Ko Samui is Thailand's second-largest island and lies in the Gulf of Thailand off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus.
Ko Samui is known for its beautiful palm-fringed beaches, delightful coconut groves and dense mountainous rain-forests. All is made more enjoyable by the presence of luxury resorts and posh spas. One remarkable site to visit is the iconic 40 foot-tall golden Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai Temple, located on a tiny island connected to Ko Samui by a tranquil causeway. The towns around the popular beaches of Chaweng and Lamai, on the east coast, have lounge chairs and strolling vendors, and are the island's party centers, filled with pubs, go-go bars and nightclubs. North of the island is the more laid-back area of Bo Phut, which has former Chinese shophouses converted to stylish restaurants, cafes and boutique hotels, and a night market selling street food, clothing and souvenirs. Very close by is the mild and calm Maenam Beach. The old capital Nathon is on the west coast. Don't miss out on day trips to the limestone-cliff islets of Ang Thong Marine National Park to practice snorkeling and diving.
For great beach weather, visit Ko Samui during Shoulder Season from February to March. Low season offers fewer crowds but might be rainy with the possibility of having a string of nice days.
Choose the perfect rental for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, Agoda, Hostelworld and others. AllTheRooms has 12,546 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay while you enjoy Koh Samui, with everything from inexpensive hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Koh Samui is available at $4 per night. The average price of a vacation rental is $192 per night.
If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 2,875 accommodations in Koh Samui that have WiFi. We have 477 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 689 accommodations that have gyms. If you are driving to Koh Samui, you'll want to pick from 2,536 places to stay that provide parking. 1,997 accommodations have a a pool or jacuzzi
If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to select one of the 427 pet-friendly accommodations available.
In Koh Samui AllTheRooms currently compares hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 5 providers, including 2,082 places to stay from Airbnb, 24 accommodations from Agoda and 24 places to stay from Hostelworld.
5,406 of the accommodations in Koh Samui have been reviewed and rated. 43% are rated great. You can instantly book any of 2,785 places to stay right now.