Koh Samui is 430 miles south of Bangkok and 30miles from the eastern coast of Thailand. • There are flights, rail and road options to the south-eastern coast followed by a boat trip to Samui.
Ko Samui is Thailand's third largest island and is still a place of relatively untouched beauty. It has a temperate climate and rarely reaches below 25 degrees. The rainy season occurs in late October and November. The tropical island is developing rapidly and new attractions and services are added almost daily. Ko Samui is the perfect place to come for a relaxing, comfortable holiday.
Chaweng Beach Chaweng Beach is the busiest entertainment centre on Ko Samui. Home to hundreds of bars, nightclubs, and restaurants, it is the perfect place to go for an evening of entertainment. There is also good shopping to be found in Chaweng.
Lamai Beach Lamai Beach, the second largest entertainment area on Kho Samui, is a bit more sedate version of Chaweng. There are still many bars and restaurants to choose from, but it has a bit more of a relaxed feel to it.
If you're looking to shop while you're in Ko Samui, then Nathon is the place to go. Although you won't find much to do in Nathon after 6 pm as there are no bars or nightlife to be seen, by day it is a shopper's paradise. There are numerous vendors and shops selling furniture, clothing, shoes, artwork, handbags, jewellery, and gifts for much more reasonable prices than you would find them in Chaweng. Bartering is still encouraged, however, as the unsuspecting tourist can pay too much if he or she isn't careful.
Bophut, also known as fisherman’s village is a charming, traditional town located on the northern part of Ko Samui. There are numerous cafes and small restaurants lining the waterfront, and it’s a perfect place for a quiet, romantic evening.