Samui Traditions

It’s hard to believe but just half a century ago there was a tradition in Koh Samui where parents would leave a plot of land, usually suitable for growing coconuts, to their favorite child.

The children they didn’t fancy much received the land on the beach instead. As irony would have it, these unloved kids got really lucky, especially when you consider that a tiny patch of beachside land is now worth around $1 million.

It’s no surprise then that only top notch hotels and deluxe Samui villas starting at $1000 per night are located at these ‘unpopular’ beaches.