Be my Koh Samui Valentine! Come with me on a Valentine’s jaunt through this southern island in Thailand, and celebrate this day of love Asian style
I know I’m far away in Koh Samui, Thailand, but I haven’t forgotten you on Valentine’s Day. How could I?
You’re sweeter than Koh Samui Valentine watermelon …
You’re the icing on my pink cholesterol-laden pastry.
You’re cuter than a monkey on a red wooden motorcycle …
My heart is hollow without you.
I will always seek you out, even if you’re more than 200 metres away.
Because your eyes are bluer than a street cleaner’s pup’s. (Okay, so the dog has brown eyes, but how could I resist him?)
And though I sometimes get sidetracked by things like cheap wellness vacations and high end Koh Samui spas …
You will always be …..
… my Koh Samui Valentine!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
About Koh Samui, Thailand
Koh Samui, or Samui Island is my home away from home. Located in the Gulf of Thailand off the east coast of the Isthmus of Kra, it’s one of the most popular southern islands in Thailand. The 230 square kilometer circular island is too overdeveloped for some, but it’s just right for me. While these days I avoid the bars and nightclubs like the plague, I’ve certainly enjoyed them in the past, but now I’m all about Koh Samui’s wellness resorts, aquamarine water and soft sand beaches. It’s really a tropical island for everyone and a good destination for solo travellers, even if you’ve left your Valentine back at home.
Visiting the Koh Samui Valentine Stone
The Koh Samui Valentine Stone, Fish Spa and Lamai view point are all together. For an entrance fee (about 100 baht) you can view the prettily-situated heart-shaped stone and sign saying LOVE and a ho hum waterfall. Would I make a special trip to see it? Um, only if I’d exhausted most of the other sightseeing attractions in Koh Samui, which I have. Besides, it was kind of a fun quest to seek it out on Valentine’s Day.
After you see the Valentine Stone you can hike up the hill through the rainforest to the Lamai view point. It’s only about a 10-minute walk up to the lookout.
There is also a restaurant at the entrance of the park, a Zipline and usually very few people.
How to get to the Valentine Stone, aka the Stone of Love
The Valentine Stone is around the centre of Lamai Beach. From the ring road there is a sign near the turn (Waterfall Sivatara, Viewpoint, Valentine Stone). From there it’s about another 300 meters. It wasn’t all that easy to find, but persevere and you, too, shall find the Koh Samui Valentine Stone.
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