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Ko Samui, Thailand

Ko Samui, Thailand

Thailand's self-styled 'boutique island' delivers a classic tropical Thai experience. Samui boasts some of the best commercial beaches in the region with plenty of activities to choose from in a relaxing atmosphere. Nearby is Koh Pha Ngan with its full moon parties, great diving at Koh Tao and the amazing Ang Thong Archipelago. When the sun goes down, explore the many restaurants and bars that are found in Samui's main tourist areas. Whether you expect to find a beachside bar, five-star gourmet restaurants or a lively dance venue, you won’t be disappointed. This island caters for all.

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Ko Samui, Thailand

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Get ready for a good helping of sun, sea and sand. From the bustling Chaweng and Lamai to exclusive Choeng Mon, endless Bophut and deserted Taling Ngam, the beaches on Koh Samui are superb. Best of all, each beach area of the island has its own character and attractions.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • From Big Buddhas to brillant beaches and mummified monks, Koh Samui has quite a helping of incredible sights considering its small size. Hop on a scooter and spend the day sightseeing.
  • Experience some of the best diving in the region, with trips to Koh Tao and Ang Thong Marine Reserve, or learn to dive during your stay; there are many options in and around Samui.
  • There's never a dull moment on Koh Samui. Spend your holiday lying on the beach, diving, island touring, fishing, full moon partying, kick boxing, shopping or parasailing.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

Samui is packed with restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets; after all, this is a leisure island where most are visitors. In fact, you're never far from food anywhere in Thailand and the restaurants on Koh Samui offer a good choice of both Thai and international favorites such as pizza, pub grub and, of course, seafood.

Local Currency

Thai currency is the baht. There are three coins of 1, 5 and 10 baht and six banknotes of 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1.000 baht. You can exchange all monies as well as travelers checks at the local banks. Most major credit cards are welcome at major shops and hotels. There are also ATMs on the island.

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