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Arriving in Koh Samui

If you've booked a flight to Koh Samui, you will land in Thailand's Samui Airport, which bills itself as the most beautiful airport in the world. A newer, bigger terminal handles 16,000 passengers a year as this spot in Thailand becomes more popular as a travel destination. When you're ready to leave the airport, you can stop by Budget, Avis, or Hertz to get a rental car. Taxis are also available.

Getting Around in Koh Samui

There is one main road that circles the island. For travelers that have the time, renting a scooter allows for the most satisfying sightseeing. However, there are more motorbike accidents in Koh Samui than in the rest of Thailand, so drive carefully. Most people, however, will find that renting a car is the best way to go. Your Koh Samui flight has brought you to the beautiful little island that can be circumnavigated in about an hour. You can rent manual or automatic cars or jeeps and will have the freedom to explore all the little roads that lead to secluded beaches.

Main Attractions in Koh Samui

Taking a cheap flight to Koh Samui is definitely the way to fun. You will not want to miss taking a tour of the jungles aboard an elephant. Samui Football Golf will provide fun for family and friends. The beaches are wonderful and sunny, and you can scuba dive off the coast or take a buggy tour with Samui Buggy Tours. Kayaking is also available. Do you feel adventurous? Then consider the ultimate roller ball adventure. You get in a giant plastic ball and go rolling down the water. It may be the most unique attraction anywhere.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife

It's a good thing you saved money on your airfare to Koh Samui, because the shopping here is just as rewarding as shopping anywhere in the world. Chaweng Beach features shops and bargains the entire length of Beach Road. Or you can visit the Big C for more conventional mall shopping. Lamai is smaller, but the shopping is still good. Bhoput Beach has furniture and souvenir shops. After shopping, there are several restaurants to tickle the palate. Consider Dr. Frogs or the Adaman Steak House. For nightlife, there are endless possibilities. There are discos, bars, cabarets, and the Full Moon Beach Parties. Koh Phanang hosts up to 30,000 party-going tourists with music, dancing, and shows. Chaweng has the most nightlife, but there are plenty of attractions throughout the island.

Flight stats for Ko Samui - did you know?
  • Ko Samui is 6 mi from Koh Samui Airport (Ko Samui, Thailand).
  • Koh Samui Airport (Ko Samui, Thailand)
    • Right now, 27 airlines operate out of Koh Samui Airport.
    • Koh Samui Airport offers nonstop flights to 13 cities.
    • Every week, at least 1,883 domestic flights and 347 international flights depart from Koh Samui Airport.

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