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When is the best time to travel to Koh Samui

When is the best time to travel to Koh Samui

If you are planning a trip to Koh Samui to enjoy the beaches and outdoor activities, the best time to go is during the peak season. The ideal months to travel to Thailand are from December to April. During these months you will see the least amount of rain.

After the peak season, you can still enjoy a fun vacation from May to September. However, you may experience the occasional rainstorm. The great thing about rainstorms in Koh Samui is that they don’t last long. The rain comes down the most in October and November.

International holidays such as Christmas, New Years, and Halloween are all very popular times for people to visit Koh Samui, and you can expect it to be busier during these holidays.


Where to stay in Koh Samui

Where to stay in Koh Samui
  • Chaweng Beach

Chaweng Beach is the main stop for many travelers coming to Koh Samui. It is close to the airport and it is the most developed area on the island. You will find luxury hotels and resorts, beautiful vacation rentals, and plenty of hostels and budget hotels. Many of the accommodations you will find have private pools, and several are located on the beach or just a short walk from the beach. The beach has all the necessary immunities and in the evening, you will find some of the best nightlife on the island.

  • Lamai

Lamai beach is a popular spot for those who want all the things that Chaweng Beach has to offer, in a more relaxed environment. There are budget conscious accommodations, restaurants, and activities to be enjoyed by all in Lamai. There are accommodations right on the beach, as well as in town for those who want to stay in the heart of the city. The beach is great for snorkeling, swimming, and other water sports. In town, you will find lots of shopping options and spas.

  • Bophut

Bophut is less busy that both Lamai and Chaweng. The village is very welcoming to travelers and has a happy, chill vibe. Many find it ideal for family vacations, with kids, as the nightlife scene is tamer than the other hot spots in Koh Samui. You will still be able to enjoy a night out; it just won’t get as crazy as if you were going clubbing in Chaweng, which is suitable for many people who don’t like crowds. The Fishermans village is one of the main attractions, and it is open during the day and evening for travelers and locals to enjoy the festivities.


Places to go in Koh Samui

Places to go in Koh Samui
  • Big Buddha Temple

Wats, or temples as we know them, are a big part of Thai culture. Visiting a temple during your stay is a must! The Big Buddha Temple is one of the main attractions on Koh Samui. The temple has a giant golden seated Buddha that sits 12 meters high. Visit the temple to experience the peace and serenity that the site holds. You can walk through the grounds and take pictures, stop for a refreshment at the cafe, and see the rituals that are used at the temple.

  • Angthong Park

Angthong National Marine Park is a highlight of the island. The marine park consists of several small islands, with ideal water for snorkeling and diving. Take a boat trip through the park to see the beautiful scenery Koh Samui has to offer and stop off at the beaches to go for a swim in the crystal clear waters. Remember to pack sunscreen, as the sun gets very hot during the afternoons.

  • Koh Tao

Take a day trip to Koh Tao to experience some incredible snorkeling and scuba diving. Also known as Turtle Island, Koh Tao is the home to lots of fascinating sea life. In the warm waters off the beach, you will find plenty of coral reefs with turtles and tropical fish. You will find popular restaurants and local cafes on the island to stop for lunch, and if you plan on staying later into the evening, the beaches and pubs get lively at night as travelers fill the seats and mingle.


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