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Thailand time: Ko Samui

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Find out why to head to one of the most popular islands in Thailand

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Ko Samui, Thailand's second largest island is known for its stunning beaches and dense mountainous rainforest. Samui is one of the 3 popular islands chosen by tourists, containing Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Samui and Ko Tao. Where would you decide to spend your Thailand time?


Why should I go?

Ko Samui is the perfect choice for any kind of traveller. There is a perfect balance between activities, hotels, beaches and nightlife.

How long should I stay?

The bare minimum if you quickly want to see the highlights would be 4 days but if you are looking to relax and enjoy the island I would suggest 1 to 2 weeks.

What activities can I do?

  • Visit Na Muang waterfall
  • Rent a scooter to tour around the island
  • Snorkeling
  • Ang Thong National Marine Park
  • Samui Aquarium & Tiger Zoo
  • Visit Big Buddha
  • Diving
  • Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village
  • Hiking
  • Yoga
  • Muay Thai

How do I get there?

  1. Fly from Bangkok or Phuket to Ko Samui airport

  1. Take a ferry from Phuket to Ko Samui.

What is the best time to visit?

High season (late December, January, July and August)

Warm and sunny days (not as hot as in April and May) perfect for the beach. Sometimes it rains a little.

Shoulder season (February, March, April, May, June, September and early December)

Shoulder season is a good time to go to Ko Samui. Hotels are not as expensive as in High season. Most days are sunny perfect for the beach. April and May are the sunniest and driest months of the year.

Low season (October/November)

During low season there is allot of rain. The rainforest will be lush and green and hotels drop in price. You still have a chance on sunny days.

Spend your Thailand time wisely!