Koh Samui National Park
Also rental motorbikes are not insured. Taxi can be ordered quickly once the app is downloaded and waiting times are rarely over 5 – 10 minutes. There are vegetarian options as well as meat dishes.
Angthong Marine Park: How to Plan Your Perfect Day-trip
Flights from Bangkok are around 50 minutes. Nok Air offer a combined flight and ferry ticket on their website. The Tourism Authority of Thailand, Chumphon has a tourism information counter at the airport offering information on the region. The Pathio District, nearby the airport has many unspoilt beaches and bays and is well worth visiting.
Some entail a 60 minute bus ride to Don Sak pier followed by a minute ferry crossing, others a minute bus ride with a longer ferry crossing. Tickets are sold by numerous agents who meet each train and airplane. From Don Sak Pier, there are 2 ferry companies each line has a departure every 60 min and a smaller passenger boat. It’s a rather small ferry with two decks, often very crowded so you can’t get the seat on the lower one if you come late and the upper, while air conditioned, costs extra, so you may end up sitting around the pile of backpacks on the back of the boat under the sun, if you do Koh Samui National Park want to pay.
There is a small on board shop on the lower desk but the prices are grossly inflated instant noodles cup, which costs 15 baht in a 7-Eleven, is sold for 50 baht thereso if you still choose this boat, better to bring your own snacks. If you choose for the Raja or Seatran ferry “high speed” but book it as part of a package deal that includes pickup instead of directly with the company, insist that the name of the ferry company and departure times are written on your receipt and pay attention to where you’re taken.
Otherwise, the agent that picks you up might just as well drop you at a Songserm transfer “terminal” at a remote location outside town where you have little other options than to accept the slower Songserm ferry instead.
It includes a free air conditioned deck and several comfortable seats. This ferry also transports cars, so can be used should you decide to come with your own transport. Songthaew transfer from the pier at Lipa Noi on Samui to either Chaweng or Lamai will cost baht per person. Numerous ferry services are direct from mainland Surat Thani including Lomprayah catamaran and an express boat 3 departures daily, taking around 3 hours and costing baht and slow night boats taking 6—7 hours.
Lomprayah, however, is a good if not exactly cheap option to get to Samui from Ko Tao or Ko Pha Nganas well as a reasonable one to get to those islands from Bangkok. There are also regular speedboats and ferries of other operators. Regardless of what port you are departing from the mainland or arriving on Samui, you will be offered a minibus transfer service to any place on the island for baht.
This seems to be a good option to avoid hassles especially when arriving late and in sight of inflated taxi prices May The Lomprayah passengers can often be enough of a deterrent to make a repeat traveler choose the less expensive ferry, regardless of cost. Seatran is as likely to have hawkers and pushers aboard, but in fewer numbers. Motorcycle taxis are always available for a comparable or slightly lower price to shared minibus down the arrivals pier.
This can be a quick escape from shared transportation when exiting the ferry. Get around[ edit ] As on many islands in Thailand, small motorbikes are available for rental. Compared to other nearby islands, Samui’s road system is very developed and there are plenty of taxis cruising about, although it’s a challenge to…
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Even so, the view point at Koh Mae Ko is pretty spectacular and Wua Ta Lap was worth skipping as we still had a fabulous day away from the hordes of other boats and people visiting Ang Thong Marine National Park. Its national park status ensures that development remains minimal. Some places have been known to steal bikes that they have rented out. Lamai Beach.