(Closed) Koh Samui anyone?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re going to do a Thailand tour (Bangkok and Chiang Mai) and then end the trip on the beaches in Thailand. We are considering Koh Samui in July or Phuket…which is high season in Koh Samui but low season in Phuket.  But I’ve never been, so I’m just trying to figure out which is the best option!  Have you considered doing a tour or do you want to stay in one place?

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I travelled around Thailand a good bit about two years ago and if you’re planning on heading in that direction (which I totally would recommend- it’s amazing!) I would take a look at Koh Tao maybe over Koh Samui. Koh Samui is the better known of the three islands (Koh Tao, Phangan and Tao) but of the three it was by far my least favourite. It’s been so popular for a while now it has become very developed. Good fun for backpacking, lots of parties but I couldn’t imagine honeymooning on it! (The part of it I saw anyway) If you’re looking for the tropical paradise type of beach Koh Tao is where it’s at! You can travel between the three by boat in a little over an hour or so if you wanted to split your time there. Phuket was beautiful too but when I was there which was only two years ago there was still an awful lot of construction going on after the tsunami so it wasn’t it the best shape. Might be better now though!

 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’re travelling to Koh Samui for our honeymoon at the beginning of June.  We’re super stoked!  We originally wanted to do the Maldives, but that would have broken the bank, so we decided on Thailand.  We’re flying direct from Toronto to Hong Kong (15 hrs…kill me now), and then flying from Hong Kong direct to Koh Samui via Bangkok Airways. Thats only a 3 hr-ish flight (much better).  We found an amazing private villa resort called The Headlands.  For roughly $300 a night you get a gorgeous… and I mean GORGEOUS private villa on the beach, with a private pool, indoor/outdoor bathroom, private chef to come in an make meals for you/teach you how to cook traditional Thai, the option for spa treatments in room, and a private driver to take you around.  We’re planning on doing some snorkelling/dives in Koh Tao, and some other small excursions around the island.  I seriously can’t wait!

Is it bad to be a little more excited about the honeymoon than the wedding itself?! hehe.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@babyjewels: Haha I know what you mean! I was totally into wedding planning, and then started looking up honeymoon stuff and I can’t stop now! We are trying to decide between Phuket and Koh Samui…but I just read that around July, Koh Samui has better weather…but then again its cheaper in Phuket. How long will you be in Koh Samui?

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We decided on Koh Samui over Phuket for the weather at the time if our trip (June) and it’s less expensive, but very much as luxurious!  We’re leaving June 4th from Toronto, flying direct to Hong Kong and will arrive in Koh Samui June 5th.  We’re then staying in Koh Samui for 7 days, flying back to Hong Kong and spending 2 more nights there before flying home.

Have you picked a resort?  There are so many to choose from!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@babyjewels: No I’m still researching…its so hard to choose! Where are you staying?

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We found an amazing private villa resort called The Headlands.  For roughly $300 a night you get a gorgeous… and I mean GORGEOUS private villa on the beach, with a private pool, indoor/outdoor bathroom, private chef to come in an make meals for you/teach you how to cook traditional Thai, the option for spa treatments in room, and a private driver to take you around. 

We’re also thinking of travelling around to some of the nearby resorts to have dinner or spa treatments.  The W hotel looks really nice, we also thought about the Banyan Tree.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wow The Headlands looks amazing!!! I think we’ve definitely settled on going to Koh Samui…we’ll be there just over a month after you…I would hate to fly all the way to Thailand and go to Phuket and be stuck on a rainy beach. We’ll probably decide on our resort by the end of the week…

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@babyjewels: Got my flights booked so I’ll be in Koh Samui from 7/13-7/20 but no hotel booked yet! So hard to choose!

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