Sightseeing around Koh Samui isn’t all elephants, jungle and beach. There’s only one main road which goes right around the island, and all of the main businesses are lined up along it. Which is handy when it’s hot and dry, and you want to stop for a drink and an ice-cream.
In Asia you’re never far away from someone selling cold drinks, and we’ve noticed that ice-cream is much more available than ten years ago – I guess that electricity supplies have become a lot more stable than they used to be. On Chaweng Beach there are also hawkers coming along every five minutes, selling donuts, henna tattoos and ice-creams from cool boxes (who knows how many times they thaw’n’freeze before they’re finally sold).