Ko Samui, Thailand's second largest island, is surrounded by sandy beaches and coconut groves. The welcoming sight is that of a tall and beautiful golden Buddha statue. One could relax at the many sandy beaches and luxurious spas or one could go diving and snorkeling at one the safest destinations for water sports. The coconut groves that line the beaches is a sight for sore eyes. The international and local cuisine available make the foodie crave more days at the island. The wild nightlife in Chaweng Beach and the many beer bars invite a lot of backpackers. From Chumphon or Surat Thani or airports, there are ferries that take you to Ko Samui. Getting around after you get to Ko Samui is convenient as you can rent bikes or cars. Taxi and buses are available too. Economical hotel are available and so are 5 star hotels.