With its beaches lapped by the warm blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui was one of the first islands to be discovered by Western visitors.
There are direct flights from Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore meaning that Koh Samui has now become the most accessible Thai island.
Traditional Thai fishing villages
Samui lends itself to exploration and you will find hidden coves and traditional Thai fishing villages as well as a full range of hotels and resorts to suit all budgets.
Its location in the Gulf of Thailand means Koh Samui avoids the full brunt of the annual monsoon with only October through to mid-December experiencing heavy rainfall.
Suggested itineraries featuring Koh Samui
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Koh Samui, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Koh Samui
Places & hotels on the map
Places near Koh Samui
- Khanom 16 miles away
- Koh Phangan 20 miles away
- Koh Tao 47 miles away
- Krabi 119 miles away
- Khao Lak 128 miles away
- Koh Yao 131 miles away
- Khao Sok National Park 131 miles away
- Koh Phi Phi Don 143 miles away
- Koh Lanta 145 miles away
- Phuket 152 miles away
- Koh Kood 234 miles away
- Koh Samet 239 miles away
- Koh Munnork 247 miles away
- Amphawa 277 miles away
Accommodation choices for Koh Samui
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Koh Samui. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Ideas for experiencing Koh Samui
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Koh Samui, and which use the best local guides.