Surat Thani is where you board the boats bound for Koh Samui. Though not particularly attractive, Surat Thani has a few culturally interesting sights that make it a good destination for those easily bored by the beach, and the mountains and greenery of Khao Sok National Park are a few hours away by bus. There are also some good restaurants and a handsome hotel.
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