30 September 2010

Phuket & Ko Samui

Sunset on Karon Beach
 The highlight of Phuket has to be its amazing sunsets - it is our first beach stop so we were in for a treat when we stumbled across one of the most colourful sunsets either of us have ever seen.

Kayaking in Ko Samui
We decided to take the 'make the most of the pool and beach' approach and have a relaxing couple of days. We walked to Kata Beach one afternoon and had a wander around. The natural beauty of the area has been slightly spoiled from all the hotels and touristy shops and we grew a little tired of saying that we didn't want a suit, massage or tuk tuk, but I guess it is all part of the fun!

Following Phuket was Ko Samui, our first island stop. After an eight hour journey, we arrived at the port and somehow (I'm not pointing any fingers James...) managed to miss our bus to the station, so were left grumbling as we haggled with another merry band of tuk tuk men.

James's beloved moped
Our current dwelling is set on a small beach, used by only a couple of bungalow-type hostels and is pretty much picture perfect. Aside from the odd lizard or two (I know they eat all the bad bugs, but they just run so fast across the walls), we have enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere of this beautiful island.

We hired a moped to see the popular Chaweng Beach and were not disappointed - it is one of our favourite places we have been so far! Today, we went kayaking (after coaxing James away from the 2008 Ryder Cup Highlights programmes - the 2010 tournament hasn't even started yet and he is already hooked).

We have one more day in this little island of paradise and then we go to a smaller, less touristy island called Ko Phangan for three days.

After that, we head to a new country and a new journey begins as we cross into Malaysia.



  1. Cool cool cool! Those mopeds look like a lot of fun, too!


  2. That sunset is not real. James, stop google searching incredible things and claiming them as your own.

  3. Thank you nice article. I am someone who really love phuket. Last month I've been to Surin Beach and like this place very much because this beach is quiet, white beaches and crystal clear waters. Surin Bay Inn is the great accommodation, i stay here. It's just like a happy family, everyone there is so nice and hospital.
    I am sure, i will come back. SEE YOU PHUKET

  4. Nice Article. I really love phuket. Last year, I've been to Surin Beach in Phuket and stay at Villa Sanyanga, this is a luxury villa for rent in Surin Beach Phuket. There are six bedroom, which can sleep up to 14 guests.
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  5. We are planning to visit Samui in mid-Oct and would like to do some diving and snorkeling in the area. Thank you for nice post.

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