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[Info] Thailand : Ko Samui


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Originally posted by koma@Mar 1 2005, 02:19 PM

guys be careful on the road to donsak ferry terminal dont knoe if rd has been done up yet last yr feb while goin there most of the rd to donsak is dirt rd with potholes n 45 degree slopes at the sides of the roads. if u guys miss the last ferry

u can stay at surrathani in a hotel called BJ Hotel local 4stars with breakfast for 2 was 560bhat last time i stayed there. Address of hotel is 17/1 Donnok Rd, . Muang Suratthani 84000. tel is 66-77-217414

 

yo...for those intending to head to Donsak pier, be xtra careful like what koma said

 

I was there in December...the road condition is still very very bad....

 

Worse now, they took down the signboard that points in the direction of the Donsak pier. (Normally once you see the big signboard, you make a left turn to the pier..that is if you are going to the pier from Surat Thani town). There is still a sign that leads u to Donsak...but is not obvious at all. So go slow and keep a good lookout! :goodluck:

 

oooh ya...BJ hotel is good! cheap....can park directly in front of the main entrance at the porch....like VIPs!

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Originally posted by monklee@Mar 2 2005, 03:36 PM

yo...for those intending to head to Donsak pier, be xtra careful like what koma said

 

I was there in December...the road condition is still very very bad....

 

Worse now, they took down the signboard that points in the direction of the Donsak pier. (Normally once you see the big signboard, you make a left turn to the pier..that is if you are going to the pier from Surat Thani town). There is still a sign that leads u to Donsak...but is not obvious at all. So go slow and keep a good lookout! :goodluck:

 

oooh ya...BJ hotel is good! cheap....can park directly in front of the main entrance at the porch....like VIPs!

yup its a left turn to the pier at tis t-junction look out for it`~~~~.yah bj hotel veri nice,gd n cheap n the american breakfast they served was even better the 1s i had at koh samui some more 40bhat onli~~!!! n u can park straight infront of their hotel lobby u juz need 2 request`~ ;) rememeber to check out the 2 thai bike shop owners shop n c their nice busas,harleys n bmws ;)

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Hope that these info benefits riders planning to head up Samui.

 

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21st May - Koh Samui Yatch Regatta - 'the tropical island regatta'

 

11th Jun - Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

 

10 July - Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

 

19 July - Khao Phansa Day - ' buddhist holiday'

 

28 July - HRH The Crown Prince Birthday

 

9 Aug - Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

 

12 Aug - HN The Queen Birthday

 

7 Sep - Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

 

7 Oct - Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

 

23 Oct - Chulalongkorn Day

 

3 Nov - Loy Krathong

 

5th Nov - Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

 

5 Dec - HM The King birthday

 

5 Dec - Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

 

10 Dec - Consitution Day

 

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Originally posted by arjen@May 21 2006, 02:57 AM

Hope that these info benefits riders planning to head up Samui.

 

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21st May - Koh Samui Yatch Regatta - 'the tropical island regatta'

 

11th Jun - Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

 

10 July - Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

 

19 July - Khao Phansa Day - ' buddhist holiday'

 

28 July - HRH The Crown Prince Birthday

 

9 Aug - Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

 

12 Aug - HN The Queen Birthday

 

7 Sep - Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

 

7 Oct - Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

 

23 Oct - Chulalongkorn Day

 

3 Nov - Loy Krathong

 

5th Nov - Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

 

5 Dec - HM The King birthday

 

5 Dec - Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

 

10 Dec - Consitution Day

 

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Here is my short report on my trip to samui recently.

 

Pais 185 Baht for both Rider and bike to ferry over from Don Sak to samui .

 

Stayed over at NATHON, which is less than 10km from the Jetty for a night.

 

Checked in Seaside Palace Hotel for a night.

 

A Gd and budget hotel I would recommend.

Cost me 500 Baht a night with aircon/hot water facilities.

Non aircon are charged at 300baht per night.

 

Food over there are good (for me). Local thai food widely available at the night market stalls.

The hotel is less than 100m away from the seaside, refreshing view in the morning.

Parking wise, very secure. We could park right into their lobby. Laundry service are at 30baht/kg :)

 

2nd day, I moved into chaweng .

Things are relative more ex over that area.

Filled with fanciful restaurants and fast food outlet.

Happening beach during day time.

 

Stay over at a apartment rented at wave samui http://www.thewavesamui.com/

its owned by a caucasian called dave.

