Travellers in search of a contemporary hotel in Samui will be more than pleased with the exotic Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort & Spa. Providing guests with the best in modern amenities this spa resort pulls out all the stops when it comes to unforgettable vacations in Samui.


Tipped to be one of Thailand’s true retail heartlands the breathtaking beachfront environs of Koh Samui are tailor made for shopaholics of all ages. Offering serious fashionistas a plethora of engaging retail experiences in one venue this idyllic beach haven is home to not one but over four designated shopping districts in all. With bargains and the latest trends decorating its eclectic storefronts avid shoppers and tourists alike will be sure to find some hidden treasures on a shopping tour of Koh Samui.


Chaweng is Samui’s favourite shopper’s haunt and it’s no surprise as the shopping district extends 6km down Beach Road with more than a hundred shops crammed into its beachfront location. Visitors can find everything under the sun in this all-encompassing thoroughfare where beachwear, jewellery, casual clothing and soap carvings share shelf space with DVD’s and IT paraphernalia. Silk ties and hipster bags are also sold in this thriving shopper’s Mecca where hot pick boutiques such as the Phuket Mermaid, Phuket Mermaid, The Khun Chaweng Shopping Centre and Sports Stadium Samui are found. Handicrafts and local treasure however are sold at Udomagg & Findig where woodwork and other exquisite souvenirs are available.


Lamai Beach’s shopping highlights include the Lamai Night Bazaar where local crafts such as hand crafted lamps and silver jewellery are widely available at stores such as Asian Lights and Silvermania respectively. Mr.Samui is another must-shop locale for handicraft enthusiasts as scarves, gems and ornaments as well as other keepsakes with a local flavour are sold here.


Beach Gallery Antiques and About Art and Crafts are Nathon’s premier handicraft hubs while Bophut Plaza and Siddharta are Bophut’s favorite retail haunts. Maenam is Koh Samui’s furniture central with Java Teak, Beautiful World and Benjavadee as its flagship retailers of rose wood, mahogany and teak furniture.


Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.