Popular Accommodations in Koh Samui
Highlights in Koh Samui
- White dream beaches
- Tropical Rainforest
- Varied cuisine
- Extraordinary attractions
Most popular in Koh Samui
Location and orientation
With 254 square kilometres and 36,000 inhabitants, Koh Samui is Thailand's third largest island. As it is located in the Gulf of Thailand, the journey is only possible by plane or ferry. There are several daily flights from Bangkok, but also from other domestic airports. You can also take the ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui. Once there, the best way to get there is by rental car or moped. If you don't want to drive yourself, you can use the national collective or private taxis. Thus the transport from your holiday apartment in Koh Samui to attractions is cheap and flexible.
Travelers and Activities
Apart from the party beach Chaweng-Beach, which is located on the east coast of Koh Samui, quieter beaches invite you to relax. Moved from an approximately 60 km long ring road, which connects all beaches with each other, the Khao Thai Kwai rises up in the interior of the country. From the capital, Nathon, ferries also sail the neighbouring islands. But also the Choeng-Mon Beach at the north coast is more isolated from the hustle and bustle. From your vacation rental in Koh Samui you can easily get to one of the many beaches such as Chaweng Beach, which is known as the longest and most beautiful beach on the island with a length of 6 kilometres. If you are looking for peace and quiet, you should look out for a vacation rental on the west coast of Koh Samui. Here the sunsets are particularly beautiful.Pure action for water sports enthusiasts
As a change from sunbathing, the island offers a wide range of water sports. If you are looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush, you have the possibility to try your hand at flyboarding. In flyboarding you stand on a board that flies over water under pressure. Classical kitesurfing, water skiing and jet skiing are also offered.
Top 5 Travel Tips for Koh Samui
During a stay in Thailand the visit of a Buddha statue is of course not to be missed. The 12-meter statue is located on the north coast. Nearby is also the temple Wat Plai Leam worth seeing.2. Magical garden in the interior of the country
Even if your vacation rental is on the beach, you should not miss a visit to Magic Buddha Gardens in the mountains. The stone statues in the rainforest are unique.3. Tropical waterfalls
If you are already in the jungle, a visit to the Na Muang waterfalls is a must. These invite you to swim and cool off. Near them you can also ride elephants in Na Muang Safari Park.4. Diverse culinary delights
Koh Samui has something for every taste and every budget. You don't have to prepare German food in your Koh Samui apartment, as there are international restaurants as well as traditional cookshops and food stalls. If you want to treat yourself to Thai country specialities, this is the right place for you.5. Traditional (night) markets
Don't forget to visit the numerous markets. Also there unusual dishes are offered. From food to spices, souvenirs and clothes, you are guaranteed to find a few souvenirs for your home. Visit the Lamai Night Plaza, a large night market, before returning to your Koh Samui holiday home.
Before the tourism boom the main source of income of the island was the cultivation and distribution of coconuts. Therefore it got its nickname "Island of coconuts and monkeys".
Things to know
From October to January is in Koh Samui rain and monsoon season. Between May and September it can get extremely sunny and over 30 degrees hot. Those who cannot stand so much heat and sun should plan their holiday between January and March.Full Moon Party
If there is a full moon during your stay, you can take a ferry to the neighbouring island of Panghan 12 kilometres away to experience one of the legendary monthly Full Moon parties.