If You Could Change 1 Thing... (Reader Survey Results)

January 27, 2020

If You Could Change 1 Thing... (Reader Survey Results)

A huge thank you to our tremendously generous readers who took the time to answer our survey about The Koh Samui Guide. With the help of a few bar graphs – and a dog emoji – here's what you have to say.

(If you'd still like to add your feedback we're always happy to have it – look for the link in your email!). To jump into the good stuff, here's what you've had to say so far...

How would you rate The Koh Samui Guide out of five?

How would you rate The Koh Samui Guide out of five? 4.91

Average rating: 4.91
(It would get 1570 on its SAT!)

How did The Koh Samui Guide improve your experience on Koh Samui?

The Koh Samui Guide Reader Survey Results

“Could not have enjoyed trip without it.” – Donna

“We were able to plan ahead to make sure we made the most of our time on the island.” – Damian

Would you recommend The Koh Samui Guide to your friends and family?

Would you recommend The Koh Samui Guide to your friends and family?

100% of our readers said YES!

(That’s amazing). One person even said she'd made her sister buy it.

For total transparency, here’s exactly what they said:

  • “Yes, and already have!” – 4%
  • “Absolutely” – 8%
  • “Definitely” – 10%
  • “Yes” – 76%
  • “Sure!” – 2%

How did The Koh Samui Guide help you to prepare for your trip?

How did The Koh Samui Guide help you to prepare for your trip?

“It was brilliant! I read every bit of it and I’ve used the taxi app, I’ve been to a couple of restaurants. I hired a bicycle (and it’s been good) I refer to it a lot now I’m here too.” – Sallyanne

Which chapters of The Koh Samui Guide were most helpful?

Which chapters of The Koh Samui Guide were most helpful?

The top five didn’t completely surprise me:

  1. Things to do on Koh Samui
  2. Beaches and hotels (where to stay)
  3. Transport (how to get around)
  4. Exploring Koh Samui (day trips)
  5. Food and drink

What does surprise me is that bird-watching has the same size audience as caring for your children. (I mean, fair enough, you're on vacation).

As for your favourites – noted! We'll keep the activity and hotel recommendations coming through in your monthly updates emails.

    If you could change one thing about The Koh Samui Guide, what would it be?

    If you could change one thing about The Koh Samui Guide, what would it be?

    “That I would have found it 7 years ago!” – Melissa

    After reading The Koh Samui Guide did you need more information on a particular topic?

    After reading The Koh Samui Guide did you need more information on a particular topic?

    • No, nope, definitely not – 78%
    • More hotels and spas – 4%
    • More details on Koh Tao or Koh Phangan – 4%
    • More details for long-term stays – 4%
    • More details on birds – 2%
    • Even more restaurants – 6%
    • Even more photos – 2%

    Noted! More hotels. Spas. Birds.

    On it.

    What else would you like us to know?

    “I would like to thank you for contributing to a lovely holiday we enjoyed so much, that we are planning to come back” – Giorgia

    “It was a great help. I had been once before briefly with a friend to party about 8 years ago. This time with my girlfriend, the guide was a great help to help us decide what to do , where to eat! Etc etc” – Craig

    “I would like to thank you for contributing to a lovely holiday we enjoyed so much, that we are planning to come back” – Giorgia

    Finally, the question everyone is wondering... are you a dog person or a cat person?

    Finally, the question everyone is wondering... are you a dog person or a cat person?

    27% cat person
    40% dog person
    33% neither – humans only please (WHAT! Guys. We need to talk.)

    On that note (a triumphant day for dogs), many thanks! (Many many many).


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    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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