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Fisherman’s Village is one of the most popular neighbourhoods among visitors in Thailand with return flights to Koh Samui. The area is a blend of the modern and traditional, with historic buildings and a trendy restaurant scene. Fisherman’s Village is also one of the best areas for shopping after flights to Koh Samui. The neighbourhood is home to boutique shops, as well as a bustling street market selling local goods.
Another popular area to base yourself in after cheap flights to Koh Samui is Chaweng Beach. This is a lively area well-known for having some of Koh Samui’s best beaches and nightlife. The main street in Chaweng is called the Green Mango strip. It stretches for three kilometres (1.8 miles) and is lined with a variety of restaurants, bars and nightclubs to keep you entertained when you book an airfare to Koh Samui.
If you’re looking for a quiet and scenic spot when you have return flights to Koh Samui, consider staying in the Silver Beach neighbourhood. There are several hotels located just steps away from the beach and which can be booked directly through Webjet. The sandy stretch of Silver Beach is 250 metres long and offers some good spots for snorkelling.
Lamai is a popular resort area that is well-suited to visitors seeking a peaceful holiday. While there are plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops to keep visitors with flights to Koh Samui entertained, Lamai isn’t quite as busy as neighbouring Chaweng or Fisherman’s Village. Lamai offers a range of affordable accommodation options, making it an appealing spot for budget travellers with tickets to Koh Samui. Lamai also has a picturesque beach surrounded by bright green cliffs.
The Cost of Visiting with Flights to Koh Samui
When you book flights to Koh Samui, the local currency you’ll use is the Thai baht. $1 NZD exchanges to about 20 baht. If you’d like to change some money on arrival, currency exchange counters are available at Samui Airport (USM).
Once you have booked your cheap flights to Koh Samui through Webjet, you can also use Webjet to reserve a hotel on the island. The average price of a hotel room is between $150 and $200 NZD per night.
Visitors may be pleasantly surprised by the affordable prices of food and drink when arriving on return flights to Koh Samui. When you dine at a local restaurant, plan to pay 100 baht (about $5 NZD) for a meal and 80 baht (about $4.05 NZD) for a local beer.
Taxis are the most common form of transport for visitors with cheap flights to Koh Samui. To avoid being overcharged, always negotiate a price with your driver before setting off. A fair price for taxis in Koh Samui is around 70 baht (about $3.55 NZD) per kilometre travelled. For a more budget-friendly option, songthaews are the public buses in Koh Samui. Routes are available all across the island, and tickets to Koh Samui songthaews should never cost more than 60 baht (about $3.05 NZD).
Koh Samui experiences hot weather year-round. When you plan flights to Koh Samui, prepare for the heat and humidity by making sure your suitcase is filled with lightweight clothing, such as shorts, dresses, sleeveless tops, and sandals. Be prepared to spend some time at the beach with swimsuits, sunglasses, and a sunhat. The cost of toiletries and beauty items are often marked up in Koh Samui due to high tourist numbers. Bring along any essentials, as well as sunscreen from home. Insect repellent can also come in handy as mosquitos are common in Koh Samui.
If you plan to venture inland when you have an airfare to Koh Samui, bring along a pair of sturdy hiking shoes. Away from the beaches and tourist hubs, Koh Samui is home to some lush jungle and gorgeous hiking trails.
Travellers from New Zealand will also require a plug adapter when visiting Koh Samui. In Thailand, you can use plugs types A, B, C, F, and O. These are the plug types that are also common across North America and Europe.
How Much Time to Spend in Koh Samui
In order to fully experience the culture and relaxing nature of the island, plan your return flights to Koh Samui for about a week. If you would like to extend your trip, take advantage of the cheap flights available through Webjet to continue your adventure in Southern Thailand in Phuket or Krabi.