Koh Samui is the ultimate island getaway with cheap accommodation, reasonably priced restaurants and bars and some incredible beaches. The island also has something for everyone, regardless of the type of island holiday you are looking for.
With some beautiful beaches, you can head out for some scuba diving off the coast in the morning at nearby Sail Rock or Koh Tao in the morning and be back for jet skiing in the afternoon. Top that off with a huge number of beach bars and restaurants for a relaxing afternoon in the sun.
Koh Samui is highly lauded for it’s high quality beaches and numerous activities available throughout the day, but there is also plenty to keep you occupied all night long as well, with a large number of bars that will remain open all night. Expect to pay only about $1.50 – $2.00 for a beer.
If you want a cheap, beach vacation you can’t beat Koh Samui – although it may not be cheap to get to the island, once you are there it’s difficult to spend very much. Taxis are quite cheap on the island as well – be sure to negotiate a rate before getting into the car though. In some cases it may be even cheaper to rent a moped for your time there, with bikes available for about 150 Baht ( $4.50 ) per day.