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Ko Samui (เกาะสมุย)

Choeng Mon beach,Samui island

Covering an area of 247 square kilometres, Ko Samui is the third largest island in Thailand. It is rich with natural resources, white sandy beaches, coral reefs and coconut trees. The dynamic tourism industry on Ko Samui has everything to offer to suit any taste, be that trekking in the wild, diving, snorkeling, windsurfing or even joining the nightlife entertainment.

Ko Samui is located some 84 kilometres east of the provincial capital. The island measures some 21 kilometres at its widest point, and 25 kilometres at its longest. There is a 51-kilometre ring and largely coastal road encircles the island.

Places of interest on Ko Samui include:

  • Na Thon - The island's major seafront settlement where shops, restaurants and tour agencies are concentrated.
  • Namtok Hin Lat – This waterfall is easily accessible by car. Some of the numerous tiny levels have a large basin for swimmers.
  • Namtok Na Mueang – A local road leads to the Na Mueang 1 Waterfall. A walk of about 30 minutes ends up at the more scenic Na Mueang 2 Waterfall.
  • Ban Lipa Yai – This village grows high quality fruits, including rambutan, durian, mangosteen and the famed langsat.
  • Old House – This Chinese-style house, aged almost 200 years, represents Samui’s cultural identity. Grandpa Si and Grandma Maen Hancharoen, the present owner, open the house to visitors.
  • Beaches - Samui's best beaches line the northern and eastern coasts, the most popular being Chaweng and Lamai, where generally attractive accommodation can be found. Other beaches are such as Hat Bo Phut, Hat Maenam and Hat Choeng Mon.

Other island attractions include coral beds at Laem Set and Thong Takhian; the phallic rock formations at the southern end of Lamai Bay; the nearby butterfly garden and aquarium; a snake farm; a monkey theatre at Bo Phut and a massive seated Buddha image on Fan isle.

Ko Taen (เกาะแตน) Ko Taen is a small tranquil island south of Ko Samui, 20 minutes from Samui by boat. Designated trails allow visitors to understand the evergreen forest ecology, to reach mangrove forest, diving sites, and coral reefs, as well as to contact the local communities who make their living on coconuts and traditional fishing. Visitors can also join the fishermen’s trip to catch rays. To reach this island, 2 ferries leave Ao Thong Krut on Ko Samui daily at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine National Park (อุทยานแห่งชาติหมู่เกาะอ่างทอง)

Juvenile Dusky Langur on Koh Wuatalab Ang Thong Marine Park ,Surat Thani Thailand

This comprises some 40 islands about 20 kilometres or two hours by boat northwest of Ko Samui. The park covers 250 square kilometres, of which approximately one fifth is land mass. The most attractive islands include Ko Wua Ta Lap, Ko Mae Ko, Ko Prayat, Ko Sam Sao, Ko Nai Put and Ko Wua Te. Most islands comprise limestone masses reaching heights of up to 400 metres, and fringed by beaches and rain forest.

An emerald saltwater lake known as Tha-le Nai (Inland Sea) on Ko Mae Ko is the park's major scenic attraction, and entails a mildly strenuous climb. The resultant views are well worth the effort. Another popular venue is Ko Sam Sao where an extensive span of coral reef and a huge rock arch offer scenic fascination.

The park office is on Ko Wua Ta Lap where bungalow-style accommodation is available. Visitors wishing to stay overnight should make advance bookings and specify whether meal services are required, either through the Ang Thong Marine National Park office, 145/1 Talatlang Road, Surat Thani. Tel: 0 7728 6025 or 0 7742 0225.

Getting There: A ferry departs from Ko Samui’s Na Thon pier daily at 8.30 a.m. and arrives at Mu Ko Ang Thong at 10.30 a.m. The fare is 550 baht. On return, the ferry departs from the Ang Thong National Park at 3 p.m. Call 0 7742 2262-3 for details. A one-day tour package to Mu Ko Ang Thong is also organised by travel agents on Ko Samui.

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Ko Samui

  • Bang Po Seafood (บางปอ ซีฟู้ด) Ao Bang Po Tel: 0 7742 0010 (seafood)
  • Bevery Hill (เบเวอรี่ ฮิลล์) Ao Thong Takhian Tel: 0 7742 2232 (seafood)
  • Big Chiu Seafood (บิ๊กจิ๋ว ซีฟู้ด) Ao Makham Tel: 0 7742 0350 (seafood
  • Chao Ko (ชาวเกาะ) Na Thon Tel: 0 7742 1039 (seafood)
  • Chun Chim Seafood (ชวนชิม ซีฟู้ด) Near Samui Lagoon Resort Tel: 0 7723 0886 (seafood)
  • Drop Inn (ดร้อป อินน์) Hat Chaweng Tel: 0 7723 0361-2 (seafood)
  • Khrua Savoey (ครัวเสวย) Na Thon Tel: 0 7742 0380 (Thai food)
  • Ko Kaeo (เกาะแก้ว) Na Thon Tel: 0 7742 1061 (seafood)

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Ko Samui[edit]

