Koh Samui

Koh Samui is an island with a selection of top villa resorts located on one of the many white sandy beaches. From the hustle and bustle of Chaweng Beach to the lively yet relaxed atmosphere of Lamai Beach to the timeless feel of Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village to the tropical beach paradise of Maenam, Koh Samui is unique among Thailand’s islands in maintaining a broad appeal for everyone.

DINING, BARS AND NIGHTLIFE

Koh Samui is now a culinary destination in its own right with several world-class restaurants featuring extremely talented and innovative chefs; from genuine, traditional Thai cuisine to trendy fusion creations, Koh Samui’s best restaurants have a myriad of flavours for you to discover. As one of the prime holiday destinations in southern Thailand, Koh Samui hosts a great choice of nightlife entertainment options. The undisputed main area of nightlife on Samui is of course Chaweng, which is the Samui version of Patong Beach in Phuket; featuring a myriad of lounge clubs, naughty bars, beach bars, and discos, it is definitely the place to have fun at night. Each of the main resort towns in Koh Samui – Lamai, Bophut, and Maenam – also has interesting night spots to be discovered.

Villa Tawan at Ban Tai Estate

Villa Tawan at Ban Tai Estate

Villa Tawan at Ban Tai Estate, Koh Samui

Villa Tawan at Ban Tai Estate is a cosy three-bedroom villa located on the north coast of Koh Samui. Ban Tai Estate is a secure serviced villa complex of 10 luxury villas with pr...

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Location: North west coast
From £178per night
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Villa Waterlily Miskawaan

Villa Waterlily Miskawaan

Villa Waterlily Miskawaan, Koh Samui

Villa Waterlily Miskawaan is a five bedroom beachfront villa on the north coast of Koh Samui. Miskawaan consists of 8 luxury beachfront villas on the beautiful beach of Maenam. ...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: North coast
From £1,089per night
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W Retreat Koh Samui

W Retreat Koh Samui

W Retreat Koh Samui, Koh Samui

W Retreat Koh Samui is a luxury contemporary pool villa resort located on the north coast and only 5 minutes from Fisherman's Village. The resort's philosophy of Whatever/Whenever...

  • Bedrooms: 1-4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 1-4
  • Location: North coast

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. There are over twenty flights a day from Bangkok alone. Alternatively, several ferries and catamarans run from Surat Thani or Don Sak on the Thai mainland.

Thai Airways, British Airways and EVA Air fly directly from London to Bangkok. Emirates Airlines fly from Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Edinburgh via Dubai to Bangkok. From Bangkok the flight is approx 1 hour.

Country: Thailand
Flying time: 15 hours
Language: Thai
Area size: 88.3 square miles
Time Difference from UK: + 6 hours summer / + 7 hours winter
Currency: Thai Baht
Voltage: 220 volts
Driving: Right hand side of the road
Airport: Samui Airport
Entry Requirements: British passport holders can enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa
Drink the water: Tap water is not safe to drink
Beaches: Koh Samui has some of the best beaches including Lamai and Bophut
Health and Safety: No inoculations are needed to travel to Koh Samui but it is always advisable to speak to your doctor and pack insect repellent.

Thailand’s climate is tropical and high in both temperature and humidity. The dry season is December – February and is the most popular time to visit. The hottest time is March – August but may have slightly more rain. Average temperatures range from 28-35 degrees Celsius. The rainy season is September – November. It’s still hot and normally there are many sunny days in the monsoon period. On some days you might find yourself in a refreshing monsoon shower for a moment. The rain showers are often short.