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    • LadyHawkau's Profile Photo

      1 day in Ko Samui

      by LadyHawkau Online Now 23 hours ago

      We will be coming for 1 day with a cruise ship (Diamond Princess) 06/03 we just want to go to the main shopping and restaurant district the ship will be tendering. How can we organize someone to be our private driver we don't want to go to temples or see the big Buddha


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      1 day in Ko Samui

      by LadyHawkau Online Now 23 hours ago

      We will be coming for 1 day with a cruise ship (Diamond Princess) 06/03 we just want to go to the main shopping and restaurant district the ship will be tendering. How can we organize someone to be our private driver we don't want to go to temples or see the big Buddha


      2 Answers 17 hours ago
    • Best area to stay?

      by cl3150 Online Now Oct 26, 2016 at 12:35 PM

      We will be there from Feb. 18 - Feb. 28. Online, I have read that there are a number of beaches, areas, etc. We'd like to be on a nice beach, staying at a 5 star hotel, which seem to start about US$200/night. Since we do not intend to have a car, location and convenience to restaurants, shopping, etc. is important. We want to avoid tacky areas. Online, the comments from one person say that beach #1 is the best, then the next person commenting says it is terrible, and so on. How do we figure out the best place to stay?


      5 Answers Nov 9, 2016 at 11:45 AM
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      Best Resort to stay at

      by mictm3 Online Now Aug 21, 2016 at 4:04 AM

      Hi All, My GF and i are planning a week long trip to Koh Samui in December and were seeking accommodation recommendations. We have a short list based on our budget but would like to consider all of the best recommended options! Cheers Liam

      Budget: 500pp $1000 AUD for 7 nights Travel dates: 5th - 12th December

      5 Answers Aug 28, 2016 at 4:11 AM
    • transport from Lipa Noi Pier to Chaweng

      by lennjao Online Now Jul 28, 2016 at 3:44 PM

      Dear All
      could you please tell me how much cost a taxi from Lipa Noi Pier to Chaweng. Is there another option like songthaew, minivan. We are 2 People.

      2 Answers Jan 19, 2017 at 2:04 AM
    • Long-term Accomodation

      by Sjama Online Now Jul 5, 2016 at 7:10 AM

      On August 1st I will start an internship at a hotel in Chaweng beach. I would like to rent a small apartment for one year. I will not be earning a lot of money, therefore it should be something affordable. Could anyone recommend any agents which can rent out local apartmets?
      On Google I can only find holiday apartments, which are usually more expensive and they don't have a kitchen. It should preferably be at or not far from Chaweng.

      Thx in advance

      5 Answers Jul 7, 2016 at 4:14 AM
    • vacation in ko samui

      by atul.chit Online Now May 26, 2016 at 10:41 PM

      planning a 4N/5D hoilday in ko samui, thailand. How is the weather in early august ?

      Is it a better place than krabi, thailand ? Can anyone advise ?

      11 Answers Jun 28, 2016 at 7:05 AM
    • safe beaches

      by Jeanniejohn Online Now Apr 11, 2016 at 6:57 AM

      Are the beaches safe please ? as in stingers etc.?

      5 Answers Apr 11, 2016 at 11:27 PM
    • Q SIgnature Hotel on Bophut

      by KarenFraser Online Now Dec 30, 2015 at 3:43 AM

      Hi - Please can anybody tell me if Absolute World Group have pulled out of Q Signature Hotel and whether their office in Chaweng is still operating? Thanks.

      2 Answers Jan 3, 2016 at 7:45 AM
    • Drayman151's Profile Photo

      Nice Accommodation koh samui

      by Drayman151 Online Now Nov 22, 2015 at 10:23 AM

      Hi folks

      were looking for some nice clean comfortable well located accommodation in koh samui would anyone be able to recommend this please thanks

      6 Answers Mar 21, 2016 at 9:42 AM
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      Mid 40's solo male travelling to Koh Samui

      by fizzer67 Online Now Nov 11, 2015 at 11:14 PM

      Hi there, I'm travelling back to Koh Samui Dec 04 and it will be solo this time. I'm fine during the day but could anyone recommend where to go at night in the Chaweng/Lamai area? Chilled bars are fine as I don't want to be labelled with all those guys who want young girls.


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      Ferry port accomadation

      by seanmccurry Online Now Sep 11, 2015 at 4:05 AM

      I want to get a ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Tao where is the ferry terminal is it at bo phut beach area as I want to book a hotel


      10 Answers Jan 21, 2016 at 12:44 PM
    • 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.

      2 Answers Mar 21, 2016 at 9:24 AM
    • 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)

      3 Answers Mar 21, 2016 at 9:19 AM
    • 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 6:24 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

      2 Answers Jan 21, 2016 at 12:46 PM
    • 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.

      6 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.

      3 Answers Sep 17, 2014 at 8:09 AM