Koh Samui & Singapore
Travel 01 Feb 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
Book by 31 Jan 2019
Saving £245 per person
- 8 nts Chaba Cabana Beach Resort, Koh Samui - Breakfast
- 3 nts Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Singapore - Room only
- Singapore City Tour
- Flights to Koh Samui via Singapore with Singapore Airlines, accommodation throughout, return private transfers and prepayable taxes.
- This holiday is ATOL protected 2713
Chaba Cabana Beach Resort borders the white sands of the more peaceful northern stretch of Chaweng. This friendly, rustic-style resort suits couples and families alike.
Inspired by the old world charm of Singapore's colonial past, this best-selling hotel fronts the Singapore River, just a few minutes drive from the shops of Orchard Road and Marina Bay.
Flights to Koh Samui via Singapore with Singapore Airlines, accommodation throughout, return private transfers and prepayable taxes.
Lying some 50 miles off the eastern coast of mainland Thailand, the idyllic island of Koh Samui starts to spin its magic around you from the minute you arrive. The glorious soft sand beaches, relaxed ambience and selection of hotels has increased the island's popularity in recent years, however it has also retained much of its sleepy charm and natural beauty.
Featuring a variety of beaches the island has a broad appeal, whether you want to be in the heart of the action or away from it all. Chaweng Beach, on the east coast, is Koh Samui's lively hub with numerous hotels and restaurants fringing the beautiful beach along with lively nightlife and good value shopping. To the south of Chaweng is the slightly smaller resort of Lamai, which is less bustling but still has plenty of accommodation, dining and shopping options.
On the north coast, the smaller resorts of Mae Nam and Bo Phut provide a more peaceful option, yet are still within 15 minutes drive of Chaweng. At the centre of Bo Phut is charming Fisherman's Village, which is perhaps one of the oldest places on the island, with a number of ancient Chinese shophouses dating back to the 19th century.
While the sparkling turquoise ocean and soft white sands may be hard to resist, there are many more attractions to be found across the island, including the 39 foot high Big Buddha shrine which is the island's most well-known landmark; the two Na Muang Waterfalls, which are incredibly picturesque and have pools at their base to swim in; while hidden away in the hills of Koh Samui's interior is the Secret Buddha Garden. For a rewarding day out, head to the Ang Thong National Marine Park, a pristine archipelago of 42 islands in the Gulf of Thailand with towering limestone mountains, uninhabited beaches, waterfalls and fertile mangroves to explore, along with excellent snorkelling and diving.
Shopping options also abound in Chaweng, Lamai and Nathon, from street markets to boutiques and malls; there are plenty of opportunities for you to hunt for bargains. When it comes to food the island has a huge array of restaurants, cafes, bakeries and local places to eat, so you can be certain that you'll never go hungry! From international favourites to local specialities; from air-conditioned chic restaurants to barefoot beach dining, Samui has all this and more.
Rich in heritage with a multitude of cultures and nationalities, the vibrant city of Singapore offers a refined taste of Asia and is just waiting to be explored. There are a multitude of things to see and do, with options available to suit every nature lover, culture vulture or food fanatic. There's not only an abundance of top attractions within the city's main areas - from Sentosa, the Night Safari and fascinating museums to Chinatown and Little India; but also hundreds of hidden gems to discover off the beaten track. Known for being a city in a garden, Singapore also boasts a lot of green space, from the Botanic Gardens (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Singapore Zoo, Gardens by the Bay and Jurong Bird Park to preserved rainforests, nature reserves, parks and hiking trails. For an alternative nature experience, take a bumboat back in time to off-shore island Pulau Ubin, one of the two remaining kampongs (rural village) in Singapore.
For those seeking retail therapy a Singapore holiday won't disappoint. Orchard Road is the prime shopping district, a mile long street filled with high street names, high-end luxury labels and everything in between. Alternatively, browse the shops of Chinatown and Little India, visit the historical Arab Quarter - particularly Haji Lane, or try out the city's numerous shopping malls and fascinating markets. With an excellent public transport network of buses, taxis and efficient MRT underground system, you'll have no problem navigating around the city – although it's also very easy to get around on foot.
Singapore is one of Asia's best foodie destinations and every taste and budget is catered for, from unpretentious and affordable local street fare to culinary gems created by Michelin-starred chefs. An ideal gateway to Asia's varied destinations, a Singapore holiday offers an opulent taste of the Far East.