Koh Samui is an expensive tourist trap
– 250 Baht to get the Seatran ferry to Koh Samui from Koh Phanang but the taxi to our accomodation was 450 baht so that was a bit sucky…
All of the taxi drivers on Samui who wait outside the pier run the No Meter racket and flat out refuse to use the meter. The meter is for the thai’s only…
We stayed at Beach Hotel Samui and it was great. Right on the beach, friendly staff and 500 baht per night was good for this expensive tourist island.
We rented scooters from the Hotel 200 baht a day but the tanks were half full so this was good.
We went out for a big night out in Chaweng which was down the road (10 minutes from Lamai bay) and this is where all the action and partying is.
I didn’t actually do anything cultural here and just relaxed and enjoyed the views for 4 days.