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Where to stay in Koh Samui

Mae Nam

Mae Nam

Mae Nam is known for its stunning beaches, and you can see some sights area like Mae Nam Beach and Mae Nam Beach Pier.

Mae Nam
Koh Samui showing tropical scenes and a beach

Lipa Noi

Beaches and abundant dining options are well-reviewed features of Lipa Noi. Make a stop by top sights like Lipa Noi Beach while you're exploring the area.

Lipa Noi

Top hotels in Koh Samui

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Belmond Napasai
Belmond Napasai
5 out of 5
65/10 Moo 5 Baan Tai, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani

This Koh Samui hotel is on the beach, 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Mae Nam Beach Pier, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Fisherman's Village Plaza and Big Buddha Statue. Wat ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (111 reviews)
Great peaceful hotel for relaxation and activities

"Great hotel, really peaceful place. Lots of things to do and great to just relax by the pool and beach. Service excellent. Rooms beautifully done in very classic wooden features. Highly recommend"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jan. 2020

Belmond Napasai
Escape Beach Resort
Escape Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
5/1 M.1 Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is NZ$30 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Koh Samui resort is within a 15-minute walk of Mae Nam Beach and Bo Phut Beach. Fisherman's Village Plaza is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) ...

4.2/5Very Good! (484 reviews)

"It was really to staying there, great view nice stuffs."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

Escape Beach Resort
ibis Samui Bophut
ibis Samui Bophut
3 out of 5
Bophut Beach Surat Thani, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is NZ$63 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Koh Samui hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Samui Go Kart, Bo Phut Beach and Mae Nam Beach. Fisherman's Village Plaza is 1.2 mi (2 km) ...

3.9/5Very Good! (494 reviews)
Nice pool area

"Reasonably priced hotel with adequate rooms and a nice pool area next to the beach and sea."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2019

ibis Samui Bophut

Popular places to visit 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(68 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(107 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

Classic Thai Yachts Sunset Boutique Cruise to Ang Thong Park
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Classic Thai Yachts Sunset Boutique Cruise to Ang Thong Park

100% of travellers recommend
NZ$167
Per adult
Day Trip to Angthong Marine Park by Speed Boat from Koh Samui
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Day Trip to Angthong Marine Park by Speed Boat from Koh Samui

78% of travellers recommend
NZ$95
Per adult
Wild Jeep Safari
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Wild Jeep Safari

96% of travellers recommend
NZ$90
Per adult
Snorkel Tour to Koh Nangyuan & Koh Tao by Speed Boat from Koh Samui
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Snorkel Tour to Koh Nangyuan & Koh Tao by Speed Boat from Koh Samui

72% of travellers recommend
NZ$95
Per adult
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$135
Per adult
Travstore Original Samui Discovery-Shared Half Day City Tour
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Travstore Original Samui Discovery-Shared Half Day City Tour

NZ$40
Per adult

Reviews of Koh Samui

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
142
5 - Excellent 52.205882352941174%
4 - Good
109
4 - Good 40.0735294117647%
3 - Okay
17
3 - Okay 6.25%
2 - Disappointing
3
2 - Disappointing 1.1029411764705883%
1 - Terrible
1
1 - Terrible 0.36764705882352944%

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

12 Feb. 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

2 Feb. 2020

Do not miss the National Park trip with snorkelling

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

1 Feb. 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

20 Jan. 2020

Very relaxed with plenty to do

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

7 Jan. 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

2 Jan. 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.

Cities near Koh Samui

Koh Samui featuring signage and a luxury hotel or resort

Na Thon

Mae Nam

Mae Nam

Koh Samui showing tropical scenes and a beach

Lipa Noi