The best way to see a lot of Koh Samui in a short time
We spent only four days on Koh Samui but our speculator exploring habits have shown us the best way to see a lot of Koh Samui in a short time. I plan to cover this from two angles; walking and using transport.
Getting a motorbike or scooter on Koh Samui is the ideal way to see as much as you can in a short time. You can save money with this by putting two people on each bike, but its pretty cheap either way. The fuel is so cheap too. We filled the tank when we got it and it barely moved the stick by the time we handed it back days later.
The ring road
For those of you have not been to Koh Samui, get excited. The island has a ring road that loops the whole island. You can literally follow the road right around to explore the whole island within a few hours. We spend a whole day exploring and visited some sights along the way including; waterfalls, The Zoo, The Butterfly Farm and more! Most of the sights are just a short ride off the ring road to find.
The ring road boasts a whole bunch of viewpoints with parking available around. You can see all of these during one loop of the island!
We are big, big fans of walking anywhere we go. It started in Reykjavik when we missed out on a lot of the sights so decided to make our own tour and find our own hidden gems. We continued the tradition everywhere we go, including Koh Samui. We were based at the bottom of Chaweng where it is a lot more quiet so we would walk for ages every day and night to get to know the area.
We have found our favourite bars and eateries by just walking about and coming across places!
By far the best way to see a lot of Koh Samui is using the bike. Add in walking about in the evenings and you will really get into the think of things and know the island well before you leave.