Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui is an island paradise waiting to astound you with its picture-perfect azure waters and powder-white beaches. Whether you’re making memories with the kids, spending time with your mates, or enjoying some alone time with your beloved, Koh Samui is a firm favourite with holidaymakers across the globe. BeachesFrom the coconut-lined shores of Maenam to the laid-back sands of Lamai, Koh Samui has an amazing selection of beaches to choose from. Its most popular beach is the lively Chaweng beach, where the streets are lined with markets, bars, and Thai cabaret shows. For holidaymakers who enjoy being able to step back from the action and unwind, the idyllic sands of Choeng Mon is just 10-minutes down the road from Chaweng. Food & DrinkSpend your days tucking into trays of phad thai, spring rolls, and grilled delights like freshly caught squid from the food markets, savouring the catch of the day in sleepy fishing village taverns, and enjoying local favourites of salted eggs and rambutan fruits accompanied by the best selections of local rums and beers. So, don’t be surprised if your travel buddies will need to roll you back onto the plane after indulging in some seriously delicious Thai food during your stay in Koh Samui.CultureBursting with a rich fusion of Chinese, and Indian influences, Koh Samui has a mixture of modern towns, Buddhist temples and sleepy fishing villages that seem to be frozen in time.Boasting a sleepy laid-back lifestyle, the island and its people are extremely welcoming, hospitable, and hard not to fall in love with.NightlifeKoh Samui has a varied and lively nightlife scene that has helped to seal its position as one of Thailand’s most popular destinations. Enjoy a fun-packed performance at the Paris Follies Cabaret, sip cocktails in the Ark Bar or watch the sunset from the Air Bar. If that doesn’t take your fancy, hit the streets for an evening of street food and bargain hunting at the town night markets.Important InformationFlight Time: Please be aware that travel durations may vary as flights to Koh Samui require a connectionTime Difference: +6hrCurrency: Thai bahtOfficial Language: ThaiVaccinationsPlease check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.
Koh Samui has an attractive year-round average temperature of 28°C, with its climate split into two distinct seasons: wet and dry. There is little difference in temperature throughout the year, however, from September to November you may experience heavier rainfall than usual with before moving into the dry season between December and February.
Things To Do on Koh Samui Holidays
One with NatureAng Thong National Park, an archipelago of 42 beautiful islands, is just a short boat ride from Koh Samui. Towering mountains, thick jungle, and pristine rivers make this a must-see for all. Whether you want to try your hand at kayaking, sailing or snorkelling, just lying back on the sandy beaches, a day exploring the beauty of Ang Thong is not to be missed.One Night in BangkokWith up to 20 flights a day going between Koh Samui and the Thai mainland, make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day in Bangkok during your trip. Hit the street markets, discover Thai fashion boutiques, and fill your face with delicious food all in a day’s work. Going for GoldProbably Koh Samui’s most famous landmark, the Big Buddha is connected to the main island by a small causeway. The 12-metre tall solid gold statue of Buddha sits atop the Wat Phra Yai temple where you can also catch a glimpse of locals leaving offerings and receiving blessings from the resident Buddhist monks.Keep on RockingLocated along the south coast of Lamai Beach, the Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks, (Grandmother and Grandfather), are a popular visiting spot for locals and tourists alike. Viewed as fertility symbols, a visit to these cheekily shaped rock formations are a great photo stop during a tour of the island.