A crowd-pleasing combination of lively entertainment and soft sand beaches, Koh Samui is the original holiday island

Koh Samui is a name-drop-worthy island of palm trees, emerald-tinged waters and sultry weather that elicits a languid, lazing-by-the-pool kind of pace. There’s sunshine and tropical warmth almost all year round because it avoids the main monsoon season. This means you can pack light: swimwear, SPF and plenty of room for souvenirs.

Koh Samui is a microcosm of Thailand’s beaches. Travellers love it for the white-gold sands, tourist-friendly towns and variety of hotels complete with infinity pools and world-class restaurants. Waterfalls and walking trails inland give you a taste of Thailand’s tropical and rugged mainland, and offshore, you can go kayaking and snorkelling around the karsts in Ang Thong National Marine Park. Even if you’ve opted for a resort tucked away on a quieter part of the island, the night markets and live music bars of Chaweng and Lamai are just a taxi ride away.

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  • If you’re looking for a classic Thai beach getaway, Koh Samui is one of the best
  • Palm-fringed sandy beaches and sunshine that lasts almost all year-round
  • Some of Thailand’s best beaches for partying and pure relaxation
  • Plenty of restaurants and bars for delicious Thai classics and romantic dining experiences
  • Variety of accommodation of boutique boltholes and luxurious resorts to suit different budgets and tastes

Top hotels in Koh Samui

Bandara Resort & Spa

from £1,236

The Tongsai Bay

from £1,610

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +7 hours



Flying time to destination:

11½ hours

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When to visit

Jan 29°c
Feb 29°c
Mar 31°c
Apr 32°c
May 32°c
Jun 32°c
Jul 32°c
Aug 32°c
Sep 32°c
Oct 30°c
Nov 29°c
Dec 29°c
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Recommended Koh Samui Hotels

Rocky's Boutique Resort

7 nights, Room & Breakfast, 23 Oct '19

from £1,292

Bandara Resort & Spa

7 nights, Room & Breakfast, 03 Sep '19

from £1,236

The Tongsai Bay

7 nights, Room & Breakfast, 09 Oct '19

from £1,610

Melati Beach Resort & Spa

7 nights, Room & Breakfast, 23 Sep '19

from £1,508

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