October 2020 update: As we continue to wade through the murk and muck of 2020, you’re bound to have a lot of questions – When can you return to Koh Samui? What’s the situation with COVID-19 and Thailand immigration? Is it possible to book a villa and self-isolate within? (Answer: No, not yet). Has much changed on Koh Samui as a result of COVID? To make sure you’ve got the most current details, you can now find an October 2020 supplement with your download of The Koh Samui Guide (plus island updates and changes highlighted within).
***Existing 7th Edition customers*** These updates are FREE. You don’t need to purchase a new copy. Simply click your original download link (either in your purchase receipt email or reissued here) and help yourself to an updated guidebook and the October 2020 updates supplement.
- Existing 7th Edition customers: Reissue your download link and get your free updates
- New customers: find out how to purchase and download The Koh Samui Guide.
The Koh Samui Guide 2020 Updates
December 2019: Ready for the New Year? We are! Just before we tuck into our tropical turkey, we wanted to let you know that The Koh Samui Guide is ready with a 2020 refresh. In a hurry? Not to worry – the changes are minor and mostly involve changes to hotels and island businesses (plus an emergency edit to a rather unexpected link click…). Find out what’s changed and how to get your updated guide.
*Existing 7th Edition customers: your updates are included free! See below for details.
What’s changed? Call it Musical Chairs: Island Edition.
Rather than play spot-the-difference, existing customers of The Koh Samui Guide’s 7th edition will notice a new file in their download bundle listing where you’ll notice these changes and their associated page numbers in the guide. In brief:
Hotels: One hotel has shut temporarily for renovations and another has closed forever.
Restaurants: One restaurant has moved and another has closed forever.
Services: One service has changed names and ownership and another has closed.
Events and references: You’ll also spot the switch to the 2020 events lists and updated footnotes where relevant.
Can’t make this up: One island business recently changed their domain name by a single character. Crucially, they didn’t install a redirect to transfer visitors from the old site to the new site. You know where this is going, right? Indeed. The old domain has since lapsed and is now … a website for grown-ups. As for its brief inclusion linked deep within The Koh Samui Guide? Well, don’t they say undersell and overdeliver? Merry Christmas. Our gift to you? A guide that’s once again PG-13.
How to get your update?
Existing 7th Edition customers
Your updates are included free! Just click your download link and you’ll be taken to your file bundle. There, you’ll spot a new two-page PDF that lists the updates, as well as the updated guide with the changes made within. Simply download the new version and delete the old – easy! (If you’ve lost or misplaced your download link you can easily reissue it yourself using the email address you used for your purchase).
All this is to clarify that, yes, The Koh Samui Guide is up-to-date and ready to help you plan your 2020 travels. Wondering how to get your copy? See the three steps to get your instant download. Enjoy!Shop Now