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Things to do in Koh Samui 2024 | Pelago by Singapore Airlines

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Frequently asked questions

What are the top recommended foods to try in Koh Samui?
Some of the must-try dishes in Koh Samui include Pad Thai (stir-fried noodles), Som Tam (papaya salad), Tom Yum Goong (spicy shrimp soup), Massaman Curry (rich curry with potatoes and peanuts), and Mango Sticky Rice (sweet dessert with coconut milk).
What are the visa requirements for visiting Koh Samui?
Most nationalities are granted a 30-day visa exemption when entering Thailand via air. However, it's important to check the specific visa requirements based on your nationality before traveling.
Is it safe to swim in the waters around Koh Samui?
The waters around Koh Samui are generally safe for swimming, but it's advisable to heed any warning signs or flags indicating dangerous conditions. Be cautious of strong currents and jellyfish during certain times of the year.
Are there any cultural etiquette tips to keep in mind while visiting Koh Samui?
Visitors should dress modestly when visiting temples or religious sites, covering shoulders and knees. It's also customary to remove shoes before entering someone's home or certain establishments.
What are some popular activities to do in Koh Samui?
Popular activities in Koh Samui include island hopping tours, visiting the Big Buddha Temple, exploring the Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks, and enjoying water sports such as kayaking and paddleboarding.
What is the nightlife like in Koh Samui?
Koh Samui offers a vibrant nightlife scene with beachfront bars, nightclubs, and live music venues. Chaweng Beach is known for its bustling nightlife, while Lamai Beach offers a more laid-back atmosphere.

About Koh Samui

Koh Samui is a tropical island located in the Gulf of Thailand known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves, and dense, mountainous rainforest. The currency used in Koh Samui is the Thai Baht. The island offers a mix of luxurious resorts and budget accommodations, making it a popular destination for all types of travelers. Visitors can explore the local markets, indulge in traditional Thai massages, and enjoy water sports such as snorkeling and diving. The island also boasts a vibrant nightlife scene with beachfront bars and clubs.

When to visit

The best time to visit Koh Samui is during the dry season from December to February when the weather is sunny and pleasant. The monsoon season typically runs from September to November, bringing heavy rainfall and potential flooding. March to August is also a good time to visit, although temperatures can be higher and humidity levels are at their peak. It's important to note that the island can get crowded during peak tourist seasons, so planning ahead is recommended.

The best time to visit Koh Samui is during the dry season from December to February when the weather is sunny and pleasant. The monsoon season typically runs from September to November, bringing heavy rainfall and potential flooding. March to August is also a good time to visit, although temperatures can be higher and humidity levels are at their peak. It's important to note that the island can get crowded during peak tourist seasons, so planning ahead is recommended.
Getting around

Getting around Koh Samui is relatively easy with options such as taxis, motorbike rentals, and songthaews (shared pick-up trucks). Taxis are readily available but can be expensive, so negotiating fares in advance is advisable. Motorbike rentals are a popular choice for independent travelers, but it's important to wear helmets and drive safely. Songthaews are a budget-friendly option for short distances and can be flagged down along the main roads.

Getting around Koh Samui is relatively easy with options such as taxis, motorbike rentals, and songthaews (shared pick-up trucks). Taxis are readily available but can be expensive, so negotiating fares in advance is advisable. Motorbike rentals are a popular choice for independent travelers, but it's important to wear helmets and drive safely. Songthaews are a budget-friendly option for short distances and can be flagged down along the main roads.
Traveller tips

When visiting Koh Samui, remember to pack light clothing, sunscreen, and insect repellent. It's also recommended to carry cash as some smaller establishments may not accept credit cards. Be respectful of the local culture and customs, such as removing shoes before entering temples. Stay hydrated and avoid drinking tap water, opting for bottled water instead. Lastly, be cautious of scams targeting tourists and always negotiate prices before making purchases.

When visiting Koh Samui, remember to pack light clothing, sunscreen, and insect repellent. It's also recommended to carry cash as some smaller establishments may not accept credit cards. Be respectful of the local culture and customs, such as removing shoes before entering temples. Stay hydrated and avoid drinking tap water, opting for bottled water instead. Lastly, be cautious of scams targeting tourists and always negotiate prices before making purchases.

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