myself and a friend (both early 30's) are going to Koh Samui mid June for probably 5 nights, not sure where to stay for a mixture of sunbathing/swimming and fairly lively at night although not major party animals! Ideally beach side and not overly expensive although happy to spend a bit. Any ideas really appreciated.
We are going to Koh Samui in end of April for 2 weeks and wondering if we should stay in Koh Samui for the whole two weeks or move to Koh pa gnan or Koh Tao for half of the holdiays. We do enjoy beach holidays but can't spend all day lying on the beach (we have a 3 years old boy who wil probably not be ok with that option)
Wondering how "difficult" or time wasting it is to go to Koh tao.
I'm still fishing for a good resort. I've made a reservation at Renaissance Koh Samui. I like it...but then started reading more reviews and now...wondering. I want beach, laid back, high end resort (but not overly expensive like the W). Recommends? Also what are some activities you would recommend? Best nightlife? Can I rent a Vespa like scooter? Looking forward to your answers.
Attending a wedding in April on Kou Samui. How will I go purchasing wine etc, and what are pricing and quality of the products.
Spending 7 or so nights in Koh Samui from around 15 July 2013. Looking for a resort that is not where the nightclubs are but not too far away from nightlife and shopping. Walking distance, say max 15 minutes would be ideal. Looking at around $150 AUD per night. Don't fancy something that caters well to children. Would like something with some atmosphere but not party central. We are in our early 40's with no children. Enjoy good food and drinks. Would want to be on the beach in a room with a beach view.
Hi. Myself and my gf are going to koh samui next week. We are going to be there for a few days and then heading to other Islands. Would you recommend pre-booking accommodation before we go? Thanks.
Hi My wife and I are thinking of travelling to Ko Samui in September 2013 for 2 weeks. Does anyone have any suggestions on accomodation, somewhere around mid range in prices. We'd probably prefer right on the ocean if that's possible and preferably not too noisy and not a big hotel. It would be good if there were restuarants within walking distance. What's the weather like in September? Is there a bit of shopping available (for my wife)? Any help would be greatly appreciated. We have not travelled to Thailand before, we've been to Bali a few times. Terry
hi everyone, I'm flying to koh Samui next February and I kindly ask for some accomodation close Lamai. I've been stayed long term in Samui before but it has been in Maenam and Bang Kao areas; thus I'm looking for a place where a monthly rent is avaiable. Thank you.
I'm thinking about doing a short trip to Samui,su-tue. I find different forecast on every weather-page...anyone out there who can tell me what its been like the last few days?
Hi every one , i am looking to head to thailand in march next year, Im 23 years old and feel that ive been working my entire life without having anytime for myself looking to take the shakles of leave my job leave everything and ho and enjoy this beautiful country, Alot of my mates have been thailand and surrounding countrys and all tell me its an anazing place . I am looking to either stay put there for 6 months or get a working visa and get a part time job Any suggestions on part time jobs to pay the rent? Ideally looking to stay in the beach bungalows somewhere with great nightlife and local amenities, Wheres the best beach to stay in koh samui? What can i expect to be paying for a bungalow,? Also how do i go about getting a working visa and what evidence would i need to provide to attain one?? Alot of q's i know if any of you thai veterans can help it would be thoroufhly appreciated ? Also how long would 5000 english pounds last me out there? I hope someone on here understands my outlook on things i just feel trapped doing the same thing every day ! I wanna be free and enjoy my life Any advice would be welcomed with open arms many thanks.
Hello! We just arrived in Ko Samui after a week on the mainland. We checked into a resort hotel in the northwest corner of the island that is pretty far removed from any services on the island ring road. We need to do laundry and the hotel charges an arm and a leg to do laundry for us. Sorry, I am not paying 50 baht to wash one pair of underwear, that is ridiculous. Does anyone know of a reasonably-priced laundry service? We would be fine taking a taxi to drop off and pick up, but if a service can deliver that would be great. Thank you for your advice!
