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Koh Samui Location  

Koh Samui is a gem in the crown of the Gulf of Siam. This beautiful island epitomizes the idyllic simplicity of a tropical hideaway. It is characterised by beaches of soft white sand, crystal-clear waters and bright clear sunshine.

Koh Samui (Koh meaning "island") is Thailand's third largest island measuring 21km at its widest point and 25km at its maximum length.

A mountain ridge runs east to west and most of the hinterland comprises lush tropical rain forested hills. The rich hues of wild tropical plants contrast with the greens of coconut palms and emerald paddy fields, before swooping down to glorious sandy shores.

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Koh Samui Transportation  

Koh Samui is easily accessible from many popular destinations in Thailand.

Just a short 80 minute flight from Bangkok, but literally a world away from the action packed streets of the capital city.

Bangkok Airways offer more than 15 direct flights daily to Koh Samui. Thai International Airways offers 3 flights daily to Surat Thani, from where you can get to Koh Samui via ferry or express boat. Alternatively, travel overland from Bangkok to Surat Thani by train (eight departures daily) or first-class air-conditioned coach.

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Koh Samui Recreation  

In such a restful setting, the temptation is simply to laze peacefully on the beach and soak up the tropical sun. For those of you looking for more active pursuits, there are amenities for water sports such as windsurfing, Jet Ski rides, snorkelling and Scuba diving.

The coastal waters are exciting to explore and are especially rich in shoals of brightly coloured fish and exotic coral formations. Koh Samui's PGA International Golf Course is also a main recreational attraction. The spectacular setting of this internationally designed 18 hole course has stunning views of the surrounding Gulf and mountain valleys. With more than 20 health and beauty spas, Samui is a first choice destination for those looking to pamper themselves.

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Koh Samui Attractions  

Principal among Samui's natural sights are two picturesque waterfalls, Hin Lat and Na Muang. Visitors can visit the falls by elephant and relax by taking a dip in the cooling water. On neighbouring Koh Fan, connected to Samui by a causeway, is the Wat Hin Ngu temple and meditation centre.

Island hopping is another attraction and boats can be easily hired for trips to Koh Phangan (the nearest island to Samui), and to the smaller islands of Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan where beautiful bays with colourful coral reefs offer excellent conditions for scuba diving and snorkelling.

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Koh Samui Nightlife, Shopping & Dining  

Samui represents a paradise for gourmets, and a great place to partake in a little ‘retail therapy'. With more than 400 restaurants featuring the best in Asian and International cuisine, you can fully indulge yourself and enjoy the good life on Samui.

Chaweng is the most popular and developed of Samui's beaches, located on the east coast of the island. With many bars, quality restaurants and a myriad of shops, Chaweng is the nightlife centre of the island.

Right on the beach itself is a selection of quieter bars and restaurants, offering a relaxing evening with a superb view of the Gulf.

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Koh Samui Climate & Weather  

Koh Samui's weather is almost always beautiful. Blue-sky days and a balmy ocean breeze are the norm. For the purists, late December to the end of March is the ideal tropical island weather experience.

Some like it hot, if so, April to June is the time to really bake. July to October is idyllic with the wet season starting mid-October to early December.

Check out the link below for an up-to-date forecast of the current weather on Koh Samui:

Yahoo Weather - Koh Samui Thailand

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