For those looking to go on holidays to Koh Samui, you’re in for a real experience. Koh Samui has more beaches than any other island in Thailand and is growing in popularity amongst holiday goers.
Koh Samui holidays offer the perfect blend of beaches, sightseeing and attractions as well as food and drink. It’s most popular beaches include Cheong Mon, Big Buddha and Chaweng Beach. It also has a range of sightseeing and attractions which include the mummified monk – Loung Pordang and the massive Big Buddha statue at the Big Buddha Temple in Wat Khunaram. For food and drink, you can visit the popular Rocks restaurant for great views as well as the upmarket Sala-Thai which is on Lamai Beach.
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? Great Koh Samui holiday deals and packages are now available for Koh Samui holidays in 2019 / 2020.
Booking ahead for your holiday to Koh Samui in 2019 / 2020 has real advantages. Whether you are booking a romantic getaway or a treat for the family, look no further. Not only can you get an amazing deal by booking in advance, but it will also take the hassle out of taking last minute time off work. The sooner you book your holiday, the sooner you can look forward to it!
Whenever you decide to book your Koh Samui holidays, there are plenty of packages to suit your budget. Koh Samui has plenty of top quality hotels - which can be booked on a & and breakfast, full or half-board basis. However, many cheap holidays to Koh Samui are self-catering. Look at the last minute Koh Samui holidays Co-operative Travel have on offer for the latest deals.
Key Information: Koh Samui, also commonly referred to as ‘Ko Samui’, is one of Thailand’s largest islands. It is renowned for its dense rainforest areas, beautiful beaches, luxurious holiday resorts and very lively nightlife.
Ideal Time to Go: For the cheapest Koh Samui holiday, you’d have to book to travel in October/November. These months are the rainiest, so you’d be sacrificing weather for cheapness. For a better mix of cheapness and weather, April-June is a good period to book your holiday as the weather will be decent, and so will the price. December, January, July & August are high season months - they have amazing beach weather and plenty going on, but a holiday during these months won’t be nearly as cheap and will see much larger crowds of holiday-goers.
Weather: Koh Samui has a very warm climate with an average annual temperature of 28°C. The temperature in Koh Samui is very consistent and stays around the 28°C mark all year round. The rainfall isn’t so consistent however; the rainiest month is November with an average of 430mm of rainfall over 15 days. Other months have around 100mm of rainfall over 5-10 days per month.
Flight Time: Indirect flights from London to Koh Samui take 13-17 hours
Time Difference: Koh Samui is 6 hours ahead of UK time
Currency: Thai Baht (THB)
Fun Fact: Koh Samui used to have the nickname “Island of the Coconuts and Monkeys”.
Top Tip: To keep things cheap, don’t pay money to people offering to guide you around sites of nature - you don’t have to pay and you don’t need a guide.
Direct flights are very hard to find - it’s very likely that you’ll have to get connecting flights into Koh Samui. You can still get these flights at cheap prices depending on the time of the year, but you should be expecting long travelling hours – but the amazing Koh Samui holiday experience is definitely worth it.
Koh Samui is a beautiful island with many places to visit during your holiday. There are plenty of tourist oriented places to have fun or relax in, or there’s natural beauty to venture through. Here are our top recommended places to visit in Koh Samui:
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