Hello! I’m Alex. Have a question?
Please note that, due to volume, I can’t always respond to specific/individual travel questions. Instead, I hope you find these links helpful.
Due to volume, I can't always respond to specific/individual travel questions (e.g. flight timing, itineraries, visas, etc).
For an immediate answer, I hope the following links and resources will help you.
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Sorry, my expertise is Koh Samui and Koh Samui only. However, I recommend these Thailand guides heartily: The Best Thailand Travel Guides.
Very easily. Three quick steps will take you less than three minutes to download The Koh Samui Guide:
(1) purchase your copy,
(2) receive your download link and;
(3) download your PDF guide to your computer, phone or tablet.
It’s a digital guidebook so you’ll never wait for shipping. The instructions were tested on a real live Baby Boomer.
No problem. First, search your email for 'The Koh Samui Guide'. If you don't see it, you can easily re-issue your download link. (Enter your email used for purchase and you’ll be immediately reunited!). If you still can’t find it: Not to worry. On rare occasions, customers have made orders with a typo ('gNail.com'). Just send me a note and I’ll send you a new download email: support[at]thekohsamuiguide.com.
To tell me about a really cool thing you’ve seen, eaten or done on Samui, please get in touch. I'd never heard of monitor lizards on Koh Samui before readers started telling me about them. Now it's become a whole thing.
I’ve made it as easy as possible in the following really-long-but-super-organised guides:
Where to Stay on Koh Samui
Where to Stay on Koh Samui with Children
Where to Stay in Thailand
For specific help deciding where to stay on Koh Samui, or advice choosing which beach you’ll like best, I’ve poured heart and soul into 8 editions of The Koh Samui Guide (with 20 years’ Samui research and exploration to back it up). If you have a specific question, I stand behind the guidebook as the very best I can offer you in terms of comprehensive, pro/con planning tips and totally honest, unbiased advice.
You’ve booked your trip and just found out it might rain while you’re there? Not to panic – Thai massages are even more relaxing with a rainfall soundtrack, and mango sticky rice tastes even sweeter. Unfortunately, I can’t give you better than what the weather “tends to be” at given times of the year, plus a reassurance you’ll have a fantastic time no matter what. Don't miss these helpful resources:
Koh Samui's year-round climate
What to know about rainy season
What to wear in rainy season
Unfortunately, I can’t always respond to itinerary questions about flight times, transfer times and baggage limits. However, please find plenty of helpful details linked below:
How to transfer at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Flying with Bangkok Airways (yes, they gate-check strollers).
Your total guide to Koh Samui Airport
Strangely enough, I receive the most emails about weddings and bird-watching – though not often from the same people. Here’s what I can offer your bird-watching on Koh Samui: A running list of birds I've seen on Koh Samui plus my tips for lazy bird-watching in Thailand.
For questions regarding specific tour bookings and other island arrangements: I'm not an island travel agent so I can’t assist you with bookings directly. Of course, The Koh Samui Guide is chock-full of what I consider must-dos and corollary details, but you might like some ideas that constitute the best of Koh Samui.
Thanks for your interest. For the sake of transparency to The Koh Samui Guide readers, I don't accept advertising, sponsors, comps or freebies for any establishments on Koh Samui. Ever. All of my Koh Samui research is anonymous and I pay for everything myself as a normal guest or customer.
However – I always welcome information and I'd love to get to know your property. Please send any press packets, details or particular highlights my way: alex[at]thekohsamuiguide.com
P.S. If you're kind to animals or the environment – I want to know. It will be gratefully received and will be saved with my research material for the next edition or future blog content.
I research and write every post myself, so I don’t accept guest posts.
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If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for, send me a note at: alex[at]thekohsamuiguide.com. If it’s something I can help with, I'll try my best to get back to you. I wish I had the time to respond to every email but it's not often possible. Thanks!
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