 

with aircon/hotwater facilities. Find it rather steep. 900baht a night.

but it'll be a nice place to chill out in the evening at the pub downstairs.

 

 

Rented a cub over the ride around the island, cost from ranged 120baht - 150baht whole day.

 

Parking is open space behind the pub.

 

Rode back from Don sak on the return trip via Route 401, 4013 , 408 passing by Nakhon Si Thammarat, Hua sai, Songkhla.

 

Definetly shorter than going via Surat thani, much more scenic since its the coastal road, but took a longer time due to the road condition.

Some part of the road are narrow and single laned which alot of trucks going to and fros.

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Koh Samui island

 

http://www.samui.org/map/samui.gif

 

 

Koh Samuis Beaches:

 

* Chaweng - Largest beach with most nightlife

* Lamai - Second runner up, steeper beach

* Choengmon - Laid back and secluded

* Bophut - Cosy fishing village

* Maenam - More popular in recent years

* Talingngam - Sunset & view over numerous islands

* Huathanon - Muslim fishing village south of Lamai

* Bang Kao - south tip of Samui

* Bang Po - north east tip of Samui

* Five Islands Beach - located in Talingngam

* Laem Set Cove - south tip of Samui

* Lipa Noi - just north of Talingngam

* Nathon - "business capital" of Samui

* Ao Tong Takian(Silver Beach) - north of Lamai beach

* Thong Krut - south Samui, longtail boat trips

* Chaweng Noi - smaller beach south of Chaweng beach

 

Pictures here

 

 

Tourist Attractions in Koh Samui:

 

* Aquarium & Tiger Zoo - Baan Harn

* Big Buddha - Choengmon Peninsula

* Buddha Foot Print - Baan Harn

* Heavens Garden - Lamai

* Wat Hin Lad - Baan Pang Ka

* Wat Hin Lat Fall - Baan Lipa Yai

* Hin Ta - Hin Yai - Lamai

* Kiri Wong Karam - Baan Talingngam

* Wat Laem Sor - Laem Sor

* Laem Sor Pagoda - Laem Sor

* Lamai Market

* Magic Garden - Samui Hills

* Monkey Show - Everywhere

* Mummified Monk(Wat Khunaram) - Baan Tha Po

* Namuang Waterfall - Baan Thurian

* Namuang ATV Park - Baan Thurian

* Namuang Safari Park - Baan Thurian

* Wat Na Phra Lan - Laem Na Lan

* Wat Phukao Thong - Maenam

* Wat Plai Leam - Choengmon Peninsula

* Raja Ferry Pier - Baan Talingngam

* Wat Samret - Baan Tha Po

* Samui Airport Choengmon Peninsula

* Wat Sila Ngu - Hua Thanon

* Vista Chaweng - Baan Chaweng Noi

* Vista Bang Po - Baan Thong Po

* Vista Choengmon - Baan Plai Laem

* Vista Saw Doy - Baan Thurian

 

Most famous places for tourists to go are "Wat Phra Yai" or Big Buddha, located on Big buddha beach between Bophut & Choengmon peninsula.

 

Not far away from Big Buddha lies the temple of Wat Plai Leam - after a visit to the temples of Plai Leam, you can buy fish food by the side of the lake and feed the fishes in the pond, it's so much fish, it will be an experience.

 

South of Lamai is the "infamous" rock formations of "Hin Ta - Hin Yai" - Grandmother Grandfahter rock

 

South side of Samui along the ring road and you will find "Wat Khunaram" where the mummified monk sits

 

Pictures hereand here

 

 

Hotels in Koh Samui

 

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Nightlife in Koh Samui:

 

Chaweng outshines anything else on Samui regarding the amount of nightlife area and places to go, Chaweng probably has everything, just find your spot. Lamai has the second largest to offer after the restaurant closes up. A few larger dance places, but mostly pubs from all over the world - enjoy

 

Pictures here

 

 

Shopping in Koh Samui

 

Chaweng is by far the largest shopping strip in Samui, about 10 kilometers of shops on either side of the Chaweng beach road. Maenam is getting busier by the year, it now hosts everything from large furniture shops. Nathon until a few years ago, most banks & government building were only located here. Many good places to shop for clothes or make a new pair of shoes - handmade! Lamai has some shops for clothes as well as souvernier shops

 

 

Emergency numbers on Samui island

 

* Credit Cards:

* American Express: 02 - 273 0022

* Master Card: 02 - 299 1990

* Visa: 02 - 299 1990

* Dentist Samui Int. Hospital: 077-230 781

* Dog Rescue Dog rescue Center: 077-413 490

* Fire Department Fire Department: 106 / 199

* Hospitals:

* Bandon International Hospital: 077 - 245 236

* Bangkok Samui Hospital: 077 - 429 500

* Samui Hospital: 077 - 421 230

* Samui International Hospital: 077 - 422 272

* Thai International Hospital: 077 - 414 400

* Immigration Samui Immigration Office: 077-421 069

* Medical House Call Muang Thai Clinic: 077-424 219

* Police:

* Marine Police: 077 - 421 245

* Police Emergency: 191

* Police Station Nathon: 077 - 421 095

* Tourist Police: 077 - 421 281 / 1699

* Rescue Samui Int. Hospital: 077-230 781

* Snake Rescue Phil: 09-663 5085

 

Live Cam at Koh Samui

 

Flight and Train Schedule

Ferry Schedule

Ferry Schedule

 

Weather in Koh Samui

 

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Koh Phangan island

 

Another ideal destination for travelers who prefer less crowded, more private beaches set in a laid-back atmosphere. However, this is also a very hip place to be as the island hosts the world famous, and perhaps the biggest beach party on this planet – the full moon party on Hat Rin.

 

http://www.samuitv.com/media/maps/phangan_area_map_small.jpg

 

Covering an area of 191 square kilometers, Ko Phangan is located 20 kilometers directly north of Ko Samui, or approximately 100 kilometers from Surat. The best time to visit Ko Phangan is from February to September.

 

# Fullmoon Party Island - Haad Rin beach

# Halfmoon Party - Ban Tai jungle

# Blackmoon Party - Ban Tai beach

# Fifth largest island in Thailand

# About 10 km. north of Samui, 30 min. with speed boat

# 167 square kilometers in size

# Coral reefs around north west Phangan

 

More about Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan

 

 

 

 

 

Koh Tao island

In Sairee, or better say Jor Por Ror Bay at its southern end, you'll find the Rama V Rock, right in front of the fishery Museum. At Sairee View, a hilltop resort in the north end you can overlook the whole east coast, a whale skeleton is on display and closeby there's the mysterious diamond caves. The main road stops at C.F.T. offering a spectacular sight of Nangyuan as well as Thai Chi and traditional Thai massage Another great panorama you'll have at Two View, one of the highest peaks of Tao, best take a taxi towards Tanote Bay, get off at the sign and walk the rest, it's really worth it. - Koh Tao Info

 

http://www.samuitv.com/media/maps/kohtao_area_map_small.jpg

 

Koh Tao, little more than 21 square meters, is located about 70 km east of the coastline between Suratthani and Chumphon, in the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Tao means Turtle Island, because in the past the waters in the area were rich with sea turtles, nowadays they have mostly moved on to other breeding grounds. Initially the island was not inhabited, there was only the occasional fisherman from the neighbouring islands, looking for shelter in a storm or just taking a break before continuing his tiresome journey.

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Koh Samui island

 

http://www.samui.org/map/samui.gif

 

 

Koh Samui Beaches:

 

* Chaweng - Largest beach with most nightlife

* Lamai - Second runner up, steeper beach

* Choengmon - Laid back and secluded

* Bophut - Cosy fishing village

* Maenam - More popular in recent years

* Talingngam - Sunset & view over numerous islands

* Huathanon - Muslim fishing village south of Lamai

* Bang Kao - south tip of Samui

* Bang Po - north east tip of Samui

* Five Islands Beach - located in Talingngam

* Laem Set Cove - south tip of Samui

* Lipa Noi - just north of Talingngam

* Nathon - "business capital" of Samui

* Ao Tong Takian(Silver Beach) - north of Lamai beach

* Thong Krut - south Samui, longtail boat trips

* Chaweng Noi - smaller beach south of Chaweng beach

 

Pictures here

 

 

Tourist Attractions in Koh Samui:

 

