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Introducing Ko Samui

Ko Samui is Thailand’s second-most popular island (after Phuket) and a popular honeymoon destination. The island is fringed with several white- and golden-sand beaches that nestle beneath lush green hills facing sheltered coves.

Marine life at Ko Samui

What to do and see in Ko Samui

Choose from several gorgeous white-sand beaches for sunbathing or swimming. Snorkel or dive the surrounding coral gardens and explore rocky headlands and offshore islands by kayak.

Offshore coral gardens are set in dazzling crystal clear waters offering honeymoon couples the perfect setting for swimming, snorkelling and kayaking.

Inland, plantations of swaying coconut palms give way to a pristine, jungle-clad mountainous interior that peaks at 635m above sea level on the summit of Khao Pom. Experience the unspoilt rainforest on foot or by elephant, quad bike, mountain bike and ATV.

Pay homage to the Big Buddha at Wat Phra Yai, visit the Na Muang Falls and reflect on the curiously shaped rock formations at the end of Lamai Beach.

Ko Samui is Thailand’s third largest island (at 247km²) and the largest of some 80 (mostly uninhabited) islands in the archipelago, with more than half comprising the Ang Thong National Marine Park.

Once an isolated, self-sufficient community, Koh Samui now provides Thailand with one of its richest sources of tourism income. The island offers numerous activities and attractions to visit as well as a wide range of resorts to suit all budgets.

Best time to visit Ko Samui

The dry season from late-December to April is the best time to honeymoon on Ko Samui. The island can be visited year round, but it’s probably best to avoid November – the wettest month of the year.

Short tropical downpours occur from May onward, leading up to the rainy season that lasts from October to mid-December.

Ko Samui airport

Getting there

Ko Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand around 84km northeast of Surat Thani, and is easily reached by air with up to 20 flights daily from Bangkok, Phuket and Singapore.

Latest update about this honeymoon destination: 9 February, 2017


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