Why Koh Samui

Set in the Gulf of Siam, Koh Samui is one of the most enchanting and truly idyllic islands of Thailand, and less than a 1 hour flight away from Bangkok, world renowned for its exquisite tropical scenery, golden sands and turquoise waters.

Koh Samui offers miles of pristine beaches, tropical forests teeming with wildlife and some of the best sea fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling the world has to offer. The island still maintains its original charm and natural beauty that originally attracted backpackers some twenty years ago.

It is the ideal place for retirees to lead a relaxed lifestyle, thanks to the overall tranquil and happy atmosphere induced by the scenery, cultural view and easy take on life. The seaside climate and rural environment is extremely beneficial for the over 50’s health, keeping away from the smoky traffic and pollution of the big cities. Koh Samui provides the perfect natural environment to suit activities for both retirees looking for a calm and relaxed lifestyle and also for those looking to stay active and leaning more towards adventure and fun. The ocean is home to a multitude of safe activities including swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, sailing and sea canoeing. On land, Samui offers kilometers of unexplored forests and jungles for hiking, bird watching and elephant safaris.

Golf can be a very relaxing and pleasurable way to spend time and unwind from the stress of everyday life, while providing a good cardiovascular workout to the heart and lungs. There are 3 spectacular professional golf courses in Koh Samui varying from 9 to 18 holes, including a Championship course where the Asian PGA tour event is held annually. The climate and stunning scenery make golf on the island one of the most enticing activities for retirees. Koh Samui is famous for harboring some of the world’s best spa resorts, including the No 1 Spa in Asia, all with an integral wellness approach and healing therapies that work wonders on balancing the mind, body and spirit.

When living on Samui, there is a wealth of choice for wining and dining. Thai food of course abounds, but there is also a huge range of international cuisines. Healthy and inexpensive, eating and learning how to cook in Koh Samui is a very enjoyable experience. You can find three western-style superstores, Tesco Lotus, Big C and Makro, stocked with all the ingredients from back home. Fresh seafood, meats, fruits and vegetables are available down the street at the local market or where the boats dock.

Samui also has very high standards of medical care, with 4 International hospitals, equipped with the latest medical technology, a high standard of private rooms and professional English speaking doctors and staff. One of the great qualities of life in Samui is that you rarely if ever feel like you are in a foreign country; the people are very friendly and open towards western culture. Samui has a high concentration of expats and foreigners, being predominantly a tourist island and popular amongst westerners as a place to live.

For seniors looking to retire in the sun and to enjoy having a wide array of options for relaxation or adventure, while being provided all the facilities and services of western standards, Koh Samui is the answer when looking for the ideal location.