Koh Samui weather
If you are planning to visit Koh Samui, of course you want to go in the best months with the most sunny days. The monsoon usually lasts from October through December with November as the wettest month. February and March, on the other hand, are the sunniest months. January is (statistically) the coolest month and April the hottest time of the year. Broadly you can travel to Koh Samui from January until October to have the best chance on a sunny vacation.
Where to stay in Koh Samui
This depends on what you are looking for and what your budget is considering the Samui hotels or beach resort you can choose. If you’re looking for entertainment and nightlife you have to stay around the Chaweng area. But if you’re more into relaxing and quiet beaches, then book your accommodation around the more in the south or around Maenam beach area as it’s much quieter.
How to get to Koh Samui
There are several options to get to Koh Samui. Since this is the only island on the east coast that has an airport, it is the most convenient but also expensive way to get to Koh Samui. You can also come by boat (and bus) from the mainland of Thailand via Surat Thani and Krabi.
How to get around on Koh Samui
The best way to get around the island is by renting a scooter. If you have an international drivers license (which is very important if you don’t want to pay a fine when you get stopped by the police) and you download the map of Koh Samui offline on your phone, you’re ready to go! Always wear a helmet for your own safety, but police can also do checkpoints and you will get a fine if you’re not wearing a helmet.