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Chinese New Year Special ! Sunny Koh Samui, Thailand
   
Tour Code: STS-TH-002 Price per person from: From RMB 8,350
Departure Date: Daily Click for Price Details
   
 
Summary:

Easy to reach from Bangkok, Phuket or overseas, Koh Samui is literally covered with coconut trees and bougainvillea, which in turn are surrounded by white sandy shores and stunning turquoise seas. Whether you’re looking for remote beaches, great shopping, delicious dining or an exciting nightlife, you’ll find it on Koh Samui!

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Chinese New Year Special ! Sunny Koh Samui
8days/7nights
Departure date:Daily

Flight schedule- Fly with Thai Airways
Date  Flight No.  Dept. City/ Time   Arrival City / Time  Duration
Day01  TG615   Beijing / 1735     Bangkok / 2125    4 hr 10 mins
Day02  PG127   Bangkok / 0900    Koh Samui / 1005   1 hr 30 mins
Day08  PG104   Koh Samui / 0600   Bangkok / 0705    1 hr 10 mins
Day08  TG614   Bangkok / 1010    Beijing / 1550     4 hr 40 mins


Itinerary Outline-
Day01 Beijing- Bangkok
Depart Beijing for Bangkok, upon arrival, check in the Novotel Airport Hotel.

Overnight in Bangkok.
* Novotel Airport Hotel, 4.5 star, the best airport hotel in Thailand, just connect the airport with an overpass, very convenient, full facilities.

Day02 Bangkok- Koh Samui.
Take the morning flight depart for Koh Samui, upon arrival, you will be met at the airport, and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Koh Samui

Day03- Day07 Koh Samui
Free at leisure in Koh Samui, enjoy the sun, beach, and crystal blue sea water. A day spent on scooters or in a jeep exploring this lush terrain is a day of sheer serendipity. With its spectacular and astonishingly perse flora, and its dozy little neighborhoods peopled by some of the world's most amiable islanders, this kind of exploration is sure to provide the delights you imagined when you planned your holiday.

Day08 Koh Samui- Beijing
Transfer to the airport, take the morning flight back to Beijing.

3/ Hotel List & Package Rate-

Category Hotel Name Room Type Adult Twin Share Adult Extra Bed Child Extra Bed Child Share Existing Bed with Adults
First Class Aloha Resort Deluxe Room 8,350 7,470 5,290 5,080
Samaya Bura Sea View Superior Room 8,350 7,890 5,290 5,080
Baan Samui Resort  Deluxe Room 9,270 8,030 5,490 5,280
Superior  Shasa Casavela Sea View Suite 10,480 9,280 5,170 5,170
Imperial Boat House Premier Room 10,280 8,510 5,280 5,280
Amari Palm Reef Resort Superior Room 12,010 8,970 5,330 5,330
KC Resort & Over Water Villas  Grand Deluxe Jacuzzi Room
 
10,830 9,840 5,280 5,280
Deluxe Saree Samui Tropical Villa 10,330 8,670 5,230 5,230
Chaweng Regent Deluxe Room 10,440 8,990 5,380 5,380
Melati Beach Resort Grand Deluxe Room 11,790 9,270 5,380 5,380
Anantara Bophut Deluxe Room 10,940 N/A N/A 5,120

  Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions features:

*Roundtrip economy class air tickets

*1night hotel accommodation in Bangkok airport, 6nights hotel accommodation in Koh Samui

*Daily breakfast of Koh Samui hotel

*Return airport transfers by private vehicle in Koh Samui

*Government tax and service charges

 

 

Exclusions:

*Air tax—Approx. RMB 850per Adult, Approx. RMB 760per Child.

*Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses (e.g.Telephone, laundry)

*Personal travel insurance

*Personal expenses

*Tips for guide, driver, boat crew & hotels' porters 

*Meals other than those mentioned above

*Other services not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above

 

Imeprial Boat House Beach Resort & Spa
Official Website: http://www.imperialhotels.com/
       
Imeprial Boat House Beach Resort & Spa The Imperial Boat House Hotel is located on Choeng Mon Beach, a little distance away from the other famous beach of Chaweng. The hotel provides 34 authentic teakwood rice barges converted into suites. For the business traveler, the hotel offers a number of function rooms that can suit all individual needs-from intimate settings to large productions. Guests can enjoy Thai, Northern Italian and International cuisine at the dining options available on hotel premises. The stay at the Imperial Boat House is not complete without a visit to the exclusive Imperial Spa to experience pampering of soothing massages, refreshing facials and health and rejuvenating body treatments, all with natural products.
Buri Rasa Samui Resort
Official Website: http://www.burirasa.com/
         
Buri Rasa Samui Resort This romantic beachfront resort epitomizes classic Thai design and hospitality. The Buri Rasa sits on the whitest of beaches melting into the shining Andaman sea. With all the expected amenities, huge rooms, beachfront views and outstanding service. Sit at the shimmering pool, relax at the spa or sunbathe on the beach, but whatever you do, don't miss the classic Thai food, served in raised huts on the beach under the stars. The true Thai experience awaits your next trip. Just enter your travel dates on our secure online form, click and enjoy your getaway to the Buri Rasa Village Hotel Samui.
Shasa Casavela Beach Resort & Spa
Official Website: http://www.shasahotels.com/
         
Shasa Casavela Beach Resort & Spa Situated on a hill side with views overlooking the sea, this hotel offers comfortable and luxurious accommodation set amidst tropical plantation and unspoiled nature. Each of the hotels well equipped rooms feature contemporary interiors complimented with state of the art appliances including flat screen TV’s and CD players. Guests can awake to the sound of waves crashing upon the shore before enjoying a morning coffee on private balconies that over look the ocean. The Shasa Hotel Casavela boasts a fitness and business center, a swimming pool set above the sea and a kids club. After a day exploring the island or sunning yourself on the beach, head down to the ‘Shasa’ spa offering a full menu of sensory pleasures to reinvigorate the mind, body and soul.
Anatara Beach Resort & Spa
Official Website: http://samui.anantara.com/
         
Anatara Beach Resort & Spa Enjoy looking at the water? Then you’re in luck because every room at the Anantara Si Kao faces the sea. Seeking secluded accommodations that are away from it all? Another reason to consider this resort because while beaches on similar properties in Thailand are cluttered with vendors, massage tables, bars, and restaurants, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself alone here. The easiest way to reach Si Kao, is to take a flight to Krabi or Trang and then drive from there. Essentially, this Anantara property is a good place to settle down, relax and clear your head for a few days. When it’s time to eat and drink be sure to check out the tasty Thai dishes at Leelawadee, Acqua’s fine selection of Italian cuisine and the refreshing cocktails at the Beach House. Take up a Thai Cooking course to impress once you return home, or go for a romantic sail to remember your holiday by.
Chaweng Regent Beach Resort
Official Website: http://www.chawengregent.com/
         
Chaweng Regent Beach Resort When booking a room at this resort you may be faced with a decision about where to spend your time - the beach or the city? That’s because the Chaweng Regent Beach offers Thai village-styled accommodations on the beach, while still just minutes from a wide selection of restaurant, shopping complex, markets, and much more. It is also just 15 minutes away from Samui International Airport. Thankfully, that’s a good decision to have to ponder. Back at the hotel, you’ll enjoy the air-conditioned rooms with cable TV and DVD players (a complete home theater system is available in the Royal Suite) as well as facilities like a swimming pool, fitness center, massage services and free introductory scuba diving lessons. Chaweng Regent Beach Resort can be easily booked with our secure online booking form. Simply enter your dates and click to proceed.

Koh Samui

Get around

As on many islands in Thailand, small motorbikes are available for rental. Compared to other nearby islands, Samui's road systems is very developed and there are plenty of taxis cruising about, although it's a challenge to get them to use their meters.

