BEACH: Koh Samui, Thailand
WHERE: Surat Thani Province, Thailand
Samui Regatta The Samui Regatta is a sailing tournament, held every year. The tournament is internationally known and competitors come from as far away as Australia, Singapore, Japan and China. This event, for boats of all sizes and shapes, began in 2002.
Buffalo Fighting Festival One of the best-known festivals on Ko Samui is its Buffalo Fighting Festival, which is held on special occasions such as New Years Day and Songkran. Unlike Spanish bull-fighting, the fighting on Ko Samui is fairly harmless. The fighting season varies according to some ancient customs and ceremonies. The buffalo are beautifully decorated with ribbons and gold-painted leaves. Before the contest which lasts just two rounds, monks spray them with holy water. The winning owner typically takes home millions of baht in prize money.
STAY: Conrad Koh Samui
The first west-facing hotel in Koh Samui, the Conrad Koh Samui is located on the south west tip of the island. The resort guarantees stunning sunset views over the Gulf of Thailand and tranquil white sandy beaches from every villa in the property. The vast 25-acre luxury resort has 65 one-bedroom villas, 14 two-bedroom villas and a Royal villa—all with private sundecks and plunge pools. The airy villas are also fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer spectacular views of the island. All bathrooms have oversized bathtubs and glass-walled rain showers. The Conrad Koh Samui offers a variety of restaurants to its guests.
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