Samui's first village has become the place to go for some of Samui's finest restaurants. This 2 km road parallel to the beach offers diners authentic Thai to mouth watering cuisine from around the world. Lined with shopping stalls any souvenir or trinket can be bargained for.
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.