Koh Samui

Koh Samui

Whilst nearby Koh Pha-ngan has always attracted the backpackers and Koh Tao the divers, Koh Samui is the most accessible East Coast island with good connections, excellent beaches and some superb mid and high end hotels. The Island is famed for its white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and its abundance of coconut trees, not to mention its relaxed character and its diverse range of settlements, from sleepy fishing villages to modern tourist-friendly towns.

The rainy season in Koh Samui typically lasts from October to December, with January through to March being the driest time of the year. It’s also fairly dry from April to September, which is when a lot of other places in Thailand have their monsoon season. Generally speaking, temperatures are quite favourable year-round. Much of the accommodation here is situated either on or within walking distance of the beaches.

Though many visit Koh Samui for its fine white-sand beaches, there are lots of other things to see and experience. Regarded as the island’s most iconic landmark is the Big Buddha, a golden buddha statue towering 40 feet high that’s located within an ornate temple complex; for a more laidback side of Koh Samui, visit Bophut, a traditional fishing village known for its varied cuisine, bustling markets and its more rustic appearance; another attraction is the Secret Buddha Garden, a collection of buddha statues high up in the hills surrounded by lush jungle vegetation, with extraordinary views of the island below. The Ang Thong National Park is made up of some 42 islands, including Koh Samui, many of which are easily reached on boat tours.


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A perfectly balanced 2 week family holiday in Thailand including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, a stunning rural village lodge, guided rafting and biking and then a week's beach time on Koh Samui.

Tailor-made Classic 2 weeks

Families from $2,067 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,123 per person economy class from London

The best of South East Asia, with three nights in gorgeous Luang Prabang (Laos), the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia and a trully idyllic Thai Island beach.

Tailor-made Classic 2 weeks

Families from $2,398 pp plus flights

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Flights are typically an additional $1,372 per person economy class from London

16 day family holiday exploring Vietnam’s vibrant cities, rural landscapes, and idyllic beaches including cycling, sailing, and a tropical island.

Tailor-made Classic 16 days

Families from $1,836 pp plus flights

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Flights are typically an additional $749 per person economy class from London

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Accommodation

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9/10

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Price rating 4

- Top notch beachside resort
- Water sports, jungle & cultural excursions
- Fruit carving, cocktail mixing, yoga lessons
- Spa, pool, gym, tennis, thai boxing

Our rating

8/10

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Price rating 4

- Luxury Resort
- Excellent Facilities
- 77 Villas & Suites
- 300m exclusive Mae Nam beachfront

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8/10

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Price rating 3

- Secluded beachside location
- Lovely, spacious rooms
- Fitness centre, 2 pools, hot tub
- Boat trips, snorkelling expeditions, kayaking

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Peaceful beachside location
- Tropical gardens, two pools
- Snorkelling, sunset cruises, cookery classes
- Guided island tours

Peace Resort

Koh Samui

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7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Excellent Bophut location
- Large Pool
- 2 bedroom villas for families
- 250m stretch of beach

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  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

  • We had the most incredible time thank you. We loved Karen Blixen camp and felt part of a family there, it was incredibly special. And Breezes was very relaxing.
    We can't fault all the transfers and the moment we were greeted on the tarmac at Nairobi airport we knew we were going to be well cared for.

    Thank you so much to you and all the Tourdust team for making it such a happy and memorable trip.

    MissingZoe A reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Beach on 27 August 2019

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