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The ferry transfer is included in the bus fare because the bus uses the ferry. On the island the bus first stops at the ferry pier and then at Nathon Pier. Remember to tell the resort where and when you want to be picked up. (Surat Thani - Samui app. 3 hours, ferry included ... see more

Fast and low fare. Non air-conditioning, wide opened windows. It stops almost every time a person holds out the hand by the roadside ... see more

Fare is the most expensive but obviously the fastest, ideal for the persons who have only a little time. The direct flights from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) to Samui are by Bangkok Airways and 2 flights daily by Thai Airways... see more

Set apart it, trains remain a very pleasant and sure means of locomotion. At Bangkok railway station (Hua Lamphong) you will find a color marked ticket counter on the left side of the counters. There you can buy the combined tickets. You can choose your mode of transportation - 1st or 2nd class, seat or sleeper (recommended) and Ac or fan ... see more


Guide to Koh Samui

Koh Samui [Samui Island] is the island of thousands of coconut trees and the third largest island in Thailand after Phuket Island and Koh Chang. Koh Samui is more of natural resources such as coconut trees, white sandy beach, fresh air and breezy wind its will be such a most beautiful views when sunrise above the ocean in the morning. Not only the glamorous views but the people in Koh Samui are very nicely with friendly, they are warmly welcome to everyone. Koh Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand, in the Surat Thani province and by many considered as one of the most beautiful islands in South-East Asia. Well known beaches are Chaweng, Lamai, Bophut, Big Buddha, Choeng Mon, Hua Thanon and Maenam. Welcome to a destination that offers more than most in the Land of Smiles.

Top things to do in Koh Samui

Chaweng Beach

East Coast of Koh Samui Chaweng Beach

Chaweng beach is the most popular white sandy beach, tropical hotels, a hopping nightlife, numerous restaurants and shopping opportunities makes Chaweng the most popular beach on the island's east coast. The beach is approximately 6 Km Km long ...

Grandfather & Grandmother Rocks (Hinta Hinyai)

Lamai Beach Grandfather Rock (Hinta Hinyai)

The 'Grandfather Rock' and 'Grandmother Rock' also known as Hin Ta and Hin Yai which located between Lamai and Hua Thanon beach. These formations look like the male and female genitalia-shaped rock. A local story tells of an old couple whose ship was ...

Big Buddha (Phra Yai Ko Fan)

Big Buddha Beach Big Buddha (Phra Yai Ko Fan)

Big Buddha is most popular attraction in Samui, many tourist come to marvel at the sheer size and beauty of this remarkable statue at some point during their holiday. Visible from several kilometers away and even from the air when arriving on or leaving the island, the 12 ...

Lamai Beach

South of Chaweng Beach Lamai Beach

Lamai is the second popular beach after Chaweng which located 10 Km in the south of Chaweng beach on the east coast . The hundreds of coconut trees bending over the blue-green waters give Lamai a more peaceful and natural atmosphere. The sea gets quickly deeper ...

Mae Nam Beach

North of Koh Samui Manam Beach

Mae Nam beach is located in the North of Samui with 6 kilometres in length. The beach is often quiet with smooth sand, the water is clear, clean and good swimming preferences, perfect for families with small children as the water is shallow and there is no noise from...

Ang Thong National Marine Park

North West of Koh Samui Ang Thong National Marine Park

For tourists who come to Samui and want to appreciate marine nature which is still unspoiled, Mu Koh Ang Thong is the ideal place for them. It is among one of the most well-known islands that the tourists should visit since the beauty of these islands render a unique ...

Samui Aquarium & Tiger Zoo

Baan Han Beach Samui Aquarium & Tiger Zoo

An awesome aquarium with a marvellous collection of tropical marine life, such as sharks, turtles, tropical fish etc. and all other undersea creatures that you ever think of, for all your family to enjoy a wonderful moment. In Samui Aquarium you will ...

Namuang Waterfall

Between Natho - Hua Thanon Namuang Waterfall

Namuang Waterfall is located 11 km south from Nathon at Ban Thurian. There are 2 waterfalls. Na Muang one is 18 meter high and can be reached by vehicle. Na Muang two is about 80 meters high and can only be reached by a 30 minute walk. From Nathon, drive along the ....

Hin Lad Waterfall

South of Nathon town Hin Lad Waterfall

Hin Lad Waterfall is found just South of Nathon town. A three kilometer jungle path leads you from the Ring Road to the fall. Follow Route 4172 to the eastern end, 2 km south of Nathon. The walk is along a stunning jungle path, and can be completed with a refreshing dip in the ...

Lat Ko Viewpoint

Between Chaweng and Lamai Lat Ko Viewpoint

This viewpoint is the best of view that you can see the sea in panorama view. Lad Koh also known as "Zenith Viewpoint" is located on route 4169 between Chaweng Beach and Lamai Beach. This Koh Samui landmark is nicely built with a path toward the rocky sea shore ...

