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About Koh Samui

Koh Samui is a tropical island lying in the South China Sea within the Gulf of Thailand. It is situated at 15.5 miles from the coast and it is the third biggest island of Thailand, having an area of 88.3 sq mi. In less than two decades, it has become a major holiday destination in Asia, thanks to its numerous white sandy beaches lined with coconut trees, gorgeous sunny landscapes, Buddhist temples, hiking paths, diving spots, night life, etc.

Koh Samui Beachs

The locals and travelers may miss the days that the island was in a more natural state and only known by backpackers and a few adventurers. Instead of the major tourist destination it is today. Whatever opinions people might have it’s still an ideal place to experience and discover with family, friends or on your own.

Chaweng Beach

3 km of fine sand in a semi-circle edged by coconut trees, resorts, restaurants, shops, beach clubs and other entertainment places. Chawengeng nights are usually wild. Not everyone will be comfortable in this environment. It comes down to personal preference. Night life focuses around Soi Green Mango and its many neighboring bars and nightclubs for clubbers and party-goers. A hot ambiance is guaranteed.

Chaweng Beach

3 km of fine sand in a semi-circle edged by coconut trees, resorts, restaurants, shops, beach clubs and other entertainment places. Chawengeng nights are usually wild. Not everyone will be comfortable in this environment. It comes down to personal preference. Night life focuses around Soi Green Mango and its many neighboring bars and nightclubs for clubbers and party-goers. A hot ambiance is guaranteed.

Lamai beach

On the eastern coast of the island, it is the second in size. More relaxed than Chaweng, it has a beautiful strip of white sand, coconut trees and crystal-clear water. It is the most tropical of all the seaside resort places on the island. A lot of resorts, guest houses, restaurants and entertainment sites on the beach and the main street keep visitors satisfied.

Lamai beach

On the eastern coast of the island, it is the second in size. More relaxed than Chaweng, it has a beautiful strip of white sand, coconut trees and crystal-clear water. It is the most tropical of all the seaside resort places on the island. A lot of resorts, guest houses, restaurants and entertainment sites on the beach and the main street keep visitors satisfied.

Bophut beach

2 km long. Bophut reputation is mainly due to its old «Fisherman’s village ». At its edge there are old wooden houses, shops, bars and trendy restaurants… The laid back and peaceful atmosphere attracts many.

Bophut beach

2 km long. Bophut reputation is mainly due to its old «Fisherman’s village ». At its edge there are old wooden houses, shops, bars and trendy restaurants… The laid back and peaceful atmosphere attracts many.

Choeng Mon Beach

Located in the north-west corner of the island. Choeng Mon beach is crescent shaped. It is edged by fine sand and coconut trees. Peaceful and family-focused, this quality hotel provides high-end rooms to budget bungalows. Clients are mostly French and Russian. The main street has a wide array of shops, spas, restaurants, and a few entertainment places for going out and having a good time.

Choeng Mon Beach

Located in the north-west corner of the island. Choeng Mon beach is crescent shaped. It is edged by fine sand and coconut trees. Peaceful and family-focused, this quality hotel provides high-end rooms to budget bungalows. Clients are mostly French and Russian. The main street has a wide array of shops, spas, restaurants, and a few entertainment places for going out and having a good time.

Big Buddha Beach and Bang Rak

A few clicks from the airport, it is the departure point for boats to Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. Once a month speed-boats going in and out take clubbers to Koh Phangan’s famous Full Moon party, on the neighboring island. It is described as a long white sandy beach, with coconuts, a few resorts, fishing harbors and little marinas.

Big Buddha Beach & Bang Rak

A few clicks from the airport, it is the departure point for boats to Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. Once a month speed-boats going in and out take clubbers to Koh Phangan’s famous Full Moon party, on the neighboring island. It is described as a long white sandy beach, with coconuts, a few resorts, fishing harbors and little marinas.

Lipa Noi Beach

Is on the south coast. Relatively spared from mass-tourism, Lipa Noi has the reputation of being the best place to watch the sunset. With its fine and white sand, its few resorts, bungalows and restaurants, Lipa Noi is a dream for couples in search of tranquility.

Lipa Noi Beach

Is on the south coast. Relatively spared from mass-tourism, Lipa Noi has the reputation of being the best place to watch the sunset. With its fine and white sand, its few resorts, bungalows and restaurants, Lipa Noi is a dream for couples in search of tranquility.

