Peace + Pleasure on the Silk Sea

Fast and Furious at the Koh Samui Regatta

Strong sailing in the Gulf of Thailand along Chaweng Beach
Mainsails at the Koh Samui Regatta
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Koh Samui Regatta

Sails are up and flying high this weekend with the Koh Samui Regatta!

Running from May 20 to 27 with multiple heats from boats ranging from small craft to catamarans, the Koh Samui Regatta is among the finest (if not most fun…) in the Gulf of Thailand.

Anchored along the famous powdery sands of Chaweng beach, the Regatta is headquartered at the Centara Resorts Koh Samui. The night of the 20th will start with a big bash at Centara’s Zico’s Bar and Grill. Main sail watchers can hunker down from 5pm to 7pm at Centara’s Regatta Beach Tavern for happy hour and the lo down on all of the races. The night of the 27th brings a Gala dinner for 500!

Even if one has not booked a suite at the glorious Centara for the races, Chaweng and Koh Samui are chockers full of splendid stays—from five stars to hostels. The beach is also a nice place to rest up if one chooses to burn the midnight oil.