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Introducing Koh Samui

Thailand's second biggest island, Koh Samui — is one of the best destinations for both leisure or luxury holiday. It is less swarmed in comparison to other islands. From stretches of stunning shorelines and perfect, cool sea air to rejuvenating spa therapies and delicious seafood – Koh Samui has everything. Some of the main and important beaches are Nathon, Laem Yai, Bophut, Chaweng, Samui South Coast and Lamai. The other conspicuous vacation destinations are Nathon (seafront settlement), Namtok Hin Lat (cascade), Ban Lipa Yai (town with extraordinary crisp deliver), ld House (200-year old Chinese house), the coral beds at Thong Takhia and Laem Set. There are also snake garden, butterfly plant, Big Buddha Temple, Bophut Elephant Camp, Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks and some more. The perfectly clear waters and dazzling corals have conveyed an expanding number of jumpers to Koh Samui. It is additionally considered as one of the most secure and safe diving and snorkelling destinations in the world. The island is additionally extraordinary for shopping and feasting. It has an energizing nightlife with a lot of shoreline clubs.


Must Know Facts

Best Time to Visit

The perfect time to visit Koh Samui is between December and May. This is the dry time frame when the climate is lovely and gently sticky with cool breezes rolling in from the mountains. The temperature remains around a normal of 29.4 °C. Amid the dry time frame, the skies are clear, and the ocean is quiet – perfect for water exercises.

History & Culture

The primary pioneers of the island are accepted to be anglers from the Malay Peninsula and southern China who dwelled here around 15 centuries ago. It is demonstrated on old Chinese maps as 'Pulo Cornam'. Nobody truly knows how the present name came to fruition. A few people say the word 'samui' originated from the Malay word 'saboey' which means place of refuge. Ko is a typical prefix as it is the Thai word for 'island'. Prior to the twentieth century, the island was an independent network and was confined from the others, including the terrain of Thailand. There were no streets, which implied that traversing the island included a one-day trek through the mountains and wildernesses. The island's economy presently depends on the travel industry just as the fares of coconut and elastic. The quick development of this district has brought it thriving, as well as offered ascend to real changes to its condition and culture.

Thai culture is a standout amongst the most brilliant and fascinating societies with regards to the world. The island of Koh Samui has an extraordinary culture that despite remaining conventional continues evolving. Religion, the government, nourishment and nightlife all have a section to play in the content that makes up Koh Samui's way of life. Celebrations are of extraordinary significance on the island. The terrific festivals are the Chinese New Year in February, Festival of Light (Loi Krathong) in November and Thai New Year (Songkran) in April. Christmas and New Year are likewise celebrated with extraordinary eagerness and accordingly attracts a great many guests from everywhere throughout the world.


Found just 35 kilometers northwest of the terrain, Koh Samui is a standout amongst the most imperative islands of the Chumphon Archipelago in the Gulf of Thailand. It is encompassed by around sixty different islands, which together create the Ang Thong Marine National Park (Mu Koh Ang Thong National Park) and incorporate numerous other mainstream traveler goals, including, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan. Koh Samui is spread across 247 km with its widest point measuring 25 km.

Most occupants live along the drift in light of the fact that at the focal point of the island is an extremely thick uneven wilderness. The most elevated point on the island is Khao Pom, which is 635 meters. Nathon is the island's real port. 

The focal piece of the island is a practically appalling tropical wilderness with the most astounding mountain called Khao Pom, topping at 635 m. The mountain zones nearer to the towns are regularly additionally utilized for ranches. The island has a couple of unique springs with waterways streaming throughout the entire year. A few cascades can be found on Samui. However, most waterways and falls will be dry amid the hot season and streaming amid and after the drizzling season. 


Places to visit in Koh Samui

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Coral Island Tour

Koh Samui
Samui Snake Farm

Samui Snake Farm

Koh Samui
Paradise Park Farm

Paradise Park Farm

Koh Samui


Things to Do in Koh Samui

Dine at the exotic beaches
As a beautiful tropical island, Koh Samui features a great selection of sandy strips along its coastline, so there is a great choices of restaurants at which you can indulge yourself on mouth watering food with your toes in the sand. Something that these restaurants have in common is their proximity with the sea. Food-wise, you could enjoy both Thai and international cuisines at most of them. There are many on the beach dining venues in Koh Samui but most popular is Zazen Restaurant. Zazen restaurant is an award-winning restaurant located right on the beach. It serves authentic Thai dishes with fine-dining touches. The extent of the care put into each dish can be seen in the high cost of dining here and the French chef spares no effort for perfection, even growing his own herbs. Zazen is the perfect place to indulge yourself and your loved one with an unforgettable romantic dinner on the seaside.
Flyboard like a Superhero in Koh Samui
Chaweng Beach is Koh Samui's most famous stretch of powdery white sand. This beach offers plenty of water sports and one water sport activity that is worth trying is Flyboarding. The Flyboard is the latest extreme sport and what better place to experience this thrill than at Koh Samui. While flyboarding, water will propel you high into the sky! You will feel like the king or queen of the ocean.

