This small island, (approx. 247km²), sits on the western side of the Thai Mainland - 700km from Bangkok - in the Gulf of Thailand. Bordering the South China Sea and the Pacific, it is surrounded by more than sixty other islands, such as Koh Phangan and Koh Tao (divers island). Many of which are small and uninhabited.
Though the first inhabitants were fisherman, some 1500 years ago, it was more recently "discovered" in the 1970's by backpackers. Since then however, Koh Samui has developed as a major tourist destination, catering to tourists from all over the World. Tourism is now the island's main source of income.
Bangkok Airways flies direct, a mere 1 hour and 50 min flight from Singapore - making it the perfect destination for a quick and easy getaway. Exactly what hubby and I were looking for.