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Welcome to Koh Samui

Welcome to Koh Samui

Welcome to Koh Samui

Of the many dream islands that dot Thailand‘s Southern region, Koh Samui ranks among the most seductive, with beaches that are some of the most scenic and unspoiled anywhere in the world. Recognized as a budget traveler’s paradise for over 20 years, the island – Thailand’s third largest – is now attracting more and more upmarket travelers. Definitely, a new breed of visitors are arriving, a reason why  a  number of first-class resort hotels have sprung up on the  island. But... 

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About Samui

About Koh Samui

About Koh Samui

Ko Samui is the third biggest isle in Thailand, situated within the quiet waters of the Gulf of Thailand. This picturesque tropic heaven has been charming its visitants ever so since the 1st tourists arrived in 1971. Originally founded when a coconut plantation, the trunk of the isle has been basically disconnected into sands, with every one maintaining its personal special aura and attraction. Its hinterland consists of forested hills of limestone... 

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Koh Samui in brief

Koh Samui in brief

Koh Samui in brief

Samui is recognized for its lily-white sands, deserted small coves, balmy waters, coconut plantations & rice paddies. Located in the Gulf of Thailand, it is 84 kms. off the seashore of Suratthani and about 560 kms. south of the capital of Thailand. Samui is the biggest in a grouping of more than 80 tropic isles, some of them uninhabited. Samui is Thailand’s 3rd biggest isle, covering a complete region of 247 km. A hill ridge runs for east to... 

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Getting around

Getting around on Samui Island

Getting around on Samui Island

Getting around the island The main mode of public transport is by covered pickup truck converted into a taxi called song-taew.The fare starts from Bt20, depending on the distance.  photo credit: colodio The normal taxi service time is until 9 p.m. After that taxis charge higher rates, depending on where you are going and how many people are traveling. It is advisable to agree on a price before getting in. A more flexible way would be to rent a motorcycle... 

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Beaches

Beaches on Koh Samui – and more!

Beaches on Koh Samui – and more!

Samui’s towns and beaches Koh Samui is the 3rd largest island in Thailand, located within the calm waters of the Gulf of Thailand. This beautiful tropical paradise has been charming its visitors ever since the first tourists arrived in 1971. Originally established as a coconut plantation, the body of the island has been basically divided into beaches, with each one maintaining its own special atmosphere and attraction. Its hinterland consists of... 

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To Do

Top 10 Things to Do & See while on Samui Island – Thailand

Top 10 Things to Do & See while on Samui Island – Thailand

In light of its spectacular Andaman waters with their clear water and coral reefs, rich animal and plant life, top-notch resorts and intense party scene, Samui has set itself apart as one of Thailand’s most popular resort destinations. There’s plenty to do in the towns as well as out and about on the water, underwater and in the forest. The monthly Full Moon parties that take place on a neighbouring island are an absolute requirement... 

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Your Destination

Do you know where to travel within Koh Samui yet? No - then our Koh Samui overview is a must-visit. Check out Koh Samui from the bird's eye view here.
Beach & Island
Samui has a range of beaches for all types, with different things to see and do. Koh Samui is a beach lover’s paradise. The island has its own style of beach culture, dress, food – everything. Explore 'em now!

History & Culture

Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country and Koh Samui features a number of temples scattered around the island. The most impressive, and touristy, is the 12 meter tall statue of The Buddha. This statue is ... More.

Getting Here

Koh Samui is easily accessible by air, train, ferry and bus. The island is located 30 miles from the east coat of southern Thailand, just over 400 miles south of Bangkok ... More info.
Getting Around
Koh Samui is very easy to navigate – a single main ring road going round the island, taking you to all the main beaches ... More.

Accommodation

Few destinations offer the incredible array of Koh Samui holiday accommodation ... You're spoilt for choice - here.

