SAWAN POOL VILLAS RESIDENCE
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
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…
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.
Samui has four private hospitals: Samui International Hospital :
Samui International Hospital
Bangkok Samui Hospital
The government hospital is in Nathon.
How to come to Koh Samui
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.
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.
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.