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Half-Day Electric Bike Tour in Koh Samui
"The bike tour starts daily at 10am from Bophut near Fisherman’s village in Koh Samui lead by a multi-lingual guide. You will visit the amazing temples of Big Buddha and Wat Plai Laem. On the way to the Temples of Big Buddha and Wat Plai Laem you will passing by some local areas such as Maenam Beach Fisherman's Village and the Bangkrak Markets. The Bangkrak Market is a daily market used by the locals and will give you an authentic experience of everyday Thai living! There are also great snacks and drinks available here to enjoy.You will stop you will move on to one of the best places to visit Wat Plai Leam it is close to the Big Buddha and also a large temple complex where you can take many interesting photos here. This place has a few temples by the water as well. You can feed the fish in the pond for small pocket change. Please note you need to dress appropriately and taking off your shoe before enter the temples."""
From THB1,000.00
 
Private 4x4 off Road Samui Island Safari
"Our driver and guide will meet you at your hotel at 9am. Our first destination is the very famous rock formation of Hin Ta and Hin Yai (Grandfather and Grandmother) located at the idyllic emerald sea. Our guide will explain the Thai legend of this extraordinary rock formation. After a short drive you will arrive to the mummified monk temple. Next a monkey show awaits you to discover how Samui trained monkeys harvest coconuts from the trees and then enjoy the fruits of their labor. With Koh Samui’s hot weather it is always refreshing to drink a young fresh coconut. Then we will go for a ju trekking on the back of these majestic animals through beautiful jungle and next to the waterfalls is an unforgettable experience not to miss. You can also meet and feed the elephants an amazing photo opportunity at Baan Chang safari park.Next our local experienced driver will take you aboard 4x4 off road trucks to Samui mountain peaks throw tropical Asian jungles and highlands to see some of rural Thailand. Around noon if you magic and peace of this remote place which serve as a meditation center for Samui's Buddhist monks. We will stop at several view points for photo opportunities offering panoramic views of Ko Samui and neighboring islands and the mainland includin by kutis
From THB7,500.00
 
Private Ko Samui Island Tour with Air-Conditioned VIP Minivan
"Our driver and guide will meet you at your hotel at 9am.  Our first destination is the very famous rock formation of Hin Ta and Hin Yai (Grandfather and Grandmother) located at the idyllic emerald Sea. Our guide will explain the Thai legend of this extraordinary rock formation. After a short drive you will arrive to the mummified monk temple.  Next a monkey show awaits you to discover how Samui trained monkeys harvest coconuts from the trees and then enjoy the fruits of their labor.  With Koh Samui’s hot weather it is always refreshing to drink a young fresh coconut. Then we will trekking on the back of these majestic animals through beautiful jungle and next to the waterfalls is an unforgettable experience not to miss. You can also meet and feed the elephants an amazing photo opportunity at Baan Chang safari park.  Next we will visit Laem Sor Pagoda set on a beach in the much quieter southernmost tip of Koh Samui. The pagoda has a golden glowing appearance especially in the sunlight
From THB7,500.00

Airplanes Tips (26)

So much easier

A recently introduced service provided by Bangkok air & particapating international airlines (except Qantas ) is the option of checking your bags through to your next destination when leaving Koh Samui.

There is a sign next to the check in desk listing particapating airlines, most times Bangkok air staff will offer you this option but if they don`t, ask them. Then you are given a sticker & you become a CIQ passenger which means that you go through customs at Samui instead of BKK , it also means that you only have to pay the one departure tax 500THB same as you would in BKK this saves you having to pay that lovely? 300 THB Samui departure tax.
You then proceed to the international terminal (NO 2 it`s called ) check your bags through customs & wait till your picked up seperate from the other people not using this option.When your plane lands in Bkk you are taken to a seperate bus and ferried to the international tterminal for check in to your next destination,the only requirement is that you have to stay in the transit area as you have already cleared & been stamped by customs in Samui.
This option is excellant as you don`t see your main luggage till your at your next destination (very handy after a holiday of shopping )

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jamiesamui
Oct 05, 2006

Samui Airport

One of the coolest things about flying into Samui is that the airport is done in what you would expect Thailand houses to look like. Thatch hut roofs and all-outdoor facilities, such as baggage claim, add to the allure of the island from the second you step off the plane.

There are over 40 flights per day from Bangkok and several other departure points into Samui.

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Jmill42
Mar 24, 2004

TAKE AN AIRPLANE

Before this trip even started I had decided that I wasn't going to take the bus/boat ride to Koh Samui. Instead I booked a flight with Bangkok Airways for 3500bht one way.
The total time for the flight was estimated at 50 minutes, however we ended up being delayed for about 45 minutes due to heavy rain.
Once we got going on this short fight it as aready around 8:00pm and dark outside, so unfortunately no pictures. The service was very good and they provided us with a meal on the plane. The baggage area in Samui was something to see for sure. As I work for an airline in Canada, it was quite the shock to arrive in Koh Samui and see it, but whatever works.
****UPDATE****
Once again, once it was determined that I will go to Samui, I again chose to fly rather then waste the time going by bus/boat. I flew with Bangkok Airways again for about the same price. One thing I forgot to mention before was that there is an airport fee to be paid when you leave Samuis airport (500bht).

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mamasan69
Oct 02, 2005

Bangkok Airways is the airline to fly to Samui

Bangkok Airways is the only airline to fly to Ko Samui. It's a boutique airline with great service ( even provides free drinks and snacks at the airport before entering the aircraft) and nice colourful aircrafts.

