The island of Koh Samui in Thailand is a truly luxurious holiday spot, travellers have been told.
However, the island still holds appeal for a wide range of holidaymakers, from backpackers to those seeking real luxury and five-star treatment.
One tip which could be interesting to those taking cheap flights to Thailand is that the south and west coasts of the island are both home to beaches and spots much quieter than in the main tourist areas of Chaweng and Lamai.
Those looking for stunning natural beauty may want to take the time to head to the sandy shore featured in the film The Beach, on Koh Phi Phi Leh, which is only accessible by a boat ride and then a swim.
Written by Erin Marshall