* Totally updated October, 2015The Koh Samui Guide:
Find out how to enjoy your time on Koh Samui with any group of people, at any time of year, on any budget. Whether you're totally spontaneous or a list-making travel fiend, a parent, a honeymooner, a retired couple, a solo traveller with a backpack and a yoga mat - even an obsessive bird-watcher - The Koh Samui Guide makes sure the reality of your trip is even better than you hope.Arrive a total island expert:
In 2012, we'd been visiting Koh Samui regularly for 9 years - writing The Koh Samui Guide was the best way to share everything we'd learned (and eaten). We never planned
for this travel guide to become 'our baby'
, but we've expanded and updated The Koh Samui Guide with obsessive love, care and attention for 4+ years and counting.
Our 4th edition is brand new for 2015 [totally updated in October]
- our best yet!
Today, put our 12 years' Samui experience
in your back pocket, gaining instant confidence to enjoy a new culture, country and climate. Learn how to love every minute of your vacation:Too touristy?
Learn how to avoid the madding crowds, and
their tour buses.Safety?
Use every tool in our arsenal to have a happy, healthy tripIs it raining?
You hadn't noticed. Find out how to enjoy every
kind of tropical weather.What's inside The Koh Samui Guide?
18 chapters are split into 5 parts:
How to plan your trip
Finding the best of Koh Samui
Things to do on Koh Samui
Events + special interests
Enjoying Koh Samui with kids
Weather + when to visit
Beaches, hotels + where to stay
Transport + how to get around
Culture, sense + how to stay safe
Packing, shoes + what to wear
Getting here, ferries + your arrival
Food, drink + how to buy groceries
Nightlife + where to find the best sunsets
How to explore Koh Samui
Activities, tours + the best day trips
Shopping + perfect souvenirs
Things to do on a rainy day
Holidays: Songkran, Christmas + New Year
Bird-watching on Koh Samui
Island plants + gardens
The best hotels for families
Things to do with kids on Koh Samui
Tips for enjoying Koh Samui with children
Top 5 Thailand reading list
Beach-by-beach comparisons, island maps, helpful charts and honest photos.
The Koh Samui Guide is 100% honest and 100% independent. Since our 1st edition in 2012, The Koh Samui Guide has helped people in 56 countries plan and enjoy incredible Samui vacations. Whether you're coming as a couple, a family, are on a budget or celebrating something special, we're certain you'll find The Koh Samui Guide helpful, reassuring and insightful.
"It blew us away how good the book was. It covered everything... This book needs to be in as many people's hands as possible." - Stephen
"If we didn't have this download I really don't think we would have such a great time. We have booked again next year on the back of a fantastic holiday which would not have been so great without your book." - Karen
"We loved the guide - it's by far the most helpful thing we've found on Koh Samui." - Anna