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From Phuket to Koh Samui

Samui Island

From Phuket to Koh Samui

Koh Samui is the second largest island in Thailand after Phuket. It beckons as a perfect destination for a day trip from Lamai Beach. This enchanting island is renowned for its beautiful beaches, coconut groves, and the lush mountainous rainforest.

It invites you to roll up your beach towel and explore its wonders. Who knows, perhaps you'll find yourself napping under a swaying coconut tree!

The name "Samui" is said to be derived from the Malay word "Saboey," which translates to "Safe haven." This island offers ample opportunities for exploration and adventure. Motorbikes are available for rent, the road systema is well-developed. And there are numerous taxis cruising around to facilitate your travel.

Venture into the island's hidden treasures, like the "Secret Buddha Garden," nestled high in the hills. This beautiful garden, created by a local farmer in 1976, boasts a unique collection of statues.

On Koh Samui's northern coast, you'll discover the famous Big Buddha temple, a well-known landmark gracing the island. The temple is home to a towering 12-meter high Buddha statue. It is accessible via a stairway adorned with Nagas, mythical serpents. From this vantage point, you can savor breathtaking views of Koh Phangan, the neighboring island.

As you plan your day trip to Koh Samui, keep in mind that several airlines fly to Surat Thani Province. It is your gateway to this captivating island. Don't miss the opportunity to explore Mu Ko Ang Thong. It is a group of islands within the Ang Thong National Park, a true gem part of Surat Thani Province.

Koh Samui, with its granted municipal status, is visited by 2.7 million tourists annually. It makes it a vibrant destination with attractions like the full moon party.

From Phuket New Bus Station to Nathon Pier by bus/minivan + ferry

There is no direct way from Phuket to Samui island. You have to ride on a bus or a private minivan from Phuket New Bus Station. It will take you to Donsak Pier near Surat Thani. From there you will take a ferry to Nathon Pier.

Nathon Pier is Koh Samui's main pier. From here, you can catch trips to nearby islands like Koh Tao and Koh Phangan. Phangan is known for its diving and beauty. For your convenience, you'll also find tour desks, restaurants, banks, and hotels here

Since it’s a joint-ticket, the ticket price includes both the bus or minivan and the ferry trip.

From Phuket Town to Nathon Pier

In Phuket Town Bus station, you take the bus to go to Tapee Pier in Surat Thani. Then you’ll take a ferry to Nathon Pier in Koh Samui. It is also a joint-ticket.

From Phuket International Airport to Nathon Pier

You can easily book our minivan to take you from Phuket’s airport to Blue Canyon Phuket. Where you can take another minivan or a bus to reach Tapee Pier in Surat Thani town. From there you will start your ferry trip to Nathon Pier in Koh Samui. It’s a joint-ticket.

Best time to visit

Koh Samui enjoys a warm and humid climate throughout most of the year. It offers a delightful contrast to the more rain-prone areas like Phuket and southern Thailand. If you're seeking the sunniest and driest conditions, mark your calendar for February and March. These months shine as the peak of Samui's splendid weather.

From late December through April, the island truly comes to life with perfect conditions for all your aquatic adventures. It's the ideal time for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, and basking in the sun's warm embrace. During these months, you can enjoy Koh Samui's best weather with clear skies and gentle sunshine. Whether you love water activities or just relaxing on the beautiful beaches.

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