The island of Koh Samui in ThailandKoh Samui is always a good tip for a period of up to 10 days. Quite a few prefer to stay forever. The island is located near the islands of KoTao and KoPhangan. Island hopping is ideal here. There is a good selection of hotels. From hostel to luxury. Tip: It is very quiet here in the off-season. Arrival flight
The fastest and easiest way is by plane. The island has a tiny airport and can be reached in 1 hour from the north or south of Thailand. The prices for a flight to Koh Samui are the most expensive within Thailand. You can plan with around € 100 per person. It is worth arriving by plane from Bangkok or Phuket. But always keep in mind that many impressions that you could have by bus and boat are lost during a flight. So booking a flight is for everyone with little time. Once at the airport, the price to the center is much higher (500Baht 10 minutes). Regular taxis drive from the pier for about 200 Baht. It is not worth looking for a cheaper taxi, the prices are agreed between the drivers.
The arrival from the surrounding islands is easy due to mass tourism. There are daily trips to the neighboring islands, towards Phuket in the south and HuaHin in the north. When you arrive in Koh Samui there are already a lot of shared taxis that charge around 200 baht.
The top spots are Chaweng and Lamai
There is a lot going on in Chaweng, Lamai very calm.
Road traffic is acceptable and focuses on these two places and only the main street along the beach.
Both places are very suitable for all target groups. Mostly couples feel comfortable in Chaweng. Loud music only focuses on 3 small areas. The Ark Bar on the beach, the Red Light District on Lake Chaweng and the GreenMango disco. Everything else on the island is tropically beautiful and relaxing calm.
A must see
If you can drive a small scooter yourself, you have to borrow one for 150 Baht to 200 Baht a day. Hand in your passport, take pictures of old damage to the scooter. Then put on the helmet and drive around the island. As everywhere in Thailand, the roads are dangerous, be it slippery sand or road damage. Therefore, drive calmly and slowly. With this scooter you can save all tours that are sold, because you can drive there yourself and do not have to adapt to the schedule of the tour.
Sleep well, eat well, take a walk to the beach and take a leisurely trip every now and then. If you want to party, use the weekends on the beach with a connection in the open disco just 3 minutes walk away. Have fun.
ArkBar Thailand Chaweng Samui, own research, google maps 2020