Samui Airport is privately owned by Bangkok Airways. The airport is situated on the northern part of the island of Koh Samui, in Thailand. It handles millions of passengers yearly, across its domestic and international terminal. The international terminal boasts a picturesque view, with the Big Buddha Pier just beside it, where visitors can hop on a boat to the neighbouring Koh Pangan island, well-known for its full moon parties.
The airport boasts an outdoor concept, with a focus on nature and its surroundings to emphasize the beauty of Samui Island. Materials such as palm, wood and rattan were used in the construction of the airport, and the open concept reduces the need for air-conditioning, which in turn lessens the carbon footprint of the establishment. This airport’s design has seen it win several environmental awards, as it taps on the natural structure of the island, while complementing it with contemporary Thai designs.
If travellers have some time to spare, stop by the Samui Park Avenue shopping arcade, with a variety of retail shops as well as food and beverage options. Various international cuisines such as Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Western food are available to satisfy travellers’ differing taste buds.
Internet access at the airport is available at a cafe for people who wish to check emails, chat online or surf the net. There is also a bar where travellers can relax with an alcoholic drink, while taking in a beautiful view of the airport and its surroundings. Local brands and designers have set up shop in the airport, with digital gadgets, fashion apparel, jewellery and souvenirs also available there. Additionally, weary travellers may opt to relax at the spa and massage centre.
IMPORTANT! Information is correct as of 8 August 2014 and is subject to change. Please always check Samui International Airport website for the latest update of the following information.