Ao Plai Laem

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  • Day1

    Koh Samui

    February 29 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Now in Koh Samui for a week.

    Time to relax.

    Ko Samui is an island off the east coast of Thailand in the Chumphon Archipelago, it is part of Surat Thani Province. In 2012, Ko Samui was granted municipal status and is now locally self-governing. Ko Samui, with an area of 228.7 km it is Thailand's third largest island after Phuket and Ko Chang. In 2018, it was visited by 2.7 million tourists.
    Koh Samui attracts budget travellers staying for a month or two in simple beachside bungalows, to the wealthiest holidaymakers dropping in for a weekend at one of the many luxury resort or villa on the many white sand beaches of Koh Samui. I think John and I fall in the in between group we are staying in our Timeshare Resort.

    There are parts of Koh Samui we have not seen which is one of the reason we have come back. From the hustle and bustle of Chaweng Beach to the lively yet relaxed atmosphere of Lamai Beach to the timeless feel of Bophut's Fisherman's Village to the tropical beach paradise of Maenam, Koh Samui is unique among Thailand's islands in maintaining a broad appeal for everyone
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  • Day2

    Around the Resort

    March 1 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Tides Samui is located on the North-East of the island in a tranquil enclave with an lovely view of the ocean and two small islands Koh Som and Koh Phangan. Tides Samui sits under the peaceful gaze of the 12m-tall golden Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai temple, a local landmark and is surrounded by picture postcard beaches.

    Our Resort is within easy reach of the airport and Bophut, traditional fishermans’ village is less than ten minutes away, with a great informal atmosphere for bars, cafes and shopping. The faster paced, more bustling Chaweng is just over ten minutes away, and offers a vibrant nightlife, shopping and more urban excitements.

    We have now unpacked and ready to start the day.

    The morning started with the unpack, a swim and breakfast.

    Getting ready to explore the area starting with a walk along the beach.
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  • Day4

    Another day in Paradise

    March 3 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    The day started like any other day here. Swim, breakfast and a walk.

    Our first walk of the day was just a short distance just to see what was in the other direction. We found that there is not much up that street.

    Back at the Resort and guess what, a swim and some reading then lunch and more swimming and reading.

    Then another short walk this time for a massage. Nothing fancy but an excellent massage. I am now 2 inches taller and the girl found sore muscles in places I had no idea I was sore.

    After the massage it was time for a late afternoon tea watching another beautiful sunset.

    Then another short walk to a Resturant for dinner.

    Now to watch Netflix had have an ice cream.

    Today the step count was 9465.
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  • Day8

    Last Day in Koh Samui

    March 7 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    This morning was our last breakfast at Tides. We leave Koh Samui for Koh Phangan. It has been a lovely visit, so relaxing swimming, reading, massages, drinking and eating. We will be back.

  • Day14

    Ko Samui - Nord-Est

    February 4, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ 🌬 30 °C

    Ce matin direction extrême Nord-Est. Le but est d'aller à la pointe de l'île, là où se trouve une autre petite île à 200 m de là et de traverser à pied (notre hôte nous a assuré que l'on traversait le petit bras de mer sans problème avec de l'eau jusqu'à la taille !).
    Nous arrivons sur place : marée haute ! Impossible de passer 😂 ! Décidément, il est trop fort 😂 !

    Nous décidons de rester là, l'endroit est très agréable et les restaurants sont littéralement "les pieds dans l'eau".

    L'après-midi, nous partons à Chaweng, village branché où le but est de traverser l'hôtel Novotel pour aller à la plage. Il paraît qu'elle vaut largement le détour selon notre hôte.
    Arrivés sur place, trop de vagues, on n'y voit rien des eaux soi-disant cristallines 😂😂😂 !!

    On repart se balader un peu dans Chaweng, chercher désespérément des amulettes à offrir, et nous rentrons... En repassant par Fisherman bien sûr 😄 !
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