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    • Looking for a Koh Samui Local/Cook

      by AcmMjM Online Now Aug 7, 2015 at 8:05 AM

      Where can we find a Koh Samui local who is a good cook? She/He can accompany us to the market, help buy the food, go back to the villa and show us how to cook it During the day not the evening. We want this for at least 2 times and probably 3 times per week with 2 hours, and 4 hours when going to the market.

    • Looking for a Koh Samui Local/Cook

      by AcmMjM Online Now Aug 7, 2015 at 8:05 AM

      Where can we find a Koh Samui local who is a good cook? She/He can accompany us to the market, help buy the food, go back to the villa and show us how to cook it During the day not the evening. We want this for at least 2 times and probably 3 times per week with 2 hours, and 4 hours when going to the market.

      1 Answer Aug 7, 2015 at 5:21 PM
    • Long stay accommodation

      by alikendrick Online Now Jul 10, 2015 at 12:22 AM

      Last winter I stayed in Pattaya in a nice apartment, a/c fridge and balcony for £120 sterling a month. Can anyone recommend accommodation in Koh Samui for under £250 a month for a 3 to 4 month perion from November to March.

      1 Answer Jul 18, 2015 at 4:56 AM
    • spending per day on koh samui

      by zikhba Online Now Jul 1, 2015 at 9:14 PM


      Me, wife and 4 year old kid are going to samui for 10 days and bangkok for 4 days on 23.08. How much money will i need per day for food (mid range restaurants
      ), snacks, beer, viziting islends and doing some other stuff, (excluding hotel and flights)? Please share you experience. Thanks

      3 Answers Jul 2, 2015 at 8:49 AM
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      How to get to Samui from Phuket in One Piece

      by ulm168 Online Now May 26, 2015 at 10:47 AM

      Hello fellow VTers and thank you so much to Samui forum contributors davidjo, ossiecass, jamiesamui, erwinkoo, pfsmalo, popi (greekcypriot) whose answers to FAQs in the forum have been very helpful as I plan this holiday to South Thailand.

      I booked a night's bed at Phuket Airport Residence early June. I notice the Airport Shuttle Bus to HKT town starts at 9AM while the Lomprayah Bus to Surat Thani (with connection to Samui on its fast boat) leaves their Phuket town office at 10am.

      The best advise i gathered is to just head for Phuket Bus Terminal to have flexibility in travel arrangements.

      The last ferry boat to Samui leaves 6-7pm, from what I have gathered in the forum.

      Lomprayah quotes THB 1,300 for the HKT-SAMUI transfer, which I believe is not too bad. If HKT town is worth visiting, maybe I should be staying one night at least before heading for Samui? I manage 11 days.

      Or maybe I should take advantage of the free bicycles at the Phuket Airport Residence to visit the town and find Lomprayah by bike to book my ticket for the transfer to Samui?

      Any travel tips from those who have been there?

      Really appreciate VT's service and hope to find friends in this forum too.
      I will pay forward the travel tips I get by writing about this experience and contribute
      my two cents worth of tips after my travel.

      Mart (ulm168)

      2 Answers May 28, 2015 at 3:02 PM
    • Best way to get from Samui airport to Lamai late at night?

      by Tigerific Online Now Apr 19, 2015 at 1:06 AM

      What is the best way to get from Samui airport to Lamai late at night? Our international flight will arrive at 9.30pm on the designated day.
      Car, bus, other?
      Do you need to book in advance?
      Approximately what price?

      7 Answers Apr 19, 2015 at 5:34 PM
    • Single woman looking to rent for 1-2 months

      by lindseyclarissa Online Now Mar 23, 2015 at 3:02 PM

      I want to go to Thailand for 1-2 months and I'm looking for a small-medium sized town that is pretty, but not too touristy, or too hot. Also, what would be the cost of a fairly nice rental for 1-2 people? I may be traveling alone as a woman and wondering about safety too.

      2 Answers May 26, 2015 at 9:06 AM
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      Best location for Kite surfing

      by malka12 Online Now Jan 29, 2015 at 11:16 PM

      Where is the best place to stay for kiting? Somebody knows a good and cheap place to stay there?

