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Koh Samui Holidays

Koh Samui is the third largest Thai island and is located in the Gulf of Thailand. It can be accessed via direct flights to Bangkok and boasts a fantastic selection of luxury hotels and resorts that allow visitors to truly get away from it all.

With our luxury holidays available in this incredible location, you can opt to be as busy or as relaxed as you wish. Choose between the likes of the bustling town of Chaweng that features plenty of lively nightlife, or head to the quieter area of Lamai with its delightful beachfront restaurants and laidback vibe. For those into diving, or if you've always wanted to give it a go, you'll find plenty of opportunities around the island. The Ang Thong National Marine Park is a great spot to explore, with clear waters teeming with vibrant marine life.

You'll find a wide range of hotels and resorts to choose from below, all with flights included in the price and reasonable transfer costs to and from the airport available. It's true when we say there's something for everyone in Koh Samui! Looking for an ultra-luxury escape? Head to the all-pool villa Banyan Tree Samui with an award-winning spa and destination dining, or for a beachfront family-friendly retreat, check out Bandara Resort & Spa where Family Room come with bunk beds and special amenities just for kids.

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Koh Samui Holidays Travel Information

There are daily flights from Bangkok, which has connections to a number of UK airports. Look out for the 12m high Big Buddha – the island's most iconic attraction that can be seen from the air.
  • Currency: Thai Baht
  • Time difference: GMT +7
  • Flight from the UK: 11½ hours
  • Visa: No - 30 days on arrival
  • Language: Thai
  • National drink: Mekhong Whiskey
  • National dish: Pad Thai
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Things To Do In Koh Samui

Koh Samui Activities

Koh Samui boasts a range of activities, with everything from strenuous sports to more relaxed pursuits. Visitors who enjoy being out on the water can experience kiteboarding, or complete a PADI course at a diving centre. Golf enthusiasts should check out one of the many courses, featuring sprawling and well-maintained stretches of lush green grass. Santiburi Samui Country Club is a popular choice for beginners and enthusiasts alike and is located on the north coast of the island. For those looking to immerse themselves in the natural wonders of Koh Samui, the Na Muang waterfalls are a splendid sight. Finally, if you're in need of some retail therapy then a visit to Nathon gives you the opportunity for a spot of bartering over locally made souvenirs.

Koh Samui Food & Drink

The people of Thailand love to eat which means you'll find a variety of venues across the island to dine on fresh, local cuisine. For a beach location, Chaweng has Churrasco Steak House or the Spice Island for Thai dishes, and the quaint Sala Thai Restaurant at Lamai serves Italian and Thai cuisine. The many hotels on Koh Samui each have their own unique restaurants, such as the beachside 4K Restaurant at the boutique X2 Samui or the Chaweng Regent Beach Resort's Red Snapper Pub and Restaurant, which has live music every night. Look out for street vendors serving up authentic pad thai and be sure to look for Mekhong whiskey on the drinks menu, perfect for sipping while watching the sun set.

Koh Samui Attractions

A well-known holiday destination in Thailand, Koh Samui is just as good for family holidays, as well as romantic retreats. The island is filled with cultural and historical attractions, including the Wat Khunaram temple and the Buddha Footprints. You can also seek out the mummy of Leung Pordaeng in the Wat Khunaram temple, which has barely decayed over two decades. Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks are another popular tourist spots and are said to represent two Romeo and Juliet style lovers who died there. If you want to enjoy the island's natural beauty, visit the Na Tian Butterfly Garden, which is packed with colourful species, or spend the day on one of the glorious beaches, such as the peaceful Thongson or the beautiful Chengmon.

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