Best of koh samui
Posted on 10 August 2016
Kho Samui an island of great natural beauty and variety, home to about 40,000 full-time inhabitants, Samui is big enough for serious exploration by the adventurous and fit or relaxation by the pool kind. The palm-fringed shoreline, and coconut, virgin rainforest and great hotels. You can cross the island in just a couple of hours by motorbike or car.
Best understand the island feel by its name: the name Samui is : "safe haven".
Ko Samui one of the country’s most beautiful island, an oasis of natural beauty with its white sandy beaches, dazzling coral, luscious lagoons, picturesque waterfalls, swaying coconut trees and crystal clear water.
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Check Ko Samui's 7 day forecast at TMD.go.th
Samui's weather patterns are a little different from the rest of Thailand. In April through September, when most of the country has its monsoon, Samui stays fairly dry, but from October to December, it's wet in Samui and drier elsewhere. The driest season is from January to March.
Best way to get to Kho Samui
Ko Samui Airport (USM) is a private airport originally built by Bangkok Airways and that is why its so expansive to fly to the island. One-hour to/from Bangkok and tickets are expensive!!! by Thai standards, with flights costing above 10,000THB
but saying all that you dont have allot of options, its a one hour flight from Bangkok or a long car ride to the shore and a long boat ride after.
Lomprayah offers a combined bus/high speed catamaran ferry service from Bangkok to Ko Samui which takes about 11 hours and costs around 1,250 baht. From Donsak pier, there are 2 ferry companies (departures every 30-60 mins) which terminate at Nathon Pier: Songserm Travel and Seatran. The first one is what you more often get if booking via the travel agency. It's a rather small ferry with two decks. If you are not traveling Thailand for a month and time & pain are important to you, take the plane.
Best night life, party in Kho Samui
Chaweng Beach is the major beach on Ko Samui with hotels, pizzerias, night clubs, Irish pubs, and even go-go bars. Samui’s night life is becoming legendary starting in early evening till the morning.
Ark Bar Beach Club and Resort is the biggest and most busy place in Chaweng just on the beach with some local classics like fire juggling and cheap bucket drinks.
around midnight most people move to the Green Mango Club and Disco, Samui's nightclub, opens late evening and starts to pump from 2 am.
Lamai Beach Like Chaweng fun but smaller party place packed out with bars and night life. The beach is still in better condition than Chaweng and the place doesn't get quite so crowded like Chawang. Mynt Bar is possibly the only real wine bar in Lamai. With live sports, pool tables, a juke box and friendly staff, it is always a good night.
Best Beachs in Kho Samui
- Mae Nam - known for it's 7 km stretch of beach. The beach has white sand and is lined by coconut trees. water is not usually clear.
- Bophut - a beach village located on the northern coast of Ko Samui. one of the few places on Samui that retains some of the island's original Thai-Chinese atmosphere. The traditional core of Bophut, known as the Fisherman's Village, is a charming village on the east side of the beach while the new developments are to the west. Aiming for couples and young families.
- Choeng Mon is located on the north coast of Ko Samui, between Chaweng and Mae Nam. very family-friendly area, and being dominated by a handful of relatively upmarket resorts. Inexpensive accommodation is virtually non-existent. Choeng Mon Beach is a small but magnificent bay.
Best Diving in Kho Samui
In Samui like kho Tao some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, which are surrounded by crystal clear water and stunning coral. considered one of the safest destinations for diving and snorkelling in the world, it is perfect for first-timers.
- Since the currents in this area are often quite strong, this site is recommended only for experienced divers.
Ko Kra & Koh Losin
Two small islands located to the southeast of Samui, because of its remoteness, don’t get too many divers Acan see Manta rays & Blacktip sharks.
Coral Island and affectionately as No Dog Island. This small island is located on the south-western tip of Samui. This is a perfect place for experiencing the wonders of diving and the perfect location for people that don't wish to travel two plus hours for snorkeling. located only 15 minutes from Samui there are over 14 sites for travelers to visit with an abundance of underwater life.
Best Shopping in Samui
There are lots of souvenir shops around the island and in some hotels you will find shops. many shops with cheap items sold for high prices. Often cheaper market stalls sell mostly the similar products, ask at several places to get an idea of what is a reasonable price before starting haggling for the product you really want. The swimwear sold in Kho Samui is often low quality, bikini sold in the island is usually made locally with cheap fabrics. better to buy your bikini before flying to kho samui. if you are in kho samui best place to buy bikini will be online at Adisha Torre shop, but it can take up to 2 days before you will get it, and it can be a long wait. So remember - buy your bikini before coming to kho Samui. And have fun in the sun!