Common questions

Is Ko Samui safe?

Is Ko Samui safe?

On the whole, Koh Samui is perfectly safe. Respectfully, there is an element of risk (just like with any destination in the world) – but typically speaking, Koh Samui is undoubtedly a safe place to travel. Situated in the Gulf of Thailand is Thailand’s second-largest island, Koh Samui.

What does Samui mean in Thai?

As it was their first port of call in Thailand, it became its name and evolved over time to สมุย. Some people believe that the word “samui” derives from the Malay word saboey, or ‘safe haven’. There is no firm corroboration of any of these theories. Ko is the Thai word for “island”.

Where is Ko Samui Thailand?

Gulf of Thailand
Ko Samui (เกาะสมุย), (pronounced gaw (rhyming with raw) sà mui) is an island located in the Chumphon Archipelago in the Gulf of Thailand, some 700 km south of Bangkok and about 80 km from the eastern coastline of Southern Thailand.

Which is cheaper Phuket or Koh Samui?

Accommodation, food and activity prices are fairly similar on both islands. It is, however, less expensive to reach Phuket than Samui. Travelers are likely to spend more money in Phuket because of the numerous large shopping malls, nightclubs, and restaurants that abound on the island.

How much is an average meal in Koh Samui?

While meal prices in Koh Samui can vary, the average cost of food in Koh Samui is ฿570 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Koh Samui should cost around ฿228 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner.

Has Koh Samui ever had a tsunami?

Koh Samui is the safest island in the region and the only island Tsunami cannot reach since it is located within the Gulf of Thailand, and thus protected from the tsunamis that may again one day come across the Indian Ocean and the Andaman Sea.

Is Samui dead?

Despite not saying “cool” at any point, Samui is then trapped inside the Benihisago by Ginkaku, because people can also be sealed away for not saying anything long enough. Darui promises to find a way to release her, suggesting she’s still alive.

What KOH means in Thai?

The word “Koh” means island in the Thai language that only indicates the status of Samui.

How big is Phuket?

543 km²

Phuket is approximately 863 kilometres (536 mi) south of Bangkok and covers an area of 543 square kilometres (210 sq mi) excluding small islets. It is estimated that Phuket would have a total area of approximately 576 square kilometres (222 sq mi) if all its outlying islands were included.

Is there a ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui?

From Bangkok to Koh Samui by Bus and Ferry. Your cheapest option to get to Koh Samui from Bangkok is to catch a bus (instead of a train) to Surat Thani, then change to a ferry or catamaran at the pier for the rest of the journey.

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