      1 Answer Feb 10, 2015 at 6:19 PM
    • Koh Samet in July???

      by Finland2015 Online Now Jan 25, 2015 at 6:12 AM

      Do you have experience of koh samet in July? Weather? Is it very crowded? Price level?

      3 Answers Jan 25, 2015 at 7:20 PM
    • Where to find caricature artist?

      by Ankitp1020 Online Now Jan 23, 2015 at 5:37 PM

      Hi everyone,

      I'm going to koh samui next month and plan on proposing. I'm staying at briza beach resort and need to find someone who can draw caricatures of me proposing.


      1 Answer Feb 1, 2015 at 5:48 PM
    • Mountain bicycle rental

      by timmt12 Online Now Jan 12, 2015 at 2:14 PM

      Is there vendor that will rent good quality mountain bikes usable for off road trail riding? Also, are there mountain bike trails to ride? Is how far would they be from where we are staying in Chaweng (Poppies) ?

      1 Answer Jan 13, 2015 at 5:05 AM
    • Name the must-do and must-see things/activities on Koh Samui!

      by ktcbee Online Now Jan 12, 2015 at 2:51 AM

      I am heading to Koh Samui next week. There will be 20 of us there for a wedding. I would like some inside knowledge regarding restaurants/nightlife/day time activities. Obviously there is a lot out there in cyber-space, however I would love some personal recommendations. Thanks in advance!

      5 Answers Jan 14, 2015 at 2:28 AM
    • 5 adults baby in October.

      by SharonG18 Online Now Jan 10, 2015 at 8:15 PM

      Looking for a nice resort south Chaweng for 5 adults baby in October. Also 1 week 2 adults need a nice romantic place for honeymoon - would like it to be very special )want a nice pool area and close to beach

      1 Answer Jan 11, 2015 at 5:11 AM
    • Hotel suggestions

      by sahilkalra Online Now Dec 8, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      Hello! Can anyone pls suggest me a nice hotel similar to ark bar and within that budget? Also if it organises same pool party's??

    • People visiting for new year's

      by sahilkalra Online Now Dec 7, 2014 at 11:01 AM

      I wanted to know that who all are visiting during New Years ?

      4 Answers Dec 8, 2014 at 10:30 AM
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      by prettynids_11 Online Now Dec 3, 2014 at 9:43 PM

      Hello friends,
      Can u pls suggest which beach is best to stay at KOH SAMUI and wat all things we should not miss in KOH SAMUI .PLS DO ADVISE.

      7 Answers Jan 10, 2015 at 7:56 PM
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      5D/ 4N in Ko Samui

      by divecat1978 Online Now Oct 13, 2014 at 9:09 AM

      I will be travelling next Jan and would like to know something.
      1. I will reach Surat Thani at 12.30noon. Am I able to catch a ferry in? How long from the airport to
      2. To travel to Namuang waterfall from Chaweng beach, is it very far?
      3. Do you need to spend half a day to visit Ang Thong Natural Park?


      4 Answers Nov 18, 2014 at 9:12 PM
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      resort recommendation in chaweng

      by verlindhk Online Now Sep 26, 2014 at 11:15 PM

      hi guys, i'm looking for a nice beachfront resort in Chaweng area. However, it must be situated in the heart of nightlife so that i can walk out of the hotel and be right in the middle of the action. my budget is between 150-200 usd a night. any leads would be appreciated.

      6 Answers Nov 18, 2014 at 9:17 PM
    • How much will we need

      by Fay1989 Online Now Sep 21, 2014 at 12:46 AM

      Hi all, me and my friend are going to koh samui for 7 nights we have accomdation paid for.. We want to go on the elephants and see the tigers.. Snorkelling and maybe a day trip.. We will be drinking most nights but not to get wasted probably 3-4! How much £££ will we need each?? Thank you x

      18 Answers Sep 22, 2014 at 3:05 PM
    • Visit next November Ko Samui

      by Jmrcastro Online Now Sep 17, 2014 at 2:54 AM

      We are a couple 55 years and intend to visit Ko Samui. Is it safe to walk in ko samui anytime, anywhere? To visit the island I rented a car. What tips would you give me so that everything goes well.