Hi all My boyfriend and I are travelling to Bangkok in August for a couple of nights then getting a bus and ferry to koh samui (travelling on a budget) was wondering if anyone had done this before and if it was ok? Also we have been told by a friend to not pre-book the hotel and find one when we get there, same question really, is this ok to do? dont want to be sleeping on the beach! Thanks
has anyone been to either the one in lamai or chaweng? have looked at both and headed abit more towards the lamai one any recomendations from people that have trained at either would be much appreceted
Would appreciate a little help here. My wife and a Thai woman friend (each over 40 years old) want to stay in Koh Samui about 5 days at the end of April. They are looking for a nice bungalow type beach resort, not big concrete block layout, preferably beach view/access, clean, safe,reasonably priced Thai/Chinese food in resort or nearby, little bit of nightlife and friendly capable staff. Tariff can be up to Baht4000-4500. Does such a place exist? Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Feeling a bit lost here. Last time we were in KS was 1986. Understand there's been a bit of development since then! Thanks
Hi, any health issues in Koh Samui we should be aware of? Thanks
Good morning, we have decided to visit Ko Samui from April 19 to April 23. We are looking for a resort, and can be slightly flexible on budget. We were considering villas either in Anantara or Six Senses resort. Any suggestions or views please?
Hey Guys, been years since I posted here! I really want to stay in a nice beach area that has a night life but nothing heavy - I don't want to be walking back down dark allies alone at night though- I see Bo phut seems pretty nice. Any recommendations for a hotel, or suggestions for other areas to stay? - looking to spend around £300 to £500 for two weeks. I'd need aircon :) Cheers!!!
I will be in Koh Samui for a week in late May. could anyone suggest where I could get a reasonabily cheap game of golf. Thank you
Could anyone have any idea of a good dentist in Koh Samui I require some small work on my teeth. Thank you
I am newly retired and am thinking of living in Thailand. My favorite place so far is Chiang Mai and I hope to check out Ko Samui in a month or so. Do you think Ko Samui would be a suitable place to retire to? Any other places you could recommend? I am also thinking of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Appreciate any advice.
Hello! My fiance and I are 99% sure we'll be traveling to Thailand for our honeymoon the first two weeks of September. We figured out best bet in this season is the Gulf coast, due to what we've read about the weather being slightly better than Phuket and surrounding area at that time. We'd like a combo of beach/pool time at a very nice resort, & some adventure (snorkeling, hiking, kayaking). We don't want to hop from hotel to hotel, but would also like to experience more than one place. We are thinking about something like the following . Any feedback or alternate suggestions would be very welcome!! -Arrive to Bangkok - 1-2 nights there -Fly to Koh Samui - stay 5-6 nights (with day trip to Ang Thong Marine area; Thinking of Bophut beach area...suggestions? -2 nights in Ko Tao (or would Ko Phang-nan be a better option?) -Back to Koh Samui for final 1-2 nights Thanks for any input!
Hi, Will be going to Ko Samui on 16Feb. Wonder there is any room for 3 adults ( me, wife and son )on Chaweng beach around US 40- 50 a night. TQ Ckpeng
Hi VTers, Am planning first visit to the island and would like to get some input on accommodation. There are so many to choose from but here's my budget for a night about RM200 with breakfast and within walking distance to the beach. Thanks !
Husband and I are looking at staying six nights at Thai Beach Resort, Lamai Beach early June. Wanting advice on which is the best Beach Villa. Looking forward to the experience of being right on the beach and possibly at staying in one of the front villas. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
I'm headed to Thailand for 2 weeks in mid- February to early March and wondering if there are any beach/hotel recommendations for a single traveler.
Dear Travellers, Do we have to pre-book hotel now in Ko Samoi ? Check in 16 Feb 2012 for 5 days. Is it safe just to walk in to book. Is it peak period in Feb? Thanks Ckpeng
Hi everyone, Happy New Year :) I will travel to Koh Samui in February. However, I have no idea where to stay yet. I would prefer to stay in places with nice beaches, not too much of night life. Anyone could recommend a nice beach & resort to stay? My budget is below 1,500 baht per night. Thanks in advance.
Firstly Thank you for all your advise on Bangkok. My day there was simply too short. I am at present on Koi Samui Chaweng and want to optimise my 10 days here. Whilst I spend my mornings on the beach, I would welcome recommendations for the afternoons. Any must do's / highlites.
Hi, I am hoping you can help me find out this particular bit of information: Does Phantip (or any other bus company) still run the daily 10am trip from Phuket Town to Surat Thani, then a ferry to Ko Samui? I think the bus+ferry combo ticket cost 260 baht. Is that still accurate? If there's any cheaper way to get from Phuket to Ko Samui I've love to hear about it - I've been to Phuket a few times but I know how things change and perhaps there's some cool new thing happening! Thanks heaps in advance. Cheers, Leon
What is the easiest & quickest way to get to Chang Mai from Koi Samui & will you recommend it for a day.