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Introducing Koh Samui

Thailand's second biggest island, Koh Samui — is one of the best destinations for both leisure or luxury holiday. It is less swarmed in comparison to other islands. From stretches of stunning shorelines and perfect, cool sea air to rejuvenating spa therapies and delicious seafood – Koh Samui has everything. Some of the main and important beaches are Nathon, Laem Yai, Bophut, Chaweng, Samui South Coast and Lamai. The other conspicuous vacation destinations are Nathon (seafront settlement), Namtok Hin Lat (cascade), Ban Lipa Yai (town with extraordinary crisp deliver), ld House (200-year old Chinese house), the coral beds at Thong Takhia and Laem Set. There are also snake garden, butterfly plant, Big Buddha Temple, Bophut Elephant Camp, Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks and some more. The perfectly clear waters and dazzling corals have conveyed an expanding number of jumpers to Koh Samui. It is additionally considered as one of the most secure and safe diving and snorkelling destinations in the world. The island is additionally extraordinary for shopping and feasting. It has an energizing nightlife with a lot of shoreline clubs.

 

Must Know Facts

Best Time to Visit

The perfect time to visit Koh Samui is between December and May. This is the dry time frame when the climate is lovely and gently sticky with cool breezes rolling in from the mountains. The temperature remains around a normal of 29.4 °C. Amid the dry time frame, the skies are clear, and the ocean is quiet – perfect for water exercises.
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History & Culture

The primary pioneers of the island are accepted to be anglers from the Malay Peninsula and southern China who dwelled here around 15 centuries ago. It is demonstrated on old Chinese maps as 'Pulo Cornam'. Nobody truly knows how the present name came to fruition. A few people say the word 'samui' originated from the Malay word 'saboey' which means place of refuge. Ko is a typical prefix as it is the Thai word for 'island'. Prior to the twentieth century, the island was an independent network and was confined from the others, including the terrain of Thailand. There were no streets, which implied that traversing the island included a one-day trek through the mountains and wildernesses. The island's economy presently depends on the travel industry just as the fares of coconut and elastic. The quick development of this district has brought it thriving, as well as offered ascend to real changes to its condition and culture.

Thai culture is a standout amongst the most brilliant and fascinating societies with regards to the world. The island of Koh Samui has an extraordinary culture that despite remaining conventional continues evolving. Religion, the government, nourishment and nightlife all have a section to play in the content that makes up Koh Samui's way of life. Celebrations are of extraordinary significance on the island. The terrific festivals are the Chinese New Year in February, Festival of Light (Loi Krathong) in November and Thai New Year (Songkran) in April. Christmas and New Year are likewise celebrated with extraordinary eagerness and accordingly attracts a great many guests from everywhere throughout the world.
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Geography

Found just 35 kilometers northwest of the terrain, Koh Samui is a standout amongst the most imperative islands of the Chumphon Archipelago in the Gulf of Thailand. It is encompassed by around sixty different islands, which together create the Ang Thong Marine National Park (Mu Koh Ang Thong National Park) and incorporate numerous other mainstream traveler goals, including, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan. Koh Samui is spread across 247 km with its widest point measuring 25 km.

Most occupants live along the drift in light of the fact that at the focal point of the island is an extremely thick uneven wilderness. The most elevated point on the island is Khao Pom, which is 635 meters. Nathon is the island's real port. 

The focal piece of the island is a practically appalling tropical wilderness with the most astounding mountain called Khao Pom, topping at 635 m. The mountain zones nearer to the towns are regularly additionally utilized for ranches. The island has a couple of unique springs with waterways streaming throughout the entire year. A few cascades can be found on Samui. However, most waterways and falls will be dry amid the hot season and streaming amid and after the drizzling season. 
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Places to visit in Koh Samui

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Coral Island Tour

Koh Samui
Samui Snake Farm

Samui Snake Farm

Koh Samui
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Paradise Park Farm

Koh Samui

 