  • Hat Lamai (หาดละไม)
    • Aloha Resort (อโลฮ่ารีสอร์ท) 128 Mu 3 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4014-6, 0 7742 4418), 80 rooms: 1,800-5,500 baht
    • Amity (อะมิตี้) 125/3 Mu 3 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7742 4084), 19 rooms: 300–800 baht
    • Animal House (แอนนิมอลเฮาส์) 109/12 Mu 3 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4208), 9 rooms: 250-350 baht
    • Ban Thai Resort (บ้านไทยรีสอร์ท) 125/4 Mu 3 Hat Lamai, 18 rooms: 400-500 baht
    • Bay View Village (เบย์วิววิลเลจ) 16/4 Mu 3 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 7500-2), 65 rooms: 2,000-3,600 baht
    • Beer House (เบียร์เฮ้าส์) 161/4 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7723 1088), 10 rooms: 350–800 baht
    • Best Resort (เบสท์รีสอร์ท) 109/9 Mu 3 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4214, 0 7723 3341 Fax: 0 7723 3102), 38 rooms: 300-1,200 baht
    • Beverly Hill Resort (เบเวอรี่ฮิลล์รีสอร์ท) 211 Mu 4 Tambon Maret, Hat Chaweng-Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7742 2232), 11 rooms: 350–800 baht
    • Bill Bungalow (บิลบังกะโล) 127 Mu 3 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4403 Fax: 0 7742 4286), 30 rooms: 400-1,500 baht
    • Bonny (บอนนี่) 124/119 Mu 3 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7723 2079 Fax: 0 7723 2266), 18 rooms: 500-1,000 baht
    • Buriraya Resort and Spa (บุรีรายา) 208/1 Mu 4, Tambon Maret, Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 1180-2 Fax: 0 7742 4195 www.buriraya.com), 77 rooms: 5,500-16,500 baht
    • Comfort Bungalow (คอมฟอร์ทบังกะโล) Mu 3 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7742 4110), 30 rooms: 500-2,200 baht
    • Galaxy (กาแล็กซี่) 124/61 Mu 3 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4441, 0 7742 4055 Fax: 0 7742 4137), 47 rooms: 1,000-2,800 baht
    • Golden Cliff Resort (โกลเด้นคลิฟรีสอร์ท) 124 Mu 2 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7742 2409), 15 rooms: 300-500 baht
    • Golden Sand Beach Resort (โกลเด้นแซนด์บีชรีสอร์ท) 124/2 Mu 3 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4031-2), 76 rooms: 1,200-2,500 baht
    • Green Canyon Bungalow (กรีนแคนยอนบังกะโล) 127/2 Mu 3 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7742 4292), 15 rooms: 300-400 baht
    • Holiday (ฮอลิเดย์) 124/25 Mu 3 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 2293), 17 rooms: 250-600 baht
    • Island Resort (ไอส์แลนด์รีสอร์ท) 146/24 Mu 4 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7742 4202), 45 rooms: 500-1,000 baht
    • Jungle Park (จังเกิ้ลปาร์ค) 176 Mu 4 Tambon Maret, Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7741 8034-6 Fax: 0 7742 4110 www.jungle-park.com), 24 rooms: 1,200-2,500 baht
    • Koeng Bungalow (เกิงบังกะโล) Mu 3 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7742 4285), 10 rooms: 200–500 baht
    • Laem Set Inn (แหลมเส็ทอินน์) 110Mu 2 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4393, 0 7743 3299, 07723 3300), 23 rooms: 2,000–4000 baht
    • Lamai Inn 99 (ละไมอินน์ 99) 109/11 Mu 3 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7742 4427, 0 7742 4212), 56 rooms: 600-1,500 baht
    • Lamai Resort (ละไมรีสอร์ท) 169/1 Mu 4 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4124), 26 rooms: 200-500 baht
    • Lily House (ลิลลี่เฮ้าส์) 124/93 Mu 3 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7742 4231), 25 rooms: 300–650 baht
    • Long Island Resort (ลองไอร์แลนด์รีสอร์ท) 146/24 Mu 4 Tambon Maret, Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4202, 0 7741 8456 www.longislandresort.com), 40 rooms: 750-3,000 baht
    • Magic Resort (เมจิกรีสอร์ท) 130 Mu 3 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7742 4229), 20 rooms: 400–800 baht
    • Mira Mare Bungalow (มิร่า มาเร่บังกะโล) 124/16 Mu 3 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4262), 20 rooms: 200–500 baht
    • Nice Resort 1 (ไนซ์รีสอร์ท 1) 124/10 Mu 3 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7742 4432, 0 7742 4027 Fax: 0 7742 4028), 27 rooms: 250-800 baht
    • Pan Bungalow (พันบังกะโล) 82/2 Mu 3 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel & Fax: 0 7742 4029), 17 rooms: 200-500 baht
    • Paradise Bungalow (พาราไดซ์บังกะโล) 127/1 Mu 3 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7742 4290), 28 rooms: 400-500 baht
    • Pavilion Resort (พาวิลเลี่ยนรีสอร์ท) 124/24 Mu 3 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4420, 0 7723 2083-6 Fax: 0 7742 4029), 52 rooms: 2,800-5,200 baht
    • Platuna Bungalow (ปลาทูน่าบังกะโล) 139/2 Mu 4 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7742 4138), 20 rooms: 200-500 baht
    • Rose Garden (โรสการ์เด้น) 146/2 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4410), 17 rooms: 400-800 baht
    • Samui Beach Resort (สมุยบีชรีสอร์ท) 124/11 Mu 3 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7742 4431, 0 7742 4033), 30 rooms: 500-1,000 baht
    • Samui Laguna Resort (สมุยลากูน่ารีสอร์ท) 124/103 Mu 2 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4215, 0 7723 3280-3 Bangkok Tel: 0 2252 5244), 60 rooms: 1,600-2,200 baht
    • Samui Orchid Resort (สมุยออร์คิดรีสอร์ท) 33/2 Mu 2 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7742 4017 Fax: 0 7742 4019 E-mail: orchid@sawadee.com), 60 rooms: 900-1,500 baht
    • Samui Park Resort (สมุยปาร์ครีสอร์ท) 26/1-3 Mu 3 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4008–10 Fax: 0 7742 4435 Bangkok Tel: 0 2692 5215-7), 60 rooms: 2,000-2,500 baht
    • Samui Residence (สมุยเรสซิเดนส์) 131 Mu 3 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7742 4227 Fax: 0 7742 4226), 20 rooms: 200-500 baht
    • Sea Breeze Bungalow (ซีบรีสบังกะโล) 124/3 Mu 3 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4258 Fax: 0 7723 2173), 50 rooms: 250-1,200 baht
    • Suan Thale (สวนทะเล) 124/57 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7742 4230), 20 rooms: 300-600 baht
    • Sukkasem Bungalow (สุขเกษมบังกะโล) 206 Mu 4 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4119), 16 rooms: 300-600 baht
    • Sunrise Bungalow (ซันไรท์บังกะโล) 126 Mu 3 Hat Lamai (Tel: 0 7742 4433, 0 7723 2384), 15 rooms: 300-1,200 baht
    • Swiss Chalet Resort (สวิสชาเล่ต์รีสอร์ท) 438/1 Mu 1 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4321), 10 rooms: 200-500 baht
    • Utopia (ยูโทเปีย) 124/105 Mu 3 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 3113, 0 7723 2112), 35 rooms: 400-1,500 baht
    • Warinda Resort (วฤณดารีสอร์ท) 82/3 Mu 3 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4284), 30 rooms: 300-800 baht
    • Weekender Villa (วีคเอนเดอร์วิลล่า) 126/1 Mu 4 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel / Fax: 0 7742 4116), 32 rooms: 500-1,900 baht


