Ko Samui Island Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 66%Adventure Travelers
- 66%Luxury Travelers
- 62%Family Travelers
- 59%Green Travelers
- 59%Budget Travelers
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- Ko Samui IslandMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackersMar 26, 2014
Beautiful little island a short plane ride from Bangkok. After the hustle and bustle of the big city this was a welcome change. When you arrive at the airport you can already tell that most of your time here will be spent just letting your hair down. The airport reminded me of Fantasy Island, "De plane de plane!" I stayed in a hut that was dirt cheap and was about 20 yards from the ocean. The beaches are beautiful but I recommend renting a moped and riding around the island to see all Ko Samui can offer. Also at night the center of the big town becomes a huge dance party.Recommended for:
- Ko Samui IslandMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Mar 25, 2014
Having heard about this island for several years it was a lifelong goal to visit Koh Samui. Happily, the Island did not disappoint. From the moment we boarded Bangkok Airways in Bangkok en route to USM (Samui Airport code), our lovely flight, the sweet airport, the quaint and windy roads and the friendly helpful local people, the entire experience has been "next level." While those looking for "undiscovered" locations will be dismissive, I like a balance of people, places and culture and so Koh Samui has a great blend of these activities. Its not too busy, but not too boring. Even Chewang beach, the main strip of commerce and backpackers, wasn't all that gaudy. Luckily, we did stay on the quieter side of the island and only stopped at Chewang to visit a shop for some custom tailoring. The weather while hot and humid is made pleasant by the gentle sea winds and ever-present cold towels infused with flower scents. Note to avid Golfers - there is only one course on the island and its relatively run down. Alternatively, there are a few outlets offering football (soccer) and frisbee golf. Those options seemed fun but we didnt have enough time to try them out on this trip. Can't wait to return again.Recommended for:
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- Ko Samui IslandMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 03, 2013
Ko Samui has a lot of tourists and a lot of fast food, and a bit of a reputation for being... not off the path.
That said, it is a big island, with great beaches, lots of great thai food, and lots of fun to be had. Pistol ranges, great spa hotels, great cheap dumpy hotels too, and if you are into it, a nightlife that can turn into a morning life...
I guess what I like about it is the unabashed fun. There are more exotic places in Thailand, but, few combine hedonism and natural beauty so well.
It also has one of the most beautiful airports in the world.
- Ko Samui IslandFirst to ReviewJul 03, 2012
Ko Samui is an awesome place ... two things are really special about Thailand. The people are always smiling... it is unclear whether they are all happy or they took something good , but they're smiling and that's nice.
the second thing is that there are more massage places (and it's cheap) than supermarkets and gas stations combined !
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