Baan Jasmine guide to koh Samui

When guests book Baan Jasmine they receive complimentary concierge service before and during their stay. We are able to make recommendations for anything guests wish to do during their stay. We have written a comprehensive luxe guide to Koh Samui which includes the essentials travellers need to know to have a fantastic holiday on the island and wonderful stay in Baan Jasmine. Please ask us if you need any help with organising your trip in Asia region we have many years experience of travelling and living in Asia.

Car Hire

We can arrange car and motorcycle rental with AXA insurance. We have used the same company for four years. British owned with ease of use for international guests. Vehicles are delivered and collected to/from the villa at a convenient time for guests, this service is complimentary. All payments are to be made in cash. If you wish to have car hire included in your villa booking please inform us at the time of booking. Its a great way to explore beautiful Samui!

private Driver

We have known our private driver for 7 years. She is Thai, speaks excellent English, is trustworthy and reliable. If you prefer to have a private driver for your stay or simply book a driver for a round the island tour or a few journeys this is all possible. Please let us know about this when you book or during your stay.


Santiburi  Samui Golf and Country Club

Stretching along the hills of Koh Samui’s northern coastline is the 6,881-yard Santiburi Samui golf course. The par-72 course is lined with exotic palm trees, numerous creeks and natural waterfalls, creating an enchanting and tranquil haven. There are spectacular breathtaking, panoramic views of the island and the turquoise ocean. 

Water Sports around the island

Scuba diving, snorkelling, catamaran sailing, kayaking and jet skiing. Please enquire with us for reputable companies.

Angthong National Marine Park and The Five Islands

Take a sailing day trip to this stunning marine park and try kayaking, sailing and scuba diving.

Visit Neighbouring Islands Koh Pha-Ngan , Koh Tao and the southern islands Koh Tan and Koh Mudsum

Long Tail Boat experience,Snorkelling, diving, beaches and kayaking

Samui Elephant Sanctuary

The first Elephant Sanctuary on Koh Samui. Please book in advance.

island organics cookery classes

The only organic farm on Koh Samui with Thai cooking classes and tour of the sustainable farm.

Great places to eat close to Baan Jasmine

These are a short walk from the villa. We provide a more comprehensive list in our Luxe guide to Samui! We are also able to make restaurant reservations for any special occasion.

King of bread (KOB) 3 min walk

A very new bakery selling all the usual goodies and there is a lovely cafe too where you can have breakfast and light lunches! We love King of Bread! KOB also own a small art centre next door.

Junes Art Cafe 10 min walk

Serves healthy fusion vegetarian food,Thai, European, coffee, teas, health shakes and home baked bread and muffins. A great place for breakfast, lunch or a snack.

In Bophut Fishermans’ Village there are many places to eat to suit all tastes

Friendly Frog  10 min walk

Serves delicious local Thai dishes. Inexpensive. Simple restaurant and always busy.

my Cafe 5 min walk

Just 5 minutes walk from the villa is this fabulous cafe serving home cooked Thai food with secret recipes and wonderful fresh fruit smoothies and home made desserts. Our favourite close by! Live music on some nights. The Massaman curry is the best!

Fishermans Hotel Cafe 10 min walk

Serves delicious Thai and Western food in the heart of Bophut on the right side walking down towards the sea. Great coffee always perfect for delicious breakfasts, lunch or light dinner!

KamaSutra Cafe 10 min walk

Overlooks the old Bophut Fishermans’ Village old Pier. Serves great breakfast, lunches and dinners. They can also make food to take away for any meal. We can recommend the breakfast sets and they open at 7am and brilliant value!


In Villa thai cook

Simply choose the dishes you like from menus we send you when you book or ask for your favourite dish. Our Thai cook will organise everything from the food shopping, preparation, cooking, presentation and clearing the dishes at the end!

A wonderful experience for a treat or to celebrate a special occasion!

Fine dining treats

Sala Samui Restaurant

The Four Seasons Hotel

Chez Francois Fine Dining

Six Senses Samui Dining on the Rocks

2 Fishes Bophut

Hansar Hotel H Bistro Bophut

The Cliff Resturant

Suppattra Thai

Pepe Nero Koh Samui Maenam Italian

Our driver can be booked to take guests to any restaurants on the island.

Koh Samui Whats on


Jan 1st New Years Day


5 Feb Chinese New Year of the Pig

Makha Bucha (Buddhist celebration) held on full moon day.


13 April Songkran Thai New Year Celebrations mark the beginning of the Solar year and well known for water celebrations

Chakri Memorial Day (which celebrates the founding of the Chakri dynasty)

22 Earth Day (beach clean-up parties c/o Trash Hero Koh Samui)


Visaka Bucha Day on the full moon day of every sixth lunar month. The day marks three key events in Buddha’s life: the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha

Regatta Samui, The Tropical Island Regatta – One of Asias biggest regattas and the final of the Asian Yachting Grand Prix. 25 May - 1 June 2019.   


12th August Public Holiday for Her Majesty the Queens birthdays


30 September Koh Samui International Marathon


Wan Awk Phansa marks the end of lent and start of new seasons.

23 October King Chulalongkorn Memorial Day


11-13 Nov Loy Krathong Festival of Lights


5th December Public Holiday His Majesty the King of Thailand Birthday.

25 Dec Christmas Day

31 Dec New Years Eve