Koh Samui Travel Information

Travel and Local Information Guide

Although until recent years Koh Samui was an extended coconut plantation and a backpackers' destination it nowadays has a solid infrastructure and all the amenities you can desire to facilitate day-to-day life.

With an international airport and solid ferry services it's easy to get to while getting round doesn't present many problems with thousands of rented scooters and motorbikes available.


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, Phuket or Pattaya. Read More...

 
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 Park Avenue mall 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 around in. Read More...

 
Koh Samui Weather Koh Samui Weather

Koh Samui has a tropical monsoon climate. Humidity is high and temperatures average around 28 degrees Celsius. The weather is generally good year round. 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 found only in Thailand, then whisk you off to your hotel. Read More...

 
Koh Samui Maps Koh Samui Maps

Our interactive map (and satellite views) displays all available hotels with photos, facilities as well as attractions, landmarks and other items of interest with links to relevant information pages. 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 exit. Donsak terminus is where travellers can purchase tickets, and grab a meal while waiting for their ferry to arrive. Read More...

 

Useful Information

Health

Samui has several hospitals of varying quality. By far the best is Samui International Hospital in Chaweng (North Beach Road, Tel. 077 422 272), which can deal with most medical needs. Anyone requiring long term or highly specialised treatment should get to Bangkok as quickly as possible.

Immigration

Visa extensions are available at the Immigration Office in Nathon. Thanon Thaweeradphakdee, Tel. 077 421 069.

Post Offices

There are many sub-post offices all over the island, which are fine for buying stamps and sending postcards. For anything more urgent, go to the main post office in Nathon, which also has a telecom centre for international calls. Seaside Road. Open 08.30 - 16.30 Mon - Fri and 09.00 - 12.00 on Saturday and Sunday.

Police

There are police boxes or stations in most towns, but many of the officers in them won't be able to speak any English.  To overcome the language barrier, see the tourist police in Nathon. Thanon Thaweeradphakdee, Tel. 077 421 281.

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