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Destination guide

Experience Ko Samui holiday homes to rent

Ko Samui's got a reputation as 1 of Thailand's more upmarket islands, but the truth is that Ko Samui vacation rentals have something to suit all budgets and tastes. If you're in the market for high-end dining and luxury spas then you're onto a winner, but equally if you're more about beers on the beach and hiking trips into the interior jungle then Ko Samui's got that covered, too. The island does a great line in temples, the diving possibilities are fantastic, and it's got the kind of nightlife scene that's made Thailand a top travel destination for decades.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Ko Samui holiday rentals

Even the most dedicated beachgoer can only lounge on the sands for so long, and when you're finished, an excursion to 1 of the island's temples (or 'wats') is a Ko Samui classic. Among the most popular are Wat Phra Yai – with its 15-metre Buddha – and Wat Khunaram, which is famous for displaying a mummified monk. If you're looking for a hiking destination, then the waterfalls at Na Mueang are something a bit special, while selfies in front of the anatomically shaped Grandmother and Grandfather rocks on Lamai Beach are a regular fixture on social media.

Activities

Things to do near Ko Samui holiday homes

Ask any returning traveller about Ko Samui vacation rentals, and chances are their eyes will light up with visions of the island's famous palm-fringed beaches. During the day, it's all about sunning yourself and cooling off in the water, and by night, many of them light up with beach bars. If you like it lively, head for Chaweng, but if you want to dial the volume right down, try the more tranquil spots of Mae Nam or the south coast. Luxury-seekers can book into 1 of the island's upscale spas, while intrepid types will be drawn to diving trips and jungle treks.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Ko Samui holiday homes

Ko Samui's got a tropical climate, but it's less tropical than most of the rest of Thailand. As you'd expect, it's hot year round, but it tends to be drier than elsewhere in the country, especially during the monsoon season (April to September), when the obligatory rain storms come in shorter bursts. The flipside comes towards the end of the year, when the rain picks up for Ko Samui vacation rentals and eases off elsewhere in Thailand. If you're not a great fan of the wet stuff then you'll want to book for February, which is usually the driest month.

Family friendly

Family fun near Ko Samui holiday rentals

Kids will love the attractions in Ko Samui. Holiday homes can be found near places like Na Mueang-1 Waterfall, a secluded waterfall accessible by nature hikes, and Samui Aquarium & Tiger Zoo, a zoo with Bengal tigers and leopards. You’ll also like Paradise Park, a mountaintop park with animals, a pool and panoramic landscape views.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Ko Samui holiday homes

Ko Samui is an idyllic location that’s perfect for a couple’s retreat. Holiday homes are available near places like Fisherman’s Village Bophut, an outdoor market with local foods and gifts, and Secret Buddha Garden, a lush hilltop garden with waterfalls and displays of Buddha statues. You’ll also like Laem Sor Pagoda, a small, golden pagoda with ornate details in a serene oceanfront setting.

Where to stay near Koh Samui District?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,796 holiday rentals near Koh Samui District. From 1,199 Villas to 187 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Koh Samui District is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Bophut: 1,832 holiday rentals
  • Lamai Beach: 1,351 holiday rentals
  • Mae Nam Beach: 1,727 holiday rentals
  • Lamai: 1,783 holiday rentals
  • Chaweng Beach: 1,765 holiday rentals

HomeAway.com.au offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Koh Samui District! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Koh Samui District?

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

  • Fisherman's Village Plaza: 1,955 holiday rentals
  • Wat Plai Laem: 1,955 holiday rentals
  • Chaweng Noi Beach: 1,930 holiday rentals
  • Lamai Night Market: 1,861 holiday rentals
  • Samui Theatre Major Chaweng Branch: 1,955 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Koh Samui District listed on HomeAway.com.au 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 homes.

Explore destinations around Koh Samui District

Fisherman's Village Plaza
1,955 holiday rentals
Wat Plai Laem
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Chaweng Noi Beach
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Lamai Night Market
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Samui Theatre Major Chaweng Branch
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Tesco Lotus Koh Samui
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Santiburi Beach Resort ,Golf and Spa
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Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park
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Samui Butterfly Garden
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Samui Snake Farm
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Khunaram Temple
1,846 holiday rentals
Coco Splash Waterpark
1,862 holiday rentals
Lad Wanorn Waterfall
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Nathon Pier
1,955 holiday rentals
Samui Go Kart
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Bo Phut Beach Pier
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Samui Football Golf
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Ban Tai Beach
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Maenam Chinatown Market
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Nagra Pearl Farm
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