You know you have some really fun and amazing friends when they travel, literally, half way around the world to see you.  Three of my favorite ladies came to Bangkok for a visit and we took a side trip to Koh Samui.  It was quite a whirl wind having them in town and we really packed a lot into the relatively short trip.

After a jam packed day of sightseeing around Bangkok we jumped on a plane to Koh Samui!  We headed for the Chaweng Beach, which had some great reviews and did not disappoint.  The OZO Chaweng Samui was our home for the two day trip.

The pool was gorgeous, the beach front mandalas were heaven and the rooms, though small, were clean and very much met our needs for the weekend.  I would stay at the OZO again with the just the husband or for a girls weekend, but if we were to travel with Jellybean I think we would need to book a bigger room.

After grabbing a very late dinner we headed to bed!


Day 1: Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

Chaweng beach is beautiful and we enjoyed the day by hanging by the beach, swimming in the ocean/pool and indulging in a little shopping.




The day was fabulous, but I think the night was truly a highlight of the trip.  We went to Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) around sunset.  The Buddha was worth the short taxi ride.  After seeing the Buddha, we had a drink at Sunset by Angelina.  The view was picturesque and the drinks were quite delicious!


We headed to Fisherman’s Village after our drink and walked in and out of the shops while we made our way to CoCo Tam’s.  The ambiance was super cute and fits the hangout by the beach vibe of Koh Samui perfectly.

Coco Tam's in Koh Samui, Thailand | Life's Tidbits

An important thing to note about CoCo Tam’s is it is not a restaurant so eat dinner before grabbing a seat for the fire show. We went to Restaurant Krua Bophut for dinner, which is right next to CoCo Tam’s. 

The Fire Dancer show on the beach starts around 10:30pm and is NOT to be missed!

Fire Dancing Koh Samui, Thailand | Life's Tidbits

Day 2: Angthong National Marine Park Speedboat Tour

All of day 2 was spent on a speedboat tour of some of the small islands near Koh Samui.  Snorkeling at Koh Wao, a sightseeing hike at Koh Mae Koh followed by lunch at Koh Paluay and hanging on the beach as well as kayaking at Song Pee Nong beach.  It was a fun filled day!

Angthong National Marine Park Speedboat Tour in Thailand | Life's Tidbits

Song Pee Nong beach in Thailand | Life's Tidbits

It was a fabulous 2 days in Koh Samui.  The girls trip was a huge success!!  I hope the hubby, Jellybean and I make it back to Koh Samui sometime before we move back to the States next year.





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7 Thoughts on “Koh Samui: Girls Weekend Trip

  1. Thailand is so on my bucket list as I have a friend out there. One day – and it will be a kid free trip. It looks amazing! the beaches and scenery. I hope you had an amazing time catching up with your buds and showing them about. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

  2. Looks like a wonderful trip, although we’ve been to Thailand we’ve never made it to Koh Samui but hear wonderful things about it! We have only been to Phuket and Phi Phi! It’s wonderful when you live an expat life and your friends come to visit #bestandworst

    • Nicole on July 2, 2016 at 9:49 PM said:

      We really enjoyed Phuket! I would love to visit Phi Phi, but we haven’t made it yet. Partly because I’m not sure it’s really toddler friendly.

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  4. oh wow! the beach is amazing! #monday escapes

  5. That’s so cool! To have a girls weekend trip. I wish I can have a weekend trip with my friends too. Trip with friends seem impossible after I have my baby.
    But seeing that you did it, it gives me hope. #mondayescapes.
    -Mommy eve

  6. You’ve just brought back lovely memories for me as I spent some time in Thailand and Samui! I even have a photo of me infront of The Buddha! Glad you had a great weekend. So lucky you can just hop over! Thanks for linking up with #MondayEscapes

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