When the term “paradise” comes to mind, few destinations come close to fully encapsulating the concept and delivering the experience as Koh Samui does.
Recognized all over the world for its unobstructed panoramic views of the Andaman Sea and its undisturbed white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, the destination is nothing short of breathtaking. At this point, you’re looking for a place that will allow you to experience a true Eden better than anything else—so what do you do?
You do the smart and right thing and book a trip to Koh Samui because it’s the only place you should be traveling to next. With your dates chosen, tickets bought, and your trip right around the corner, you wait in anticipation for the moment you get up, haul your bags, and fly right on over to Koh Samui.
Not one to spoil the trip on pure ignorance, you’ve made it a point to prepare for your trip as carefully as possible so that you can make the most out of it. If this is your first time traveling to the destination, you can’t help but ask yourself all sorts of different questions until you’re satisfied. And among the different things you can wonder about, chances are there’s one particular inquiry that must be answered: What are the mistakes that I need to avoid when visiting Koh Samui?
Mistakes to Avoid Making
Koh Samui is definitely a heaven on Earth in all senses of the term, but it can be hell (for both yourself and your wallet) if you make avoidable mistakes that spoil your experience. The saddest part about these mistakes is that thousands of tourists end up spoiling their vacations because of simple things that could have been avoided.
To help ensure that you don’t meet the same fate during your trip and miss out on basking in the wonder of Koh Samui, here are the fumbles you should avoid:
Mistake #1: Bringing Work With You One all-too-common mistake that people make when they go on a much-needed vacation is they bring their work with them, stripping away the entire idea of relaxation in the process.
If you don’t want to spoil your trip with back-to-back work calls and endless emails, then it’s in your best interest to take the necessary precautions by settling all that you can before you head out. And while taking a few much-needed days off might seem like a burden to your company, nothing terrible’s going to happen because work will survive even while you’re away on vacation.
Mistake #2: Underestimating Koh Samui’s Roads Here’s a not-so-fun fact that anyone going to Koh Samui should know: every year, hundreds of tourists land themselves in the hospital due to road accidents.
Like any other part of Thailand, Koh Samui allows travelers to hop on a moped and roam around the destination for a cheap price. However, this can be a major hazard if you don’t come correct. And while it is a great idea to go around the tropical destination and hop between beaches while on a motorcycle, it pays to slow down and drive carefully.
Mistake #3: Not Investing In the Right Accommodation
Although Koh Samui is mainly known for its beautiful beaches and tropical sights, no trip to the destination is ever complete without a five-star accommodation to top it all off.
It may not seem like much at first, but your choice of accommodation can be the difference between having a trip that you’ll never forget and one that you’d never want to remember. By booking your stay at the best options that money can buy—such as Banana Fan Sea Resort—you won’t need to worry about dampening the quality of your trip at all!
If you want to make the most out of your trip to Koh Samui and have the time of your life, then be mindful of common tourist mistakes you can make and avoid them at all costs. Fortunately, taking it upon yourself to be mindful of these common fumbles will ensure that you don’t set yourself up for disaster. If you are looking for a tropical beachfront resort in Koh Samui for your next getaway, then Banana Fan Sea Resort is the place for you. Get in touch with us today for your once-in-a-lifetime adventure in paradise!