Samui Travel Guide

Koh Samui, Samui Island

Ko Samui / Samui Island, Thailand’s second largest island, lies in the Gulf of Thailand off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus. It’s known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest, plus luxury resorts and posh spas. The landmark 12m-tall golden Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai Temple is located on a tiny island connected to Ko Samui by a causeway.

Fly from Bangkok to Koh Samui

The most convenient way to get to Koh Samui by Bangkok Airways Boutique Airlines, it has 19 flights per day from Bangkok to Koh Samui or by Thai Airways has 2 flights per day.

The flight ticket starts from THB 4,500/person/way. There are direct flights to Koh Samui from Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore. Koh Samui Airport is a beautiful open-air terminal that makes for a pretty cool first impression.

Fly from Bangkok to Surat Thani and then ferry across to Koh Samui

Nok Air and Air Asia have 5 flights per day from Bangkok to Surat Thani. You can select the flight is included transfer and ferry to Koh Samui. It takes about 3 hours from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui by taking a bus from Airport to the pier and take ferry across to Koh Samui.

Air fares are cheaper than flying directly to Koh Samui,
it starts from THB 1,800/person/way