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Koh Samui Travel Information

Travel and Local Information Guide

It is strongly advised to gather as much information about Koh Samui as you can before you visit. The same could be said of anywhere in the world, but the best way to get the most out of your time on the island is to do your research. Fortunately, our team of locals and long-term expatriates have complied this comprehensive guide to give you all of the local knowledge you’ll need.

Although Koh Samui was little more than an extended coconut plantation and a backpackers' destination only a short time ago, it now has a solid infrastructure and all the amenities you can desire to facilitate day-to-day life. It is very easy to get to and around, enabling you to take advantage of the wide range of attractions and activities on offer, as you will see in the Koh Samui information below.

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Most Useful Information about Koh Samui

  • Koh Samui Weather

    Koh Samui Weather

    Koh Samui has a tropical monsoon climate. Humidity is high and temperatures average around 28 degrees Celsius. The Read More»

  • Koh Samui for Families

    Spending a vacation in Koh Samui with children is a wonderful experience. The island features all the necessary

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  • Samui Airport

    Koh Samui Airport

    This world-famous airport has had a renovation and makeover, and now Departures and Arrivals are separated by the Samui Read More»

  • Getting There

    Getting There

    The most convenient way to get to Koh Samui is flying with Bangkok Airways either from Bangkok itself, or from Singapore Read More»

  • Getting Around Koh Samui

    Getting Around Koh Samui

    Thailand's third largest island, Samui measures only 25 kilometres long and 21 kilometres wide and is very easy to get Read More»

  • Songkran in Samui 2016

    Songkran in Samui

    The famous water festival marks Buddhist New Year in Thailand and Koh Samui is one of the top places to celebrate. Read More»

Ferry Pier

  • Samui Ferry Piers

    Arriving at one of Samui’s ferry piers offer a pleasant alternative to the airport to get to the island. If you travel - Read More»

  • Nathon Pier in Samui

    Nathon Pier is the main ferry port in Samui. Located on the northwest coast of the island, between Laem Yai and Lipa Noi Read More»

  • Donsak Pier

    Donsak Pier

    For many travellers to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, Donsak Pier, some 40km south of Surat Thani, is their port of Read More»

Featured Stories

  • 5 Best Known Problems to Avoid in Samui

    Samui is a very safe destination to visit, but like all places that attracts large crowds, problems can occur if you’re Read More»

  • Why Choose Samui over Phuket

    Why Choose Samui over Phuket

    Why choose Samui over Phuket? This question is tricky to answer for many reasons. Samui and Phuket are respectively the Read More»

  • Samui vs Bali

    Even though Samui and Bali islands do not exactly play in the same league, they are both among the favourite holiday Read More»

Other Useful Information about Samui

NaviGo Samui

A locally-developed taxi booking app, NaviGo Samui makes getting around the island easy and convenient. Read More...

Transfer Service

Samui Transfer Services

On arrival at Samui Airport, our representative will greet you with that famous smile-and-hospitality combination that's Read More...

10 Tips for Saving Money in Samui

Even on a budget, you can really enjoy a holiday in Koh Samui. These 10 tips for saving money in Samui will certainly Read More...

10 Free Things to Do in Samui (or almost free)

This list of the 10 free things to do in Samui (or almost free) gives you a great opportunity to discover some of the Read More...

10 Most Photographed Spots in Samui

Amateur and professional photographers can find the perfect field to improve their skills and catch stunning images in Read More...

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Getting Married in Koh Samui

Wedding Legality in Samui

While getting married in the wonderful surroundings of Koh Samui is a dream-come-true, most ceremonies are purely Read More...

Donsak Pier

Samui Wedding Planners

As getting married in the gorgeous surroundings of the island becomes increasingly popular, Samui wedding planners are Read More...

Donsak Pier

Wedding Types in Samui

Koh Samui is a beautiful place to experience a dream wedding, regardless of your religious persuasion. Be joined in Read More...

Donsak Pier

Samui Wedding Photographers

While you will probably never forget your wedding in Koh Samui, sharing that memory is easiest done with an album of Read More...

10 Best Things to Do on a Honeymoon in Samui

Koh Samui offers many romantic things to do thanks to its exotic landscape and wealth of tourist activities. With long Read More...

Top 10 Romantic Resorts

Top 10 Romantic Resorts

Samui's best Romantic hotels have all the magical requirements to make up that heady concoction that spells out L.O.V.E. Read More...

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    Chaweng Beach Nightlife A-Z

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    First Time in Samui? Pick the right beach for your hotel...

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    Pink Elephant Samui Water Park

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    Top 10 Luxury Resorts

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