Koh Samui is Thailand’s second-largest island and one of its most popular destinations. Home to a variety of naturally beautiful beaches, hundreds of hotels ranging from ultra-luxury resorts to backpacker bungalows and a great mix of restaurants and nightlife, Koh Samui is a diverse and interesting destination with something to offer every traveller.
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With an area of 228.7 square kilometres, Koh Samui is a large island with many different areas and attractions. Use our Very Quick Guide to Koh Samui to find your way around the island and discover its best beaches, restaurants, things to do and more.
Koh Samui is a large island with a huge range of beaches, from popular seaside hangouts to a variety of quiet and isolated bays. Learn about Koh Samui’s best beaches, from easy-to-access beaches ideal for fun and sun to naturally beautiful beaches unknown to most tourists.
From ultra-luxury pool villas to cheap bungalows, Koh Samui is home to hundreds of hotels and resorts in all price ranges. Discover the best hotels on the island, as well as the best value picks for travellers in need of a comfortable bed on a limited budget.
Koh Samui isn’t just a tourism hotspot — it’s also home to many upmarket residential and resort villas. Learn about the best private villa residences and resort villas on the island for travellers in need of plenty of living space and privacy.
Koh Samui is consistently warm throughout the year, although the weather can vary from one month to the next. Find out more about the average weather conditions from month to month on Koh Samui, as well as the island’s surprisingly brief rainy season.
Koh Samui is the gateway to the Samui Archipelago, with a variety of other islands within easy reach. Discover the best day trips from Koh Samui, from stunning marine parks to hiking, fishing and other adventures on and around the island.
Koh Samui is one of the few islands in Thailand to have its own international airport, making it easy to access. It’s also possible to get to Koh Samui by ferry from Surat Thani. Learn how to get to Koh Samui from major centres in Thailand and regional cities such as Singapore.
Koh Samui Map
Koh Samui is a large island with several hub areas and plenty of quiet beaches. Find your way around Koh Samui with our detailed map of the island’s settlements, hotels and attractions.
From beachside bars to nightclubs, Koh Samui has a great selection of nightlife venues for all travellers. Learn about the best places to enjoy a night out on Koh Samui, the island’s upmarket venues and the top nightlife options for each major beach.
There are hundreds of restaurants and cafes on Koh Samui, from cheap and tasty Thai food to world class international dining. Discover the island’s best restaurants for fresh seafood, cheap and simple meals, romantic dining and more.
Samui International Airport is a small but busy private airport that makes travelling to Koh Samui from elsewhere in Southeast Asia a breeze. Learn more about the island’s airport, flights to and from Koh Samui and transportation options from the airport to the most popular beaches.
Buy Ferry Tickets To Koh SamuiYou can buy bus and ferry tickets to Koh Samui online. Use the search box below to find out departure times, prices and to book online. Enter a different starting point if you're not coming from Bangkok
Koh Samui Travel Guide:
- Koh Samui – A Very Quick Travel Guide
- How To Get To Koh Samui
- Things To Do On Koh Samui
- Places To Eat On Koh Samui
- Koh Samui Airport
- Where To Stay On Koh Samui
- Koh Samui Villas For Rent
- Koh Samui Nightlife
- Koh Samui Day Trips
- Koh Samui Weather
- Koh Samui Beaches