* Aquarium & Tiger Zoo - Baan Harn

* Big Buddha - Choengmon Peninsula

* Buddha Foot Print - Baan Harn

* Heavens Garden - Lamai

* Wat Hin Lad - Baan Pang Ka

* Wat Hin Lat Fall - Baan Lipa Yai

* Hin Ta - Hin Yai - Lamai

* Kiri Wong Karam - Baan Talingngam

* Wat Laem Sor - Laem Sor

* Laem Sor Pagoda - Laem Sor

* Lamai Market

* Magic Garden - Samui Hills

* Monkey Show - Everywhere

* Mummified Monk(Wat Khunaram) - Baan Tha Po

* Namuang Waterfall - Baan Thurian

* Namuang ATV Park - Baan Thurian

* Namuang Safari Park - Baan Thurian

* Wat Na Phra Lan - Laem Na Lan

* Wat Phukao Thong - Maenam

* Wat Plai Leam - Choengmon Peninsula

* Raja Ferry Pier - Baan Talingngam

* Wat Samret - Baan Tha Po

* Samui Airport Choengmon Peninsula

* Wat Sila Ngu - Hua Thanon

* Vista Chaweng - Baan Chaweng Noi

* Vista Bang Po - Baan Thong Po

* Vista Choengmon - Baan Plai Laem

* Vista Saw Doy - Baan Thurian

 

Most famous places for tourists to go are "Wat Phra Yai" or Big Buddha, located on Big buddha beach between Bophut & Choengmon peninsula.

 

Not far away from Big Buddha lies the temple of Wat Plai Leam - after a visit to the temples of Plai Leam, you can buy fish food by the side of the lake and feed the fishes in the pond, it's so much fish, it will be an experience.

 

South of Lamai is the "infamous" rock formations of "Hin Ta - Hin Yai" - Grandmother Grandfahter rock

 

South side of Samui along the ring road and you will find "Wat Khunaram" where the mummified monk sits

 

Pictures hereand here

 

 

Hotels in Koh Samui

 

Hotels

Hotels

Hotels

Hotels

Hotels

Hotels

Hotels

 

 

Nightlife in Koh Samui:

 

Chaweng outshines anything else on Samui regarding the amount of nightlife area and places to go, Chaweng probably has everything, just find your spot. Lamai has the second largest to offer after the restaurant closes up. A few larger dance places, but mostly pubs from all over the world - enjoy

 

Pictures here

 

 

Shopping in Koh Samui

 

Chaweng is by far the largest shopping strip in Samui, about 10 kilometers of shops on either side of the Chaweng beach road. Maenam is getting busier by the year, it now hosts everything from large furniture shops. Nathon until a few years ago, most banks & government building were only located here. Many good places to shop for clothes or make a new pair of shoes - handmade! Lamai has some shops for clothes as well as souvernier shops

 

 

Emergency numbers on Samui island

 

* Credit Cards:

* American Express: 02 - 273 0022

* Master Card: 02 - 299 1990

* Visa: 02 - 299 1990

* Dentist Samui Int. Hospital: 077-230 781

* Dog Rescue Dog rescue Center: 077-413 490

* Fire Department Fire Department: 106 / 199

* Hospitals:

* Bandon International Hospital: 077 - 245 236

* Bangkok Samui Hospital: 077 - 429 500

* Samui Hospital: 077 - 421 230

* Samui International Hospital: 077 - 422 272

* Thai International Hospital: 077 - 414 400

* Immigration Samui Immigration Office: 077-421 069

* Medical House Call Muang Thai Clinic: 077-424 219

* Police:

* Marine Police: 077 - 421 245

* Police Emergency: 191

* Police Station Nathon: 077 - 421 095

* Tourist Police: 077 - 421 281 / 1699

* Rescue Samui Int. Hospital: 077-230 781

* Snake Rescue Phil: 09-663 5085

 

Live Cam at Koh Samui

 

Flight and Train Schedule

Ferry Schedule

Ferry Schedule

 

Weather in Koh Samui

 

More info

More info

More info

More info

More info

More info

 

 

 

 

 

Koh Phangan island

 

Another ideal destination for travelers who prefer less crowded, more private beaches set in a laid-back atmosphere. However, this is also a very hip place to be as the island hosts the world famous, and perhaps the biggest beach party on this planet – the full moon party on Hat Rin.

 

http://www.samuitv.com/media/maps/phangan_area_map_small.jpg

 

Covering an area of 191 square kilometers, Ko Phangan is located 20 kilometers directly north of Ko Samui, or approximately 100 kilometers from Surat. The best time to visit Ko Phangan is from February to September.