  • Hat Chaweng (หาดเฉวง)
    • Amari Palm Reef Resort (อมารีปาล์มรีฟรีสอร์ท) 14/3 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2015-9 Fax: 0 7742 2394), 104 rooms: 5,000-1,200 baht
    • Ban Chaweng Resort (บ้านเฉวง รีสอร์ท) 163/1 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2403, 0 7723 0310 Fax: 0 7742 2404), 60 rooms: 400-1,500 baht
    • Ban Samui Resort (บ้านสมุยรีสอร์ท) 14/7 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 0965-9 Bangkok Tel: 0 2261 2986-9), 80 rooms: 2,000-8,500 baht
    • Bay Beach Guest House (เบย์บีชเกสท์เฮ้าส์) 17/2 Mu 2 Tambon Bo Phut, Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2198), 32 rooms: 500-1,000 baht
    • Beachcomber (บีชคอมเบอร์) 3/5 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2041-3 Fax: 0 7742 2388 Bangkok Tel: 0 2651 2371-2), 58 rooms: 2,500-6,000 baht
    • Blue Lagoon (บลู ลากูน) 99 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2037–40 Fax: 0 7742 2401 Bangkok Tel: 0 2651 2371-2), 71 rooms: 3,000-8,000 baht
    • Central Bay Resort (เซ็นทรัล เบย์ รีสอร์ท) 155/3 Mu 3 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2118-9, 0 7742 2119), 35 rooms: 500-1,000 baht
    • Central Samui Beach Resort (เซ็นทรัล สมุย บีช รีสอร์ท) 38/2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 0500 Fax: 0 7742 2385 Bangkok Tel: 0 2541 1234 Fax: 0 2541-1089), 208 rooms: 5,400-19,000 baht
    • Chaba Samui Resort and Hotel (ชบาสมุยรีสอร์ทแอนด์โฮเต็ล) 19 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2135-7, 0 7723 0407–10 Fax: 0 7742 2380), 93 rooms: 3,200-3,600 baht
    • Charlie Hut (ชาลีฮัท) Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2482, 0 7742 2343), 42 rooms: 250–600 baht
    • Chaweng Buri (เฉวงบุรีรีสอร์ท) 14/4-6 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2465, 0 7723 0350 Bangkok Tel: 0 2300 2364-7), 117 rooms: 3,400-7,750 baht
    • Chaweng Blue Lagoon (เฉวงบลูลากูน) 99 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2037-38 Fax: 0 7742 2409 Bangkok Tel: 0 2651 2371-2), 71 rooms: 4,000-7,000 baht
    • Chaweng Cabana (เฉวง คาบาน่า) 17/2 Mu 3 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2377, 0 7742 2197 Fax: 0 7742 2605), 49 rooms: 2,500-4,050 baht
    • Chaweng Cove Resort (เฉวง โค้ฟ รีสอร์ท) 17/4 Mu 3 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2509–10 Fax: 0 7723 0642 www.samuiresotel.com), 112 rooms: 1,400-3,600 baht
    • Chaweng Noi (เฉวงน้อย) 90/3 Mu 3 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 0357), 9 rooms: 150 baht
    • Chaweng Pearl Cabana (เฉวง เพิร์ล คาบาน่า) 90/5 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2116, 0 7741 3109), 30 rooms: 350–800 baht
    • Chaweng Regent Beach Resort (เฉวง รีเจนท์ บีช รีสอร์ท) 155/4 Mu 3 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 0391–400, 422008–10 Fax: 0 7742 2222), 140 rooms: 4,800-8,500 baht
    • Chaweng Resort (เฉวง รีสอร์ท) 18/1 Mu 3 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2230-1), 71 rooms: 2,000-3,500 baht
    • Chaweng Villa (เฉวง วิลล่า) 157 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 1123, 0 7723 1322-8 Fax: 0 7723 1124), 48 rooms: 1,500-2,500 baht
    • Coconut Bungalow (โคโคนัท บังกะโล) 159/6 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2269), 26 rooms: 300-800 baht
    • Coconut Grove (โคโคนัท โกรฟ) 159/5 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 1157), 60 rooms: 500-800 baht
    • Coral Bay Resort (คอรัลเบย์รีสอร์ท) 9 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2223-4 Fax: 0 7742 2392 www.coralbay.net), 42 rooms: 2,200-5,500 baht
    • Coral Cove Resort (คอรัล โคฟรีสอร์ท) Mu 4, Between Hat Chaweng-Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2126, 0 7723 1156), 20 rooms: 300-800 baht
    • Evergreen Resort (เอฟเวอร์กรีน รีสอร์ท) 167/32 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 0051), 19 rooms: 600–800 baht
    • First Bungalow Beach Resort (เฟิร์สบังกะโลบีชรีสอร์ท) 4/6 Mu 3 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2327, 0 7723 0414 Fax: 0 7742 2243), 42 rooms: 2,000-4,000 baht
    • Four Season (โฟร์ซีซั่น) 14/1 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2238), 25 rooms: 400-1,600 baht
    • Impiana Resort Samui (อิมเพียน่ารีสอร์ทสมุย) 91/2 Mu 3 Hat Chaweng Noi, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2011 Fax: 0 7742 2111 Bangkok Tel: 0 2260 6511, 0 2260 6493 Fax: 0 2434-3304), 120 rooms: 3,500-9,500 baht
    • Long Beach Lodge (ลอง บีช ลอดจ์) 14 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 0084, 0 7742 2162), 24 rooms: 500-1,500 baht
    • Lucky Mother Bungalow (ลัคกี้ มาเธอร์ บังกะโล) 60 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 0931), 17 rooms: 200-500 baht
    • Malibu Resort (มาลีบูรีสอร์ท) 15 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 1196-7 Fax: 0 7723 1198), 24 rooms: 1,500-4,500 baht
    • Marine Bungalow (มารีนบังกะโล) 154 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2416), 25 rooms: 300–500 baht
    • Matlang Resort (มัดหลังรีสอร์ท) 154/1 Mu 2 ตำHat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2172, 0 7723 0468), 45 rooms: 500-800 baht
    • Mercure Resort (เมอร์เคียวรีสอร์ท) 147/3 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 0864-5, 0 7742 2472 Fax: 0 7723 0866 Bangkok Tel: 0 2267 0810), 74 rooms: 2,900-4,000 baht
    • Montien House (บ้านมณเฑียร) 5 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2169), 50 rooms: 1,150-1,460 baht
    • Moon Bungalow (มูนบังกะโล) Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2167), 40 rooms: 200-500 baht
    • Mueang Kulay Pan Hotel (เมืองกุเรปันโฮเต็ล) 100 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 0849-51, 0 7742 2305 Fax: 0 7723 0031 Bangkok Tel: 0 2713 0668-9 Fax: 0 2713 0667), 41 rooms: 2,500-5,500 baht
    • Parrot (แพร็อท) Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui, 20 rooms: 500-1,000 baht
    • Poppies Resort (ป๊อปปี้รีสอร์ท) 28/1 Mu 3 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2419), 24 rooms: 140-255USS (www.poppiessamui.com)
    • Princess Village (พริ้นเซสวิลเลจ) 101 Mu 3 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2216, 0 7742 2382), 33 rooms: 1,500-3,500 baht
    • Relax Resort (รีแล็กซ์รีสอร์ท) 156/2 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2280, 0 7742 2475), 31 rooms: 450-600 baht
    • Samui Coral Resort (สมุยคอรัลรีสอร์ท) 4/1 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 1005 Fax. 0 7742 2143), 40 rooms: 600-1,000 baht
    • Samui Country Resort (สมุยคันทรี่รีสอร์ท) 162/2 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2186), 40 rooms: 500-800 baht
    • Samui Island Resort (สมุย ไอส์แลนด์รีสอร์ท) 254/3 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2336), 30 rooms: 600-1,200 baht
    • Samui Natian Resort (สมุยนาเทียน รีสอร์ท) 101/1 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2405, 0 7723 1340 Fax: 0 7742 2604), 52 rooms: 1,980-3,600 baht
    • Samui Royal Beach Resort (สมุยรอยัลบีชรีสอร์ท) 168 Mu 2 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2154-5), 22 rooms: 500-900 baht
    • Samui Villa Flora (สมุยวิลล่าฟลอร่า) 90/2 Mu 3 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2273, 0 7723 0048), 24 rooms: 1,000-1,500 baht
    • Sans Souci Samui (ซอง ซูซี่ สมุย) 4/4 Mu 3 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2044-5, 0 7723 0829–30 Fax: 0 7742 2045), 10 rooms: 1,500-2,000 baht
    • The Fair House Beach Resort (เดอะ แฟร์ เฮาส์ บีช รีสอร์ท) 433 Mu 1 Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2255-6 Fax: 0 7742 2373), 100 rooms: 2,000-4,000 baht
    • Venus Resort (วีนัสรีสอร์ท) Hat Chaweng, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2406), 15 rooms: 200–500 baht
  • Hat Chaweng Noi (หาดเฉวงน้อย)
    • Phongphet Guestotel (พงศ์เพชรเกสโตเต็ล) 95 Mu 3 Hat Chaweng Noi, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 0473 -4), 47 rooms: 700-1,200 baht
    • Samui New Star (สมุยนิวสตาร์) 80 Mu 3 Bo Phut, Hat Chaweng Noi, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2407 Fax. 0 7742 2325 www.samuinewstar.com), 50 rooms: 1,950-3,700 baht
  • Hat Thong Takhian (หาดท้องตะเคียน)
    • Coral Cove Chalet (คอรัลโคฟชาเล่) 210 Mu 4 Hat Thong Takhian, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2260-1 Fax: 0 7742 2173), 72 rooms: 1,500-2,000 baht
    • Hi Coral Cove (ไฮคอรัลโคฟ) 210/3 Mu 4 Tunbon Maled (Tel: 0 7742 2495), 10 rooms: 200-600 baht
    • Samui Yatch Club (สมุยยอร์ชคลับ) 209/1 Mu 4 Hat Lamai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 2225-6 Bangkok Tel: 0 2651 0016-7 Fax: 0 2651 0018 E-mail: sycsamui@samart.co.th), 40 rooms: 1,500-2,000 baht


