Koh Samui is celebrated for two things - scuba diving and parties, mainly the Full Moon Party, a once-a-month burlesque that attracts up to 30,000 people every time. These parties are held on the beachside and last all night. Today, Koh Samui is a sophisticated melting pot, alluring budget travelers staying for few weeks in easy beachside fan cottages, to the jumbo rich, dropping in for a weekend at a opulence resort or villa on the beach. Koh Samui is exclusive amongst Thailand's isles in upholding a broad plea for everyone. This helps to give the characteristic tranquil ambiance that sets it apart.