For quieter and authentic evenings you might venture into” Fisherman’s village” with its romantic restaurants overlooking the ocean and its small traditional souvenir shops. Its a great shopping venus with local handicrafts and happy smiling faces.
Make sure you don’t miss the golden “Big Buddha” statue, which is the symbol of our island.
Samui offers natural beauties like tropical mountain walks, hidden waterfalls – or a butterfly farm. Samui is also perfect for spa-lovers – as traditional Thai massages can be found everywhere. If you look for Thai culture: within short drives from you can find ancient Thai temples where you can witness our monk ceremonies.
Dry Season December – May: The dry season. Not much rain, but it might occur some refreshing wind or breeze at this time. Great for wind and body surfing. There is normally a lot of sunshine at this season.
Hot Season March – July: The weather is still dry in this time, and it is usually very sunny and hot. In May it might rain a little more though. This is a great period to visit the islands if you can stand temperatures ranging from 28-35 degrees Celsius at daytime.
August – Mid October – A lovely time of year to visit, by September the beaches are quieter, the sea is glorious. The beach in Mae Nam has cooling breezes blowing in off the island channel.
Rain Season mid October – November: Also known as the monsoon season. It's still hot and normally there are many sunny days in the monsoon period. On some days you might find yourself in a refreshing monsoon shower for a moment. The rain showers are often short and as these island's water supplies are finite, the rain is needed and important.
In Maenam you will find a lot of restaurants and bars along the main road. If the nightlife in Maenam is not enough you can always continue the night in Chaweng where you will find most bars, discos, clubs and pubs. If you take a a taxi or a songthaews you will in the middle of everything in no time. Remember to always negotiate the price before you start your journey.
The two largest discotheques or clubs in Samui are called Green Mango (Soi Green Mango) and the Reggae Pub situated behind Chaweng Lake. Woo Bar at the W Retreat has great DJs and amazing food for a glamous, special night out.
Taxis and Songthaews—mini-buses converted from pick-ups. When taking a cab, make sure to use one that is licensed and check the price before you get in. We recommend that you only take a Songthaew if you are traveling light and know where you are going. Songthaews travel around the island of Koh Samui, and make a cheap and efficient travel option if you don't have any luggage with you. Standard charge of between 50 – 100 baht depending on how many stops you are traveling. Taxis around the island are easily available and a little more expensive. Fee: THB 200 – 500 baht