We had to get up at 6.0 to catch the 9.40 flight to Koa Samui. The small prop. plane flew us over the deep blue Gulf of Thailand and we landed on the beautiful island. Our hotel, The White House Beach Resort and Spar, is built to resemble a temple and our rooms are really lovely. We had lunch in the restaurant over looking the bay then we chilled on the white sandy beach and swam in the very warm sea. In the evening we wandered around the little town, looked in some of the shops and ate in a lovely Italian restaurant for a change (lovely pizzas) Still no rain - can't believe it's monsoon season. Hope I'm not speaking too soon.