Koh Samui

Koh Samui has come a long way since its beginnings as a hippie and backpacker hangout place. Today, Koh Samui boasts world class facilities and caters to gigantic numbers of tourists. However, the island still retains its virginal charms like soft white beaches, balmy waters, and swaying palms. The natural attractions coupled with the man made ones make Koh Samui an irresistible attraction.

Top Tourist Spots in Koh Samui

There are countless tourist magnets in Koh Samui. The following attractions remain all time favourites among many other delights.

  • Chaweng
  • Lamai
  • Bophut
  • Big Buddha
  • Buffalo Fighting
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Crocodile Farm
  • Hin Ta/Hin Yai
  • Hua Thanon
  • Lamai Overlap Stone
  • Monkey Show
  • Na Muang Waterfalls
  • Samui Aquarium & Zoo
  • Secret Buddha Garden
  • Snake Farm
  • Temples and Wats
  • Tongtakien Bay

Shopping Attractions in Koh Samui

Koh Samui makes for a pleasurable experience with its eclectic mix of swanky shopping malls as well as traditional shopping stores. Listed below are some of the most popular shopping hot spots.

  • Tesco Lotus
  • Big C
  • Makro
  • Wine Collection
  • Chaweng Street Shopping
  • 69 Slam Underwear
  • Silvermania
  • Mr Samui’s
  • Samui Hot Club
  • Asian Nights
  • Lamai Night Bazaar
  • Bophut Plaza
  • Samui Robot Group
  • Beautiful World
  • Benjavadee
  • My Jewel International

Eating out in Koh Samui

A world of lip smacking culinary delights from across the world is to be found at Koh Samui. Take your pick from the following list of eating out places in Koh Samui.

  • Captain Kirk
  • Chez Andy
  • Eat Sense
  • Prego Italian Restaurant
  • Erik’s/Ciao
  • La Palma
  • Aspendos
  • Bauhaus Bistro
  • Karma Sutra
  • The Pier
  • Alla Baia
  • The Shack
  • The Boudoir
  • Lai Thai Restaurant

Hotels in Koh Samui

Traditional Thai hospitality comes alive in Koh Samui’s accommodation facilities. Some of the hotels that remain long time favourites are:

  • Akwa Guesthouse
  • Als Hut
  • Aloha Resort
  • Arisara Place
  • Auberge
  • Baan Tropicana
  • Hutcha Resort
  • Ban Lealay
  • Baan Tamarind
  • Fair House Beach Resort
  • First Bungalow Resort
  • Hansar Samui Resort
  • Marco Polo Resort
  • Nara Garden Beach Resort

Cheap Flights to Koh Samui

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Preferred Airlines to Koh Samui from UK

Thai Airways | Air India | Oman Air | Cathay Pacific | Etihad Airways | Jet Airways | Qatar Airways | Gulf Air | Singapore Airlines | Kuwait Airways

Airports in Koh Samui

Koh Samui Airport is under the private ownership and operations of Bangkok Airways. It is located near the Bo Phut beach. The airport is globally famous for its mesmerising natural surroundings.

Best Time to Visit Koh Samui

A tropical climate ensures that Koh Samui can be visited anytime throughout the year. The temperature rarely drops below 27°C. The period from March to August is summer, when temperatures soar up to about 34°C. The rainy season lasts from September to November and the nights are pleasant. Usually, the downpours don’t continue for long. The months between December and February are dry and warm. This is the favourite time of visit for most people.

Transport in Koh Samui

Transport is pretty much the same as in the rest of Thailand. While cars and motorbikes can be hired, the tuk tuks or motorcycle taxis and the sawngthaews or minibus type trucks remain favourites. One may also use taxis or the local bus service.

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