Weather & Climate

The hottest time of year is April, when the locals will good timingly have a three day water fight to celebrate the Thai New Year. Hit the beach but seriously stay covered. The holiday becomes less fun if spent peeling layers of burnt skin off your face. Thailand's climate is tropical. High in both temperature and humidity. Most people find ... More ....
Living Here
Koh Samui is a popular destination for ex pats for its beautiful beaches, hot weather and cheap “amenities,” and in response to this demand, the island has attracted an increasing number of attractions and conveniences of international standard. The restaurants on the island are first class. The shopping is convenient and plentiful. The community is ... More.
Sightseeing tours
Koh Samui Tours, Activities, Daytrips ... Koh Samui offers a huge arrange of day trips and afternoon activities for adventurers, sightseers and thrill-seekers alike. Samui-Samui.org offers a variety of highlights of Ko Samui and the surrounding islands including fishing excursions, sailing trips, jungle safari, eco tours ... and much more!

Spa & Massage

Koh Samui is a leading spa destination for good reason. The island affords relaxation in its natural environment. Therefore, it was inevitable that this imbued rejuvenation quality extended to man made relaxation treatments. You’ve come to Samui to indulge, to escape, to reawaken lost senses. How about a little help? The Samui spa scene is becoming ... More - Get ready to enjoy yourself.
Sport & Activities
If you're the type of person that needs an adrenalin rush every now and then and want to get the blood pumping or just want to do something different then sunbathing on the beach then there are plenty of action activities in Samui to enjoy like kayaking, spa, trekking, golf, diving or yoga, where you can enjoy during your holiday in Koh samui. Check out ... More!
Diving & Snorkeling
Diving Koh Samui is a great diving archipelago with PADI Diver Courses from complete beginner up to instructor available in many languages. Entering the professional world of scuba diving brings exciting challenges and endless possibilities. Diving on Koh Samui, Koh Tao and The Angthong Marine Park is a great way to start ... More!

Shopping

Koh Samui is emerging as a top South East Asia destination for shopping. The island brings together chain stores and local boutiques, international outlets and cheap knock offs. Koh Samui offers its visitors a wide range of choices. Depending on what you are interested in you can make decent purchases on Furniture & Decoration, Gold and Gems, Tailor Made Suits, Souvenirs and anything else crossing your way while exploring and endless browsing through Samui's road. ... Shop till your drop.

Nightlife

The highlight of Koh Samui nightlife is the atmosphere, after dark, along Chaweng Beach Road. This is where most of the night spots congregate – restaurants, clubs and bars, in a central area. The streets are lively and the ambience is probably what you’re looking for from a night out in Thailand. The highest concentration of clubs is based around the airy Green Mango club, so famous that it has a street named after it. Close to Green Mango is Sweet Soul, which plays hip hop, and Mint, which is dark and serious and plays techno. There are two go-go bars in the area competing for attention. Sound bar has recently ...

The Tropical Paradise Of Koh Samui

The Tropical Paradise Of Koh Samui Island The Tropical Paradise Of Koh Samui Island

This picturesque isle, located in the Gulf of Thailand, is the destination to travel to for a calm & amicable holiday amidst many of the most stunning scenery imagineable. Easily to near by water,country & air, it is a holiday heaven that is visited by folks from all over the world, keen to watch the attractive lily-white sandy sands, azure dark-blue ocean, forested hills, & the private coves & bays.  photo credit: alex the greek To constribute to the allure of this tropic isle... [Read more]

Top 10 Things to Do and See on Samui Island
Top 10 Things to Do & See while on Samui Island – Thailand Top 10 Things to Do & See while on Samui Island – Thailand

In light of its spectacular Andaman waters with their clear water and coral reefs, rich animal and plant life, top-notch resorts and intense party scene, Samui has set itself apart as one of Thailand’s most popular resort destinations. There’s plenty to do in the towns as well as out and about on the water, underwater and in the forest. The monthly Full Moon parties that take place on a neighbouring island are an absolute requirement for all full-throttle partiers. All of this together... [Read more]