Maenam Beach

Maintains its traditional features and continues to attract authenticity seekers. Its long white sand beach, edged by coconut trees, makes it an ideal vacation site. Recently, some of the most expensive resorts in Samui were built here. Taling Ngam: Known as the most remote beach on the island. If you crave total immersion, far from civilization, Taling Ngam is the place. Those who want a comfortable change of scenery will go to the Baan Taling Ngam resort.

Maenam Beach

Maintains its traditional features and continues to attract authenticity seekers. Its long white sand beach, edged by coconut trees, makes it an ideal vacation site. Recently, some of the most expensive resorts in Samui were built here. Taling Ngam: Known as the most remote beach on the island. If you crave total immersion, far from civilization, Taling Ngam is the place. Those who want a comfortable change of scenery will go to the Baan Taling Ngam resort.

Nathon

The island’s main harbor. The city has maintained its authenticity, with old wooden houses and an industrial atmosphere. A lot of markets, shops and restaurants on the main street warrant a stop, be it only for a few hours.

Nathon

The island’s main harbor. The city has maintained its authenticity, with old wooden houses and an industrial atmosphere. A lot of markets, shops and restaurants on the main street warrant a stop, be it only for a few hours.

Bang Kao beach & Ban Hua Thanon

Are all on the south coast. With their postcard scenery look (for the majority), they remain wild, with few tourists (except in the high season). Swimming is not always ideal, because of the shallow waters. But they’re perfect for sun-bathing and relaxing. A few resorts, bungalows and restaurants will welcome you anytime.

Bang Kao beach &Ban Hua Thanon

Are all on the south coast. With their postcard scenery look (for the majority), they remain wild, with few tourists (except in the high season). Swimming is not always ideal, because of the shallow waters. But they’re perfect for sun-bathing and relaxing. A few resorts, bungalows and restaurants will welcome you anytime.

Informations

Night activities

Night activity is mainly concentrated in Chaweng and Lamai. At Fisherman’s village in Bophut, the atmosphere is more relaxed with its many lounges bars with views or terraces on the beach. In Soi Green Mango in Chaweng, the atmosphere is wild, an impressive number of bars and pubs with pool table, sports TV, as well as two discos (Sound Club and Green Mango). In the main street, you will also find pubs with live concerts, cabarets, beach clubs like Ark Bar. The Reggae Pub near the lake is also one of the must-see places… Lamai also offers a good selection of pubs, bars, cafés, beach clubs and disco (Le Fusion Club).

What to see/do

A host of activities, things to see and do await you in Samui. Alone, in groups or as a family with children, you will be spoilt for choice. Visits to temples, waterfalls, elephant rides, safaris, zoo, trekking on foot, by motorcycle or quad. Scuba diving, water parks, karting, boat cruises, jet skiing, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, shows and cabarets and even Thai cooking classes…

Climate

There are two seasons in Samui: tropical hot from December to September, and a short rain season from November to mid-December. The rest of the time precipitation doesn’t last long. As opposed to most parts of southern Thailand which has a six-month wet season between May and November, the climate on the island is relatively dry all year round.

Medical care

Samui has four private hospitals: Samui International Hospital :
Samui International Hospital
Thai International
Bandon Hospital
Bangkok Samui Hospital
The government hospital is in Nathon.

How to come to Koh Samui

Bus

Air-conditioned buses leave from the south terminal in Bangkok and Surathani several times a day. (11 hours of travel). We recommend company 999 (Government buses, very comfortable and cheaper than private buses). Combined bus-ferry tickets are available at most travel agencies in Bangkok.

Train

Several trains leave Bangkok’s Hualamphong Station for Surat Thani every day. The journey takes about 12 hours. Combined train-bus-ferry tickets are available in most travel agencies in Bangkok.

Plane

With Bangkok Airway (13 flights per day) or with Thai Airway (twice a day).
You can save money and take a direct flight from Bangkok to Suratthani, on the mainland then a bus and finally a boat (the opportunity to discover Koh Samui by sea)
Thai Airways and Air Asia have daily flights.
  Air Asia offer the cheapest flights and combinations: airplane + bus + boat (all inclusive). More information on their website.

Bangkok-Airways link
Air Asia link
Bangkok-Airways link
Air Asia link