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Koh Samui

Koh Samui is Thailand’s third largest island. This stunning island is located just off the east coast of Thailand. Koh Samui is famed for its exotic resorts, bustling nightlife and idyllic beaches, where golden sands meet the turquoise Gulf of Thailand.

The island has grown increasingly popular over the years, with millions of holidaymakers choosing Koh Samui as their dream holiday destination.

Koh Samui boasts some of the country's finest beaches and a wide range of luxury resorts. Whilst Thailand may be a tourist haven, this island still retains much of its rich Thai heritage through ancient temples, Buddhist monuments and quaint fishing villages.

Koh Samui Highlights

There’s rarely a dull moment in Koh Samui, with numerous resorts and destinations around the island all in competition for Thailand’s healthy tourism trade.

The great thing about Koh Samui is that it caters for a number of holiday types, including family breaks and romantic getaways. Contradicting any ideas that the island is solely a stop for backpackers and hedonistic travellers.

The island’s compact size makes it perfect for island hopping and travelling between destinations. Holidaymakers who are not planning to hire a car can take advantage of the many local tours and excursions.

Koh Samui's close proximity to mainland Thailand also makes it easier to explore more of the country. However, with countless fantastic resorts and beaches dotted around the island, there's very little reason to leave.


Arguably the most famous of these resorts is Chaweng. Koh Samui's busiest area, and the island's proclaimed nightlife capital, is home to a whole number of fabulous restaurants, bars, markets and entertainment venues that offer Thailand’s unique brand of cabaret!

Nightlife aside, Chaweng is home to a number of first­rate tourist attractions, including diving centres, water sports, boat tours and health spas. Chaweng also lays claim to one of the island’s best beaches; a three mile stretch of paradise coast.

Further south is Lamai Beach. The island's second­largest resort offers a brilliant alternative to the hustle and bustle of Chaweng, making it more suited to families. It's also where visitors will find the Coco Splash Adventure & Waterpark!

Those looking for more in the way of cultural pursuits need only take a trip to one of the island's many historic monuments or religious sites. The Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram and golden Big Buddha Statue (Wat Phra Yai) are just a few. The temple is located in Koh Samui's northeastern corner and is one of the island's most recognisable landmarks. Bophut's famous fisherman's village and the nearby Ang Throng National Marine Park are also highly recommended. The nature reserve is home to a wide­range of wildlife, including sea turtles and pythons, and offers a range of ocean themed experiences, including snorkeling and kayaking.

Koh Samui Weather

Koh Samui’s climate is tropical. Naturally, summer is the island’s hottest month. The short rainy season falls between September and November. On the whole, temperatures range from the mid twenties to low thirties, all year round.

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