Koh Samui

Bangkok and beyond, travel talk on all other places in Thailand and Southeast Asia.
SPONSORS: Bang Saphan Guide : Ban Krut Info : Hua Hin Taxi
Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 21885
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:58 am
Location: All Blacks training camp

Koh Samui

Post by PeteC » Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:54 am

Anyone here with good experience about Koh Samui? Not really in terms of a vacation location but how it compares to HH in terms of an expat location to live. i,e, costs, facilities, things to do, bar life, women etc. Thanks. Pete

PS: IMHO, the further south you get the woman seem to lose the Lao and Chinese characteristics of women around BKK and Pattaya, replaced by Malay. Makes for a bit taller and some very good looking fluff.

User avatar
Posts: 16786
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2002 12:25 pm
Location: south of sanity


Post by buksida » Wed Aug 11, 2004 9:28 am

Been there a few times for holidays away from HH and have made a couple of observations:

Location: Its an island and getting on and off is always going to be a hassle.

Costs: More expensive than HH due to the above. Property prices and rentals are also significantly more expensive.

Facilities: More available than HH, they have pretty much everything on the island including a proper sized Tesco/Lotus and an airport that works!

Things to do: Better beaches, waterfalls, animal parks, scuba diving, other islands, golf. But all at tourist prices.

Bar Life: Makes HH look like Eastbourne.

Women: Aparently there are a few of these scattered around also.

Posts: 158
Joined: Sun Jun 08, 2003 1:33 am
Location: Scotland

Post by philip » Wed Aug 11, 2004 10:54 pm

I'm not qualified to comment on many of your headings but I did enjoy a woman or two in Koh Samui last January.... You don't need to search hard, they'll approach you very often, sometimes with a rather familiar "handshake" :oops: :mrgreen:

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests