Koh Samui Holidays

Known as Thailand’s most dynamic chameleon, Koh Samui is a cosmopolitan melting point of experiences and sensations; from palm-fringed shorelines and lush rainforest to cultural sights and delicious cuisine.

It’s an easy island to explore; travel along the one main road to see stunning beaches and resorts, all with their own unique identity. The more active traveller can enjoy a range of island activities including kite surfing and quad biking while culture vultures can visit the Big Budda, Koh Samui’s most prominent landmark situated in the north of the island. We also recommend paying a visit to the Fisherman’s Village in Bophut; a great place for evening dining and a spot of shopping.

If you’re visiting Koh Samui as part of a multicentre holiday, this is the perfect place to relax after a city break in Bangkok; or, follow your trip with a hideaway stay in Koh Tao

 

Destination Highlights
  • Soft white sand and alluring clear waters
  • Fisherman’s Village Walking Street - Friday evening
  • Great for Island hopping
  • Lots of diving and snorkeling opportunities
  • Hiking and cycling trails

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Melati Beach Resort and Spa

Thongson Bay

H&J Rating

Guide Price

€1,439 pp

Melati Beach Resort and Spa
Swimming pool

Amari Koh Samui

Chaweng Beach

H&J Rating
Amari Koh Samui

Centara Villas Samui

Natien Beach

H&J Rating
Centara Villas Samui

Chaweng Regent Beach Resort

Chaweng Beach

H&J Rating
Chaweng Regent Beach Resort

Time Zone

+7 GMT

Flight Time

There are various indirect carriers which operate in conjunction with Bangkok Airways from the UK and offer a daily service to Koh Samui from Bangkok. In addition Bangkok Airways operates a daily service from Chiang Mai, Phuket and Krabi to Koh Samui.

Currency

Thai Baht

Visa Information

Irish citizens do not need to obtain a visa for stays under 30 days.

Language

Thai - but English is widely spoken

Health Information

No mandatory vaccinations required.

You’re going to love Koh Samui. The second largest island in Thailand, you can count on a holiday that’s rich in glorious temples, cosmopolitan towns and fantastic hotels. You won’t be able to get enough of its gorgeous beaches and you’re within reach of the stunning Ang Thong National Park which promises incredible island hopping adventures. Don’t miss the 12 metre-tall Big Buddha statue which hosts many key cultural events including the energetic water festival known as Songkran, or Thai New Year.

  • Cooking Class - Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts

    Learn all the skills you need to cook one of Asia’s most varied and fascinating cuisines with Thai expert chefs.

  • Around Samui Island by land

    See the highlights of this fantastic island in one day.

  • Angthong National park by Speedboat

    Visit this amazing national park which is composed of more than 40 islands with lush rainforests, white sandy beaches, limestone cliffs and off shore reefs.

  • Wildlife

    Thailand is undoubtedly a nature lover's dream location.

  • Wat Phra Yai Koh Samui

    Big Buddha

    Visit the famous 12-metre high golden Buddha.

Select month

Average weather in January

Best travel weather

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Koh Samui
28ºC
90mm

Average weather in February

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Koh Samui
29ºC
30mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

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Koh Samui
31ºC
30mm

Average weather in April

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Koh Samui
32ºC
80mm

Average weather in May

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Koh Samui
33ºC
160mm

Average weather in June

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Koh Samui
32ºC
100mm

Average weather in July

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Koh Samui
32ºC
120mm

Average weather in August

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Koh Samui
32ºC
100mm

Average weather in September

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Koh Samui
31ºC
130mm

Average weather in October

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Koh Samui
30ºC
290mm

Average weather in November

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Koh Samui
29ºC
430mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Koh Samui
29ºC
150mm
  • Charlotte, Destination Specialist

    Charlotte

    Destination Specialist

    "Make sure to enjoy a romantic evening dinner on the beach – the sunsets are incredible and great for pictures. Many hotels will make this really special with flowers and candles – a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion."

  • Katie

    Destination Specialist

    "I love Fisherman’s Village in Bophut, Koh Samui. There are lots of restaurants, shops and bars – but the best night is Friday night when they have their night market."

Types of Koh Samui holidays

Koh Samui Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Koh Samui’s beaches run from bustling white-sand stretches to deserted golden swathes. Chaweng Beach on the east coast is one of the most popular, with watersports, bars and beach parties. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Taling Ngam out west is virtually footprint-free and backed by virgin jungle.

A flight is the quickest way to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui – the journey takes just over an hour. You’ll arrive at Samui Airport in the northern part of the island. You can also get to Koh Samui by bus, train and ferry, although the journey time is significantly longer.

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