Koh Samui by Scooter

In the paradise of Koh Samui, one of the islands off the south east coast of Thailand I became a beach bum. For two days all I did was  lay on the beach, swim, read  and eat all day long.  Well it didn’t take long for me to get bored, being the busy body that I am and it was time to get off our resort and explore a bit of the island and the best way to do this was to rent a scooter.

I had never been on a scooter before so I was a little bit nervous about the whole thing at first. I still can’t believe that most of the locals don’t wear helmets, and even carry children and infants with them (also wearing  no helmet) especially considering the traffic on the main roads! But once we were on the scenic quiet roads I began to really enjoy myself zooming through the wind.

There is a lot to see on Koh Samui other than the beutiful beaches. We saw a mummified monk (which is exactly what it sounds like), lots of water buffalo, small fishing villages and traditional Thai longboats. There is also buffalo fighting and Muay Thai boxing to watch of that is your cup of tea.

There are many places in Koh Samui where you can rent a bike for the day as well as many vendors who sell gasoline in empty alcohol bottles that you can pour into your tank. In total the adventure only cost us about 300 bhat total for the rental and gas which is  about 10 Canadian Dollars. It is a fun and inexpensive way to spend the day.

I had so much funthat we decided to rent a bike again the next day too!

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6 responses to “Koh Samui by Scooter

  1. Scooters are definately the most fun way to explore Koh Samui but we always urge all our guests to wear helmets.

    Another useful tip: fill up at a gas station not one of the fuel bottle sellers. Your holiday spending money will go further as a result!

  2. Talk about value for money!! you look as though you have been in drivers seat on that scooter most of you life – a natural. One question do the locals produce mozzarella cheese from those water buffalo’s – just wondering.

    • I definitely didn’t feel like a natural but it was a blast! Indeed they do make mozzarella from the water buffalo, although I didn’t know that until I did some research after your comment! Very cool 🙂

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