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 hotels 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 the Maenam beach area as it’s much quieter. The roads in Koh Samui are great, so when you hire a motorbike for 150 – 200 baht you can explore the island easily on your own. There is also a huge selection of luxury hotels and resorts on the island. So if you’re planning for a honeymoon, or you like to stay in the high end resorts, then check out Six Senses, W Hotel, The Ritz Carlton and Anantara.
How 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 here. You can also come by boat (and bus) from the mainland of Thailand via Surat Thani and Krabi.