The island Koh Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand, divided into seven "Tambon" or sub districts (administrative regions): Maenam, Bophut, Maret, Taling Ngam, Namuang, Lipa Noi and Angthong.
Koh Samui has been a backpackers destination since late 70's. Today, tourists from the whole world go to this easygoing "paradise".
It is surrounded by more than sixty other islands, some small and inhabited, some are larger such as Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.
It has been a backpackers destination since the late 70’s, but has since developed into the luxury destination in Thailand having one of the highest densities of 5-star hotels and spas in the world.