80° BY THE SEA
Looking for a beach vacation? Let us help you find the right spot.More
This is the most popular tourist destination on the Western Gulf coast, which isn't surprising, considering Koh Samui's gorgeous beaches, perfect weather, and sparkling blue, almost turquoise, water. Koh Samui has seen rapid development since the 1990s, and you'll encounter hotels in all price ranges.
Koh Samui is half the size of Phuket, so you could easily drive around it in a day. But Koh
Samui is best appreciated by those who take a slower, more casual approach. Most people come for the sun and sea, so they head straight to their hotel and rarely venture beyond the beach where they are staying. Every beach has its own unique character, and with a little exploration you may find the one for you.
It may not be the most picturesque seaside town, but Cha-am does offer an authentic Thai-style beach experience. The pier is the center of this...
Chumphon is regarded as the gateway to the south, because trains and buses connect to Bangkok in the north, to Surat Thani and Phuket to the...