The Samui shopping experience is certainly a must try for all those holidaying in Koh Samui. Just like the rest of Thailand, Samui is adorned with all kinds of outlets; be it the classy malls or the street side vendors. Koh Samui, again like most of Thailand, is famous for fantastic deals; so put on your most comfortable shoes, polish up those bargaining skills and head on the road. Rest assured you are going to have an amazing time!

Since you have visited Thailand, friends and families are definitely going to expect souvenirs from your holiday; after all Thailand above anything else is famous for its shopping experiences. Depending on where one plans to stay, the region offers an array of shopping destinations but if you are ready to walk the extra mile and experience authentic shopping, there are 5 places that one definitely should check out. Visitors can start with the Samui Hot Club. The Samui Hot Club is famous for its colourful collection of clothes. It is a very touristy place with an excellent array of beachwear, sarongs and t-shirts. If you love colour you will surely love the Hot Club.

For a more authentic Thai shopping experience, head over to the Chaweng Beach. The Walking Street here has a lot of excellent deals and this also happens to be a perfect place to try out your bargaining skills too; so haggle away for the many watches, sunglasses, t-shirts, lamps, dresses and cut off jeans and you are sure to strike a fine deal. The Buddy Oriental Plaza offers a more classy shopping experience for shopaholics to enjoy.

The Maenam Walking Street is yet another authentic walking street here that again offers perfect bargain deals. It is also famous for its many snack vendors and mobile cocktail bars. Finally there is the Fishermans Village loaded with souvenirs. This is a fantastic place to pick up your keepsakes to take back home.

When it comes to selecting a Koh Samui resort, Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa Koh Samui makes an ideal choice. This Samui Hotel provides an ideal place from which to enjoy the very best the region has to offer.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+