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The most wonderful driver and tour guide, Mr Samui

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The most wonderful driver and tour guide, Mr Samui

We were in Koh Samui last week, and after much discussion we decided against hiring a car and opted to hire someone to show us around this beautiful island. Luckily I had internet access and searched through Trip advisor for recommendations.

My husband and I are so happy with our choice, Mr Samui, I emailed for a few details and then rang to confirm. This was done on the Monday, and our tour was for the following day. We went to the lookout, the Grandmother and Grandfather Rock, stopped for a few photo ops at beautiful beaches, went to the waterfall, and fed an elephant, you can ride them if you want to.

Had a great experience at the Mummified Monk, visited markets and finally the Chinese Buddha.

He knew so much about this island, and although he kept apologising for his English, which is quite good by the way, we learnt many things.

For lunch we were lucky enough for him to take us to a local Thai restaurant on the beach, and unfortunately not many more people will get to go there as the owner is retiring at the end of this week. We talked Mr Samui into joining us for lunch, and after some discussion he ordered us the best meal we could have had anywhere. Freshly cooked crabs, which Mr Samui showed us how to get into properly, lol, fish cakes with actual pieces of white fish in them, fried rice with crab, a whole cooked fish, a bowl of Tom Yum soup, coconut shells with spicy fish paste in them, vegetables and then followed by fresh fruit. We did not like to leave food uneaten in a country that lives on so little, but unfortunately even though we made quite a hole in it, we could not clean our plates. All this lovely authentic food and the most remarkable view, this makes it a 5 * experience.

Mr Samui also took us to a market where we were given samples of the local coconut caramel, and some beautiful cashew nuts, he also bought us some fresh pineapple, cold water and cool towels and took many photos of the two of us at the many places we visited.

Because of the great service we received we booked him to take us to the airport on the Thursday, but as he had another day tour he told us he would arrange for his brother to take us, and we were met by another friendly face in our lobby as we went to book out, and had another happy ride.

We certainly recommend Mr Samui and friends to take you on long or short drives on Koh Samui, and when we return we look forward to meeting up with our new friend.

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1. Re: The most wonderful driver and tour guide, Mr Samui

Hi

Thank you for sharing your beautiful experience with mr,samui with us. Mr.samui seems to have a very good and high regards on the forum.

Again thank you !

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2. Re: The most wonderful driver and tour guide, Mr Samui

Great to hear! Mr Samui is taking us out on the weekend.

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3. Re: The most wonderful driver and tour guide, Mr Samui

Mickelberg you will have a great time, please tell him we wrote about him and that Neil and Merrilyn said hello. I think the restaurant we went to closes Sunday, so see if he can take you there. For the 3 of us with drinks it was about $40 aud. You can get cheaper, but not for the quality and quantity.

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5. Re: The most wonderful driver and tour guide, Mr Samui

Thanks for this report we are going to get Mr Samui to take us on a tour in June and you have given us some good ideas on where to go .Have saved your report to refer too later. Shame about the restaurant but maybe Mr Samui knows of another one.

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6. Re: The most wonderful driver and tour guide, Mr Samui

Cannot recommend this highly enough. We had a fantastic time with Paul as he showed us a range of tourist attractions and local places. We ate at a roadside stop (3 courses for about $10 AUD) which Paul offered to pay. He also took us to the restaurant that was closing the following day, magnificent. Nothing wrong with the place, the owner/operator just wants to retire.

Paul spoke excellent english, took us around the whole island and we had the best day of our stay with him. Book a day with him, very reasonably priced, you won't regret it!

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7. Re: The most wonderful driver and tour guide, Mr Samui

We are spending a week in ks next month and were interested to hear about mr samui. Could you please let me have his email contact. Thanks

perth
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8. Re: The most wonderful driver and tour guide, Mr Samui

Hi NzHeather

This is the mr.samui contact www.mrsamui.webnode.com/

Good luck

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9. Re: The most wonderful driver and tour guide, Mr Samui

Thank you for your prompt reply.

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10. Re: The most wonderful driver and tour guide, Mr Samui

What is mr samui phone number