Koh Samui has been one of the most romantic locations I have visited, with so many dreamy things to do as a couple and so much to experience. If you are looking for a holiday as a couple, Koh Samui has it all.
Located off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus, it’s the largest island after Phuket. It’s just a short train ride or flight away from Bangkok before you reach paradise on earth. Along with just chilling in your villa, sunbathing and drinking unlimited Mai Thais, this is my ultimate guide to Koh Samui as a couple who not only like the finer things in life, but also want to experience the culture and the local people.
Where to stay:
If you are on a budget, but still like your creature comforts and want your own villa, then I suggest you stay at The Saraan, which is at the far end of Chewang beach. This is where everything happens but because you are the end of it, it is very peaceful, yet you are still close to everything.
The Saraan has got great customer service, infinity pool, affordable secluded villas with your own pool and a bed overlooking it, everything is jasmine scented, and they have THE best masseuses who EVER laid their hands on me. The couples aloe vera massage is a MUST, especially when you are sizzled.
If you can splash, it would be the best money you spend when you stay The Four Seasons located on the North of the island, as it is a world of its own.
The hotel has a hillside view of the ocean, your own secluded infinity pool, bath tub overlooking the ocean, double sinks, your own personal wardrobes and THE BEST BED EVER. I am not over-exaggerating with the ‘ever’ comments here, you have to just try these this for yourself and let me know. Not only that but you are chauffeured everywhere in your own little golf cart by the friendliest little Thai man, everybody knows your name which makes you feel like royalty. Day activities include yoga, Thai boxing and an award-winning spa, all at your fingertips. Read about my full experience here.
Where to eat:
Dining on the rocks (Six Senses Hotel) – This open-air restaurant is situated on a large wooden platform on the rocks overlooking the sea, where fresh-breeze, low lighting and soft music make for an intimate and relaxed ambience, perfect for date nights. We tried the five-course set menu, which we would highly recommend as there is innovation, creativity and delicious flavours married up together to make for a gastronomic experience, for you and your lover.
KOH Thai Restaurant & Bar (Four Seasons) – A sophisticated, open air restaurant, which overlooks the island where the seats of some tables are so close to the edge, only a small water feature gives you that buffer of not dropping into the jungle! It’s exhilarating not only with their seating arrangement but also their culinary abilities providing you with the freshest, most exotic flavours, all complimented by your own wine guru, who suggests you which wines you should have with each course. Outstanding service, divine food and unforgettable memories.
Spice Zone (Muang Villas and Suites) – The Spice Zone’s chef used to work full time for the Thai Royal family, so quality is guaranteed. Set directly on the beach, with lanterns everywhere and the sound of the ocean makes for the perfect ambience to breed romance. We ordered the seafood platter, which was utterly delicious and simple, that came with complimentary wine and unlimited sides, which you can go and pick out from the buffet across your table. Simple, romantic and beautifully perfect food.
Where to watch the sunset with a cocktail:
W Hotel – The most Instagrammable bar with round pods set in the pool out of which you can watch the sunset while listening to a live DJ spinning some funky deep house tunes. The cocktail list is elaborate and so can cater to any taste bud all in a buzzing, modern hotel.
What to do.
Waterfall 2 – Don’t waste your time going to Waterfall 1, and head straight for Waterfall 2. When you get there, try to look for a local guide who can take you even higher (for a tip). I had such an awesome experience, which left me so liberated, and it was totally worth the hardcore climbing. Read my full experience here.
Jet Ski Safari – THIS IS A MUST. Three hours of jet skiing, out in the open ocean, exploring small islands inhabited by tribes and a small picnic stop off. It is perfect for those whole love adrenaline. Based in Lamai beach, it is not the cheapest of activities but totally worth it, and be sure to wear lots of sunscreen!
Yoga Day in Fisherman’s Village (Yogarden) – There is an oasis tucked away in Fisherman’s Village called Yogarden, which you can either have a full-on yoga holiday or just pop in for a day to do some classes and have a healthy yogi lunch. Hatha yoga is mainly the yoga, which they practice there, which is gentle and focuses on the breathing and correlating your asanas with the breath. It’s always healthy to get a little time away from your partner, even in the most epic of holidays.
Whatever you decide to do, enjoy it to the fullest. Koh Samui is an island for romance, luxury, partying, culture and a culinary delight.