Taxi

The Ko Samui Taxi Service is a public taxi service. The drivers, however, are very reluctant to use their meters (unlike in Bangkok), and, especially on popular beaches or entry points to the island, tend to ask foreigners much more than normal fare. Some, say on Na Thon pier, will even show you official-looking papers with "fixed" prices like 600-800 baht for a 25-30 km trip to Chaweng or Lamai beach - this is not true, and once they know you aware of that, it's usually possible to bargain (for this distance, you should bargain to at least 400, or even better 300 baht for all car, which is still higher than Bangkok metered taxi price). On the popular beaches it may be impossible at all to get a reasonable fare sometimes - if so, just walk around to the some area which is more quiet and far away from luxurious hotels.

By bus

Pickup trucks/public passenger pick-up vehicles (songthaews) also serve as group taxis. Hail one on any major road with a wave or yell, negotiate a fare, and sit down on the bench in the back. Fares are around 10 Baht per person for local trips, more for the longer ones (have to negotiate, as the price not only depends on the distance, but also on how many fares (if any) the driver expects to get while on that route. And of course, the driver can expect more (sometimes a few times more) from a foreigner than from a local too - so, if think the price offered is too high considering all mentioned above, bargain!

In December 2009, the price across the island (25-30 km) from Nathon pier to Chaweng or Lamai was even posted near the pier as a 60 baht. Nevertheless, drivers meeting tourists routinely charge them 100 baht/person for a fully packed songthaew. If arriving not too late and to the popular destinations like these, it's wise to wait, or to walk around Na Thon a bit (possibly to eat too, as cheaper than on the beaches) - after the initial tourist wave comes off, there will be other (local mostly) passengers, and the drivers, seeing you do not worry much about time but want the right price, finally will agree and give you a ride, when there's enough people to your destination.

In the event you wish to hire own personally then you ought to negotiate the cost first, which is then comparable to a taxi cost.

Motorbike

Motorbikes can be rented virtually anywhere on Ko Samui for between 120-700 Baht per day depending on the size. It is recommended though, to hire only from a reputable company as there have been reports of scams; that is where some places deliberately steal bikes that they have rented out. If hiring a bike doesn’t appeal to you then there are motorbike-taxis willing to take you around for a small fee. They may want you to leave your passport for collateral. Don't do it.

Bicycles Bicycles can be hired very cheaply on Ko Samui, one shouldn’t cost any more than a couple of US dollars per day.

See

The major reason why people come to Samui is, quite simply, to enjoy the beaches. Even though the two main beaches of Chaweng and Lamai have generally suffered due to mass development over the past decade they are still relatively impressive. Development has been thwarted slightly because of the island’s regulation governing height restriction.

Other than lying on the beach with a cold beer in hand and ogling at the babes and hunks sauntering past, there isn't all that much to see on the island. A certain pair of rocks on Lamai amuses some visitors, Bang Rak has a large but nondescript Buddha statue, and there are some waterfalls (notably Na Muang) of minor interest.

*  Chaweng Beach is the major beach on Ko Samui and one that has developed tremendously since the early 1990s. Just 20 years ago the beach was home to just a sprinkle of wooden bungalows but now the place is swamped with 4-5 star hotels, Italian pizza joints, Irish pubs and even go-go bars. Samui’s nightlife is becoming legendary but unfortunately not always attracting the best standard of tourist. Chaweng’s once ‘hippy’ only backpackers have given way to a lot of ‘lager louts’. Chaweng is the place to be if you are looking for a rowdy reckless party scene.

*  Lamai Beach Like Chaweng, Lamai has transformed from a ‘hippy’ hangout into a fun, party place packed out with bars and exciting nightlife. The beach though, is still in better condition than Chaweng and the place doesn’t get quite so crowded. If it’s a quiet relaxing location you are after, then Lamai won’t be the ideal place for you. At the southern end of Lamai, there are some odd-looking rock formations.

*  Maenam Beach This quiet beach, located in the north of the island is decent enough for swimming and sunbathing especially for families with children due to the shallow water.

*  Bophut Beach situated in the north of the island, is a popular starting point for diving tours. The place isn’t in any way as developed as Chaweng but there are still plenty of restaurants, shops and bars.

