Both enjoy amazing ocean views. The magical palm island of Koh Samui is located in the gulf of Thailand, 80 km off the coast of Suratthani and about 560 km south of Bangkok (or a 45 minute flight). This island, Thailand's third largest, measures 21 kilometers across at its widest point and 25 kilometers in total length. It is one of a group of 80 tropical islands, most of them deserted. A mountain ridge runs from east to west and most of the inland consists of forested hills. The rich hues of wild vegetation are dappled with the contrasting greenery of coconut palms and emerald paddy fields.
Wikipedia:Ko Samui island of Surat Thani Province (or Koh Samui, Thai: เกาะสมุย, Thai pronunciation: [kɔ̀ʔ samǔj]), or often, simply Samui as it is referred to by locals, is an island off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus in Thailand, close to the mainland Surat Thani town. It is Thailand's third largest island, with an area of 228.7 km2 and a population of over 50,000 (2008). It is rich with natural resources, white sandy beaches, coral reefs and coconut trees.