Samui Island is part of Surat thani Province and is the third largest island in Thailand (The first is Phuket and the second is Chang Island). This is one of the most amazing marine attractions to be seen in Thailand and is very well known all over the world. Cha Weng beach and La Mai beach are the most popular beaches because of the attractive white sand and long beaches. Cha Weng Beach has a reputation as the longest, most admired, and most striking beach on Samui Island. The white sand slopes to the shallow sea. This is the reason why there are so many visitors at this beach. You can see a marvelous sunrise because the beach is located in the east. If you love snorkeling, this beach provides plentiful corals and various kinds of fish.
When people talk about La Mai beach, they always mention the popular attraction called Hin Ta Hin Yai (Grandfather and Grandmother Rock). What\'s more, white sand, abundant coconut trees, and blue sea awaits. There is no doubt that this is a wonderful spot and the most splendid time to visit is around December to April.There are several interesting beaches in the north of Samui Island such as Na Thon Bay, Bo Put Bay, and Phra Yai Bay where are quieter than Cha weng and La mai and suitable for relaxing in beautiful scenery.
For cultural attractions, Hailam Shrine at Na Thorn Bay is a large long established community on Samui Island. This shrine is the center of the Hilam people who immigrated here about 150 years ago. Nowadays, you can see antique wooden houses that were build in the Chinese style. There are two temples that you can pay respects which are Na Phra Lan Temple and Phra Yai Temple (Fan Beach).
At Samui Island, there are numerous activities to enjoy such as Samui Monkey Center proving clever monkey and dog shows. There is the Island Safari proving elephant rides and outdoor shows (farming, riding buffalos, and training buffalos). If you want to ride a buffalo and wear a farmer dress, this is a great opportunity available here.
For visitors who do not like swimming in the sea, there are two waterfalls in elegant surroundings with coconut trees and an orchard called the 1st Namuang Waterfall and the 2nd Namuang Waterfall. The first one is more popular because of the convenient transpiration and availability of elephant rides.