The Koh Samui Guide is in 93 countries and 49 U.S. states!

April 18, 2019

The Koh Samui Guide is in 93 countries and 49 states!

As anyone with a nanny cam will understand – you want to know what your ‘baby’ gets up to. Our baby? Since 2012, it’s been racking up some miles, quite literally zipping from Andorra to Papua New Guinea to the UAE. Out of pure fascination, we occasionally look at where The Koh Samui Guide has been downloaded. Considering we’ve never advertised and put our product on the internet “just to see” – the global interest seven editions later is astonishing.

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countries (roughly half of the UN)


U.S. states (no pressure, South Dakota)


Plus, all 6 Australian states & 2 territories

The Koh Samui Guide in 93 countries

The Koh Samui Guide in 93 countries 

As of today? People in 93 countries have used The Koh Samui Guide. That’s nearly half of the UN! (And three times as many countries as are in NATO). 

Some stats –  

It’s been read in Monaco – the world’s second smallest country – plus the Maldives and Malta (the ninth and tenth smallest). 

At least one of San Marino’s 33,285 residents (the world’s fifth-smallest population) has used The Koh Samui Guide.

Fellow islanders? Readers in the Aland Islands, Curaçao, Cyprus, Guam, Guernsey, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jersey, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Réunion Island, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and the UK come – to varying degrees – pre-programmed for island life.

Escape the cold? The Koh Samui Guide has readers ready to defrost in eight of the world’s ten coldest countries – Kazakhstan, Russia, Canada, the U.S., Iceland, Finland, Estonia and Mongolia.

Furthest from Koh Samui? As for the most exploratory group of readers – that title goes to our customers in Peru (with those in Chile and Panama tied for second).

Lima is the furthest city on earth from Koh Samui – 19,590 km (about 12,000 miles, or just over four trips across the United States).

The Koh Samui Guide in 49 U.S. states

The Koh Samui Guide in 49 U.S. states

As for our readers in the States? You’re coast to coast and non-contiguous, too. The Koh Samui Guide has readers in forty-nine states – even the states with the smallest populations like Wyoming, Vermont and Alaska.

Next question … who knows anyone in South Dakota, and don’t they need a vacation?


More questions?

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The Koh Samui Guide 2019: 7th edition reveal

The Koh Samui Guide

7th edition available now – totally updated for 2019! Your total travel guidebook for Koh Samui, Thailand in a convenient PDF ebook – it downloads instantly.

"I can't come up with a single suggestion to enhance it. It's by far the best single spot travel guide I've seen, anywhere, and I'm 44 and been around the block (well got lost at one point). I'd say it's essential and almost a necessity." – Claus, Denmark

The Koh Samui Guide is read in 93 countries and U.S. 49 states!

Alex Hammond
In 2012, Alex and her brother wrote The Koh Samui Guide they wished they’d had on their first few visits to Thailand. To their (tremendous) surprise, the guide became “a thing” … and it’s been an ongoing labour of love ever since.

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