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Ko Samui - trip report with 4K video

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Ko Samui - trip report with 4K video

I spent one week at Chaweng this summer with my family (wife and 7yr old son). We stayed at the Chaweng Regent Beach Resort on the main strip which we found to be a very nice place although a bit pricy.

Most days were spent relaxing on the beach or by the pool and exploring the restaurants and attractions along the main strip at night. We also had one day with Samui Explorer visiting the following sights around the island:

Wat Plai Laem

Big Buddha Temple

Namueang Waterfall

Grandfather Grandmother Rocks

Crystal Bay

Chaweng Viewpoint

We found the guide extremely friendly and knowledgeable (Mr Nong) and we learnt a lot, not only about the sights, but also about Thailand in general. The only slightly negative thing was that the program we had been given beforehand by the company was too much to fit into the 5 hours that the trip lasted so we had to skip some sights.

I have summed it all up in a 4K video that might be useful for first timers to the island. It includes an overview of Chaweng (Beach, Main Street, Food, Nightlife) as well as the sights from our trip with Samui Explorer: “KO SAMUI – The Essential – Beach, Food, Sights, Nightlife”: https://youtu.be/xS90uPMHo3M

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1. Re: Ko Samui - trip report with 4K video

Just watched your great video. Thanks for sharing it is very good!

Oslo
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2. Re: Ko Samui - trip report with 4K video

Thanks Lucglobal! :)

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3. Re: Ko Samui - trip report with 4K video

Nice video. Visited Thailand 10 times but never Samui. Maybe next year !!

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4. Re: Ko Samui - trip report with 4K video

Good stuff, I'm sure the video will be useful to many people in the future, looking forward to returning to samui at the end of the year 👍

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5. Re: Ko Samui - trip report with 4K video

Great video thank you for sharing.

I would like to add for anyone reading that the Itinerary should d have more than enough time in 5 hrs, however taking extra time to make a video, of course, would add onto the tour time. Informing the company would have allowed them to add extra hours, and cut down the Itinerary, I'm sure

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6. Re: Ko Samui - trip report with 4K video

Great info - to go there today for a week!

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Spending 6 days in March 2018, first time in Thailand. Great video, thanks.

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8. Re: Ko Samui - trip report with 4K video

Thanks for the video. Is it really that busy? Don't think that I was expecting that many people.

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9. Re: Ko Samui - trip report with 4K video

Kelly, this was Chaweng, no other area like this. This video didn't cover all areas of Samui only a snap short of a few. And this was taken high season

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10. Re: Ko Samui - trip report with 4K video

Thanks for all your feedback!

Mitch, regarding the itinerary we also had the mummified monk and 'swimming and snacks at Crystal Bay' on there. We did not see the mummified monk and the time was actually up before we got to Crystal Bay, but our guide was kind enough to stop there for 10 minutes so we could have a quick look. I do not think my filming added much to the time we spent at each stop (ref. my video from North Korea on my YouTube channel where I filmed everything while tagging along in a large tourist group). Its just when you get an itinerary from a tour company you kind of expect to be taken to all those places. Not a big deal, just think the company could have been clearer on this point.

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