Being the only airline to fly from Bangkok to Samui it , flights are rather expensive compared to other islands. A return ticket costs around $190. Sometimes they offer promotions so I advise you to subscribe to their newsletter.

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tere1
Mar 16, 2007
 
 
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KO SAMUI AIRPORT: voted the prettiest in the world

Ko Samui Airport (Code: USM –Na Thon Airport):

Samui's unique airport is located approx. 2km north of Chaweng beach. It was built in the mid 1980s. Believe whatever you've heard about this little gem: this airport really is cute, small, picturesque and pretty unusual!

As the plane starts its gradual descent you get a fantastic bird's eye view of Samui & all the other outlying islands. During landing it is worth a look out of your window, because you land in the middle of a tropical vegetation with a magnificent sight of Big Buddha (15 metres high in Lamai).

Bangkok Airways is the main airline to fly to Ko Samui and subsequently owns this airport. The flight with Bangkok Airways was typically "touristy": cramped, sweaty and too floral (Hawaiian shirts!) but pleasant enough for such a short distance. We had a slightly bumpy ride, but nothing out of the ordinary. And for that extra holiday-feeling: Nothing says *tourist* more than people applauding a pilot's landing... haha!

There are no indoor areas, merely two (2) terminals comprising of a group of thatched huts with palm leaf roofs, no walls, no "boarding gates". How do you get to and from you plane? On a small vehicle with wooden benches (plastic curtains draped on either side protected us from the rains :-) The ground staff were very friendly and helpful.

Some of my favourite memories are
> running from one roofed area to the next during sudden torrential monsoon rains.
> waiting to board out plane to Bangkok, sharing the rest of John's hot dog with 2 of the stray dogs, patiently sitting next to us.
> Sharing the rest of the hot dog bun with 5 parrots that had come to say "bon voyage".
> Enjoying some last-minute-tanning time on the grass.

Airport departure fee: 500 Baht (no charge for arrivals).

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JessH
Sep 18, 2007

Bangkok Air To Samui

We cought the very early flight out of Bangkok and it was "cool" to see the sun rise as the plane decended to Samui.The airport is what you expect on an Island,picturesque exotic awooden structure.Very unusual .
Bangkok Airways own this little private airport on Koh Samui so they are the only airline to provide flights to and from Koh Samui.The prices vary depending on season .The cheaper flights are usually early in the morning 6am and late at night 10pm.The flight from Bangkok to Samui takes about 45 minutes and the sevice is very good.
Remember there is a 400 baht tax per person when you leave.

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YaaDong
Aug 05, 2009

Bangkok Air Departure Lounge

The Bangkok Airways departure lounge is a comfortable place to while away the time whilst waiting to board your flight to Koh Samui

The Bangkok Air departure lounge at Bangkok Airport offers you a nice range of free pastries & drinks/juices & also free internet use,they ask you to limit your use to 15 mins at a time this is not really enforced but I have found most people generally adhere to this request.There is also a travel & information desk if you need to know somemore about your destination or you haven`t yet booked your accomodation.

To access this area you need to locate gates 1-4 (easy)go through a hand luggage & person screening then show your passport & boarding pass but be aware that once inside you can`t leave.

Bangkok Air normally start boarding 30 mins before your flight time so if you enter this area about 1 hour you`ll be fine.

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jamiesamui
Oct 17, 2005

AIRPORT

Located 2km north of chaweng beach Samui airport is one of the most beautiful and graphic airports I have seen so far,with no indoor areas, two terminals (domestic and international) and rise palm roofs

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STRATOS79
Apr 28, 2007

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High Flying

I have visited Ko Samui 6 times and have flown 5 times.1st & 2nd times Sydney- Bangkok then Pattaya (Utapeo) to Samui.Last time SYD-BKK-Samui.I have flown , internationally with Thai airways , internally with Bangkok air & highly recommend both of these airlines to Thailand & around this lovely country.

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jamiesamui
Apr 04, 2011

Transport to Ko Samui

Firefly from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui and Air Asia from Bangkok (don Muaeng) and Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani (on the mainland near Ko Samui, there is a bus/ferry connection from Nathon to the airport) are a bit cheaper then Bangkok Airways.
http://www.fireflyz.com.my/flights/routes-schedules/

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lotharscheer
Jul 25, 2016

Flights to Koh Samui

Koh samui Airport is served manly by flights of Bangkok Airways, also known as Bangkok Air.
Bangkok Airways operate flights to Koh Samui from Bangkok, Pattaya / U-tapao and Phuket, within Thailand, and international flights to Koh Samui from Singapore and Hong Kong.
Thai Airways operate just 2 flights per day between bangkok and Koh Samui.
Berjaya Airways of Malaysia have 2 flights per week between Kuala Lumpur and Koh Samui, currently Thursday and Sunday.
Firefly Malaysia have flights between Penang and Koh Samui.
Do check with airline websites as flights do change, so do check the most recent information.

sarahreynold
Jun 01, 2008

Flight

The quikest way to Samui is by plane and mostly this is done by flying into Bangkok then changing to a small domestic flight...........it takes about 1 hour.
Remember when you leave Samui on your journey home there is a tax of 500 TB

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JohnandSuzie
Oct 02, 2007

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Yoga House & Spa in Lamai

Yoga House & Spa is a cosy studio located in the very centre of Lamai. There are three healthy things to enjoy here: yoga classes, Spa treatments, vegan food. Group yoga and meditation classes...
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