The island of Koh Samui is near and dear to our hearts. Of all the regions, cities and islands of Thailand, Koh Samui is the only area we’ve come to every time we’ve come to Thailand. The island is beautiful with fine, white sand beaches, crystal clear water only waist deep for ¼ mile out and fabulously friendly people. When we come, we are sure to visit the friends we’ve made: there’s Jeffrey, the Planet Scuba guy from England who Tanner has taken previous classes and dives with. He’s goofy in a fun sort of way. I think he’s had too much Nitrox! Phu has four little shops where she sells wonderful string lights and “Lucky Balloons” (more on that later). Lek, a best friend for sure, we have “known” for ten years, which is how long we’ve been coming here. She works in the restaurant at our favorite boutique hotel, Poppies and feeds us whenever we show up. Every time we come, she tells me how she and I just don’t age. Only my sons age. I love Lek!
Holly and Phu at her shop
Lek, in center with Phum and Kan