The following is taken from the British F&C O website today:
There have been violent assaults and robberies in Chaweng, Koh Samui. These attacks have occurred in places frequented by western tourists. Take great care when in this area, especially at night.
They also advise that tourists have been arrested in the past for failing to carry their passport at all times (Thailand in general)-----& then go on to say
"keep your passport secure at all times"
Somewhat conflicting advise!
Would appreciate the views of those "on the ground "in the area please.
Posting in Bophut forum,as that's where we will be staying.