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Customer Travel Tips for Koh Samui

75% Avg. city rating Rated by 232 customers

Activities / excursions 79%

Restaurants / eating out 82%

Shopping 71%

Chilling out / relaxing 86%

Getting around / public transport 66%

Sightseeing 71%

Culture 65%

Nightlife / partying 80%

Value for money 71%

Customer Travel Tips for Koh Samui

Read a selection of great customer tips provided by HostelBookers customers like you

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 80%
56% Avg. rating


20 Sep 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Do not take a scooter if you have no experience riding one.

Liked: There were some beaches with almost no people, which I explored by bicycle. They are quite far from everything though.

Disliked: Pretty much everything else. Koh Samui is just way too expensive. The prices around here make absolutely no sense when compared to the rest of Thailand.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


02 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Relaxation / spa Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Maybe enjoy both the partying and the relaxing parts of the island.

Liked: If you are a party animal, the island has to offer you some party beaches like Chaweng beach. If you are looking for relaxation, the island has to offer you some less touristy beaches like Lamai beach.

Disliked: Not really.

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


20 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Decide what type of holiday you are looking for as this will decide the location

Liked: The relaxed atmosphere

Disliked: The taxis were expensive

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


13 Oct 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Partying / nightlife Relaxation / spa Shopping Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: all the places

Liked: all

Disliked: nothing dislike

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


26 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: If cost isnt an issue then its worth having a look but otherwise you can get better sights and cheaper places to stay on islands like Koh Tao and Koh Lanta

Liked: As with all the islands in Thailand the scenery is spectacular.

Disliked: Has been invaded by tourism and the place is full with resorts which bumps up the price for almost everything.

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


03 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Events / festivals Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Also visit Koh Pha-Ngan and Koh Tao

Liked: The food

Disliked: Too many tourists too much garbage

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Rent a moped and try wateraports on the beach.

Liked: Beautiful scenery

Disliked: Difficult to get about without a moped

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
91% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: View all of the sights!

Liked: Beautiful, friendly, great place to be.

Disliked: No

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


31 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Make sure you have insect repellent on this island!

Liked: The beach was gorgeous!

Disliked: Rather expensive

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


28 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Relaxation / spa

Customer Travel Tip: Do nothing and relax big time!

Liked: The beach

Disliked: No

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 80%
69% Avg. rating


26 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Temples around Big Buddah

Liked: Nice beaches

Disliked: A bit pricy

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


25 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Family Holiday Partying / nightlife Relaxation / spa Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Travel light if you like to shop.

Liked: There something to do for every age range.

Disliked: No

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


03 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: Get a massage, you won't regret it. Explore the island

Liked: Stunning landscapes. Nice and relaxing. Good value

Disliked: Nope

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
67% Avg. rating


24 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Go here. But only for a few days - there's not that much to do.

Liked: It's a nice and quiet place but you can still go out. Also, the locals are really nice and it's a lot cheaper here than on many of the other islands

Disliked: No

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


12 May 2015

Customer Travel Tip: rent a scooter and discover the island by yourself

Liked: good weather...nice temples...good shopping even if it was bit expansive

Disliked: nothing totally special....hard to find a empty and beautiful beach

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


12 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: rent a scooter and discover the island by yourself

Liked: easy to get around with a scooter...safe...nice for a week

Disliked: there is nothing totally special

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


23 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Plan ahead

Liked: Beach

Disliked: Not much to do

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


04 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: beaches

Liked: very Friendly Staff in the restaurants

Disliked: traffic

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


04 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Discover the island cause many great things to see

Liked: good nightlife

Disliked: Dangerous Motorbike driving

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


01 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Relaxation / spa

Customer Travel Tip: the beach party on chewang beach is on wed and fri and green mango every night… get ready

Liked: nikki beach was so good

Disliked: the beaches aren't that great, the water is dirty in chewang and the beaches are very narrow compared to other places in thailand

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75% Avg. city rating Rated by 232 customers

Activities / excursions 79%

Restaurants / eating out 82%

Shopping 71%

Chilling out / relaxing 86%

Getting around / public transport 66%

Sightseeing 71%

Culture 65%

Nightlife / partying 80%

Value for money 71%

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