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Where to stay in Koh Samui

Mae Nam

Mae Nam

Mae Nam
Koh Samui showing tropical scenes and a beach

Lipa Noi

Lipa Noi

Top hotels in Koh Samui

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Chaweng Regent Beach Resort
Chaweng Regent Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
155/4 Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
NZ$239
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Chaweng City Center, this beachfront resort is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Chaweng Beach and Chaweng Lake. Chaweng Noi Beach ...

4.2/5Very Good! (930 reviews)

"The staff were exceptionally helpful whenever I had a problem.The maids cleaned thoroughly every day. The pool was always clean and though we have stayed in 5 star hotels. The Chaweng Regent was just as good . If I had one issue. It is that with the hotel and sun beds so close to the sea. You can ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb. 2020

Chaweng Regent Beach Resort
Novotel Samui Resort Chaweng Beach Kandaburi
Novotel Samui Resort Chaweng Beach Kandaburi
4 out of 5
20 Moo 2 Chaweng Chongmon Rd, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
NZ$196
per night
Mar 17 - Mar 18

Nestled on the beach, this Koh Samui hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Central Festival Samui, Chaweng Beach and Chaweng Lake. Chaweng Noi Beach and Choeng Mon ...

3.9/5Very Good! (283 reviews)

"Friendly and responding staff. Its time to reconsider to renew the aircond system."…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb. 2020

Novotel Samui Resort Chaweng Beach Kandaburi
Bandara Resort & Spa
Bandara Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
178/2 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
NZ$190
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Located in Koh Samui, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Bo Phut Beach and Fisherman's Village Plaza. Chaweng ...

4.4/5Excellent! (739 reviews)

"Great breakfast close to small restaurants and night market"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020

Bandara Resort & Spa

Popular activities in Koh Samui

Lamai Beach
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Lamai Beach

4/5(113 reviews)

Relax on one of Koh Samui’s most beautiful beaches, enjoy a massage in one of the many resorts and explore the surrounding picturesque fishing villages and temples.

Bo Phut Beach
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Bo Phut Beach

4.5/5(67 reviews)

Take a trip to Bo Phut Beach where East meets West and discover the more traditional side of Koh Samui.

Chaweng Noi Beach
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Chaweng Noi Beach

4/5(73 reviews)

Chill out in the serene and charming Chaweng Noi Beach, a quieter alternative to its busier neighbour.

Nathon Pier
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Nathon Pier

4/5(38 reviews)

Jutting out from the west coast of the island, this busy pier is the main entry and exit point for visitors to Koh Samui.

Fisherman's Village Plaza
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Fisherman's Village Plaza

4.5/5(106 reviews)

If you want to catch a glimpse of Koh Samui before tourism development, visit this wonderfully well-kept street of 19th-century Chinese shop-houses and French architecture.

Silver Beach
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Silver Beach

4.5/5(22 reviews)

Set amid swaying palm trees and turquoise water is this postcard-perfect beach is ideal for relaxing on soft golden sand, swimming in warm water and enjoying breathtaking sunrises.

Top activities in Koh Samui

Snorkel Tour to Koh Nangyuan with Catamaran Cruise from Samui to Koh Tao
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Snorkel Tour to Koh Nangyuan with Catamaran Cruise from Samui to Koh Tao

NZ$131
Per adult
Drinks Tasting Tour Beer, Wine, Rum & Cocktail with Lunch
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Drinks Tasting Tour Beer, Wine, Rum & Cocktail with Lunch

100% of travellers recommend
NZ$142
Per adult
Wild Jeep Safari
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Wild Jeep Safari

96% of travellers recommend
NZ$89
Per adult
Phuket to Koh Samui by Lomprayah Coach and High Speed Catamaran
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Phuket to Koh Samui by Lomprayah Coach and High Speed Catamaran

80% of travellers recommend
NZ$57
Per adult
Koh Samui to Koh Tao by Seatran Discovery Ferry
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Koh Samui to Koh Tao by Seatran Discovery Ferry

80% of travellers recommend
NZ$38
Per adult
Koh Samui Islands
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Koh Samui Islands

90% of travellers recommend
NZ$146
Per adult

Reviews of Koh Samui

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
140
5 - Excellent 52.23880597014925%
4 - Good
107
4 - Good 39.92537313432836%
3 - Okay
17
3 - Okay 6.343283582089552%
2 - Disappointing
3
2 - Disappointing 1.1194029850746268%
1 - Terrible
1
1 - Terrible 0.373134328358209%

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

Feb 12, 2020

If visiting Koh Samui, spend a little more to stay on Koh Phangan instead. It is all round better and people are friendlier, as well as being cleaner and without the smell of garbage.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 2, 2020

Do not miss the National Park trip with snorkelling

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 1, 2020

Generally we liked Koh Samui. The island in not as developed as Phuket, but does seem to be heading that way too. The locals were generally very friendly. Koh Samui airport is interesting and a nice way to enter the island.

4/5 - Good

Jared

Jan 20, 2020

Very relaxed with plenty to do

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 7, 2020

Koh Samui can be very loud and vibrant especially at night. During the day most people stay in their hotels or lay on the beach. Things can be exii I endive in Samui sos hop around. There are great drink specials at some bars.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 2, 2020

If you are not brave enough to rent a motorcycle (we weren't) use the NaviGo app - similar to GRAB but predicts the metered fare before you book. Significantly cheaper than the 'metered' taxis (negotiate $$ before you get in) and private/hotel cars.