  • Hat Bo Phut (หาดบ่อผุด)
    • Calm Beach Resort (คาล์ม บีช รีสอร์ท) Mu 1 Hat Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5375, 0 7724 5160), 21 rooms: 300–1,000 baht
    • Fontana Resort (ฟอนตานารีสอร์ท) 178/2 Mu 1 Hat Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 7336-9 www.fontanasamui.com), 41 rooms: 2,500-5,000 baht
    • My Friend Bungalow (มาย เฟรนบังกะโล) 147 Mu 1 Hat Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5187), 16 rooms: 200–500 baht
    • Oasis (โอเอซิส) 24 Mu 1 Hat Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5143), 5 rooms: 250-550 baht
    • Peace Resort (พีซรีสอร์ท) 178 Mu 1 Hat Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5343), 45 rooms: 500-2,600 baht
    • Sa Sen Bungalow (ซาเซ็น บังกะโล) 177 Mu 1 Hat Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5085 Fax: 425177), 18 rooms: 900-2,400 baht
    • Samui Euphoria (สมุย ยูโฟเรีย) 101/3 Mu 1 Hat Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5098-9, 0 7742 5100-6 Fax: 0 77 425107 Bangkok Tel: 0 2254 3042-3), 124 rooms: 2,000-8,000 baht
    • Samui Palm Beach Resort (สมุยปาล์มบีชรีสอร์ท) 175/3 Mu 1 Hat Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5494-5 Bangkok Tel: 0 2504 3182-6), 74 rooms: 3,300-16,000 baht
    • Sandy Resort (แซนดี้รีสอร์ท) 177/1 Mu 1 Hat Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5353-4), 70 rooms: 850-1,100 baht
    • Summer Night (ซัมเมอร์ไนท์) 79 Mu 1 Hat Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7724 5288), 23 rooms: 300-600 baht
    • Sunset (ซันเซ็ท) 33/4 Mu 4 Hat Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5155), 19 rooms: 300-500 baht
    • Villa Oriental (วิลล่าโอเรียนเต็ล) 91 Mu 1 Hat Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5362), 11 rooms: 500-1,000 baht
    • World Resort (เวิล์ดรีสอร์ท) 175/1 Hat Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5355, 0 7742 5356 Fax: 0 7742 5355 E-mai: world@samuinet.com), 50 rooms: 1,200-3,700 baht
  • Hat Bang Po (หาดบางปอ)
    • Natural Wing Health Spa (เนเจอรัลวิงเฮลท์สปา) 11/5 Mu 6, Hat Bang Po, Maenam (Tel: 0 7742 0871-2 Fax: 0 7742 1368 www.naturalwing.com), 27 rooms: 2,200-2,800 baht
  • Hat Maenam (หาดแม่น้ำ)
    • Anong Villa (อนงค์ วิลล่า) 1/4 Mu 4 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7724 7256), 15 rooms: 200-800 baht
    • Ban Mae Mai (บ้านแม่ใหม่) 44/4 Mu 4 Ban Don Sai, Tambon Maenam (Tel: 0 7742 7162 E-mail: maemaihome@yahoo.com), 15 rooms: 400-1,200 baht
    • Beach Home Resort (บีชโฮม รีสอร์ท) 82 Mu 1 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5060), 10 rooms: 150- 200 baht
    • Cleopatra Palace (คลีโอพัตราพาเลซ) 41/1 Mu 1 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5486), 15 rooms: 150-300 baht
    • Coco Palm Village (โคโคปาล์มวิลเลจ) 26/4 Mu 4 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5321, 0 7724 7822 Fax: 0 7742 5321), 86 rooms: 700-2,500 baht
    • Exolot Village and Blue River (เอ็กโซล็อตวิลเลจแอนด์บลูรีเวอร์) 12/1 Mu 5 Tambon Maenam (Tel: 0 7742 0017), 49 rooms: 350-1,500 baht
    • Harry’s Bungalow (แฮรี่) Mu 1 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5447), 10 rooms: 200–500 baht
    • Health Oasis Resort (เฮลล์ โอเอซิสรีสอร์ท) 26/4 Mu 6 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 0124, 0 7723 6255), 35 bungalows: 150-1,350 baht (www.healthoasis)
    • Home Bay Resort (โฮม เบย์รีสอร์ท) 26/11 Mu 4 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7724 7214–5), 34 rooms: 300–1,200 baht
    • Lolita (โลลิต้า) 151 Mu 1 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5134), 34 rooms: 400-1,500 baht
    • Mae Nam Resort (แม่น้ำรีสอร์ท) 1/3 Mu 4 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5116), 30 rooms: 700-1,000 baht
    • Mae Nam Villa (แม่น้ำวิลล่า) 5 Mu 1 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5501), 20 rooms: 200-400 baht
    • Mae Nam Village (แม่น้ำวิลเลจ) 129/2 Mu 1 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5151), 12 rooms: 200-500 baht
    • Napalarn Villa (หน้าพระลานวิลล่า) 26/10 Mu 4 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7724 7047), 13 rooms: 200–500 baht
    • Nearsea Resort (เนียซีรีสอร์ท) 18/10 Mu 1 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5381), 20 rooms: 300-1,250 baht
    • Palm Point (ปาล์มพ้อยท์) 1/6 Mu 4 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5095), 24 rooms: 200–500 baht
    • Paradise Beach Resort (พาราไดซ์บีชรีสอร์ท) 18/8 Mu 1 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7724 7227–32), 105 rooms: 2,200-3,600 baht
    • Pinnacle Resort (พินนาเคิลรีสอร์ท) 26/19 Mu 4 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 7308 Fax: 0 7742 7309), 60 rooms: 1,000-1,500 baht
    • Plan Inn (พลานอินน์) 33 28/1 Mu 4 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7724 7111), 21 rooms: 200-500 baht
    • Rasta Baby (รัสตาเบบี้) Mu 1 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui, 15 rooms: 100–200 baht
    • Santiburi Dusit Resort (สันติบุรีดุสิตรีสอร์ท) 12/12 Mu 1 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5031-8 Fax: 0 7742 5040 Bangkok Tel: 0 2636 3600), 71 rooms: 7,800–50,000 baht
    • Sea Shore (ซีชอร์) 44/9 Mu 1 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5280), 17 rooms: 200-650 baht
    • Sea Shore 2 (ซีซอร์ 2) 44/10 Mu 1 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5192), 15 rooms: 200 baht
    • Seafan Beach Resort (ซีแฟนรีสอร์ท) 11/1 Mu 4 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5204-5 Fax: 0 7742 5350 Bangkok Tel: 0 2255 3542), 36 rooms: 3,200-4,500 baht
