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Taxis On Koh Samui: What You Aren’t Meant To Know

Taxis On Koh Samui: What You Aren’t Meant To Know

After 2.5 weeks in Bangkok, we’d started to feel pretty good about our ability to deal with the Thai taxi system. We knew how to get a guaranteed metered fare, we knew our common place names in Thai, we knew the area a bit so we could sniff out “drive them the longest way possible” scams, and more… Then we got to Koh Samui and it all got flipped on it’s head. In short, taxis follow no rules here. And tourists are captive to their practices on this small island paradise. Before we discuss the various taxi scams on Samui […]

Maenam Beach: The Best On Koh Samui

Maenam Beach: The Best On Koh Samui

For a small island, we found that Koh Samui wasn’t really that… small. There are many little spots to the island, many different beaches and areas and if you know what you’re doing, you can pick your favorite and focus on spending most of your time there. We started out at Chaweng, the most popular area on the east side of the island. And while we found it perfectly picturesque, and filled with activity, it wasn’t until we reached Maenam that we realized how much variation there really is from spot to spot and how worthwhile it is to make […]

Chaweng Cove Resotel: Smiles and Savings in Samui

Chaweng Cove Resotel: Smiles and Savings in Samui

Andrew and I got married last week in Koh Samui (YAY) and were lucky enough to be joined by 50 of our family and friends for a week of cocktails, sunburn and all round good times. We researched a lot to find the perfect spot for everyone to stay for the wedding week and had the following conditions: 1) Needed to be close to the “fun stuff” i.e. beach, restaurant, shops. 2) Despite #1 it still needed to give off an island-ey vibe for the all-important relaxed feel one would expect when holidaying in Thailand. 3) It needed to suit […]