The island of Samui is a notable tourist hotspot, with many luxury rental properties on Koh Samui, Thailand available for both travellers and potential residents, alike. But tourism, prime real estate and sunny weather are not the only reason Samui Island is a hotspot.
Held in 2017, was the first ever Samui Open Beach Volleyball Tournament, and, following the success of the inaugural tourney, a second one is well on its way, to be held on the 17-18 of February, 2018, set to improve on everything that made the first such a hit and lead to headlines about the island that wasn’t about rental properties on KohSamui, Thailand, or hotels, but something new and exciting.
In 2018, the tourney roster will expand to 24 teams, with the venue still being the sun-soaked volleyball courts of The Beach Bar Samui, on the island’s stunning Chaweng Noi beach.
In the inaugural tourney, the teams participating in the event were comprised of 22 amateur and professional players hailing from 10 different countries across the globe, as well as local island players and Thai volleyball players and enthusiasts from across the country.
The tournament organizer is the KohSamui Beach Volleyball Club, which set up the tourney as a representation of the global interest in beach volleyball, noted as one of the fastest growing sports in the world, who chose the island as the destination for the crowd-drawing event.
Tournament Director Cord Biggs, expressed his excitement for the second iteration of the tournament, which was designed to promote beach volleyball across the Southeast Asian region as well as Thailand, and to give a new, fun and exciting event for KohSamui. The tourney is a non-profit event, with all proceeds going to the winners.
Biggs adds that there are still spots open for those looking to join, with entry costing Bt1,500 per team, with any registrations made before the 1st of February, 2018 receiving a Bt500 discount.
The event is made possible with the cooperation of The Beach Bar Samui, as well as the following event sponsors:
|· SuperProSamui;||· Vikasa Bliss Spa;|
|· High Park Samui;||· Scandic Grill and Bar|
|· Federico’s Italian Handmade Fine Foods||· K-Club Samui|