Koh Samui Information and Maps



Koh Samui, Thailand’s third largest island measures 21 kilometers at it’s widest point and 25 kilometers in maximum length, is one of a group of 80 tropical islands, most of which are uninhabited.

With a land mass of approximately 280 sq m, Koh Samui has a population of a mere 34,000. The island is located in the Gulf of Thailand, 80 km off the coast of Surat Thani and about 560 km from the capital, Bangkok. The easiest and quickest way to reach the island is by air from Bangkok, Phuket, Singapore or Hong Kong and with the islands popularity increasing each year so are the planned destinations to and from the island.

Koh Samui was first discovered by backpackers around 30 years ago, attracted by the island’s wild beauty and friendly locals and although the island has undergone some dramatic changes in the following years its natural tranquility still remains the same and its bohemian care free attitude will enchant you. With miles of white sand beaches and cobalt clear blue seas all around, you will know you have entered paradise itself.

Samui now attracts all walks of life, from honeymooners to film stars. It’s a true cosmopolitan island and the locals make all welcome and wishing for more. This is why visitors to Samui return year after year and many decide never to leave at all.

The Island now boasts many 5 star hotels, resorts, restaurants and is fast developing into an up market tourist destination. With the opening of an 18 hole championship golf course, a new International Marina planned, new hospitals and a forthcoming International School, Samui is set for the next phase in its evolution.

Climate. Samui is fast becoming an island to be visited all year round, as it benefits from a good weather season for around 10 months of the year. The dry season is from January till May and July through to September. Temperatures are generally between 30-35 degrees, which can sometimes rise to 40 degrees during April and May. Average temperatures during the wet season range between 25-30 degrees.


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Map of Koh Samui
Map of Koh Samui in The Gulf of Thailand

Southern part of The Gulf of Thailand showing Samui, Phangan and Koh Tao
Map of the south of the gulf of Thailand

Map of Thailand
Map of Thailand