Things to Do in Koh Samui

Dine at the exotic beaches
As a beautiful tropical island, Koh Samui features a great selection of sandy strips along its coastline, so there is a great choices of restaurants at which you can indulge yourself on mouth watering food with your toes in the sand. Something that these restaurants have in common is their proximity with the sea. Food-wise, you could enjoy both Thai and international cuisines at most of them. There are many on the beach dining venues in Koh Samui but most popular is Zazen Restaurant. Zazen restaurant is an award-winning restaurant located right on the beach. It serves authentic Thai dishes with fine-dining touches. The extent of the care put into each dish can be seen in the high cost of dining here and the French chef spares no effort for perfection, even growing his own herbs. Zazen is the perfect place to indulge yourself and your loved one with an unforgettable romantic dinner on the seaside.
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Flyboard like a Superhero in Koh Samui
Chaweng Beach is Koh Samui's most famous stretch of powdery white sand. This beach offers plenty of water sports and one water sport activity that is worth trying is Fly boarding. The Flyboard is the latest extreme sport and what better place to experience this thrill than at Koh Samui. While fly boarding, water will propel you high into the sky! You will feel like the king or queen of the ocean.
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Magic Alambic Rum Distillery is an island treasure that is home to Koh Samui’s best (and only) home-grown rum. Though Thai whisky and Singha are the local tipples, tourists can head straight to Magic Alambic for cocktails and concoctions with pure island taste. As a real rum enthusiasts, you have got to visit this place. If you want to pick just a handful of souvenirs to buy in Thailand, Koh Samui rum would be well up there.

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Stock up on souvenirs
Thailand is known to be Shoppers Paradise. There are number of souvenirs  that you can stock up while visiting KohSamui. (i)The elephant is a symbol of Thailand and makes a good souvenir. Celebrate your visit to KohSamui by purchasing anything with an elephant on it. There iseverything from chocolate elephants, ornaments, paintings, wood carvings, or even a colorful bag sporting the image of an elephant on it.(ii)Kalamae is a delicious sweet caramel candy which is made from sticky rice, coconut milk, and palm sugar. These candies are handmade and comes in various flavors. (iii) Another popular product of the island is the local rum made from sugarcane juice. Magic Alambic Distillery is quite famous for manufacturing such high-quality rum in many flavors. (iv) Another product you cannot afford to miss while visiting KohSamui is its famous Cold Pressed Coconut Oil. It is loved by women and can be used as a hair mask or a body moisturizer.
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You can make your vacation more fun by taking Thai language lessons in KohSamui. Learning the local language is the best way to experience the culture. When you learn the stories behind the language, you learn what a country’s true culture and values are. You will have fun communicating with the locals in Thai language. Learning a new language is always good for you and what better way to learn it on your vacay.
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Most of the resorts in Koh Samui offer the “on the beach cinema” experience. To name a few, W Koh  Samui, Sangsuri Villa offers the guests, a mesmerizing movie experience that can be enjoyed on the clean beach amidst nature. You just have to sit back and relax. Enjoy the popcorn while watching the movie. It is a lifetime experience watching a movie right on the beach. You can enjoy such experience in your resorts.Also you can visit Fisherman’s village walking street which offers open cinema on the beach for the visitors.

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Packages & Recommendations

Tour Name
Trip Type
Month/Validity
Included Cities
Price Per Adult
Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Main + Internal Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
Included Cities
Koh Samui (3N), Bangkok (2N)
... Koh Samui (3N), Bangkok (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 28,290
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Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Main + Internal Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
Included Cities
Koh Samui (4N), Bangkok (2N)
... Koh Samui (4N), Bangkok (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 68,080
Onwards

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A well organized and planned Thailand trip
A well organized and planned Thailand trip

A well organized and planned Thailand trip

I am very delighted to share my experience with flamingo transworld. It was a great pleasure and satisfying experience for us to travel to Thailand in association with Flamingo.


Initially I was little worried about my trip as it was my first international trip, but assistance and all the necessary information provided by Flamingo made my journey very lucid. We have booked a 7N/8D tour which includes 3N in Phuket, 2N in Krabi and 2N in Bangkok. 


I literally didn't face any trouble during my trip. We have not faced any problem of pick up and drop and in between sightseeing during our entire trip. From booking to end of the tour, they were very helpful and supportive. All the transfers, airport pick up and drop were always on time.  Excellent communication of staff especially Amitbhai and Helly made our tour much easy. They have provided a complete detailed itinerary with details of contact person, information about the city where we are travelling, list of nearby Indian restaurant and list of other details such as shopping place, additional sightseen places etc. were really helpful and appreciable.

Overall it was a very well organized and satisfying trip.

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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   July
Region: Asia   |   Tour Type: FIT   |   Theme: Honeymoon Packages     Read All
We had very good Experience with Flamingo
We had very good Experience with Flamingo

We had very good Experience with Flamingo

Hope you all are doing great & making people holidays most memorable ones.