Flyboard device is a flying water board, which can give you an unforgettable experience of freedom and an anxiety rush both in the air and in the water. It allows you to fly over the water surface at a height up to 15 meters, hanging like a bird and diving like a dolphin, and feeling like Superman! This is an unbelievable experience that will stay with you for life! Flyboard needed no special skills, unlike other extreme activities. As early as the 2nd-3rd minute of training, you will be able to enjoy the activity!

A flyboard is something that can turn someone into a dream of their superhero and make someone truly feel like Iron Man. Yes, it is just a water toy that is a new addition to the vast range of water activities available on Thailand beaches, like no other can give a full adrenaline rush.

The sheer joy of flying in the water is a spectacular sight and one of the most insane activities and experiences one can ever enjoy. This activity is safe and very easy to take and is so addictive that one might want to try it again.
Magic Alambic Rum Distillery is an island treasure that is home to Koh Samui’s best (and only) home-grown rum. Though Thai whisky and Singha are the local tipples, tourists can head straight to Magic Alambic for cocktails and concoctions with pure island taste. As a real rum enthusiasts, you have got to visit this place. If you want to pick just a handful of souvenirs to buy in Thailand, Koh Samui rum would be well up there.

Stock up on souvenirs
Thailand is known to be Shoppers Paradise. There are number of souvenirs  that you can stock up while visiting KohSamui. (i)The elephant is a symbol of Thailand and makes a good souvenir. Celebrate your visit to KohSamui by purchasing anything with an elephant on it. There iseverything from chocolate elephants, ornaments, paintings, wood carvings, or even a colorful bag sporting the image of an elephant on it.(ii)Kalamae is a delicious sweet caramel candy which is made from sticky rice, coconut milk, and palm sugar. These candies are handmade and comes in various flavors. (iii) Another popular product of the island is the local rum made from sugarcane juice. Magic Alambic Distillery is quite famous for manufacturing such high-quality rum in many flavors. (iv) Another product you cannot afford to miss while visiting KohSamui is its famous Cold Pressed Coconut Oil. It is loved by women and can be used as a hair mask or a body moisturizer.
You can make your vacation more fun by taking Thai language lessons in KohSamui. Learning the local language is the best way to experience the culture. When you learn the stories behind the language, you learn what a country’s true culture and values are. You will have fun communicating with the locals in Thai language. Learning a new language is always good for you and what better way to learn it on your vacay.
Most of the resorts in Koh Samui offer the “on the beach cinema” experience. To name a few, W Koh  Samui, Sangsuri Villa offers the guests, a mesmerizing movie experience that can be enjoyed on the clean beach amidst nature. You just have to sit back and relax. Enjoy the popcorn while watching the movie. It is a lifetime experience watching a movie right on the beach. You can enjoy such experience in your resorts.Also you can visit Fisherman’s village walking street which offers open cinema on the beach for the visitors.



Packages & Recommendations

Tour Name
Trip Type
Included Cities
Price Per Adult
Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Flight Not Included
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  • Sep
Included Cities
Koh Samui (3N), Bangkok (2N)
... Koh Samui (3N), Bangkok (2N)
Price Per Adult
$ 340

Happy Travellers

31st Jan Southeast Asia Tour
31st Jan Southeast Asia Tour

31st Jan Southeast Asia Tour

31st January Southeast Asia tour was our first experience with Flamingo.  You exceeded our expectations from professionalism to accommodations, food, transportations and of course  carefully  chosen sightseeing places from modern Singapore to acient Thailand.

Jayraj is an outstanding and very knowledgeable tour guide. His passion to explore the world is impressive.  His proffesional attitude towards all of us was remarkable. 

Also thanks to all working behind the scene who made this trip memorable.
Sales team and accounting team including your agent Sangitaben in US were very cooperative.

For family oriented people like our group, some recommendations from local tour guide for nightlife shows could have been avoided and less shopping time can allow more places to cover.

We will not hesitate to refer Flamingo to our families and friends for their vacation experience.
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