WHERE TO STAY
From sea view bungalows to luxury apartments, there are endless accommodation choices on Koh Samui to help you live up the resort life. One resort that you may want to check out is the newly renovated Amari Koh Samui that is situated on the sands of Chaweng, a convenient 10-minute drive from the airport. Affordably priced for the VIP treatment you get, their contemporary Thai-infused style resort rooms are clean, spacious and feature private balconies for guests to lounge and unwind on.
Most flights from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui are operated by Bangkok Airways, who privately owns and operates the airport. Silkair also offers direct flights from Singapore.
The best option for the adventurous traveller is to rent a motorcycle for about 200 to P00 baht per day. A safer option, especially for those travelling in big groups, would be to rent a car priced anywhere between 800 to 2000 baht a day. Otherwise, yellow taxis and Songthaews (covered shared taxis) can easily be flagged off the roads of Samui to take you to your destination at very affordable fares.
WHEN TO GO
December till February is the best time to visit, but if you aren’t afraid to soak up the heat, the less busy but very hot months of jarch until August is a great time as well. Those who choose to visit between September and November might have to beware of monsoon winds and jellyfishes!