An island paradise with pristine beaches and a national park

Located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui offers everything you could want in a beach retreat: white sand beaches, coconut palms, fresh seafood and crystalline, azure water.

With an area of 247 square kilometres, Koh Samui is the largest in an archipelago of roughly 60 islands. The nearby islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao also offer many beach resorts and great diving. Like Phuket, Koh Samui attracts many visitors, yet is home to plenty of idyllic hideaways for those desiring a quiet retreat.

WHY WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE IT

  • A wide selection of stylish and luxurious resorts with beachfront views
  • Home to top-notch spas and wellness resort facilities with detox retreats being the most popular
  • Spend each day on a different beach with more than 60 smaller islands in the vicinity
Within Easy Reach Of...
Koh Samui Airport is privately owned by Bangkok Airways which operates domestic and international flights. The airport is 2km/1.2mi from Chaweng.
Bangkok 1hr 15min flight
Phuket 1hr flight
Chiang Mai 1hr 50min flight
Travel Tips
  • Go island hopping in the An Thong Marine National Park comprised of 42 islands dotted with limestone karst and white-sand beaches west of Koh Samui
  • For cultural activities, visit the Muslim village and the Big Buddha at Bo Phut
  • Koh Tao and Koh Phangan have some of the best diving sites in Asia

Hotels We Recommend

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

Koh Samui, Thailand

Suitable for:
Families, Groups, MICE, Romance

Banyan Tree Samui

Koh Samui, Thailand

Suitable for:
Families, Groups, MICE, Romance

InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort

Koh Samui, Thailand

Suitable for:
Couples, Families, Romance

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