*  Choengmon Beach is in the North-East of Samui just 10 minutes from Chaweng. Unlike the latter it is a perfect place for relaxing.

*  Big Buddha Beach Located in the north-east of Samui, Big Buddha offers visitors good swimming and lovely views. The area has developed a lot over the past few years and there are now a plentitude of restaurants, shops and bars.

*  Na Thon - The island's major seafront settlement where shops, restaurants and tour agencies are concentrated.

*  Namtok Hin Lat – This waterfall is easily accessible by car. Some of the numerous tiny levels have a large basin for swimmers.

*  Namtok Na Mueang – A local road leads to the Na Mueang 1 Waterfall. A walk of about 30 minutes ends up at the more scenic Na Mueang 2 Waterfall. Purple rocks surround the stream of water, which gushes in from an impressive height of around 79 meters.

*  Ban Lipa Yai – This village grows high quality fruits, including rambutan, durian, mangosteen and the famed langsat.

*  Old House – This Chinese-style house, aged almost 200 years, represents Samui’s cultural identity. Grandpa Si and Grandma Maen Hancharoen, the present owner, open the house to visitors.

Other island attractions include coral beds at Laem Set and Thong Takhian; the nearby butterfly garden and aquarium; a snake farm; a monkey theatre at Bo Phut and a massive seated Buddha image on Fan isle.

*  Wat Khunaram Ko Samui This temple is the island’s most famous temple for its mummified monk on display. The mummy sits upright in a glass casket and devotees offer it flowers and incense. The mummy is in fact the body of a very revered former abbot of the temple who was also a meditation master that was able to predict his own death.

*  Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks These odd-looking rocks situated on Lamai beach bear a striking resemblance to male and female sexual organs and they have turned into one of the island’s biggest attractions. For those who would like to hear a legend or two surrounding the rocks, they need only ask a local.

*  Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo Ko Samui Located at Ban Harn beach, the Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo offer a fun day out for the family. The undersea world of the aquarium has an amazing collection of tropical fish and other vibrant aquatic animals such as turtles and colorful coral. The tiger zoo is home to Bengal tigers and leopards. For those who are daring enough, they can have their photograph taken with the awesome animals. The Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo are open daily from 9AM till 6PM.

*  Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) Also known as the Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai), has a 15 meter tall statue of the Buddha. It was built in 1972 and is in the north of the island.

*  Laem Sor Pagoda Ko Samui This chedi (pagoda) situated at Laem Sor temple is one of the most important shrines on Ko Samui. The structure with its yellow tiles which gives off a golden aura is quite impressive.

*  Samui Butterful Garden / Insect Museum This butterfly garden can be found in the south-east of the island. There is a huge collection of different butterflies, some quarter of a meter wide. The visitor can also enter the insect museum nearby to see a variety of rare bugs and a bee house.

*  Secret Buddha Garden This beautiful garden was made by a 76 year-old Ko Samui fruit farmer in 1976. It is surrounded by lush jungle, rocky hills and is adorned with sculptures depicting both humans, in various poses, as well as various deities. Since the garden is the highest point on the island, there are also some awesome views to be had. Organized tours to the garden last for about 2 hours.

*  Monkey Shows These shows can be enjoyed at the open-air theater on the main road behind Bophut beach. The entertainment also includes performing elephants

Do

The usual panoply of watersports are available, including plenty of dive shops, but most diving is done either in the nearby Angthong Marine National Park or Ko Tao as the visibility around Samui's sandy beaches tends to be poor. You can book diving day trips at dive shops, most of which are based in Chaweng. The dive boats tend to leave from the pier at Bophut and Bang Ruk.

Diving Without a doubt the south of Thailand is home to some of the finest and most beautiful beaches and islands in the world, surrounded by crystal clear water and stunning coral. And that is the main reason why the number of divers coming to Thailand has escalated over the past decade or so. Even though the best time year of the year to dive in the Ko Samui is between June and August, it is still perfectly possible to dive virtually all year round. As diving in Thailand is considered one of the safest destinations for diving and snorkeling in the world, it is perfect for first-timers wanting to try these pastimes out.

