The country of Thailand offers a wide variety of amazing beach getaways. Just check out the movie, “The Beach,” if you have any doubts about their beauty. The movie is also great for a few important warnings and travel tips for the country’s infamous Full Moon parties.
If you are looking for a tourist heavy party place or a quiet getaway, Thailand offers both.
I had the chance to visit one of the quieter islands, Koh Samet, recently. From first- hand experience, I can suggest that you take a trip to Koh Samet if you need to escape the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities like Bangkok.
Koh Samet is a lovely and scenic, laidback adventure paradise. So laidback, in fact, that there’s a section of the beach that’s used solely for meditation. The beach and water are very clean, which can’t be said of the beaches in the infamous mainland tourist trap of Pattaya. And in Koh Samet, you won’t have to worry about a huge crowd of tourists cramping up your space, even on a busy Saturday.
While vacationing in Koh Samet, you must see the evening fire show. Out on the beach, in front of a popular restaurant and club, Thai and Cambodian dancers perform magical fire shows in a vaguely Polynesian style.
After the fire show and dinner, you can head over to the club area that is decorated with neon lights… for a reason. In the open-air clubs, you can cover parts of your body in glow-in-the-dark paint. Warning: watch your clothes; the paint is hard to get out, especially after it settles into your clothes.
After you wake up from a night of partying and drinking large buckets of alcohol, you can participate in such excursions as: snorkeling, jet skiing and tours of near-by islands.
If you come to vacation in Thailand, take a few days to visit one of the many scenic beaches. Islands like Koh Samet are close enough to Bangkok to travel to easily, but far enough from the big city to experience paradise.