Where to stay around Koh Samui?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,747 holiday lettings near Koh Samui. From 1,148 Villas to 286 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Koh Samui is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Koh Samui?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Koh Samui. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Chaweng Beach: 1,618 holiday homes
  • Bophut Beach: 1,539 holiday homes
  • Lamai Beach: 118 holiday homes
  • Mae Nam Beach: 406 holiday homes
  • Choeng Mon Beach: 288 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Koh Samui! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Koh Samui?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Koh Samui. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Fisherman's Village Plaza: 1,740 holiday rentals
  • Bo Phut Beach: 1,740 holiday rentals
  • Chaweng Thai Boxing Stadium: 1,734 holiday rentals
  • Samui Go Kart: 1,741 holiday rentals
  • Bang Por Beach: 1,740 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Koh Samui listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Ko Samui – Thailand's best-loved tropical island paradise

Located in southern Thailand's idyllic Chumphon Archipelago, Ko Samui is Thailand's 2nd-largest island, and one of the country's most popular visitor destinations – set foot on its shores and you'll soon understand why. Its beaches are the stuff of picture-postcard perfection – long stretches of palm-fringed, soft white sand, with an expanse of warm, turquoise water to cool off in. Coastal communities range from sleepy fishing villages to bustling resorts towns, so you're bound to find one that's up your street. Ko Samui holiday rentals are similarly diverse, ranging from simple bungalows to luxurious family-size villas.

Splashing around in Ko Samui

Ko Samui's tropical waters offer the ideal setting for a host of thrilling pursuits. This region is world-renowned as a scuba-diving mecca, but for the best visibility, you'll need to head to the nearby island of Ko Tao. If you'd rather not stray too far from the comfort of your Ko Samui holiday rental, you can get your aquatic kicks with a spot of jet skiing, wakeboarding or flyboarding. If, on the other hand, you're keen to keep things tranquil, you could explore the captivating coastline by kayak, or join a fishing expedition and head off across the ocean in search of barracuda, snapper and other highly-prized catches.

Tranquil temples and sun-kissed shrines

Wat Plai Laem is an extraordinary Buddhist temple on Samui's north-east coast. The star attraction is a jaw-dropping statue of Guanyin, the 18-armed goddess of compassion and mercy, but the vibrant ceremonial hall and giant laughing Buddha statue are also spectacular. Wat Khunaram is another must-see sacred site, best known as home to the mummified remains of a revered local monk. If you want to marvel at the local ocean-dwellers without getting wet, the Samui Aquarium is home to an astonishing array of colourful tropical fish, sea turtles and sharks.

Year-round sizzling sunshine in Ko Samui

Ko Samui holiday rentals are invariably in high demand, in part because the tropical climate guarantees blissful heat and plenty of sunshine at all times of year. January to March are particularly popular, when travellers flock from the northern hemisphere to banish their winter blues. These are also the driest months of the year on Samui. October and November are typically by far the wettest months of the year, and as such are best avoided if your travel plans are flexible. At all other times, you can expect a certain amount of rain, but this typically falls in short, sharp bursts.

Jungle adventures in Ko Samui

If you can tear yourself away from the beach, inland Ko Samui is also awash with natural spectacle. For the ultimate island adventure, embark on a trek through lush jungle to the Namuang Waterfalls. The first is easily accessible, but the other is much more impressive, cascading from a height of 80 metres. Splashing around underneath it is an extremely rewarding way to cool down after an arduous hike. As you explore the island, you may catch a glimpse of cheeky wild monkeys or even a majestic monitor lizard.