Koh Samui's shiny beaches, sparkling seas make a top destination in Asia


Koh Samui was ranked the second-best tourist destination in Asia and seventh-best in the world by the Travel+Leisure magazine recently.

The ranking was based on votes cast by tourists from January 11 to May 10, 2021.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanee Sangrat said on Thursday that the island in Surat Thani province was judged on activities and sights, natural attractions, food, friendliness and overall value. Koh Samui is known for its beautiful coastline and crystal clear sea.

Tanee said travellers can enter Koh Samui under the sandbox scheme, which has them staying on the island for seven days before being allowed to travel elsewhere in Thailand. To be eligible travellers must show evidence of being fully vaccinated and a negative Covid-19 test result.

Tanee added that all prevention measures have been implemented in Samui.

Meanwhile, the Greek islands of Milos and Folegandros took the top two spots in the world ranking, with St Vincent and the Grenadines coming in third. Meanwhile, the list of best places in Asia was topped by India’s Andaman Islands.


Koh Samui\'s shiny beaches, sparkling seas make a top destination in Asia