    • Shangrila Bungalow (แชงกรีล่า บังกะโล) 1/2 Mu 4 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5189), 40 rooms: 300–500 baht
    • Siam Sea Lodge (สยามซีลอด์จ) Mu 1 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui 12 rooms: 200-700 baht
    • Suksom Villa (สุขสมวิลล่า) 7/2 Mu 1 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5389), 10 rooms: 3,700-4,500 baht
    • Sunbeam Bungalow (ซันบีม บังกะโล) 64 Mu 5 Hat Maenam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 0600), 18 rooms: 250 baht
  • Hat Na Thon (หาดหน้าทอน)
    • Chai Thale (ชายทะเล) 152 Mu 3 Na Thon, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 0237), 24 rooms: 400-700 baht
    • Chao Ko Bungalow (ชาวเกาะบังกะโล) 29/4 Mu 3 Tambon Ang Thong, Na Thon, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 1157, 0 7742 1214), 20 rooms: 200-500 baht
    • Damrong Town Hotel (ดำรงทาวน์โฮเต็ล) 349/6 Mu 3 Hat Na Thon, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 0471), 30 rooms: 500-1,200 baht
    • Sea View Hotel (ซีวิวโฮเต็ล) 175/4 Mu 3 Hat Na Thon, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 1481), 17 rooms: 300–480 baht
    • Win Hotel (วินโฮเต็ล) 366 Mu 3 Hat Na Thon, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 1500-1), 33 rooms: 450 baht
  • Hat Na Thian(หาดนาเทียน)
    • Central Samui Village (เซ็นทรัลสมุยวิลเลจ) 111 Mu 2 Tambon Maret, Hat Na Thian, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4020-2 Fax: 0 7742 4022 E-mail: csvsamui@samart..co.th), 99 rooms: 3,600-4,500 baht
  • Hat Bang Rak (หาดบางรัก)
    • Eden Garden (อีเด็นการ์เด้น) Mu 4 Hat Bang Rak, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5253), 10 rooms: 150-450 baht
    • L.A. Resort (แอล.เอ.รีสอร์ท) 23/2 Mu 4 Hat Bang Rak, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5330), 15 rooms: 300–500 baht
    • Samui Mermaid (สมุยเมอร์เมด) 34/1 Mu 4 Hat Bang Rak, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5282), 12 rooms: 500-1,300 baht
  • Hat Phra Yai (หาดพระใหญ่)
    • Beach House Resort (บีชเฮ้าส์รีสอร์ท) 16/1 Mu 4 Hat Phra Yai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7724 5124), 12 rooms: 200–500 baht
    • Pongpetch Servotel (พงศ์เพชรเซอร์โวเทล) 51/1-2 Mu 4 Hat Phra Yai, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7724 5100-7), 24 rooms: 300-600 baht
  • Ao Bang Makham (อ่าวบางมะขาม)
    • Med Sai (เม็ดทราย) 57/1 Mu 5 Tambon Angthong, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 0475), 6 rooms: 350-600 baht
  • Hat Thong Yang (หาดท้องยาง)
    • Infoo Palace (อินฟูพาเลซ) 41 Mu 2 Hat Thong Yang, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 3066), 10 rooms: 300-800 baht
    • Lipa Lodge (ลิพาลอดจ์) 75/4 Mu 3 Ban Lipa Noi, Hat Thong Yang, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 3028, 0 7742 3084), 20 rooms: 300–900 baht
    • Rachapruk Resort (ราชพฤกษ์รีสอร์ท) 95/5 Mu 3 Hat Thong Yang, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 3115, 0 7742 3181, 0 7723 5139), 35 rooms: 800-2,500 baht
    • River Garden Bungalow (ริเวอร์การ์เด้นบังกะโล) 1 Mu 3 Tambon Na Mueang, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 4035), 9 rooms: 150 baht
  • Hat Taling Ngam (หาดตลิ่งงาม)
    • Le Meridian Ban Taling Ngam (เลอ เมอริเดียนบ้านตลิ่งงาม) 295 Mu 3 Tambon Taling Ngam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 3019-22 Fax: 0 7742 3220 Bangkok Tel: 0 2254 9363-4), 72 rooms: 11,000–222,000 baht
    • Wisen Thai (ไวเซ็นไท) 39 Mu 3 Tambon Taling Ngam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 5165), 20 rooms: 500-1,200 baht
  • Ao Thong Son (อ่าวท้องสน)
    • Samui Thongson Resort (สมุยท้องสนรีสอร์ท) 81 Mu 5 Ao Thong Son, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7723 0799), 16 rooms: 100-500 baht
  • Hat Choeng Mon (หาดเชิงมน)
    • Chat Kaew Resort (ฉัตรแก้ว รีสอร์ท) 59/4 Mu 5 Tambon Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5109), 12 rooms: 500-700 baht
    • Choeng Mon Bungalow (เชิงมนบังกะโล) 24/3 Mu 5 Tambon Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7724 5372), 34 rooms: 300-1,200 baht
    • Imperial Boat House (อิมพีเรียล โบ๊ท เฮ้าส์) 83 Mu 5 Tambon Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5041-52 Bangkok Tel: 0 2261 9000 Fax: 0 2261 9530-4), 216 rooms: 5,500–10,000 baht
    • P.S. Villa (พี เอส วิลล่า) 24/2 Mu 5 Tambon Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5160-1), 16 rooms: 400-800 baht
    • Payorm Park View Resort (พะยอมปาร์ควิวรีสอร์ท) 24/30 Mu 5 Tambon Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 5429), 20 rooms: 300-600 baht
    • The Tong Sai Bay (บ้านท้องทราย) 84 Mu 5 Tambon Bo Phut, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7724 5544, 0 7724 5621-38 Fax: 0 7724 5620 Bangkok Tel: 0 2254 0056–63 www.tongsaibay.co.th ), 83 rooms: 12,947–61,204 baht
  • Ao Phang Ka (อ่าวพังกา)
    • Emerald Cove (เอ็มเมอรัลโคฟ) 62 Mu 4 Tambon Taling Ngam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 3082, 08 1970 8794), 19 rooms: 200-500 baht
    • Sea Gull Bungalow (ซีกัลบังกะโล) 60/1 Mu 4 Tambon Taling Ngam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 3091), 18 rooms: 150-400 baht
    • Pearl Bay (เพิร์ลเบย์) 81/1 Mu 4 Ban Taling Ngam, Ko Samui (Tel: 0 7742 3110), 12 rooms: 100-200 baht
  • Ko Taen (เกาะแตน) 30 minutes by boat from Ko Samui
    • Koral Beach Bungalow (คอรัลบีชบังกะโล) 109 Mu 2 Tambon Taling Ngam, Ko Taen, 8 rooms: 100-150 baht

