5 Days In Koh Samui Itinerary

Tour Ko Samui – 5 Days 4 Nights

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Summary of Our Experiences

Date of Tour : 9 Jun – 13 Jun 2011 ( Low Peak  Dry Season )
Days Spent : 5 Days
Airlines : Bangkok Airways
Flight Hours : 1 hr 30 mins
No. of Travellers : 2 adults & 1 child (3 yrs old )
No. of Towns Visited :  2
No. of Places Visited : 12
No. of Homestay B&B / Hotel Stayed in : 1 (Pavilion Samui Boutique Resort)
Mode of Transport: Rental Car from Resort

Where We’ve Been (Rented Self-Drive)

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Highlights




Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1 — 9 June (Thur)

20:00 — Take Bangkok Airways
20:50 (Koh Samui Time) — Arrival at Samui Airport
21:50Arrival At Resort & Rest

Day 2 — 10 June ( Fri )

08:00 Breakfast at Resort
10:10 — Leave Resort by Rental Car
11:00Paradise Park Farm
13:00Lunch at Paradise Park Farm
14:00Chaweng Shopping Mall Tesco Lotus
18:15 — Walk at Chaweng Beach
18:50Dinner in Chaweng Ninja Crepes

Day 3 — 11 June ( Sat )

09:00 – Breakfast at Resort
10:41Big Buddha
11:50 — Fisherman Village
12:30 —- Lunch at Fisherman’s Village
15:25Resort Swim
16:05 — Prepare to go Laem Sor Pagoda
17:35Arrived at Laem Sor Pagoda
17:50 — Leave Laem Sor Pagoda
18:10Stormy Nathon Night
18:27 — Walk about local night market
18:40 — Leave Night Market
20:40 — Dinner in Chaweng Food Court

Day 4 — 12 Jun ( Sun )

10:40Morning Swim
12:35 — Walk around Lamai Town
12:45Lunch At Lamai Town
14:10 — Buy Souvenirs in Lamai Town Local Shop
14:30 — Back to Resort & Rest
17:15 –Walk in Lamai Walking Street ‘Food Street’ Section
18:40 — Back to Resort
19:02To Lamai Walking Street Night Plaza ‘Goods’ Section
19:27 — To Shoe Shop
20:30 — Pre-Booked Dinner at Resort

Day 5 — 13 Jun ( Mon )

09:31 — Morning Swim at Lamai Beach
11:50 — Check out Resort & Leave Luggage at Lobby
12:05Taxi to and Lunch at Sabeinglae Restaurant
14:10 — Wait at Resort’s Lobby
15:10Arrived Samui Airport
16:35 — Board Flight back to Singapore
19:30 — Arrival at Singapore ( Ko Samui is ahead of Singapore by 1 hr )

Tips on Travel in Ko Samui

1. Food & Drink :

Food prices were reasonable. We couldn’t get enough of the salty, sourish not so spicy Tom Yum Goong. We could drink them for lunch, dinner everyday.

2. Weather:

The weather is extremely hot in June. Please do sun protection using sunscreen or wear a hat to protect the scalp.

Mosquitoes are common in tropical places. We applied mosquito repellent lotion all over our exposed areas and attached mosquito patches to our tops before we stepped out of the resort room. It worked well. We had no swollen insect bites when we came back.

3. Walking About in the Streets:

It felt safe to walk by ourselves in the streets of Koh Samui, buying things or drive around. There were many tourists around too.

Pavements at the side of the road are narrow and uneven with some steps in between cross lanes. It’s difficult to maneuver with a stroller. Hence, we had to make our 3 year-old walk most of the time.

4. Language & Things To Buy:

Locals were helpful, friendly and knew a bit of English so we had no problem buying stuff.

The prices for clothing and shoes were very cheap. We were also fond of their handmade things. I love their beautiful hand carved soap flower and elephant figurines.

5. Self-Driving / Car Rental:

The car rides were always smooth with only occasional stops at traffic lights. The roads are one-lane traffic, with cars all going in a single direction so it’s easy to drive. Occasionally, some may do an illegal turn and travel in the opposite direction on a narrow road so one still have to be careful and look out for those cars.