      4 Answers Sep 17, 2014 at 8:58 AM
    • restaurant prices

      by Jmrcastro Online Now Sep 16, 2014 at 3:32 PM

      What is the price for a regular meal in a good restaurant in Ko Samui?

      4 Answers Sep 28, 2014 at 8:09 PM
    • Weather in mid-september

      by avcfg Online Now Aug 30, 2014 at 9:38 PM

      Hi.We have plans visit ko Samui in mid-september.Is weather safe In this month?

      1 Answer Aug 30, 2014 at 10:04 PM
    • Dinning under the stars

      by Sandrasantos Online Now Jul 25, 2014 at 11:18 PM

      I would like to find a place like this photo to have dinner in koh samui, a private dinner in the sand. Is a special ocasion. Any sugestion?

      13 Answers Aug 3, 2014 at 6:28 PM
    • how much money

      by irelandgirl91 Online Now Jul 7, 2014 at 10:02 AM

      im from ireland .. im going wit my friend ... we have our hotel paid for and we are going for 8 days ... was wondering how much money do we need each in euros .. as im out of a job and she is a single mother we are a bit broke .. we want to do the elephants trip and the tiger petting zoo ... if anyone could help us we would love it .. and were 23 so we would be going mad partying

      12 Answers May 26, 2015 at 2:39 PM
    • is 2 days a waste?

      by Gabsp Online Now Jul 1, 2014 at 2:26 PM

      Hi! Unfortunately due to time constraints me and my husband will only have 2 days to spare and were considering Ko Samui. Looking at things to do, we wanted to do snorkeling and tourist around town/market/secret Buddha gardens? Would 2 days be too short to bother?


      12 Answers Aug 3, 2014 at 6:38 PM
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      Top excursions

      by Fancysva Online Now Jun 26, 2014 at 10:58 AM

      Hi everybody,
      I will travel across Thailand this summer.
      Final stop will be Koh Samui Island.
      I will spend 5 days only there.
      I would love to manage my time as best as I can.
      Could someone help me telling me the best and attractive excursion to be made?
      (e.g. beaches, trips, must-do, so on..)

      Thanks in advance for your support.
      My Best

      5 Answers Jul 20, 2014 at 10:53 PM
    • Private car rental

      by Patrick1209 Online Now Jun 16, 2014 at 8:40 PM

      Can anyone advise where and how can I rent a private car to do a one day island tour .

      4 Answers Jun 20, 2014 at 5:41 PM
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      Female Travellers

      by Annie33 Online Now Jun 6, 2014 at 7:42 AM

      Hello, two females travelling to Koh Samui in the next month to stay in the Chawang area, i've read so many amazing reports about the island and the wonderful local people but some not so good stories and some quite alarming reports. We are very independent respectful individuals and not out cause harm or offence, just to enjoy a short stop off holiday in a beautiful location, is Koh Samui particularly dangerous for females travelling together? Thanks :-)

      12 Answers Jun 20, 2014 at 5:35 PM
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      From Bangkok to Ko Samui

      by mamores Online Now Jun 3, 2014 at 7:44 AM

      I would like to know what is the cheapest and safest way to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui. Thanks!

      10 Answers Jun 4, 2014 at 6:25 AM
    • honeymoon -8th September

      by MrsOtobe Online Now Jun 3, 2014 at 2:00 AM

      Hi we are looking to go to koh samui for our honeymoon in September, just wondering what anyone could advise? ie. places to stay, cost and whether it is safe to go and venture out?

      Any help or advice would be very much appreciated :)

      12 Answers Jul 20, 2014 at 11:06 PM
    • Update on curfew/military presence...

      by relston Online Now May 27, 2014 at 8:28 AM


      Is anyone holidaying in Ko Saumi at the moment, or have been there recently? Im due to fly out next week for 10 days for a wedding. Obviously the curfew situation has dampened the mood alot! I just wondered if this applied to ko samui and what the general situation is out there at the moment? Are bars strictly shut at 10pm!?

      Thanks for all advise!


      2 Answers May 27, 2014 at 9:09 AM