Beautiful Koh Samui has a relaxed vibe, especially in Lamai more-so than Chaweng and the surrounding area.
Plenty of trips to keep you busy, with Big Budda, Wat Plai Laem, Hin Ta and Hin Yai rock formations and beaches a plentiful to explore.
Wat Plai Laem
Wat Plai Laem is located at the North East end of the island and is a beautiful expression of Thai and Chinese Buddhist beliefs, from the 18-arm image of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion, to the smiling Buddha.
With free admission, remember to bring water for a leisurely stroll around the site, which is set in a tranquil and serene environment surrounded by lakes with ornate architecture and great photograph opportunities.