Koh Samui Travel Information

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Koh Samui Scene Koh Samui was once a Thai fishing community, and that charming sensibility is still present today. Spending time in Bophut is a wonderful way to soak up local culture; the beachy village restaurants and pubs are perfect spots to experience the sunset. There aren’t many other places where you can bask in the camp of a cabaret show and the solemnity of a Buddhist temple. As far as the latter goes, Wat Plai Laem is a magnificent vision of gilded red rooftops and a massive spindly-armed statue of Guanyin.

Things to do in Koh Samui: Secret Buddha Garden • Chaweng Beach • Samui Elephant Sanctuary • Fisherman’s Village • Koh Tan • High Park Samui • Na Muang Waterfall • Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks • Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) • Guan Yu Shrine • Sila Ngu Temple • Lamai Viewport • Chewang and Bo Phut's Night Markets and Walking Streets

Highly rated hotels in Koh Samui: Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui Thailand • Banyan Tree Samui • Cape Fahn Hotel • Melia Koh Samui • The Tongsai Bay • Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort • Conrad Koh Samui • InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort • Melati Beach Resort and Spa • Nora Buri Resort and Spa • Samui Buri Beach Resort • Samui Palm Beach Resort • Silavadee Pool Spa Resort • Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort • W Koh Samui • X2 Koh Samui • The Coast Koh Samui - Adults Only Resort and Spa • Sea Dance Resort • Celes Beachfront Resort • Cheweng Cove Beach Resort • Cheweng Regent Beach • The Sea Koh Samui Boutique Resort and Spa • Nora Beach Resort and Spa • Samui Resotel Beach Resort • The Waterfront

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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Samui Airport is 6,148 miles. Koh Samui's IATA airport code is USM.

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Climate: In Ko Samui, the climate is tropical, hot all year round, with a long rainy season due to the monsoon of Southeast Asia, which runs from May to mid-January, and a drier season from mid-January to April. The driest months are February and March, when, however, some showers can sometimes occur. The temperature is high throughout the year, around 30°C during the day and 25°C at night. The coolest months are December and January, while from February to May, an increase in temperature is observed, though less marked than in the mainland of Thailand; April and May are, albeit slightly, the hottest months. In the summer months, the heat continues to be intense and sultry, though tempered by sea breezes. The amount of sunshine is good in the driest period, from mid-January to April, while in the rest of the year, the sun often shines, but it alternates with some cloudiness, more or less widespread, and associated with rain showers.

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BA Tier Points

Class Tier Points
(One way)
Tier Points
Economy 45 90
World Traveller Plus 115 230
Business 180 360
First 270 540

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