Discover Koh Samui: A Comprehensive Travel Guide

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Discover Koh Samui: A Comprehensive Travel Guide

Here’s everything you need to know about Koh Samui, one of Thailand’s top destinations. You’ll find practical information about beaches, transportation, and all the essential details for a smooth trip to this stunning island.

  • Name in Thai: อำเภอเกาะสมุย
  • Distance from Bangkok: 700 km as the crow flies.
  • Area: 228.7 km² - Length 25 km/width 21 km
  • Population: 68,000
  • Province: Surat Thani
  • Sea: Gulf of Siam
  • Main activities: tourism - fishing - agriculture
  • High season: December - April
  • Number of days on site: 3 or 4 days
  • Main interests: atmosphere and setting

The Best Time to Visit Koh Samui

Koh Samui boasts a tropical climate characterized by two main seasons. The dry season spans from December to February, offering pleasant temperatures and minimal rainfall. The wet season occurs from September to November, featuring more frequent showers. The average annual temperature hovers around 28°C."

-JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Precipitation80 à 100 mm40 à 60 mm60 à 80 mm80 à 120 mm180 à 200 mm100 à 150 mm100 à 150 mm100 à 150 mm150 à 200 mm250 à 300 mm300 à 400 mm120 à 150 mm
Temperatures26 à 28°C26 à 28°C27 à 29°C28 à 30°C28 à 30°C28 à 30°C27 à 29°C27 à 29°C27 à 29°C27 à 29°C27 à 29°C26 à 28°C

Koh Samui Things to Do

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