Cheap flights to Samui International Airport (USM), Thailand
Samui International Airport USM), also known as Koh Samui Airport, is one of the busiest airports in Thailand. The two terminals of the airport (domestic and international) are just 50 metres apart from each other. The airport features an open-air design with indoor areas, and is equipped with a gift shop, a VIP lounge area, airport hotels, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and WiFi.
Samui International Airport is situated just two kilometres away from Chaweng, which is considered the hub of tourism activities in Koh Samui. From the airport to Chaweng, the ten-minute ride on a shared minivan costs THB100 (RM13), while a taxi costs THB400 (RM52). You can also arrange a private transfer from Samui International Airport to your hotel with Skyscanner Airport Transfer.
Airlines that fly to Samui International Airport (USM)
Travelling to Koh Samui
Best time to visit Koh Samui
Koh Samui features a tropical savanna climate. This island has one true main season: the dry season. The weather is relatively humid and warm for most of the year and the average annual temperature is 28 degrees Celsius.
If you want to enjoy the beaches, February and March have the least likelihood of rain. February to June, as well as early December, is the shoulder season. For cheap flights to Koh Samui, travel during the low season in October and November.
Things to do in Koh Samui
Koh Samui is famous for its beaches. The most famous one would be Chaweng Beach, but there’s a handful of quieter, lesser-known beaches such as Lipa Noi and Silver Beach.
Apart from lazing on beaches, visit the unique Big Buddha Temple which features a 12-metre-tall statue of Buddha. Then, make your way to Namuang Waterfall for a swim, or perhaps have an extreme adventure with a 4WD jungle safari tour.
Complete your fun experience by having a culinary feast. Taste massaman, the southern Thai curry dish, and larb tuna, a signature Thai dish.
Koh Samui travel budget
Koh Samui uses Thai baht (THB) as its currency. As of 18 April 2019, THB100 = RM13. The average expenses for travellers in Koh Samui is about THB1,600 (RM209) per day.
Eating out in Koh Samui is relatively cheap. A meal at an inexpensive restaurant can cost under THB100 (RM13), while a meal at a mid-range restaurant with a nice setting would cost around THB550 (RM72).
Koh Samui has a wide range of accommodation options, from hostels and budget hotels to luxurious villas The average rate for a cheap hotel in Koh Samui is THB1,150 (RM150) per night.
Koh Samui, Thailand visa information for Malaysians
If you are a Malaysian passport holder, you don’t require a visa to enter Koh Samui. You can stay for up to 30 days with your valid passport.
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Information is accurate as of 19 April 2019.
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