Peace [Bophut Beach, Ko Samui / Tel: 011-66-77-425357 / Fax: 011-66-77-425343 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org The name says it all. If you are looking for excitement, don't stay on Bophut Beach. Chaweng Beach has nicer sand and water, but is highly developed and crowded.
- One of the best inexpensive meals that the group that went to Thailand in 2003 had was right in the restaurant operated by Peace Resorts. A wide variety of Thai meals are served at very reasonable prices. Other moderately priced restaurants can be found along Bophut Beach and at Fisherman's Village.
- For western food--especially fast food--go to Chaweng Beach.
- Gecko Bar [on Bophut Beach]: walk 5 minutes north along Bophut Beach from Peace Resorts.
- Fisherman's Village [Bophut Beach]: walk about 10 minutes north along Bophut Beach, and you will come to the night-life area on Bophut Beach. The village has several nice restaurants as well as the Starfish and Coffee and the Frog and Gecko Pub.
- Numerous bars catering to Westerners are available on Chaweng and Lamai Beaches.
- Thai Boxing: The stadium is located on Chaweng Beach.
- Almost every hotel can arrange a day trip to Ang Thong National Marine Park that includes island hopping, snorkeling, and kayaking for about B1500-1800 (lunch included).
- Numerous stores selling Thai souvenirs and Western knock-offs are available along Chaweng Beach.
Body and Soul
- The Spa Resort [N Lamai Beach / www.spasamui.com offers massage, herbal steam rooms and one of the best health food restaurants on the Island.
- On Bophut Beach: Peace Resorts now has a Massage Center across the street from the hotel, although it is a bit pricy by Thai standards. In Fisherman's Village try the Herbal House Spa.