Update #: 15
Currently: Wondering how fast Ko Samui has grown. In the guide book, it says that there are only 2 ATMs in Chaweng Beach. I've seen about 20 already.
Arrived in Ko Samui today and at first it looked like it could be even nicer than Bali. After a drive through town though, it might be closer to Panama Beach. Who knows, it's a big island (with many smaller neighboring islands) with still much to explore. And I plan on slowing the trip down a bit now that I'm here.
Oh, and "the beach" is actually closer to Phuket...but I plan on getting there eventually.
Lastly, gonna rent another scooter tomorrow...