The sea visibility in some places around Ko Samui is almost very good (distances of up to 10-30 meters). One can enjoy splendid sights of underwater mountains, coral gardens, undersea rock formations, hard and soft coral, whale sharks.

'Samran Pinnacles:' Since the currents in this area are often quite strong, this site is recommended therefore, for experienced divers. Due to the currents being like this, the site is a haven for bringing in larger pelagics such as barracuda, jacks. There are three submerged pinnacles near Sail Rock.

'Ko Kra & Koh Losin:' These two small islands located to the south-east of Samui, which because of its remotest, don’t get too many divers. Blacktip sharks, manta rays and hard to find loggerhead turtles can be seen.

*  George Conradie, 76 Greenwoodway Pinehurst Durbanville, +27219764007. The island's first and currently only, professional standard golf course, opened in 2003 and offer a gorgeous location in the hills above Maenam, belonging to the santiburi Resort. Two driving ranges exist, one of which is in Lamai and another next to Bandon International Hospital. t

Eat

Samui is well known for its coconuts, which are available everywhere and quite tasty. Being an island seafood is generally a good choice although in high season demand often exceeds local supply. The larger beaches have a number of international restaurants as well (often run by Thai-farang couples) with Bophut having a particularly good reputation.

Southern Thai food in general is renowned for its spiciness. Much of the cuisine has its origins in Malay, Indonesian and Indian food. Favourite dishes from the south include Indian-style Muslim curry (massaman), rice noodles in fish curry sauce (Khanom Jeen) and chicken birayani. Popular local food are salted eggs and delicious rambutan, too.

Dual pricing is regrettably common: some restaurants have two menus, one for tourists and the other for Thai people, at about 1/4 of the foreigner prices. Main courses in a standard, low-key Thai restaurant should be under 100 baht (except some seafood dishes), so if prices seem unreasonably steep, head elsewhere. Always check prices and menu first so you don't have to argue when the bill is served.

Drink

There are innumerable options for a drink, ranging from the loud and brash tourist pubs and girlie bars of Chaweng to the candle-lit romantic bars of Bophut. Figure on 80 baht for a local beer (Singha, Tiger, Chang, Heineken) and up to twice as much for any import. Wine is especially expensive and usually costs over 2,000 baht per bottle.

Beer bars

Chaweng Beach is especially famous for its beer bars (also called bar-beers), staffed by pretty hostesses, usually from the north-east of Thailand. Buy them a 'girlie drink' and you'll be in entertaining company.

Beer bars can be found all over Chaweng. The bars offer pool, Connect4 and other popular bar games. Since the nightlife on Chaweng can see serious debauchery at times, the local law enforcers are strict in concern to enforcing closing times. The official closing time in "entertainment zones" is 1AM (in practice usually somewhere between 1AM and 2PM, depending on the location).

Nightclub

Chaweng Beach is packed out with nightclubs playing the latest rave sounds and serving exotic cocktails. Electronic music is very popular.

*  Green Mango. The biggest club to which even a street was named.

*  Sounds is another trance music club that stays open until dawn and do not miss the open air BlackMoon Party at Chaweng Lake View, held roughly four times a month.

Karaoke

At karaoke places customers can either choose a private room or sing in the main lounge for everyone to hear. There are Thai songs and international songs, there may be pretty hostesses available to sit for a pleasant chat. These joints are especially popular with East Asian tourists.

Rum Distillery

There is a distillery that brews 5 flavors of rum on one of the side roads on the South Coast of the island, which offers tours during the sugar cane season and free samples any time. The flavors are natural (sugar cane), lemon, orange, pineapple, and coconut. Natural and coconut are actually quite tasty, lemon has a very strong pleasant citrus flavor, and you won't miss anything if you don't try the other two. They also have a delicious mixer to serve with consisting of lime juice, cinnamon, and other spices. Worth heading to if you're in the area or just for the novelty of sampling authentic Thai rum. Very friendly staff.

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