--globe-trotter 20:38, 6 February 2010 (EST)

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Sailing is popular in Samui being led by the success of the Ko Samui Regatta [1] and the continued popularity of the day crusies and sunset cruises aboard the 52 foot sailing catamaran Kia Ora [2] or the fully equipped liveaboard sailing catamaran Nautiness II for overnight tours [3]. The major hindrance to sailing in Ko Samui is the lack of a marina to provide safe mooring, the support infrastructure and services. There have been many rumours about marina construction being imminent but nothing has yet been done. So when you get to Samui, expect to find it hard to locate a suitable provider and also expect to either clamber over rickety wooden jetties or be ferried out on the tender dinghy.

On Chaweng beach there are dinghys, lasers and catamarans available for day-rental. Be prepared to pay from 500 baht/hour. The wind close to the shore is tricky though, often circling the mountains and coming in from two directions simultanuosly.

Golf

  • Santiburi Samui Country Club12/15, Mu 4, Mae Nam, Tel: 0 7742 1700-8 Fax: 0 7742 1709, boasts the only 18 hole golf course on the island. Located inland from Mae Nam, the neighbouring town to Bophut, the challenging mountain-side and high valley fairways offer stunning views of the bay area and distant Ko Pha Ngan. Golf carts are compulsory, to prevent the exhaustion of players otherwise following the steeply rising and falling fairways. Large greens offer some compensation to players distracted by the fabulous views and lush tropical setting. The clubhouse includes locker rooms, dining, conferencing rooms as well as a driving range, practice green and shop.
  • Samui Golf Club and Driving Range Samui Ring Road, Chaweng North 123/1, Mu 1, Tambon Bo Phut Suratthani
  • Lamai Driving Range 22/6 Mu 6, Tambon Maret, Koh Samui, Tel: 08 1090 7213, 08 6282 0749 Fax: 0 7741 8995

Mini Golf

  • Mini Golf International Ban Plailaem, 79/53 Mu 5, Tambon Bophut, Tel: 08 1787 9148
  • Treasure Island Mini Golf 166/79 Mu 2, Tambon Bophut, Tel: 0 77411 3267, 08 1892 1416

Frisbee Golf

  • Samui Frisbee Golf Just 1 k.m. from Monkey Theater, Soi Monkey Theater Mu 1, Tambon Bo Phut

Football Golf

  • Samui Football Golf North of Chaweng, near Imperial Boat House

Bowling

  • Major Bowl Hit, Tesco Lotus, 1/7 Moo 6, Tambon Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84320 Thailand, Tel: 0 7742 7315
  • Living Bowl Center, Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng Center 202, Moo 2, Tambon Bo Phut Suratthani, KOH SAMUI 84320 Thailand, Tel: 0 7741 3258

Thai Boxing

  • Thai Boxing or Muay Thai has risen in popularity in Koh Samui and there are a number of gyms such as Lamai, WMC and Pinyo. Big bouts can be watched at the Muay Thai Boxing Stadium at Chaweng Beach.

