The information of Samui Isand :
Koh Samui has been settled for about 1500 years and the first inhabitants were fishermen. The island is found on 500 years old maps from the Chinese Ming Dynasty. Fishing and coconut plantations have been the major source of income on the island, but today the tourism is the main income for the inhabitants of the island. The people of Samui are called “Chao Samui”.
Koh Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand (bordering the South China Sea in the Pacific Ocean). The island is a “Amphoe” or district in the Surat Thani Changwat or province. Samui is divided into seven “Tambon” or administrative regions: Maenam, Bophut, Maret, Taling Ngam, Namuang, Lipa Noi and Angthong.
Koh Samui became a backpackers destination in the late 70′s. Today, all kinds of tourists from all over the whole world are visiting this easygoing “paradise”. Samui is surrounded by more than sixty other islands, some small and inhabited, some are larger such as Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.
Other popular destinations in the area are: Koh Nang Yuan (three small islands, connected with a beach, next to Koh Tao) and the Angthong National Marine Park (located between Koh Samui and the Suratthani mainland).
Today, Koh Samui is very much the modern jetsetters destination of choice where 5 star resorts and spas, as well as luxury properties are very much the norm.