Koh Samui, a Tourist Destination for Any Budget

May 4, 2015 Updated: May 19, 2015

Koh Samui is one of the most fascinating islands in Thailand. It is a breath-taking beach paradise that amazes its tourists with a spectacular array of wonderful holiday activities that range from diving, kayaking, and temples, to exploring the lush jungle, partying all night long and discovering exquisite international savors. This beautiful pristine island with a picturesque mountain interior is a wonderful getaway suitable for all types of tourists and any budget. From the expensive luxury resorts destined for high end travelers to the bohemian beach bungalows for the limited budget visitors, Koh Samui has a rich offer of accommodation units and many fun things to do.

KOH SAMUI, THAILAND - JUNE 18:  A woman gets a Thai massage in the open air massage sala at the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary June 18, 2012 . Thailand's official tourism body, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has set itself the ambitious target of attracting more than 20 million tourists in 2012. According to TAT, In April, Thailand welcomed 1,659,021 international tourists which is a slight increase of 6.87% over the same in 2011.  (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
A woman gets a Thai massage in the open air massage salon at the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary in Koh Samui, Thailand. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

So are you planning a dream holiday to Koh Samui and you don’t know where to start? You should first determine a budget for your trip. How much do you want to spend, and from this amount how much are you prepared to pay for accommodation. Regardless of how generous or limited is this budget, you can start browsing for the right resorts, hotels, villas, or bungalows. Some are ridiculously expensive and feature the most modern and extravagant amenities while others are fair priced and allow you to enjoy the true exotic beach experience.

Just by typing  budget accommodation in Koh Samui, the Internet surprises you with countless results presenting hostels, bungalows, apartments, and villas with prices between $11 and $50 per night. Some are closer to the beach while others are located in a green part of the island and allow you to enjoy a more serene and intimate ambiance. Even though these might seem cheap, they are actually very elegant and decent-looking accommodation units that feature pools, air conditioning, parking, airport transfers, laundry services, and luggage storage.

The medium-range accommodation units are usually resorts, hotels, or luxury villas. These are either closer to the beach or are just a couple of minutes away but feature numerous private options of indulging their visitors, such as large pools, gyms, spas, landscaped gardens, and high-end restaurants. The prices for these types of accommodations vary from $50 to $150 per night. And the tourists who choose to stay here also benefit from 24-hour reception, bar, travel desk, free parking, room service, babysitting options, and wireless Internet.

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Koh Samui Island is one of Thailand’s more visited Islands. (edenwithin/iStock)

And the top accommodation units are really impressive. These cost about $150 to $1,700 which is a lot of money for most tourists, but it is definitely worth it. In this category we find the high-end hotels, resorts, and private beach front villas. Those who choose to stay at one of these accommodation units want to enjoy extreme luxury, the finest services, and the most opulent amenities, such as infinity pool, dining room with panoramic view, golf clubs, and full spa services. Of course, a stay here is destined for those who have a high budget for their vacation and who want to always have the best of everything.

But no matter what your budget is or where are you staying, Koh Samui won’t disappoint you. It is a wonderful island that knows how to make each holiday perfect by compensating the opulence of our modern lives with the innocent beauty of nature’s most valuable treasures.

This article was written by Alex Pierce, previously published on www.etravelblog.com