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.
The Koh Samui Guide
Koh Samui FAQs
Due to volume, I can’t always respond to specific/individual travel questions (e.g. flight timing, itineraries, visas or anything pertaining to covid/travel). For an immediate answer, I hope the following links and resources will help you.
- OMG guess what! I just saw …….
- Where to stay? Which beach is best?
- Weather? Rain? Climate?
- Flights, flying and airport transfers?
- Weddings? Birthdays? Special celebrations?
- Things to do, bookings and tours?
- Events and holidays?
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 always possible. Thanks!
OMG guess what! I just saw ________
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.
Where to stay? Which beach is best?
I’ve made it as easy as possible in the really-long-but-super-organised guides:
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 7 editions of The Koh Samui Guide (with 18 years’ Samui research and exploration to back it up). If you have a specific question, I’ll do my best to answer but I really 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.
Koh Samui weather and climate?
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:
Flights, flying and airport transfers?
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
Koh Samui bird-watching?
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.
Weddings? Birthdays? Special celebrations?
For questions about weddings: I’ve put absolutely everything I know in my opus piece on Koh Samui weddings. Seriously, that’s all I know! For my very favourite venues for special occasions (birthday, anniversary, honeymoon dinners, etc.) see The Koh Samui Guide.
Things to do, bookings and tours
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.
Koh Samui events and holidays
For dates and details about island events, holidays and festivals: absolutely everything I know goes into the Koh Samui events calendar (which I update regularly). More specifically, learn what to expect on Koh Samui during:
- April: Songkran
- Oct-Dec: Rainy season
- Dec: Christmas
- Dec/Jan: New Year’s Eve
Still have a question?
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!