After Bangkok we flew to Koh Samui, our first of many islands in Thailand. We spent our first two days in the Chaweng Beach area of the island aka the party area. Considering we were doing tequila shots at lunch on our first day, you can imagine how our four days went. Our hotel was shit in Chaweng Beach but had an awesome pool with the best throwback playlist ever. We would hit up 7-11 for dollar tall boy beers and just hang out until we’d go out at night. One day we spent a couple dollars to rent chairs on the beach and just people watched while sipping Mai Tais. Rough life. For dinner our second night in Chaweng we ate at a private table on the beach just steps from the waves. We were set up with constant drinks during happy hour, a hookah just for us, and we even made a friend in one of the local dogs named Lily. We managed to flag down some of the local children who were selling floating lanterns and sent off one. Bucket list check!
On day #3 we ventured down the coast of the island to Lamai Beach, where our “splurge” hotel was. It wasn’t actually that much more than our other hotels, but man was it an upgrade. I had my own infinity pool in my two story villa. The Kala Samui was set on a private cliffside bluff, and the views of the clear turquoise water crashing against the gorgeous rock formations could be seen from every inch of my villa. BLISS. That night we decided to leave bliss briefly to go check out this hotel Banyan Tree (pictured) that I had heard a lot about. And man it did not disappoint. It was paradise. And if I had $800 to spend a night I would totally stay there. $15 drinks is a little much though so we only had one round. We walked down the dirt road back to town from Banyan Tree and found the cutest little beachfront hut for dinner. Awesome food and the sunset view couldn’t be beat.
Our last day, we ventured to the fisherman’s village town of Bo Phut. We decided to stay there because it was close to the ferry terminal where we had to catch our boat the next day. Boy am I glad my friend did her research and found this place. It was the cutest little town, complete with an awesome walking street full of street vendors, stores, bars with great happy hours, and restaurants. Our favorite restaurant (which we went to for lunch and breakfast the following day) is called Karma Sutra. It is run by two French guys and had the coolest vibe, and by far the best breakfast we had anywhere on our trip. You can also see the beach from anywhere in the restaurant and the food was cheap and delicious. Not too shabby.