Helpful tips

Is Koh Samui close to Phuket?

Is Koh Samui close to Phuket?

The distance from Phuket to Koh Samui is 335 km. If you are going to travel by bus, note that it departs only three times per day, and all journeys are in the morning.

Is Phuket or Koh Samui better?

Koh Samui also has popular beaches such as Chaweng and Lamai, as well as 33 other beach areas all around the island. If you want a more lively beach scene, then Phuket is definitely the choice for you. If you want to find calmer, and more private beaches, Koh Samui is the better choice.

What is the difference between Koh Samui and Phuket?

Phuket also offers less-crowded beaches for those who want to relax. But it does not lack in world-renowned surf beaches either. Samui’s beaches, while quieter and smaller than Phuket has many beaches that are excellent for snorkeling. Many of the beaches in Koh Samui offer stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand.

How long is ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui?

1.5 hour
From there a 1.5 hour boat takes you across to Koh Samui (the same ferry used by the train combination ticket). Buses take 10 to 12 hours for the ride from Bangkok to Surat Thani and then 2 to 4 more hours (depending on how long you wait for the ferry) to get across to Koh Samui.

Which is the best beach in Koh Samui?

10 Best Beaches in Koh Samui

  • Lipa Noi Beach. Lipa Noi Beach.
  • Choeng Mon. Choeng Mon.
  • Maenam Beach. Umbrellas and sun loungers on Maenam Beach.
  • Chaweng Beach. Chaweng Beach.
  • Taling Ngam. Taling Ngam.
  • Bophut Beach. Bophut Beach.
  • Lamai Beach. Lamai Beach.
  • Bang Po Beach. Bang Po beach at sunset.

Why choose Koh Samui maps?

Koh Samui maps; discover one the most famous Thailand’s travel destination, Samui Island, with a selection of detailed charts. Each beach has its own map where are displayed hotels, resorts, facilities, activities and things to see.

How do I get to Phuket from Koh Samui by ferry?

There are two daily departures from Nathon Pier on Koh Samui at 8am and 12.45pm. Each ferry takes about 1½ hour to arrive to Donsak pier near Suratthani, where passengers transfer to the bus heading to Phuket. The whole journey normally takes from seven to 7½ hours. In Phuket buses arrive to Lomprayah’s office in Phuket Town.

What are the top 10 beaches in Koh Samui?

Maps of Koh Samui 1 Nathon Town 2 Lipa Noi Beach 3 Taling Ngam 4 Thong Krut 5 Hua Thanon and Bang Kao 6 Lamai Beach 7 Silver Beach 8 Chaweng Beach 9 Choeng Mon Beach 10 Bophut Beach 11 Maenam Beach More

When is the best time of year to visit Koh Samui?

On Koh Samui it’s usually late October, November and part of December. Is Phuket or Koh Samui bigger? Phuket – almost twice as big. Phuket’s total area is 540 km²/208 mi² – similar to Guam, a bit smaller than Singapore or Bahrain.