If you want to experience Thailand but don't want the full-on party atmosphere of Phuket then try a Koh Samui holiday from The Co-operative Travel.
The third largest of Thailand's islands, Koh Samui is no longer the backpacker's hideaway of previous years - rather it is now ideal for anyone looking for an introduction to a more unspoilt Thailand.
A string of fabulous beaches are washed by luminescent turquoise waters which are just begging to be explored if you're a diving fan. Each resort is fringed with palm trees, and a holiday here offers plenty of relaxing areas, along with the bubbling nightlife that many visitors to Thailand look for.
If you're looking for a package holiday or an all-inclusive holiday, the hottest and driest weather is between February and May, while June to September, although still warm, sees more rainfall.
Koh Samui is a great place for families and couples who want to wind down while having plenty of entertainment options.
Chaweng is the most popular beach, and around here you'll also find lots of good quality hotels and accommodation. The area also has lots of good restaurants, with international tastes catered for, and is also the focus of much of Koh Samui's nightlife. With numerous nightclubs, it can be quite boisterous after dark, so for a quieter evening, head to Lamai, or to Maenam where you can linger over a long, romantic candlelit dinner at one of the quiet restaurants.
A walk through the island's forests will bring you to a clutch of spectacular waterfalls. Getting to the Na Muang waterfall involvesa long walk, but the Hin Lad waterfall is just south of Nathon Town and offers the chance of a pleasant stroll before enjoying a drink at a nearby bar.
For a day of discovery, visit the Ang Thong National Marine Park, which is made up of about 40 small islands with lots of hidden lagoons, beaches and vegetation.
You've got plenty of options to enjoy a Koh Samui holiday with The Co-operative Travel. If you're looking for a late deals check to see what last-minute holiday offers we have available. You could save a tidy sum!