Welcome to the tropical island where the azure waters meet electric nightlife.
How I See Koh Samui
Samui is the ultimate escape to paradise. Relax on the beach, venture to Buddhist temples, eat incredible Thai cuisine, and party 'til the sun rises. This exotic experience is simply unforgettable.
Know Before You Go
Latin inspired house music at W Retreat Koh Samui, every Sunday night.
Talk Like a Local
Learn the slang from the streets.
/'sah - nuk/ adj.
The beach party was so sanook!
Neighborhoods to Explore
Samui is a small area with a lot to discover. Whether you're looking to visit one of the many temples, shop for local souvenirs, or discover the neighboring islands—you are sure to find an adventure.
1. Fisherman’s Village
A Friday evening walk is a must. With local street food and hand made products, like coconut shell bowls or hand carved soaps. And be sure to drop by the charming restaurants and bars.
2. Chaweng Beach
Looking to go all night? Chaweng is the place to be. The spirit of Thailand comes alive on these streets.
3. Big Buddha Temple
This temple is a traditional Buddhist temple with a stunning views of the sea. Receive a monk's blessing, if you're in need of some good fortune.
4/1 Moo 1 Tambol Maenam, Surat Thani
Ultimate Access to Koh Samui
3/28 Moo1 Fisherman Village
One of the best places on the island to grab a healthy snack or a quick lunch to fill you up and boost for your body. Greenlight offers a selection of fair-trade, organic coffees and teas, as well as gluten-free and vegan breakfast, cakes, and much more.
46/22 Moo 3 Bophut
Hidden away with great homemade syrups and bitters, the owner will whip up your favorite cocktails.
4/5 Moo 1, Maenam
Chaweng Noi is owned by an Italian couple who loves traditional Italian cooking. They import the best products and make the most delicious homemade pastas.
W Koh Samui
Explore nine miles of tropical island paradise, where private-pool villas, a tropical beach and six restaurants and bars electrify the night.
Spotted in Koh Samui
The fashion designer behind the ultra-chic bodysuit is breaking into swimwear and revealing her Miami Swim Week-ready beach beauty routine.
Lead image by Jonny Clow