Butterfly Garden

Laem Natien Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden is located on the side of a hill at Laem Natien. There are at least 100 butterfly species in Thailand and 25 of them are represented at this garden. The bee house, a Thai style house which allows the visitor to observe the activities of bees. The insect ...

Wat Plai Laem

Bophut Beach Wat Plai Laem

Wat Plai Laem holds two giant, colorful statues that will immediately catch the eye. Inside you'll find a large golden Buddha and beautiful featuring a striking white 18-arm image of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. Close to the Big Buddha temple ...

Magic Buddha Garden

Baan Saket Magic Buddha Garden

The magic buddha garden is hidden in the hills of Samui. You can see several statues, temples and waterfalls which are build by one man in the last 20 years. A Samui an fruit farmer, Nim Thongsuk , started to build the garden in 1976 when he was 77 years old. To get there ...

Ancient House

Ban Talay Phra That Hin Ngu

A house made of teakwood without any nails at Ban Thale is the oldest house on the island. It was built approximately 150 years ago, is constructed of teak planks and shows off many beautiful woodcarvings. From Ban Tu Rian junctin, turn left into the highway ...

Laem Sor Chedi

Bang Kao Laem Sor Pagoda

In the grounds of Wat Laem Sor, this ornately designed Chedi (Pagoda) sits at the rocky water's edge. Covered in countless small yellow tiles, it appears golden when viewed from a short distance. It's at the far South of the island off the 4170 road between Ban Tale and Ban Pang ...

Thale Nai (Inner Sea) or Lake in the Mountain

Ang Thong National Marine Park Thale Nai (Inner Sea)

Thale Nai or Lake in the Mountain situates in Mae Ko Island. It is a large natural pond surrounded by complicated limestone mountain. The area has under-water hole connected to the outer sea. There has been assumed that the limestone layer under the lake ...

Samui Go Kart

Bophut Beach Samui Go Kart

Samui Go Kart Speedway is a professional go-kart facility with high performance go-karts. The track has the most exciting racing on the island and attracts many foreigners to race here. The Speedway offers different sizes of go-karts, ranging from 100cc up to 200cc. Samui ...

Namuang Safari Park

Na Mueang Namuang Safari Park

Adventures in Namuang Safari Park Samui is another popular excursion on the island. This ecologically-sound experience begins with an elephant ride around the coconut plantations and jungles of the island’s interior It's followed by an elephant show and an opportunity for you to ...

Samui Monkey Theater

Bophut Sub District Samui Monkey Theater

Samui Monkey Theatre is a performing animal arena features shows several times a day. Small monkeys are trained to perform various tricks on stage, and then they climb the trees to the trees to demonstrate how they harvest coconuts, a feat for which the ...

Phang Ka Snake Farm

Taling Ngam Phang Ka Snake Farm

Some of the most famous scary and poisonous snakes in Asia are goaded into action by experienced snake wranglers, who dodge and weave, duck and dive, as the snakes try to grab their attention. A must-see for almost anyone visiting the island. A ringside view! Also includes ...

Samui Crocodile Farm

Near the Airport Samui Crocodile Farm

Samui Crocodile Farm in Bophut covers an area of 8,000 sqm. and is located near the airport. The place is a fascinating with Siam crocodiles, Caimans, Saltwater crocodiles, snakes, lizards, monkeys and more. At Samui Crocodile Farm you have a lots of opportunities to touch ...

Wat Sila Ngu

Between Lamai Beach and Hua Thanon Beach Phra That Hin Ngu

Wat Sila Ngu Temple is located between Lamai and Hua Thanon next to Rocky Beach resort. This temple said to contain a relic of the Lord Buddha. The golden chedi facing the temple's entrance is a popular place of worship ...

Samui Bungee Jump

Chaweng Lake Samui Bungee Jump

Samui Bungee Jumping is becoming a popular activity for who are strong at heart definitely have to try out. And one of the places where you can try out your courage at bungee jumping is on Samui Island. Bungee jumping on Koh Samui located near the Reggae Pub on Chaweng ...

Coco Splash Waterpark Samui

Lamai Beach Coco Splash Waterpark Samui

Coco Splash is the first waterpark on Samui located in Lamai Beach provide a new kind of wholesome experience for kids and family. This is a stress free environment that will bring laughs, thrills, and good fun.

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Elephant Trekking

Namuang Elephant Trekking

Koh Samui is another popular excursion on the island. This ecologically-sound experience begins with an elephant ride around the coconut plantations and jungles of the island's interior.

Type : Eco- Adventure
Location : Namuang
Contact : Namuang Safari Park
Tel. : 0 7742 4098, 0 7742 4663
Koh Samui Jungle Safari Tour

Koh Samui Jungle Safari Tour

Be amazed by the variety of Samui 's nature, discover carefully hidden cultural sanctuaries, learn some of the traditional professions and go wild under the waterfalls. You'll be surprised with the magnificent views over the gulf of Thailand.

