With amazing sunny beaches, lush forests, busy shopping malls and a naughty nightlife Thailand seems to have it all. This popular Southeast Asian tourist destination is perhaps best known for its heavenly beaches. Primarily a Buddhist country, Thailand has numerous tranquil Buddhist shrines and temples. The sculptures and statues in these shrines illustrate extraordinary craftsmanship. However, the Thai people are very open minded and welcome visitors from any culture or religion around the world. Koh Samui is a charming, secluded island on the east coast of the country. This is home to some of the most spectacular beaches of Thailand.
Chaweng is a popular beach located on the eastern part of Koh Samui. This mesmerizing island is blessed with a wide variety of flora and fauna. If you want to get away from the beach you can go on a wildlife expedition and explore the secrets of the island. Heaven’s Garden is a unique attraction of Koh Samui. It is the creation of Nim Thongsuk a Samui of the fourth generation. At the somewhat advanced age of 77 he decided to fashion a heaven on earth in his homeland. This ambitious craftsman carved dozens of sculptures depicting figures from the Buddhist scriptures on the hillside of Koh Samui. The figures are blended into their surroundings so expertly that you might even miss them while walking along. Nim was engaged in making Koh Samui a heaven for visitors till his death at the age of 99. Most of the organized tours include this enchanting Heaven’s Garden in their itinerary.
While in Koh Samui you will be able to indulge in some mouth watering seafood dishes. Although Thai food can be quite spicy, drawing heavily form Indian and Malay cuisine it is extremely delightful. You can also enjoy the sweet water of coconut while visiting the island as it is a very popular drink when the sun is high. Most of the hotels along the beach have excellent restaurants which will serve you international fare as well.
A Koh Samui resort will treat you with the warm Thai smile and friendly hospitality. At Chaweng hotel accommodation can easily be found along the beach. Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa Koh Samui is one such option where you will be transported to a romantic tropical hideaway while being pampered by world class service.
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Sri Lanka, located just south of the Indian Peninsula, is blessed with some of the most beautiful gold sandy beaches in the world. One of the most beautiful and undisturbed beaches in Sri Lanka is the Rekawa Beach, located just 10km from the Tangalla Bay. This golden sandy beach is an extremely beautiful and relaxing beach, with warm blue waves breaking on the beach every now and then. It is also one of the largest Turtle Nesting Areas in Sri Lanka, and is thus pivotal to the eco-system of Sri Lanka.
One of the most amazing and once in a life time experiences that the Rekawa Beach offers is Night Turtle Watching. Since this beach is an important Turtle Nesting Area, hundreds of sea turtles make their way to the shore to lay their eggs and give life to the next generation of sea turtles. The Rekawa Beach is highly populated by majestic sea turtles that can grow up 4 feet in length and can weigh up to 600kg.
The best time to witness this amazing experience is during the months of January, February, March and April under the light of the full moon. One usually has to wait for a few hours without making a sound as the turtles are most agitated when they are about lay their eggs. It is indeed an amazing sight to see the large sea turtles quietly and laboriously make their way on to the beach, and dig not one, but two holes to lay her eggs. One of these holes is a decoy hole which the sea turtle digs to keep her eggs safe from predators, and lays her eggs in the other hole before making her way back to the sea. It is truly unbelievable to see the effort and care the sea turtle takes to ensure her eggs are safe, which displays the beauty of nature. There are guides available along the beaches, who will take you through this amazing process. So to witness this amazing feat of nature, head over to the beaches of Rekawa.
One of the best hotels to stay in while you enjoy the beauty of the South of Sri Lanka is the Jetwing Tangalla Bay, a premier Sri Lanka beach resort. Offering serene accommodation in 34 superior and deluxe rooms, the Jetwing Tangalla Beach is one of the best hotels to absorb the beauty of the beach. With two exquisite restaurants, Jacuzzi facilities, relaxing bars and sprawling lawns & grounds, the Jetwing Tangalla Bay is among the finest Sri Lanka hotels.