At the onset there is dealy from my side to provide feedback & got busy with work , nevertheless its Amit's regular follow-ups, which I appreciate, made me write , so late in the night ( on the lighter side ) as well.

We had great experience & I must say though we went for the first time from Flamingo, we had very good experience & had loads of fun. I would like to give feedback step by step:

  • Pre. vacation counseling: Amit did it very well. Later Rishikesh also made the itinerary as per my requirements. What can be done better : give more options for activities, apart from the regular ones.
  • Package cost: Should be made more attractive & break-ups for activities/hotel etc., should be given, so that we have fair knowledge where we are incurring the cost
  • Accounts: Very meticulous & appropriate
  • Buddha App: Very attractive, easy to use, chat option is awesome. Amit always replied either its 6am in the morning or 12 midnight, He was always concerned that are we ok, had dinner, comfortable etc. Lot of info is provided for local attarctions.
  • ITC : Local tour operator at Thailand: Very timid, punctual & professional. No complaints. Received well at airports/ hotel transfers, daily activities
  • RAMADA BANGKOK : Had bad experience with staff. Very Rude & insensitive
  • Amari phuket is one of the best properties in Phuket. Staff was very respectful & very humble. You should suggest this not only for stay but for Indian food as well ( Rim Talay is the restaurant name)

SPECIAL MENTION: Amit is a hard working & sincere guy. I had good experience with him. Rishikesh was very helpful in given all the tips which were really helpful during the stay. Both were always available & ready to help


We really had amazing time at Phuket, four island tour, Phi Phi island, Adventure day ( with river rafting & Elephant ride) & great shopping experience at Indra Square. My wife & kid also had real fun time. I am sharing few pictures as well.

Thank you so much & would like to book through Flamingo again next year. Hope you give better deal this time, 

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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   October
Region: Asia   |   Tour Type: FIT   |   Theme: Family Tour     Read All
It was really a wonderful journey of Thailand
It was really a wonderful journey of Thailand

It was really a wonderful journey of Thailand

I am very happy to share my feedback of Thailand trip i did with my family last week in may. It was really a wonderful journey. Right from our booking with Flamingo tours till the end. Flamingo people especially Amit, hiral and of course Rahul helped and supported us very nicely.

We were reluctant for this trip especially pattaya as we heard about it differently and as i was going with family but  flamingo people guided us positively. It was indeed a mind blowing experience. 

The entire tour arrangement was customized so perfectly that we felt it comfortable as well as worthy. Cruise dinner was highlight if all and we truely enjoyed it. Mr. Amit helped with proper indian restaurants guide so that we didnt find much problm there. In totality the experience was fantastic and memorable. My parents also had remarkable experience as it was their first overseas tour. Shopping, sight seeing and hospitality was commendable.

The entire credit goes to Flamingo tours and its concerned staff members. 

Thank you very much and we recommend others also to take benefits of your travel company to be worth of time and money spend.

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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   May
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Honeymoon Trip of Thailand with Flamingo
Honeymoon Trip of Thailand with Flamingo

Honeymoon Trip of Thailand with Flamingo

We had planned our honeymoon through flamingo and they arranged all things so perfectly that it made our journey unforgettable. So huge thanks to Flamingo App n specially 2 person Amitbhai & Abhishekbhai who were constantly in touch with us 24×7 to guide us.  We would  like to mention that this 2 person is so humble & cooprative with us that we didn't realise it was our first trip out of india it was so relaxing for us... 

In Thailand all resort we're so lavish, exactly same which they showed us in pictures. 

ITC also helped us to enjoy our journey without any stress or any hassel. 

We would recommend to every Honeymoon couple to start their beautiful life journey with flamingo & ITC. Trust us it would be your best trip ever.....

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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   July
Region: Asia   |   Tour Type: FIT   |   Theme: Honeymoon Packages     Read All
Thanks Team Flamingo for Wonderful Arrangements
Thanks Team Flamingo for Wonderful Arrangements

Thanks Team Flamingo for Wonderful Arrangements

I would like to thank your team from the bottom of my heart for making such a wonderful arrangements right from the beginning to the end. The only way one could enjoy their vacations is they are stress free, and that's what flamingo is best in doing. you guys have made sure that all the arrangements right from the pick up, hotel accommodations, tour vouchers, Private Taxi are best in class. Everything was perfect and moreover your representative was constantly in touch, which shows your after sale service. All I can say is, I was given more than I was promised. You guys rock.

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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   October
Region: Asia   |   Tour Type: FIT   |   Theme: Adventure Tour     Read All

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