Type : Jungle Safari Tour
Location : Chaweng Beach
Contact : Mr. Ung's Magical Safari Tours
Tel. : 0 7723 0114, 08 1737 5427


Stop dreaming and start flying today! Become one of the few in the world to experience the Jetlev-Flyer. The experienced staff will have you flying in no time with the latest in training aids. With a possible flying height of 10m and speed of 47 km/h.

Type : Water Sport
Location : Lamai Beach
Contact : Koh Samui Sports Center
Tel. : 0 7741 9909

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Enjoy the best of Thai cuisine and flavours at Banyan Tree's signature restaurant as you savour signature dishes from a menu that is a combination of traditional Thai dishes with a modern twist, and innovative new ones ...

Cuisines : Thai
Opening Hours : 06:00 pm. - 11:00 pm.
Location : Lamai
Tel. : 0 7791 5333
Sala Thai Restaurant

Sala Thai Restaurant

Sala Thai is a popular restaurant name on Samui THAILAND, The Best Restaurant with Best Service in Lamai main street. With the classic decor creates for relaxing atmosphere. Sala Thai serves up delicious, well presented and reasonably price dishes ...

Cuisines : Thai, International
Opening Hours : 02:00 pm. - 11:30 pm.
Location : Lamai Beach
Tel. : 0 7723 3180
Dining on the Rocks

Dining on the Rocks

The award-winning Dining on the Rocks Restaurant is located at the tip of the headland and presents 270 degree views. Dining on the Rocks presents innovative food concepts and great service. The brilliant architecture is ten terraced decks ...

Cuisines : Regional and International food
Opening Hours : 06:00 am. - 10:30 pm.
Location : Bophut
Tel. : 0 7724 5678

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Q Bar Samui

Q Bar Samui

From its roots in the ultra-fashionable Bangkok sister venue, Q Bar Samui takes it up a notch. Raised up on the hillside, the bar is out of the chaos of Chaweng, and yet only a few minutes from it. Renowned on the island for ...

Category : Pub, Bar
Opening Hours : 05:00 pm. - 02:00 am.
Location : Bophut
Tel. : 0 7796 2420
Swing Bar

Swing Bar

Swing Bar Samui is the largest beach pub and restaurant on Lamai Beach. Fitted with comfy swings in its interior so you can swing while you drink! It is comprised of two different dining areas: Swing Bar and Swing Bar beach restaurant ...

Category : Beach Bar & Restaurant
Opening Hours : 08:00 am. - 02:00 am.
Location : Central Lamai Beach
Tel. : 0 7742 4208


After a day on the beach under the tropical sun or exploring the lush hinterland "The Best and Only Place" to chill out, eat, drink, relax, party or mingle with people from all over the world is at Ark Bar's two beachfront restaurants and three bars ...

Category : Beach Bar
Opening Hours : 08:00 am. - 02:00 am.
Location : Chaweng Beach
Tel. : 0 7796 1333

Festivals & Events


Samui Beach Songkran Festival

When : 13 - 15 Apr 2018
Where: Chaweng Beach

Songkran is also known as Thai Traditional New Year Day, it is the great opportunity for merit-making and a special time to have fun, dance, games, and other activities in the pastime. Afterwards, it is the time the fun starts. Water is used to splash to each other throughout the kingdom.


Samui Regatta

When : 26 May - 2 Jun 2018
Where: Chaweng Beach

A week-long sailing extravaganza packed with the best racing, parties and cuisine in the tropics. The event has grown to attract the best yachts in Asia and a large spectator following who come for great sailing, great parties and many other events that occur during one incredible week each year.


Samui Half Marathon

When : 10 Jun 2018
Where: Central Festival Samui

A challenging half marathon set in Samui’s breathtaking nature route. Runners can enjoy the scenery in the 5 km, 10 km and 21 km.


Rambutan Fair

When : Aug 2018
Where: Surat Thani

This fair celebrates the delicious fruit, which now grows widely in the area. Highlights include exhibitions of local products and ornamental plants, floats adorned with rambutan and other fruits, and demonstrations of trained monkeys who harvest coconuts.


Chak Phra Festival

When : 24 Oct 2018
Where: Koh Samui

The festival highlights include parade with Buddhist monks sitting in the decorated vehicle around the city. In addtional there are food wrapped offering ceremony to the monks and boat racing and ceremony in the water.


Loy Krathong

When : 22 Nov 2018
Where: Koh Samui

Loy Krathong takes place on the full moon of the 12th month of the lunar year. Which it's high tide day and calm wave. Loy Krathong on this day is very beautiful image. Inside festival still have The Noppamas Contest and Krathong Contest.


New Year's Eve 2019

When : 31 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
Where: Chaweng Beach

The beaches with a high concentration of resorts will be the most spectacular, such as Chaweng, Lamai and Fisherman's Village. Several places offer organised parties with pay-per-head options, or just head down to the beach, enjoying the open air and no restrictions.