Samui (Thailand), Crocodile Dreams
If the rest of Thailand is often overrun by tourists, sometimes with dubious nightlife, then Samui is mastered for the most part by European adventurers and families with children who want to relax peacefully in the scenery of the bounty: vacation here can really do little to spoil. The calmest beaches for a leisurely holiday without waves and other surprises are in the areas of Taling Ngam, Minama and Chong Mon. Instead of a standard crocodile farm, it is better to go for a day to Angthong National Park, where you can see dolphins swimming in the sea, spend half a day on a quad bike safari between quiet waterfalls, mangroves, buffalos, rubber plantations and wild monkeys. An all-day adventure with the most diverse immersion in nature is a trip to Na Muang with obligatory walks right on the elephants on their heads, downhill by cable cars and swimming in a mountain river. The best adventure for younger children will be a trip to the Paradise Park Farm zoo to feed the peaceful and charming local horses, deer, hedgehogs and monkeys from the hands. In addition, there is an excellent restaurant with a children’s menu and a safe playground where you can spend a couple of hours. The tiger zoo and an aquarium are perhaps the most expensive of the entertainments on Koh Samui (about 900 baht). As for the season, Northern Thailand is characterized by the rainy season from May to November, while in the west it rains from early April to October, and in the east of the coast from September to December. [How to get there?] It would be wrong to try to save money and get a transfer to Thailand with children: a flight of many hours will tire them out. Therefore, it is better to fly more expensive, but with direct flights of Aeroflot and Bangkok Airways (from 30,000 rubles) in the high season or Thai Airways, paying extra for comfort and service (from 42,000 rubles).