Koh Samui Spa guide
Koh Samui Spa Resort Guide

Holistic Spa For a perfect relaxation, you can avail the spa services, which rejuvenates both the body and the soul. Holistic Spa bringing together ancient healing traditions with contemporary therapies and facilities to nurture your being in every way.  photo credit: soma-samui.com The Passage Resort and Spa Has been proud to present Samui Island... [Read more]

Health and Spa – Bandara Resort & Spa

Last year, as British supergroup UB40 came to Ko Samui to manufacture, out of the some hotels on the isle, they picked out to cease at the newly-opened Bandara and Spa. And it was from there that they supplied a press group discussion in which they told, amongst else stuff, how they regretted having to depart Samui then quickly. We might have had a... [Read more]

Health Spa – Eranda Spa | The Spa with a View

Each calendar we take a near appear at one, and on the queer occasion, more than one of the Spas that situate themselves on the hilly isle of Ko Samui. Without a uncertainty there has been gigantic labour poured into the planning, training & energetic building of these immense pleasure palaces. Most commendable to impress is, that someone has had... [Read more]

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A Guide to Samui Travel

A Top Guide to Koh Samui Travel A Top Guide to Koh Samui Travel

Samui is a rare gem of islands that can claim to preserve the tranquil simplicity of tropical hideaway. Its major characteristics are crystal clear seas and powdery white sandy beaches. It is the third largest island of Thailand and measures at 21 by 25 km. in width and length. It is one of the 80 tropical islands and one of the few that have been inhabited by people. A ridge of mountains runs from each to west. A large part of the hinterland includes hills and forests. The emerald paddy fields and... [Read more]

Pictures from Samui
Pictures from Big Buddha Beach

Photos from Big Buddha Beach which offers convenience due to its close proximity to the airport, as well as to boats chartered for Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. The resorts on this beach range from top end boutique quarters to budget bungalows, most offering a relaxed beachside atmosphere that may make you wish to extend your stay. Prices for accommodation... [Read more]

Pictures from Bophut Beach

Photots from Bophut which stands out as the only village on Samui that exudes authentic island charm. It consists of a single street lined with traditional shop-houses, many of which have been converted into restaurants, sales shops and guesthouses. The distinct designs of the beachside dining sector, as well as the chosen cuisine that is available,... [Read more]

Pictures from Hua Thanon Beach

Take a look at these great pictures from the Muslim fishing village of Hua Thanon. It offers a handful of seafood restaurants, but its main attraction lies in the ancient cultures of the local fishermen. Intricately painted wooden boats are used to this day to catch and deliver fish directly to the local markets. The beach is a working environment and... [Read more]

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Koh Samui Beaches and Info
Samui's Natural Wonders
Hin Ta and Hin Yai Hin Ta and Hin Yai

These 2 exotic rock formations are recognized when Grandmother and Grandfather since their forms resemble male & feminine genitalia symbols. The stones are favorite on isle tours, & appeal localized when splendid when imported day-trippers.  photo credit: TheYoYoMaN The street chief to the rocks is lined with many intriguing craft stalls,... 

Na Muang Waterfall Na Muang Waterfall

Half path between Hua Thanon and Nathon, in the south-west of the isle, the Namuang waterfall is easy approachable & favorite with visitants of all ages. There is a huge pond at the station of the waterfall that’s ideal for bathing, whilst consuming rocks are hidden below the surface then carefulness is advised. A petite souvenier grocery store... 

Holidays on Koh Samui – Simply AWESOME! Holidays on Koh Samui – Simply AWESOME!

Towards the southeast of Thailand dwells the petite but engrossing isle of Ko Samui. With a population of less than 50,000 you would be forgiven for believing it was a put wherever none very happened. This nevertheless is not apt, & upon reaching you will instantly realise you have arrived in a special put. Tourism has boomed newly when the word... 

The Tropical Paradise Of Koh Samui Island The Tropical Paradise Of Koh Samui Island

This picturesque isle, located in the Gulf of Thailand, is the destination to travel to for a calm & amicable holiday amidst many of the most stunning scenery imagineable. Easily to near by water,country & air, it is a holiday heaven that is visited by folks from all over the world, keen to watch the attractive lily-white sandy sands, azure... 

