Nestled peacefully on the northern coastline of the Thai island of Koh Samui is the idyllic seaside resort of Ban Tai Beach. Unlike other areas that you can visit in Thailand, Ban Tai Beach has not been overdeveloped and retains a natural, rustic charm that makes it the perfect location for a get-away-from-it-all trip. A Ban Tai Beach holiday rental villa will provide all of the best amenities and give you some stunning sea scenery, as well as memorable views of the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan.
Due to the fact that a ban Tai Beach holiday places an emphasis on tranquillity and relaxation, visitors will find that there is not a huge amount of activities to be found at the resort. There are, however, opportunities to enjoy a few gentle activities such as snorkelling, deep-sea fishing, swimming, water skiing, sailing and windsurfing. If you do fancy being a bit more active then there are opportunities in the surrounding area to indulge in pursuits such as mountain biking, horse riding, golf, tennis, paragliding and hiking.
Tearing yourself away from your comfortable Ban Tai Beach holiday rental villa can be difficult but if you want to experience more of the island’s traditions and culture you will have to head to the likes of the Wat Phra Yai which is only 10 minutes or so from the resort. The biggest attraction for the Wat Phra Yai is the 12 metre tall golden Buddha statue that can be seen for several miles around. Adjacent to the statue is a temple which houses many shrines and smaller Buddha statues.
Interestingly, if you decide to book a wonderful Ban Tai Beach holiday rental villa, then you will find that the island of Koh Samui has a completely different climate to the majority of Thailand. Visitors on a Ban Tai Beach holiday can expect to experience two seasons – one Tropical and one rainy. This climate means that it is possible to visit the island at any time of the year and experience daytime temperatures of around 33 degrees Celsius. The rainy season on the island usually only lasts one month (throughout the month of November more often than not). Not surprisingly perhaps, the annual rainfall amount for the whole island can be as much as 77 inches over the 12 months.
Should you decide that a Ban Tai Beach holiday is the ideal choice for you then you can fly directly into Koh Samui Airport (UMS) which is approximately 9 miles away from the resort. There are several airlines that can offer cheap, frequent flights to Koh Samui which include Qatar Airways, Bangkok Airways, Air France, KLM and Qantas. Passengers can leave the UK from a variety of local airports such as Gatwick (LGW), Edinburgh (EDI), Newcastle (NCL), Heathrow (LHR) and Birmingham (BHX).