Off the Southern shore, has an excellent hiking
trail for easy stroll or a serious all-day trek
through the jungle. The island is largely uninhabited
but has several nature study points maintained by
Koh Taen Conservation Club. Legend has it that dogs
can not survive a night on the island. This is probably
due to the high frequency calls emitted by the thousands
of bats that call Koh Ten home and can be seen clouding
the sky (and heading for Samui) at dusk. You can
arrange longtail boat transport to Koh Taen from
Thong Krut Bay on Samui’s southern shore.
National Marine Park:
Is a compact archipelago of mostly uninhabited islands
west of Koh Samui that provided the setting for
Alex Garland’s The Beach. There is good snorkeling,
diving, hiking and even camping on some of the islands.
Many people regard sea kayaking as the best way
to explore the areas. You can arrange to have a
speed boat take you to the park or book a tour with
one of the many operators that offer regular services.
Is a spectacular little place of three small islets
that are connected by an incredible beach. There
are no roads and no motors on this island, so it
is very quiet. But there are bungalows and dive
tour operators so you can take a couple of days
to check out the island’s sea life.
Is one of the largest parties in the world happens
every full moon on the small island of Koh Pha-Ngan.
The parties have been going on for over 11 years
originated by a group of backpackers. These backpackers
found that throughout their travels the moon was
best seen on Koh Pha-Ngan. They have a remarkable
idea to arrange a party along the crescent-shaped
beach of Haad Rin, one of Thailand’s jewels,
to celebrate the next Full Moon. Since the people
from all over the world came to join the celebration.
And now there are 7,000-15,000 people at the party