Koh Samui holidays

Essential Information

When To Go

Winter – Autumn
January, February

March – May
June – August
September, October

Getting There

584 £GBP


Stay There

29 £GBP

4-star hotel


Tourist Visa
not required

Up to 30 days

Thai baht
1.00 USD = 34.32 THB
Airport Transport

Taxi: 17 £GBP (30 min)

Lunch ≈ 1.55 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 19 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 2.25 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 0.30 £GBP

Health & Safety
Travel insurance and vaccinations are recommended
Emergency numbers:
Ambulance: 1669
Police: 191

Why Koh Samui

Explore the wonders of one of the most popular Thai islands. Whether you plan to spend time browsing at the local markets, diving around the incredible Ang Thong marine park or simply relaxing on a picture-perfect Thai beach, holidays to Koh Samui are unforgettable.

The range of dining and nightlife options have something for every taste and budget, from high-end restaurants in sophisticated Bo Phut to lively nightclubs along Chaweng Beach. Beside the luxurious resorts and restaurants, you can find delicious street food, which is unbelievably cheap and good value accommodation. Traditional 'songthaew' is a cheap way to explore the island.

When to go

Temperature: The temperatures are a consistent 27 to 30 degrees Celsius year-round.

Best time for Koh Samui holidays: Anytime Koh Samui is a year-round destination.

The island has a different climate to the mainland meaning sometimes when Thailand is suffering rain storms, Samui is basking in sunshine. Generally, Koh Samui’s temperature barely dips below 30 degrees Celsius by day and night temperatures average to be about 25 degrees Celsius. October to December can be rainy although it rarely rains all day and the short downpours are very refreshing. The remainder of the year is dry and calm.

Where to go/stay

Sitting surrounded by waters of the Gulf of Thailand this tropical paradise, and Thailand’s second most popular island offers up all manner of delights. Koh Samui holidays will leave you satisfied, exhausted and hungry for more.

Thanks to the island’s distance from the mainland, the climate is as unique as the local delicacy - the Massaman curry. The island is compact so you’ll easily manage a round trip of exploration in about a couple of hours.

If you’re looking for peace, quiet and some solitude then the northern villages of Mae Nam and Ang Thong are a good bet however, for something a livelier you’ll probably prefer the east coast of the island where there is lots to do both day and night. Chaweng is the island’s livliest resort with hotels located right in the centre of the nightlife scene. Further down the east coast is Lamai, which, while lively, is a bit less hectic than Chaweng. Hotels on the west coast offer quieter holidays to Koh Samui and all have stunning views.

Things to do

In Chaweng, head to the walking street for a riot of colour, sound and scent or shop for high-quality jewellery, clothing and bespoke artwork at the fisherman’s village of Bo Phut. Admire the raw natural beauty of Ang Thong Marine Park on a memorable day trip. This park features a pristine archipelago consists of a total 42 islands and has stunning beaches, beautiful waterfalls and gorgeous limestone rock formations. Check out the striking Big Buddha, it is one of the island’s most popular attractions, or hang out with the locals watching Muay Thai boxing on holidays in Koh Samui.

Immerse yourself in the unique shopping experience that is Koh Samui's markets – barter for a bargain or simply soak  in the atmosphere. During your holidays to Koh Samui explore the charming boutiques in Bo Phut, an old fisherman’s village and the seven side streets of Mae Nam. Chaweng's 5 kilometre-long beach is home to stalls and shops that seem to sell just about anything, from tasty street food to clothing.

Dining in Koh Samui suits every taste and budget, from street food to five-star fine dining. Dine beneath the stars on a romantic moonlit beach while watching “salas” traditional Thai.

Koh Samui runa the full gamut of nightlife and entertainment options - from thrilling nightclubs to sophisticated sundowners, bask in the atmosphere of Chaweng exploring the main street, hop into a hammock on Lamai Beach and relax or head to Bo Phut for a romantic evening on your Koh Samui holidays.

Chaweng is the most poular beach on Koh Samui boasting 5 kilometres of golden sands and plenty of food and drink options nearby. The palm-lined Lamai offers a quieter alternative and the unspoiled Ban Taling Ngam has secluded bays and views of the islands that make up Angthong National Marine Park.