Thailand’s third largest island, Ko Samui is a paradise with beaches of flawless white sands and tranquil green sea waters sparkling in the sunlight. The picture perfect backdrop of lush greenery adorns this fairly large island. Home to almost 40,000 permanent residents, the stunning island has fruit and coconut cultivation on the coastal low lands. A number of gorgeous beaches such as Chaweng, Lamai, Maenam, Bophut and Choengmon are popular attractions in the island in addition to the Big Buddha Temple, Secret Buddha Garden and Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo Ko Samui
Two kilometres south of Nathon Town in Ko Samui, is the Hin Lat falls. Located in an evergreen, rain forest setting with creepers and palms, the waterfall has several levels in addition to a pool providing a nice swim. Flowing past a forest path amidst a serene atmosphere, the waterfall is a great spot for trekkers and adventure lovers as one can stroll along the jungle path to submerge in the pool. Visitors are required to carry water and food supplies and wear boots.
While waiting in the town for a boat ride back to the mainland, one can pay a visit to the Hin Lat Falls by catching a sǎwngthǎew two kilo metres to the south and getting off after passing the 7-Eleven. Thereafter nearly after a two kilo metre walk, the waterfall can be reached. To reach the uppermost of the numerous levels, you may have to hike for almost one hour, carefully cross bubbly streams and climb over slippery rocks, all quite exhausting yet fun. It is recommended to wear sturdy shoes to ensure your safety. Once at the top, you will be in close proximity to the temple which can be visited by following the moral guidance carved on the tree trunks at the base of the waterfall.
Visitors to this part of Thailand seeking a Ko Samui Resort will be beyond pleased to find Anantara Lawana, Koh Samui. Nestled in the serene northern end of the pristine Chaweng beach, this luxurious Chewang Hotel offers scrumptious international cuisines in addition to well-appointed facilities such as a beachside pool for the visitors to dip into.