 

# Fullmoon Party Island - Haad Rin beach

# Halfmoon Party - Ban Tai jungle

# Blackmoon Party - Ban Tai beach

# Fifth largest island in Thailand

# About 10 km. north of Samui, 30 min. with speed boat

# 167 square kilometers in size

# Coral reefs around north west Phangan

 

More about Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan

 

 

 

 

 

Koh Tao island

In Sairee, or better say Jor Por Ror Bay at its southern end, you'll find the Rama V Rock, right in front of the fishery Museum. At Sairee View, a hilltop resort in the north end you can overlook the whole east coast, a whale skeleton is on display and closeby there's the mysterious diamond caves. The main road stops at C.F.T. offering a spectacular sight of Nangyuan as well as Thai Chi and traditional Thai massage Another great panorama you'll have at Two View, one of the highest peaks of Tao, best take a taxi towards Tanote Bay, get off at the sign and walk the rest, it's really worth it. - Koh Tao Info

 

http://www.samuitv.com/media/maps/kohtao_area_map_small.jpg

 

Koh Tao, little more than 21 square meters, is located about 70 km east of the coastline between Suratthani and Chumphon, in the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Tao means Turtle Island, because in the past the waters in the area were rich with sea turtles, nowadays they have mostly moved on to other breeding grounds. Initially the island was not inhabited, there was only the occasional fisherman from the neighbouring islands, looking for shelter in a storm or just taking a break before continuing his tiresome journey.

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guys, any updates to the route to ko samui.. need as much info as possible as i am making a trip up there end of the month.. i am interested in doin the coastal route.

 

 

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"From the main highway, instead of going into Surat Thani, i made a left exit to the town of Nakhom Si Thammarat. From there, you can take the east coast road up which is more scenic than the main highway. Once you head into Nakhom Si THammarat, look out for signboards to Surat Thani. Along the way, you will see a sign that leads to Donsak. Follow that sign and it will get you to Donsak Pier."

 

this main highway mentioned is it highway 4 tat actually goes to phattalung or it's a different highway?

 

thx bros

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If you're riding up best would be to take the ferry from Don Sak Pier. The co. that operates there is Raja ferry. You can google them for their timing n prices.

 

Journey from Don Sak to Koh Samui will be abt 1hr 30 mins.

 

You might want to refer to this thread for some info and directions provided by the helpful community here.

 

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147249

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Just came back last month, take the highway 41, exit surathani and head straight all the way till end of highway, filter out and make a u-turn, u will see a sign for donsak pier to turn left. After turning left, u will be riding on a runway like of road till u see the pier.

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dun miss the ferry timing else hav to wait 2hrs for the next 1.

tonyvaras hows the road now leadin frm to the donsak pier??

last time i was there was juz a dirt run they were tryin to build

a proper road to the pier. take care when goin on the ferry cause

the floor is metal 1 so may be abit slippery

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So much better now. the construction was completed on 2004 if I remembered correctly, april 2005, I was dying with that wide 3-5 straight lanes without obsticles. U can even take off if u r on wings. Last visit Nov 07, road starts to age but still able to lock my trottle full.

 

dun miss the ferry timing else hav to wait 2hrs for the next 1.

tonyvaras hows the road now leadin frm to the donsak pier??

last time i was there was juz a dirt run they were tryin to build

a proper road to the pier. take care when goin on the ferry cause

the floor is metal 1 so may be abit slippery

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oic tats gd to hear. last trip there with a pillon at the back on that road

condition was a tiresome affair :p

 

 

So much better now. the construction was completed on 2004 if I remembered correctly, april 2005, I was dying with that wide 3-5 straight lanes without obsticles. U can even take off if u r on wings. Last visit Nov 07, road starts to age but still able to lock my trottle full.
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deanz4,any reason not going during songkran?me and few friend plan

to go koh samui during songkran,unfortunately some of them can't make it due to work load and ann leave issue.might join you if majority can't make it..

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hi, im making a trip by plane on 25april friday. i got no bike now, else i would wan to join u on 18/04.. u can catch the full moon party at koh phangan

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hello all. reviving this somewhat old thread to get more info. can i know where do u guys stay in Koh Samui (especially those who rider there) and how do u get there ? got map and topo own way, follow hotel vehicle or just try ur luck.

 

i'm looking for a hotel that has secure parking and is comfortable and most importantly, clean toilets.. hehe !

 

also, any hotels that also have adventure activities such as ATV and such ? thanks in advance !

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