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Koh Samui is an island off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus, Thailand and was granted municipality status and thus is self-governing. Ko Samui is Thailand's third largest island after Phuket and Ko Chang with a population of over 63,000 and a hotel occupancy rate of 73 percent as the number of visitors increases. Abundant tourist resources, sandy beaches, coral reefs, and coconut trees are present in Koh Samui. Ko Samui is in the Gulf of Thailand, about 35 km northeast of Surat Thani town. Ko Samui features a tropical savanna climate.
Koh Samui Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the best beaches in Koh Samui ?
For wide and long stretches of sandy beaches visit Chaweng or Lamai beaches. These beaches have tons of activities to do including water sports, strolling vendors and ambient music from beachside bars.
When is the best time of the year to visit Koh Samui ?
If you're looking for great beach weather when its sunny and warm, visit in December, January, July and August instead of April and May. There will be some rain but it passes quickly. Be sure to book hotels in advance because of peak times. Otherwise, during the low season, October and November, there are heavy rains but it’s still possible to have a string of nice days.
What is an airline ticket?
An airline ticket is a document issued by a travel agency that confirms that one is entitled to seat on a flight. There are two types of airline tickets; paper and electronic tickets. Either ticket is required to obtain a boarding pass and with the ticket and boarding pass at hand one is allowed to board an aircraft. However, the benefit of the e-ticket is that there is no need for one to worry about leaving his ticket behind. This ticket offers many advantages over a paper ticket.
Does Ko Samui have good food?
Yes!. Koh Samui holidays are about eating – morning, noon, night and every hour between. While high-end restaurants offer fantastic choice for splurging and special occasions, you can’t beat a casual Koh Samui beach place. The best Koh Samui restaurants aren’t fancy, but they universally delightful. You’ll find huge variety in Koh Samui’s Thai food. In addition to the staples, there’s a large Isaan population on Koh Samui, which has its own regional cuisine.