Koh Samui really is a beautiful, tropical Island Koh Samui really is a beautiful, tropical Island

Situated in the Gulf of Thailand in the South People’s Republic of Ocean, about 90 km east of Surat Thani and approximately 750 km south of the metropolis metropolis, the capital of Thailand. Occupying an region of about 250 square kilometers, Ko Samui is the 3rd biggest isle in Thailand, after the Koh Chang & Phuket islands. Ko Samui is in... 

Holiday on Koh Samui – Simply Stunning Holiday on Koh Samui – Simply Stunning

If you’re looking for a vacation spot with a little bit of everything, Koh Samui should be your port of call! This Thai island lies off the east of the Kra Isthmus and as Thailand’s third largest island, it has enough to do to entertain even the most discerning tourist. With plenty of beach-front resorts that will have you living just meters... 

Koh Samui And Koh Pangan – Wonderful Destinations! Koh Samui And Koh Pangan – Wonderful Destinations!

Koh Samui or Samui Island is a very famous island that people around the world dream to visit. It is located in Gulf of Thailand. It is away to the east from Suratthani province around 84 kilometers. There are roads and streets around the island such as Tawee Rat Pakdee road with 52 kilometers long. The one-third area of the island is smooth area surrounded... 

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Hotels & Resorts | Hotel Guide
Napasai Resort Napasai Resort

This relatively recent northerly seashore gem, hidden distant & enjoying a leading situation on a landscaped sloping cliff, has been attracting visitants ever so since it was finished. Napasai nestles around a stretch of sandy seaside that is completely and attractively isolated. Its away-from-theworld charms have been seducing some a tourist, not... 

Rocky Resort Rocky Resort

With its picturesque setting Rocky has all of the time been, and will all of the time continue a worthy place. A steep hillside slopes down to a private cove, & a seaside of boulders & sand with aspects crosswise to close Hinta, Hinyai on the went away and on the right an evenly fair shoreline that curves round towards Hua Thanon.  photo... 

Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa

A new intertwine to an ancient concept: take many rundown seaside huts by the water’s border & renovate them bit by bit till none of the tattered modern remains. So turn them into luxurious chalets, & constribute Mediterranean touches & colors whenever you may get all the balances exactly right, so you can, whenever you are fortunate,... 

Paradise Beach Resort – Luxury living and dining Paradise Beach Resort – Luxury living and dining

There is none when satisfying when taking a pause in a well-appointed hotel right by the water’s border, distant from it all. Distant from the fussy, beat-ing poor of Chaweng, up in Maenam there are puts that bid fine stays and have then practically stunner that driving by the circlehosts street you would never presume that they even existed.... 

Laem Set Inn – An idyll that stands Laem Set Inn – An idyll that stands

Justifiably famous for its smooth setting and stunner, the Laem Set Inn was constructed in 1982 at a time as practically of the isle was undiscovered and the elemental path of life was only just on the cusp of alter. Despite all the ontogenesis around it this bungalow has remained wholly unspoilt, & is synonymous with taking a pause from the accelerate... 

Iyara Beach Hotel & Plaza Iyara Beach Hotel & Plaza

This 1st range hotel combines grade accommodation with anything middling uncommon but quite welcome here on Ko Samui: a petite shopping plaza, idiom in its personal place with some petite shops trading all manner of stuff. The Iyara is difficult to overlook, thanks to its shelfmark clock tower that could ticket a town square in Europe. Here it has become... 

Bophut Resort & Spa Bophut Resort & Spa

There are rather a couple of contenders as it comes to top-notch loving puts to cease. Nevertheless, one or 2 resorts stand out from even those that are superior, and one such is a newcomer to the isle, the Bo Phut and Spa. It opened really quietly just over a year agone, & community magazine was invited to approach and conclude for a weekend.... 

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