Koh Samui represents the idyllic topical island paradise: small and laid back, coconut palms swaying over white sand beaches... It is part of an archipelago of islands lying just off the coast in the province of Surat Thani at the western edge of the Gulf of Thailand.
At 247 square kilometers, Koh Samui is the largest, and one of only six inhabited islands. A coastal road runs around the island for some 50 kilometers and links the many beaches and bays.
Introduction to Samui Island People all around the world today have heard of the famous island of Thailand, Koh Samui. Samui is a tropical island that has charmed visitors since the arrival of the first visitor in 1971. On a visit to Samui, you are sure to relax yourself in this tropical retreat of white sand beaches, limited traffic, a sea that is sapphire blue, scrumptious Thai cuisine and the people of Koh Samui who are unusually warm and friendly.
Samui Island Geopgraphy Koh Samui Island is one of the many islands found in the Asian continent, near Thailand. It is located in the gulf of Thailand, about 35km northeast of Surat Thani town. The geography of Samui Island revolves around about sixty islands surrounding Koh Samui, including Ang Thong National Marine Park, Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Tao.