Beach Volleyball

  • Lots of beach volleyball is played on the beaches in Chaweng and Lamai.

Kayaking

Shooting

  • You can visit the Samui shooting range and fire various 9mm and revolver pistols and even the famous AK-47. Turn up and shoot - prices are quite steep around 1000 baht for a magazine of ammo but it does make for a memorable experience and is suitable for small groups.

Bungy Jump

  • Situated on the Reggae Street side of Chaweng lake. Samui Bungy offers a free pick up service from your hotel. Soi Reggae, ChawengBeach. Telephone: 07 741- 425-2

Bird Watching

  • Samui with its lush forests offers the ideal spot to go for bird watching. The wilderness of the area has made it a nesting ground for several rare species of birds.

Tiger Zoo and Tropical Bird Show

  • South of Hua Thanon

Trekking & Elephant Trekking

  • Samui is a great place for trekking to explore the diversity of the landscape and the tropically lush forests either on foot or by elephant. This activity has become popular especially with the younger crowds. There is a nice natural pool at the top of the Na Muang waterfall 2. It's about 30 minutes steep hike from the point where the road ends. There are also some elephant ride businesses, that can take you to the bottom of the waterfall.

Snooker & Pool

  • There are snooker clubs at the main beaches in Thailand and they are popular with the local Thais. More popular with the western tourists is pool which can easily be found at the island’s bars. At most bars, pool can be played for free.

Windsurfing

  • On Samui, some companies conduct various workshops and courses on windsurfing.

Canopy

  • Koh Samui Canopy Adventures arrange canopy through the forest. They are located Bophut Beach and can be contacted at 077-414-1501

Fishing

  • Lovers of fishing will adore the idea of going fishing off Samui and they won’t be disappointed. The majority of the fishing tours leave from the south-west corner of Ko Tong Krut.

Horse Riding

  • Horse on Samui are of a European standard, they are calm, patient and well-trained. For package deals and more information, telephone: 09-972-4241. Route 4169, near Tesco Lotus, Chaweng.

Kiteboarding

  • This exciting new and trendy activity has finally reached Samui and the Ko Samui Kite Center based at the Samui Orchid Resort in Laem Set offers a complete range of courses from beginners to advance. The ideal time of the year for this activity is from November to March. The center can be contacted at 077-424-017-501.

Paintball

  • Is organized in the hills above Maenam Beach. There is a great selection of guns to choose from, take your pick of an M16 or a Kalashnikov.


Other Activities & Events[edit]

Buffalo Fighting Festival One of the most famed festivals coming out of Samui is its Buffalo Fighting Festival which is held on special occasions such as New Years Day and Songkran. Unlike Spanish Bullfighting, where the bulls get killed while fighting sword-wielding men, Buffalo Fighting Festival, Ko Samui is fairly harmless. The fighting season varies according to some ancient customs and ceremonies. The buffalos are beautifully decorated with ribbons and gold-painted leaves. Before the contest which lasts just two rounds, monks spray them with holy water.

Bowling Championship This is an annual bowling event held in May every year.

Avis Samui Tennis Open The annual amateur tennis tournament held in July.

The Fisherman's Village Festival This five-day long festival is celebrated with great fun and lots of music and food. The music is usually played by well-known artists and the amount of food (and quality of it) dished up is just amazing. A number of food tents sell a wide range of inexpensive and tasty cuisine provided by many local hotels.

Triathlon Event There currently are NO Triathlon events on Ko Samui. Nearby sister island Ko Phangan has an International distance Triathlon and Duathlon in March, with the second annual scheduled for 2010.

  • Island Safari Co.,Ltd. 2/3 Mu 6, Samui Ring Road, Tambon Bo Phut, Tel: 0 7723 0567, 0 7723 0709 Fax: 0 77422559, E-mail: info@islandsafari.net, [4]
  • Namuang Safari Park 13/2 Mu 2, Samui Ring Road, Tambon Namuang, Tel: 0 7742 4098, 0 81849 0101
  • Samui Butterfly Garden Centara Villa Samui, 111 Mu 2, Tambon Maret, Tel: 0 7742 4020-2 Fax: 0 7742 2022, E-mail: csv@chr.co.th
  • Samui Crocodile Farm 30/24 Mu 4, Tambon Bo Phut, Tel: 0 89289 9613, 0 81894 4288
  • Samui Monkey Theater 149 Mu 1, Samui Ring Road, Tambon Bo Phut, Tel: 0 7724 5140, 0 89874 7349
  • Samui Ocean Sports (Chaweng Regent Hotel) 155/4 Mu 2, Chaweng Beach Road, Tambon Bo Phut, Tel: 0 81940 1999, E-mail: info@sailing-in-samui.com, [5]
  • Samui Safari 95/10 Mu 2, Tambon Lipa Noi, Tel: 0 7741 5123-45 Fax: 0 7741 5124, E-mail: info@siamsafari.com, [6]
  • Samui Snake Fram 88/3 Mu 4, Tambon Taling Ngam, Tel: 0 7742 3247, 0 7741 5100 Fax: 0 7742 3247
  • Phangan Safari Boat around Island 45/1-2 Moo1, Thongsala, Koh Phangan. Tel. 077 238 232, E-mail: info@safariboat.info, [7]

Learn[edit]

Thai Cooking

Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts, Tel: 0 7741 3172 provides basic skills sufficient to prepare a Thai meal in your own home, or even training to professional standards. Some hotels that have their own in-house Thai restaurant offer cooking classes to their customers. Contact Central Samui Beach Resort Tel: 0 2230 5000, Imperial Samui Tel: 0 7742 2020-36, Poppies Samui Tel: 0 7742 2389; Santiburi Dusit Resort Tel: 0 7742 5031 for details

Cooking Schools

  • SITCA (Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts) 46/4 Mu 3, Soi Colibri, Tambon Bo Phut, Tel: 0 7741 3172, 08 1970 7497 Fax: 0 7741 3434, E-mail: info@sitca.net, [8]
  • The Blue Banana Thai Cooking Classes 2 Mu 4 , Tambon Bo Phut, Tel. 0 7724 5080, [9]
  • Thai Cooking Class ( Santiburi Dusit Resort ) 12/12 Mu 1, Samui Ring Road, Tambon Mae Nam, Tel: 0 7742 5031–38 Fax: 0 7742 50410, E-mail: Santiburi@dusit.com, [10]


Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)

Samui has a few gyms where wanna-be kick boxers can learn this unique martial art which is embedded in culture and tradition.

