Getting There! There are many daily flights from the International and domestic Airport in Bangkok. A flight schedule with Bangkok Airways is available on their site.
The Currency. The currency used in Thailand is the Baht. One baht is divided into 100 Satang. There are six different coins and five different notes (bills) in Thailand. 25 & 50 satang coins 1,2,5 & 10 baht coins 20,50,100, 500 & 1000 baht notes
Koh Samui History Koh Samui has been settled for about 1500 years. The first inhabitants were fishermen. Fishing and coconuts plantations has been the major source of income on the island. Today tourism is the main income for the inhabitants of the island.
Koh Samui Weather
You have the following climates & seasons on Samui: Dry Season : December – February Not much Rain, but there might be some refreshing wind or a breeze. Hot Season: March – August The weather is still dry in this time and it is usually sunny and hot. It might rain a little more though. Rain Season: September – November Also known as the monsoon season. It is still hot and normally there are many sunny days. But you may find yourself in a refreshing monsoon shower for a moment. These showers are often short.
Transport On The Island There is a lot of ways that you can get around on the island. Bicycle Motorbike Pickup Taxi (Songtaew) Car Taxi Bus Train
Koh Samui Beaches Most beaches has white sand and are fringed with coconut palms. Many resorts and hotels are a couple of meters from the beach. The most popular beaches are: Chaweng Lamai Maenam, Big Budda and Bo Phut Chong Mon Bang Por
Things To Do In An Around Koh Samui There is a lot that you can do on Koh Samui, You will never be bored. Thai Boxing Stadiums Samui Shooting Range Go Kart Bungy Jumping Buffalo Fighting Butterfly Garden Magic Garden Diving You can also go on arranged tours to other islands close to Samui.
Island Shopping There is also a lot of stalls & shopping centers to find several souvenirâ€™s and clothing. You will also find banks, pharmacies, electronic stores, household shops and also a few supermarkets and department stores.
Dining on Koh Samui There is a lot of fine restaurants on the island where you can eat also at very reasonable prices. Thailand is well know for its traditional food. It is generally very healthy with a lot of vegetables and not much fat, but some dishes are hot and spicy.
Summary In all to visit Koh Samui is an experience that you will never forget. It is a tropical paradise where everybody is very friendly and helpful.
Published on Feb 15, 2013