When it comes to tropical beauty, few places can compare to Koh Samui. Situated in the crystal blue waters of the southern part of the Gulf of Thailand, it is a relative newcomer as an international holiday destination, but what is lacks in longevity it makes up for with incredible beauty, great properties and more than enough things for visitors to do and see.
Koh Samui is a beautiful island, with beaches that are as stunning as those found anywhere in the world. Unlike some other holiday destinations, Koh Samui has made a conscious effort to not develop too fast and to preserve the natural charms that have brought people to the island in the first place. Because the island is varied in terms of geography, it also benefits from being able to have a great variety of bays and beach areas, meaning some can be more developed while others are literally virgin in nature. The most developed parts of the islands are along the east coast of Koh Samui, and offer not only high-rise hotels and opulent condos but world-class shopping and imaginative international restaurants, led by renowned chefs. Many rental properties are available in these areas, but those looking for something more peaceful and natural will love the island's north or west coast, which remain much less developed.
Until the completion of a ring road in only the recent past, the north of Koh Samui was quite difficult to travel around and some beach have therefore remained delightfully undeveloped, letting guests enjoy wonderful natural beauty in serene and quiet surroundings. There are an increasing number of rental properties available in more secluded parts of the island, which are perfect for those seeking peace and quiet.
The properties themselves range from highly luxurious to rather simple, but the luxurious properties represent excellent value for money. The high end villas will feature state of the art amenities, and as developers compete for buyers and renters more and more features are quickly becoming standard. For example, virtually every villa available for rent will have a private pool, a Jacuzzi, a terrace to watch the sunset and even entertainment facilities for a rainy day.
Koh Samui is a wonderful place to rent a property, and its diverse and beautiful areas mean there is truly something for everyone. Guests seeking a fun-filled experience and those looking to just relax in paradise will both find what they want, and at an incredible price, too.