Everything You Need to Know About Staying in Ko Samui

Are you considering holidaying somewhere new? Have you thought of Thailand as your destination? Unsure where to stay after arriving in its capital Bangkok? If the answer to all these questions is yes then please read on while I give you some great information on one of Thailand’s best places to spend your vacation, the beautiful island of Ko Samui. We will look at how to get there, what to do while you are there, and the best seafront resorts Ko Samui has to offer.

Important Ko Samui Information

The island of Ko Samui sits in the gulf of Thailand off the country’s east coast and is easily reached via a short flight from Bangkok, it can also be reached by ferry from the mainland to its main port of Nathon. The weather is generally drier than other parts of Thailand with the heaviest rainfall in October and November, the best time to visit is between December and March when the average daily temperature is around twenty-seven degrees centigrade. The island has a mountainous rainforest centre and is ringed with excellent beaches such as those at Lipa Noi, Thongson Bay and Maenam.

Where To Stay

Ko Samui is blessed with an astounding range of excellent resort hotels, villas, and holiday rentals on all four sides of the island and while this short piece cannot do them all justice, I will highlight several options which may appeal to you, these include –

  • Kimpton Kitalay is a fantastic luxury hotel on the eastern side of island.
  • Chaweng Regent Beach is a superb beachfront choice near the airport.
  • Centara Villas offer an affordable but excellent option on the south coast.
  • Intercontinental Ko Samui is an upscale resort hotel on the west side of the island.

What To Do on Ko Samui

For those who would like a day away from the islands excellent beaches there is plenty of choice. Being an island Ko Samui has a wealth of water sports on offer including Sea Kayaking, Paddleboarding and of course Scuba diving.  Countless boat trips depart the island daily to destinations such as Angthong Marine Park or the smaller islands of Koh Tai and Koh Nang Yang. For those who prefer dry land and a touch of adventure trips into the jungle by foot, bicycle or ATV are available. An introduction into Thailand’s diverse and tasty cuisine is possible through half or full day cookery courses at various places across the island.

No matter how you spend your holiday the island paradise of Ko Samui will give you memories you will never forget, and I hope this short article has given you a good starting point for planning your vacation there.

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