As the second
most popular Thai island, Koh Samui is easy to get to via land, boat, or
air. There are numerous boats from Surat Thani province on the Thai
mainland as well as from neighboring islands Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.
The Koh Samui international airport is served primarily by Bangkok
airways, which flies to and from Koh Samui and seven domestic and
international destinations. Samui is the third largest island in
Thailand and the largest in an archipelago of more than 80 islands that
includes the Ang Thong National Marine Park, a kayaking paradise and top
day trip from Koh Samui.
Once on the
island there are many ways of getting around Koh Samui. Rental bicycles,
motorbikes, and cars, both with and without drivers, are easily
available, as are songtaews and taxis for getting around and between
January - May is the ideal time for travel to Koh Samui , it is the
least rain. During the period from November to December , it is the
monsoon season. Visitors should check the weather before traveling.