How to spend 48 hours in koh samui
It’s home to a lush forest full of hidden waterfalls, beautiful sand-white beaches, tons of adventurous activities and an excellent party scene.
There’s something for everyone on koh samui.
Whether you’re planning a tropical honeymoon or you’re backpacking around southeast asia, there are options for every type of traveler.
Where to stay in koh samui
Chaweng beach is where you’ll find the island’s party scene as well a beautiful (but busy) beach and lots of restaurants.
If you’re looking for something more laid back, stay in choeng mon.
There aren’t any parties here and fewer people on the beach.
Other activities in koh samui
Whether you’re looking for a luxurious idyllic retreat, a world-class honeymoon destination or you want to experience thailand’s famous party scene – add koh samui to your itinerary.
Since then, i’ve traveled to over 70 countries and have knocked some big adventures off my bucket list.
The only downside is that it’s also thailand’s peak tourist season.
Flights and accommodation prices increase and the beaches on phuket and krabi will be full of people.
Bus and ferry to koh samui (less than $15)
There are several different ways to get from bangkok to phuket, and while bus options are usually the cheapest, costing the equivalent of around $20, they also can take up to thirteen hours, and often will be in fairly cramped conditions.
Traveling by train and then a shorter bus will usually be around six hours, and cost the equivalent of around $30, while a flight is the quickest way, and usually costs around the equivalent of $50 if booked in advance.
Although the plane is clearly the quickest, the railway and bus journey offer interesting scenery while also being a more environmentally friendly way to travel.