Trying Thailand's Koh Samui instead of Bali
17:30 AEST Sat Aug 25 2012
The two most popular Asian holiday destinations for Australians are Bali and Thailand. After five visits to Bali, Jason Dundas decided to give Thailand a go and headed for Koh Samui in the Gulf of Siam, off the country's east coast.
Backpackers and surfers have known about it for more than 20 years. Word got out and these days almost a million tourists visit the little island. It's roughly a 50km circle, 15km wide and has tall palms and soft, sandy beaches.