Meditation

For those suffering from a bugging, moody, monkey-like or impatient mind, they can be treated with the help of meditation. If practicing at a temple isn’t your cup-of-tea, then never mind there are monthly meditation courses at the Samudra Retreat lead by an expert meditation master monk.

  • The Samudra Retreat Samui: 24/73, Moo 5, Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84320, Thailand. Tel: (6677) 428-100 Fax: (6677) 428-133

For no course fee meditation programs, there are 3 days, 5 days courses at Dipabhavan Meditation Center (Thai: ทีปภาวันธรรมสถาน) lead by Ajahn Poh, the current abbot of Suan Mokkh. Therefore, the teachings in Dipabhavan is exactly the same as Suan Mokkh International Hermitage, Suratthani.


  • Dipabhavan Meditation Center Samui: Tambon Maret, Koh Samui, Suratthani, THAILAND 84310. Tel: (66)89 593 0121, [11] (No course fee.)

Yoga

Absolute Sanctuary Yoga Retreats & Teacher Trainings. Conducts ongoing yoga holidays suitable for beginners to learn about yoga and include daily classes, meals & massages. The resort conducts on an ongoing basis yoga teacher trainings & workshops conducted by world renowned teachers for avid yogis & aspiring teachers to learn from & interact with each other. Phone +66 (0) 77 601190. [12]

Kamalaya Personal Yoga Synergy Retreats. These private yoga retreats are customised to suit your yoga experience. Personal one-on-one instruction, including postures, breathing practice and mediation, are supported by Ayurveda and wellness treatments, healthy cuisine and an inspiring setting. Phone +66 (0) 77 429800. [13]

Medical Facilities[edit]

Samui has the internationally renowned Bangkok Samui Hospitals. For those who are just a little sick there are countless clinics and pharmacies, especially at Chaweng Beach.

  • Ban Chaweng Clinic 155/14 Mu 2, Chaweng Beach Road, Tambon Bo Phut, Tel: 0 7742 2606
  • Bandon Int. Private Hospital 123/1 Mu 1, Samui Ring Road, Tambon Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Suratthani (Tel: 0 7724 5236-9, 0 7742 5382-3 Fax: 0 7742 5342, E-mail: bandon@samart.co.th, [14])
  • Bangkok Samui Hospital 57 Mu 3, Samui Ring Road, Chaweng (C5), Tambon Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Suratthani (Tel: 0 7742 9500 Fax: 0 7742 9540, [15])
  • Chaweng Clinic 59/13 Mu 6, Tambon Bo Phut, Tel: 08 6682 6490, 0 7723 0215
  • Chaweng Med. Clinic 195 Mu 2, Tambon Bo Phut, Tel: 08 1677 4067
  • Chaweng Med. Clinic (Dr.Jaru) 195 Mu 2, Chaweng Beach Road, Next to Green Mango Club, Tambon Bo Phut, Tel: 08 1677 4067
  • Dr. Ning Ear-Nose-Thoat Clinic 175/20 Mu 3, Thaweeratphakdee Road, Tambon Angthong, Tel: 0 7742 1405, 08 9727 3399, E-mail: suphott@hotmail.com
  • Kan Health Clinic 11/6 Mu 2, Chaweng Beach Road, Tambon Bo Phut, Tel: 0 7723 0802
  • Lamai Medical Clinic 124/243 Mu 3, Lamai Beach, Tambon Maret, Tel: 0 7723 2412
  • Maenam Polyclinic 12/50 Mu 1, Samui Ring Road, Tambon Mae Nam, Tel: 0 7742 5640
  • Meanam Polyclinic 195 Mu 2, Next to Green Mango Club, Chaweng Beach, Tambon Bo Phut, Tel: 08 1677 4067
  • Natthamon Clinic 45/38 Mu 1, Tambon Angthong, Tel: 0 7742 0428
  • Seamsri Clinic 242/3 Mu 3, Tambon Angthong, Tel: 0 7742 0033
  • Samui Government Hospital 61 Mu 1, Tambon Angthong, Koh Samui, Suratthani (Tel: 0 7742 1230-2, 0 7742 1232 Fax: 0 7742 0150)
  • Samui International Hospital 90/2 Mu 2, Chaweng Beach Road, Tambon Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Suratthani (Tel: 0 7742 2272, 0 7723 0781-2 Fax: 0 7723 0049, 0 7742 2775, E-mail: info@sih.co.th, sihsamui@yahoo.com, [16])
  • Surasit Clinic 167 Mu 3, Thaweeratphakdee Road, Tambon Angthong, Tel: 0 7742 1011 Fax: 0 7742 1011
  • Thai International Hospital 25/25 Mu 6, Tambon Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Suratthani (Tel: 0 7724 5721-6, 08 9473 8515 Fax: 0 7724 5690, 0 7724 5692, E-mail: thaiinterhospital@yahoo.com, [17])
  • Wiwat Clinic 234/2 Mu 3, Thaweeratphakdee Road, Tambon Angthong, Tel: 07742 1386

Useful numbers

  • Emergency call Tel 191 (No need using an area code)
  • Tourist police emergency hotline Tel 1155 (No need using an area code)
  • 24 hours emergency service (Bangkok Samui Hospital) 0 7742 9500
  • Samui International Hospital: 0 7723 0781-2
  • Samui Tourist Police 0 7742 1281
  • Suratthani Tourist Police 0 7728 1300
  • Samui Rescue: 0 7742 1444
  • Marine Police: 0 7742 1245
  • Koh Samui Airport: 0 7742 5012
  • Koh Samui Immigration Office: 0 7742 1069
  • TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) office - Koh Samui: 0 7742 1230

Notice : 077 is the Area Code.

Contact[edit]

  • Chao Koh Internet 74 Mu 3, Tambon Angthong, Tel: 0 7723 1039, 0 7742 0851 Fax: 0 7723 1039

--globe-trotter 21:18, 6 February 2010 (EST)

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