We took a short flight from Bangkok airport to Surat Thani where we then took a bus to the ferry station. Unfortunately the weather was pretty bad when we got on the ferry over to Koh Samui. About half of the passengers on this huge ferry were getting sick, myself included. Luckily we all survived and once on the island we checked into our guest house and then right to the beach for dinner.
The next morning was Christmas so Cortney and I, along with our new friends, went out for a beachside breakfast before getting Thai massages, exploring the island and getting ready for our Christmas dinner. We ate at a nice restaurant with a live band playing before we road motorbikes to look for the perfect location to light off some paper lanterns.
The next day we took it easy and lay by the beach and the pool. We spent most of our beach portion of our vacation enjoying the nice weather, getting manicures and pedicures and massages.
Lanterns and fireworks
Here is a video recap of our trip! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTtGkzMMpJ0&feature=youtu.be