OVERVIEW

Koh Samui is one Thailand’s biggest islands situated in the Gulf of Thailand, the palm fringe beaches, dense rainforest and captivating culture are all marvelous reasons why you should choose a Koh Samui holiday.

Holiday goers that love nature will definitely get to explore their passion on Koh Samui, Ang Thong National Marine Park is an idyllic collection of 42 islands sitting on the Gulf of Thailand with majestic limestone formations, dense jungles and white sandy shores. Dig a little deeper and you’ll discover charming waterfalls, hidden coves and dreamy lakes.

You don’t have to head to mainland Thailand to find captivating culture, Koh Samui is home to the Big Buddha, Mummy Monk at Wat Khanaram, the secret Buddha garden and What Plai Laem.

If you’re the type of traveller who loves to step beyond the resort gates, then you’ll love what Koh Samui has to offer with a range of activities designed to entice families, friends and couples alike. Why not go snorkeling in Koh Tao, go Elephant trekking in the dense jungle, scuba dive the clear blue waters or Go Kart at Samui Go-Kart. For a more calming activity, you can cook like a local with a cooking class at Hua Tanon, or enjoy some land sports at Samui Football Golf. Chaweng Beach offers a wonderful 4-wheel drive Safari tour where you’ll see elephants, ancient culture and waterfall pools.

Of course, visiting Koh Samui without trying out a few beaches is unheard of. Chaweng Beach is the perfect place for water enthusiasts, as it’s known for being a fine spot for surfing. For a more relaxed beach ambience, Lamai Beach is your best bet, set on the corner of the southern part of the Island; you’ll easily find a quiet spot for two. Coconut palms, trendy shops and restaurants fringe Bophut beach, this fishing village is an idyllic spot for a quiet afternoon and a book in hand.

Koh Samui Family holidays will transform even the adults in enjoying some light-hearted fun! Coco Splash Adventure & Waterpark is a 1-o000 sq. meter park with epic waterslides, bungee trampolines, an inflatable castle and many attractions. While you relax on Bophut beach you can send the kids off in the Ocean, home to an inflatable playground made up of pyramids, bridges and trampolines.

Pirates of the Marioland is situated between Chaweng Lake and Beach, set in the largest shopping and dining all on the Island, this pirate adventure park is a gaming arcade and a 6D motion ride experience.

The restaurant and nightlife scene on the Island is lively with modern built nightclubs and elegant restaurants. For a romantic experience for two head to dining On The Rocks at six Senses Samui, set on a deck terrace with sublime views of the Ocean.

Looking to grab a bargain while in kon Samui? The fisherman’s village walking street is brimmed with market stalls including branded clothes, electrical goods and unique finds. The markets are open every Friday from 5pm-11pm.

What is the currency in Koh Samui?

The currency in all of Thailand is the Baht.

What language is spoken in Koh Samui?

Thai is the national language of Thailand; however English is widely spoken at the resorts.

How long does it take to fly to Koh Samui?

11 ½ hours

What is the time difference in Koh Samui?

GMT +7 hours

Should I tip in Koh Samui?

If a service charge is not added to your restaurant bill, tip 10-15% and tip porters and hotel staff if you are happy with their service.

When is the best time to visit Koh Samui?

The best time to visit Koh Samui is from February to June.

Do I need a visa to travel to Koh Samui?

You will only need a visa if you plan on staying longer than 30 days and this can be attained from the Thai Embassy. We recommend that you have at least 6 months validity on your passport.

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Heading to the magical island of Koh Samui? Book a room at the Conrad Koh Samui, one of the isle’s premier 5 star hotels, and prepare for an unforgettable vacation characterised by luxury, comfort and tranquility.

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Centara Villas is an award-winning 4 star Samui resort that promises unadulterated luxury, breathtaking beauty and easy access to the island’s many wonders.

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Welcome to Centara Grand, a luxury Samui beach hotel nestled on the golden sands of Chaweng. Melding Old World elegance and chic modern comforts, this breathtaking getaway offers the ideal setting for the fun-filled family beach holiday you have always dreamed of.

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Looking for the perfect tropical paradise in which to escape the rat race? Look no further than Four Seasons Koh Samui, where natural splendour, luxury accommodation and outstanding service effortlessly combine.

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Melati Beach Resort & Spa is a breathtaking Koh Samui beach resort, nestled in lush landscaped gardens overlooking Thongson Bay. 5 star accommodation and world-class amenities await you here in this stunning paradise-like setting by the sea.

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For a truly indulgent spa break or romantic holiday in Thailand, look no further than the W Retreat Koh Samui, a chic and luxurious all pool villa resort.

Climate

In Koh Samui there are three seasons which are the dry, hot and monsoon season. During the months of December to February, you’ll get the dry season which has a slightly cooler temperature but with the advantage of much less rainfall. The hot season begins from March until August where there’s a little more rain but nothing really in excess although you should expect it be particularly hot and humid with temperatures reaching in excess of 35 degrees.

Between September to November is the official rainy season, which is still warm with spells of sunshine, but somedays you might find that they’re a washout.

 

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Apr 37°c
May 35°c
Jun 33°c
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Sep 33°c
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Nov 32°c
Dec 31°c