About Samui

Let's have a look around into background of Samui

County: Independent City
Province: Surat Thani
Country: Thailand
Latitude: 9.5136111111
Longitude: 100.0138888889
Time zone: Indochina Time Zone
Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +7 hours

Weather in Samui

Climate:  Tropical Savanna Climate
Best Time to Visit: February to June, September and  early December.


Ko Samui or Samui is an island off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus, Thailand. Ko Samui is Thailand's second-largest island after Phuket with a population of over 63,000 (2012 Census).

Distance from Samui center to Airport

The closest major airport to Ko Samui is Samui International Airport (USM / VTSM). Samui Airport is a private airport built and owned by Bangkok Airways.
Driving Distance: 5 miles / 7 km
Driving Time: 15 Minutes
Languages: Thai followed by English

Modes of transport

Airport: Baltimore-Samui International Airport (USM / VTSM). 
Rail: State Railways of Thailand.
Road: Bus: Songthaew, Taxi – Green Taxi, Yellow Taxi and Private Taxi.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars: 
Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
For Hotels:
Room Service: ? 50 - ? 100
Housekeeper: ? 50 - ? 100
Concierge: ? 50 - ? 100
Valet Parking: 
Parking or Returning Car: ? 20 - ? 50

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Don Sak,
  • Chaiya,
  • Surat Than

Emergency Contact Numbers in Samui city

Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 106/199/191
Airport: 077 425 012 (Samui International Airport) 
Hospital:  077422 272 (Samui International Hospital)


Reearth Festival
Phangan Film Festiva
Food Festival

Tourist Attractions

Big Buddha Temple
Hin Ta & Hin Yai
Na Muang Waterfall

Theatre & Concerts

Starz Cabaret
Paris Follies Cabaret (Chaweng)
Ovada Show Band (Lamai Beach)

Visit Top Restaurants in Samui

Chez Francois
BARRACUDA @ The Wharf  
Tree Tops

Top Shopping Centers in Samui

Central Festival Samui
Lamai Walking Street
Fisherman's Village Walking Street

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

Dusit Dhewa - Samui Cultural Center and Fine Art of South East Asia
Secret Buddha Garden

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

Red Snapper in Garlic Butter – Ploy Seafood
Liver Pâté – The Larder
Waffles and Smoothies – The Tongsai Bay

Sports Club

Samui Tennis Club – Tennis
Koh Samui Tennis Club – Tennis
Living Bowl Center– Bowling

Shelling Out Dollars

Imported beer: ? 100.00
Taxi: ? 75.00 (base price)
3 BHK (Downtown): ? 37,500.00
Cheap meal: ? 60.00
Gasoline: ? 28.47 / litre
3 course meal: ? 700.00