Trains and boats and planes - there's a number of ways to get to Samui, some of them are quick and easy and other that are slow ... and easy, too! And when you get here, take advantage of all our useful hints and tips about using car-hire or taxis. And then there's info on visas and entry permits; using e-mail and getting the most out of your mobile phone while you're here; things you mustn't ever do; phone numbers for embassies and travel, and even a few Thai words for you.
The quickest way is to fly, but on the luxury sleeper train you'll see some amazing sights. We give you all the tips and info to make getting to Koh Samui problem free.
Use your phone with a Thai pay-as-you-go SIM card or check out the WiFi or internet shops. We all need to keep in touch.
There usually no problem as most countries don't need a Visa to come here. But don't find out the hard way - read our information.
Some words are universal - 'police' for instance. But many local Thais don't speak English, so get by with our useful phrases.
What public transport? Sadly there isn't any on Samui but there's a thousand 'taxis' waiting to help you out! Find out how to get the best price - plus info on rentals, too.
It's OK to pick your nose but don't pick your teeth! Seriously, there are some things here that are taboo and we outline them for you.
Travelers' cheques or cashcards? Don't lose-out on the exchange rates and fees, read our advice and info before you come.
All the emergency numbers you're likely to need, embassies, hospitals, police! Print them out and keep them in your bag.
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