lovely moderate surf.

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Posted by SkinnyFists 03:33 Archived in Thailand Tagged chaweng koh_samui

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