Want to see the beautiful east coast of Thailand? Start with Koh Samui, an upscale rival to Phuket, but with nicer beaches, fewer crowds and a more chill nightlife. Koh Samui is the 2nd largest island in Thailand and the largest in the Gulf of Thailand. It’s also a good base to explore Mu Koh Ang Thong National Park and a convenient jump-off point to Koh Tao, Ko Pha-ngan/Koh Pha Ngan (infamous for epic full moon parties at Haad Rin), and other Surat Thani islands.

Samui is around one hour south of Bangkok by plane. Daily ferries are available from Koh Samui to Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao. A cheaper alternative is to arrive at Surat Thani Airport or Chumphon Airport found on the mainland and then continuing the journey by land+ferry connections.

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