Koh Samui Holidays
Miles of dazzling beaches, azure seas, swaying palms, crimson-streaked sunsets and warm ocean breezes… Koh Samui is all laid-back beach vibes and palm-fringed sands. Thailand’s second largest island, this vibrant destination has more beaches than any other in the country. The longest, Chaweng Beach, stretches almost four miles. Flanked by green hills and coconut trees, it has a reputation as the most beautiful beach in Koh Samui. Other attractions in Koh Samui include the Big Buddha Temple, featuring a 12-metre golden Buddha statue, and Ang Thong National Marine Park featuring a pristine, coral-clad archipelago of 21 islands, best explored by speedboat and snorkel.
Popular Koh Samui Resort Holidays
Koh Samui was the first of the Thai islands to make it onto the tourist radar. So it goes without saying that this celebrity archipelago deserves a bit of extra attention, which is where our Escapes holidays can help. Our Koh Samui resort holidays include flights, transfers and week-long stays in the island’s best resorts and hotels. For more resort holiday ideas, talk to our Experts today.
Koh Samui Holiday Types
Looking for something in particular in Koh Samui? Our holiday types are here to help. Ranging from relaxing beach-side Escapes to fascinating cultural adventures, be inspired by our Koh Samui holiday types below or talk to one of our Experts for more ideas.
More About Koh Samui
Currency: Thai baht
Language: Thai and English
Vaccinations: Vaccinations for tetanus and typhoid are recommended when visiting Thailand.
Flight time: The London to Koh Samui flight time is around 13 hours and 35 minutes, typically with a stopover in Bangkok.
Visas: British Citizens do not require a visa if staying for under 30 days.
Getting Around Koh Samui
When the mood strikes and you want to explore beyond your beachside resort, there are a number of ways to get around Koh Samui and see the sights. The most common and cheapest way to get around is via Songthaews, open-air trucks which acts similarly to a local public bus system. There are no official Songthawe stops, instead you can simply flag one down anywhere, and you ring the bell when you want to get off. The other main alternative is taxis or bike rentals.
When to Go to Koh Samui
Koh Samui’s weather is split into three seasons; the dry season from January to March, the hot season from April to September, and the rainy season from October to December. In general, Koh Samui experiences less rain that the rest of Thailand, so it’s an ideal year-round destination. For the best conditions, late December to March are when you can enjoy warm sunny days. As a result, this is also Koh Samui’s busiest season, especially during New Year’s celebrations. October and November are Koh Samui’s wettest months, although visiting in this season means cheaper prices and less chance of sunburn.
Top 3 Things to Do in Koh Samui
- See the Big Buddha
- Snorkel through Ang Thong National Marine Park
- Visit Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village and shop at the Friday night markets
Why Book Your Koh Samui Holiday with Flight Centre
We know Koh Samui: Thailand is one our most popular destinations so naturally we know Koh Samui very well. From the best hotels to the best flight options, our Experts will not only help you plan the perfect Koh Samui holiday but also include it within a wider itinerary of Thailand.
Local knowledge: As part of the global Flight Centre Travel Group, we have staff on the ground in Koh Samui who will be on hand to welcome you at the airport, drive you to your hotel and operate select tours during your stay. So from the UK to Thailand, we’re with you at every step to offer you up to date local information and peace of mind.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book a Koh Samui holiday from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.