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Koh SamuiThailand

Koh Samui is just like the island paradise from the movies with its pristine white beaches, sapphire blue waters and legendary nightlife. This small island off the east coast of Thailand draws different types of visitors, from young travellers who come here to party every night, those looking for its relaxed culture, and others simply for the pristine beauty of the beaches and the sea. Each side of the island has something different to offer. The south and west coasts are more relaxed and casual, perfect for those looking to chill on the beach with a good book or looking to experience the local culture. The north and east coast are popular for the famous beach parties, bars and night clubs.

On the west coast is Lipa Noi, a secluded beach that’s perfect for a romantic stay. Further to the south lies Phang Ka, with a number of first-class resorts and one of the best places to see the sun set into the sea. To the south lies the Bay of Thong Krut; here you can explore the fishing village or take a charter boat to nearby islands Koh Tan and Koh Mudsum where you can go deep sea fishing.

Go dancing for the evening in Chaweng, then spend the day resting on the incredibly beautiful Chaweng Noi Beach. This beach, found south of the village, is a perfect place to escape from the maddening crowd. In the northeast lies Choeng Mon, the most exclusive part of the island, where the resorts and private beaches attract a bit more of mature, more family-friendly, crowd.

Visit the Great Buddha, just north of the airport. This 12 meter high bronze statue stands on its own little island just opposite the beach. Stroll through Bang Rak and Bo Phut to see the more traditional side of the island.

The beaches are easily accessible via the ring road that runs in a along the coast. When one beach is too busy, simply drive a few kilometres to the next beach. If you'd like to explore the surrounding islands, you're just a short boat trip from Koh Phangan and the spectacular Ang Thong National Park.

Where to stay in Koh Samui

Top hotels in Koh Samui

Banyan Tree Samui
Banyan Tree Samui
5 out of 5
99/9 Moo 4 Maret Koh Samui, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is Rs21,314 per night from 19 Feb to 20 Feb

Nestled on the beach, this Koh Samui hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Escape Break, Lamai Beach and Silver Beach. Chaweng Noi Beach is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

4.7/5Exceptional! (284 reviews)
Definitely going back

"Great service every where in the resort.. I liked their spa and massage service and very helpful villa host ( Mr moss) .. thank you Moss for making this trip memorable"…"

Reviewed on 13 Dec 2019

Banyan Tree Samui
The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui
The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui
5 out of 5
9/123 Moo 5 Tambon Borphud, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is Rs19,505 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

Nestled on the beach, this Koh Samui resort is within a 15-minute walk of Laem Samrong and Choeng Mon Beach. Big Buddha Beach and Big Buddha Statue are also ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (119 reviews)
Its good. But not luxurious

"Resort is quite good. How ever, breakfast is very very basic (though its covid time), and also bathroom utilities are so so... Not really luxury. But overall resort is quite okay."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui
Amari Koh Samui
Amari Koh Samui
5 out of 5
14/3 Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is Rs5,413 per night from 12 Feb to 13 Feb

Offering direct access to the beach, this Koh Samui resort is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Chaweng Beach and Chaweng Lake. Chaweng Noi Beach ...

4.4/5Excellent! (645 reviews)

"All staff from high management to house management teams were so friendly and a credit to the hotel and they all need to see this review as this is a thank you to everyone involved with the running of this hotel, given extremely difficult circumstances at this moment in time around the world with ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2020

Amari Koh Samui
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Koh Samui

Chaweng Noi Pool Villa
Chaweng Noi Pool Villa
4 out of 5
4/20 Moo. 3 Chaweng Noi Main Road, T.Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is Rs2,838 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

This family-friendly Koh Samui villa is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Chaweng Night Market, Chaweng Noi Beach and Chaweng Beach. Silver Beach ...

4/5Very Good! (325 reviews)
Outstanding villa

"Absolutely fabulous better than could have expected. Everything about the property was five star . The staff were friendly and very efficient. The villa was outstanding . Would highly recommend"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Chaweng Noi Pool Villa
Wild Cottages Luxury and Natural - Adults Only
Wild Cottages Luxury and Natural - Adults Only
4 out of 5
127/177 Moo 3 Tambol Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is Rs5,737 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

Located in Lamai City Center, this golf villa is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Hin Ta and Hin Yai, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Namuang Waterfall and Namuang Waterfall ...

Wild Cottages Luxury and Natural - Adults Only
Skye Beach Hotel
Skye Beach Hotel
4.5 out of 5
8/135 Moo 5, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is Rs6,893 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

Nestled on the beach, this Koh Samui villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wat Plai Laem and Choeng Mon Beach. Chaweng Beach and Bo Phut Beach are also within 3 mi ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
low-key and high-lux

"We felt like royalty in this beautiful apartment. We were impressed by the quality and attention to detail and by the attentiveness of the staff. Views are beautiful but as the beach is not for swimming, I recommend to rent a car. Also, there is no restaurant on site but you do have a nicely stocked ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2020

Skye Beach Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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