Make Koh Samui off the east coast of Thailand your next travel destination, and rent a car to explore the island at your leisure. The country’s second largest island entices visitors with its warm climate, affordable luxuries, and relaxing atmosphere. Whether you enjoy spending your time soaking up the sun on beautiful beaches, exploring nature, getting active, partying the night away, or discovering ancient temples and monuments, Koh Samui has something for everyone.
With freedom of a hired car from Airport Rentals, you can experience all the top attractions, discover hidden gems, and enjoy the natural beauty of the island at your own pace. Take the time to visit the famous Big Buddha Temple, one of the island’s most popular landmarks, and make your way to the Fisherman’s Village, where you can delve into Koh Samui’s history and culture, discover traditional buildings and pick up a bargain at the lively weekly markets.
Booking a Koh Samui car rental
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Koh Samui Guide
Visitors arriving by air will touch down at the Samui International Airport located in the north of the island. The airport offers flights to a variety of international and domestic destinations including Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur.
Pick up your rental car and start your trip at the beautiful Chaweng Beach, and then cruise the coastline to discover over fifteen other pristine beaches. Next, head to the impressive Na Muang Waterfall before stopping by the delightful Secret Buddha Garden. Don’t miss the opportunity to check out the unique Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram.
Guide to driving in Koh Samui
Driving from Koh Samui to the Samui International Airport
Navigating your car hire from Koh Samui to the Samui International Airport is straightforward and depending on your location should take no more than half an hour. From Choeng Mon, Chaweng, and Bophut, it will take ten minutes and from Maenam, fifteen minutes. If you are driving from the other side of the island from Lipa Noi, Nathon or Taling Ngam, the drive will be a bit longer.
Driving tips for your Koh Samui car hire
Driving your car hire around the small island offers amazing scenery. Expect the road conditions to be poorer than what you may be used to and take extra care on the steep inland roads.
Koh Samui driving tips
● In Thailand, motorists drive on the left-hand side of the road.
● It is compulsory for the front seat passengers to wear a seatbelt, but for safety, we recommend that all occupants in the car use them.
● Thailand has a high rate of road accidents; drive defensively and expect the unexpected.
Parking options at the Samui International Airport and around Koh Samui
The Samui International Airport offers plenty of affordable parking in the open air carpark, located a short walk from the terminal. Parking is free for the first thirty minutes, 20B per hour and up to 200B for the day.
You should have no problems finding a place to park your car rental around Koh Samui, with plenty of free on-street parking. Take care not to park in restricted areas, which are indicated by painted red and white lines.
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