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4.5 out of 5
55/13 Moo 6, Bang Por Soi 4, Meanam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is $35 per night
8.65 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (233 reviews)

"Nice view at the penthouse suite. We love the pool also and staff very friendly."…"

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Belmond Napasai
5 out of 5
65/10 Moo 5 Baan Tai, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
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8.43 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (111 reviews)
Great peaceful hotel for relaxation and activities

"Great hotel, really peaceful place. Lots of things to do and great to just relax by the pool and beach. Service excellent. Rooms beautifully done in very classic wooden features. Highly recommend"…"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Belmond Napasai
Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana Hotel
4 out of 5
37/97 Moo 3 Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
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5.17 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (300 reviews)

"Large clean rooms, quiet, great staff, good buffet breakfast, beautiful swimming pool, good WiFi. The hotel is not directly on the beach, and about a mile south of the most popular Chaweng Beach area, but it’s a good value. Easy to get around if you rent a scooter, available directly across the ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2020

Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana Hotel
The Briza Beach Resort, Samui
4.5 out of 5
173/22 Moo 2 Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is $48 per night
7.06 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (550 reviews)

"The view and our room was great. However the two complaints we have were that the hotel was very accommodating when we arrived early and there are not beach chairs, all the chairs facing the ocean were basically shaded by trees. Would stay again but was disappointed by those two things."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

The Briza Beach Resort, Samui
Karma Resort
3.5 out of 5
182/3 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
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The price is $64 per night
6.93 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)

"Stunning property. Spacious rooms with beautiful design elements. Friendly efficient staff. Great restaurant and pool area. Nice beach. Walkable to other restaurants and bars."…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Karma Resort
ibis Samui Bophut
3 out of 5
Bophut Beach Surat Thani, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is $33 per night
6.97 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (494 reviews)
Nice pool area

"Reasonably priced hotel with adequate rooms and a nice pool area next to the beach and sea."…"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

ibis Samui Bophut
W Koh Samui
5 out of 5
4/1 Moo 1, Tambol Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is $478 per night
7.41 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (119 reviews)

"W Koh Samui February 2020, 2 nights VILLA: LOVED IT! So modern and spacious with lots of personality. Pops of color and fun details. Comfortable, clean, great living space and bathroom; great toiletries and linens; clean, big pool and green space. LOCATION: golf buggy avail for movement around property. ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

W Koh Samui
The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui
5 out of 5
9/123 Moo 5 Tambon Borphud, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
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The price is $236 per night
9.5 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (111 reviews)
First class resort

"Absolutely incredible hotel and staff."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui
Am Samui Palace
3.5 out of 5
124 / 39 Moo 3, Maret, Lamai, Koh Samui
The price is $73 per night
2.86 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (237 reviews)

"Lovely rooms with comfortable beds and linens, clean and well maintained . The grounds are beautiful and the staff very friendly and helpful. A very nice breakfast and a great happy hour around the pool from noon till 5:00. A short walk to beautiful Lamai beach in one direction and across the street ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

Am Samui Palace
Dara Samui Beach Resort - Adult Only
4 out of 5
162/2 Moo 2 Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
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6.49 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (358 reviews)

"Very central to Main Street . Right on the beach. Fabulous breakfast and very helpful staff . Nothing too much trouble."…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020

Dara Samui Beach Resort - Adult Only
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Visiting Koh Samui

Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in Koh Samui, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, top-notch restaurants, and relaxing spas. This relaxing city also attracts tourists with its shopping. Top sights in the city include Namuang Waterfall, Big Buddha Statue, and Namuang Waterfall 2.

  • There are 1441 hotels and other accommodations in Koh Samui
  • The closest major airport is in Ko Samui (USM), 7.3 mi (11.7 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Koh Samui

Families come for attractions such as Namuang Safari Park, Samui Aquarium, and Na Tian Butterfly Garden. The city is notable for landmarks like Big Buddha Statue, Fisherman's Village Plaza, and Guan-Yu Koh Samui Shrine. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Namuang Waterfall, Namuang Waterfall 2, and Hin Ta and Hin Yai.

In Koh Samui, you'll be able to select from 1441 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect vacation. These are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Poppies Samui Resort - This 4-star hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and beach locale.
  • The Siam Residence Boutique Resort - Our customers like the pool and quiet location at this resort. This 4-star resort features free breakfast, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool.
  • Ampha Place Hotel - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its beach locale and clean rooms.

Other favorite sights in Koh Samui include Lad Wanorn Waterfall, Hin Laad Waterfall, and Phetch Buncha Thai Boxing Stadium. Top places to see outside the city include Haad Rin Nai Beach, located 15.1 mi (24.4 km) from the heart of the city, and Tharn Sadet Waterfall, which is 20 mi (32.1 km) away.

Dressing for Koh Samui

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 93°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 73°F
  • From April to June, the average is 93°F during the day and 76°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 88°F during the day and 75°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 88°F as the daytime average and 73°F as the nighttime average
  • Koh Samui gets about 3.07 inches of rain per year
  • April and March are usually the hottest months averaging 93°F, while February and December are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 73°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Koh Samui?
Bo Phut Resort & Spa is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 4.5-star resort offers a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. It is located a short 4-minute walk from Bo Phut Beach. Reviews from our site also recommend Celes BeachFront Resort - Koh Samui and Code as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Koh Samui, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel bookings are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to review top deals in Koh Samui.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Koh Samui?
For additional details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Koh Samui, go to
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Koh Samui?
Based on reviews, Cheeky Monkey’s Samui is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Chaweng Budget Hotel and Samui Green Hotel.
What's the best hotel when traveling with kids to Koh Samui?
Chaweng Regent Beach Resort is a top 4.5-star resort on Expedia for families, and features 2 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Other choices for your family trip include Thai House Beach Resort and Bandara Resort & Spa. Attractions like Samui Butterfly Garden and Coco Splash Waterpark are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple visiting Koh Samui?
Nora Buri Resort & Spa is a favorite 5-star resort for couples, and features deep soaking bathtubs and comfy beds. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include SALA Samui Choengmon Beach and Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort.
What is the favorite LGBTQ-friendly hotel in Koh Samui?
Belmond Napasai is a top 5-star LGBTQ-friendly hotel, affiliated with IGLTA, that features a full-service spa and a private beach.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Koh Samui?
@ Samui Haus is a top resort for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good options to stay with your pet include Baan Napoli Luxury Villa and At Samui Boutique Hotel.
What's the best place to stay with easy access to Chaweng Beach?
Adjacent to Chaweng Beach, Ark Bar Beach Resort is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star resort offers 3 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Other good choices close by include Amari Koh Samui and Chaweng Regent Beach Resort.
What about the best place to stay near Lamai Beach?
One of the top choices for your stay is Pavilion Samui Villas & Resort, located next to Lamai Beach, and this 4.5-star resort offers a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. Lamai Wanta Beach Resort and Thai House Beach Resort are a couple of other good and close options.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Koh Samui?
Bo Phut Resort & Spa is a top 4-star beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Other good options for your beach trip include Nora Buri Resort & Spa and Hansar Samui Resort & Spa. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Lamai Beach or Chaweng Noi Beach.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Koh Samui?
Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui is a 5-star resort with 2 restaurants and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a pampering stay. Bandara Resort & Spa and Banyan Tree Samui are two other upscale options for your vacation.

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