Koh Samui

Koh Samui Overview

Koh Samui is an island in the Gulf of Thailand, some 700 km south of Bangkok and about 80 km from the eastern coastline of Southern Thailand. Koh Samui is a fairly big island. The most popular and commercialised beaches are Chaweng and Lamai, while the northern beaches and their adjacent villages of Mae Nam, Bophut, Bang Rak (Big Buddha) and Choeng Mon are more peaceful choices, and the west coast beaches are still (comparatively) quiet.

Get In

  • By plane to Koh Samui Airport (USM)
  • By boat from Chumphon via Koh Tao, Koh Phangan or from Surat Thani

Get around

  • By taxi
  • By songthaew
  • By motorbike
  • By electric bike
  • By bicycle

See & Do

  • Beaches: Chaweng, Lamai, Mae Nam, Bophut, Bang Rak (Big Buddha) and Choeng Mon
  • Nathon Island
  • Namtok Hin Lat waterfall
  • Na Mueang 1 Waterfall
  • Ban Lipa Yai
  • Old House
  • Wat Khunaram Koh Samui (Mummy Monk)
  • Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks (Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks)
  • Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo Ko Samui
  • Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)
  • Lame Sor Pagoda Ko Samui
  • Samui Butterful Garden / Insect Museum
  • Secret Buddha Garden
  • Monkey Shows
  • Water Buffalo Fights
  • Bophut Elephant Camp
  • Angkor National Marine Park
  • Bophut Fisherman’s Village

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