Koh Samui Island
The third largest Thai island, Koh Samui is part of an archipelago of more than 6o islands off Thailands’ east coast. Just a 45 minute flight from Bangkok International airport and short flight from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. The islands white sand, swaying coconut palms and calm waters maintain its away-from-it all charm on what is still very much a tropical island.
Arriving on koh samui
Flying is the best way to arrive on the island. Thai and Eva Airways now code share with Bangkok Airways Boutique Airline and it has become even easier to travel to the island from the UK via Bangkok. Routes are also available with Emirates via Dubai-Bangkok-Samui and Quatar Airways via Dohar -Bangkok - Samui. Try using these UK companies Trail Finders, Travel Bag or Dial A Flight for flight price comparisons. Flight prices with Singapore Airlines and British Airways via Singapore have been good value recently so this could help you visit another Asian city during your trip. There are also many flights from other international cities in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Germany, China, Japan and USA where we have been welcoming guests for many years!
Choosing the Ferry route from the mainland takes more time but is often chosen for those travelling from Phuket or the mainland. Low cost flights to the mainland from Chiang Mai are often unreliable and then there is still the ferry to take from mainland Surrathani to Koh Samui. Flying directly from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui is the best option.
HOW FAR from baan jasmine TO……..
Baan Jasmine is located in the north of the island, in the popular boutique area Bophut Fishermans’ village
Baan Jasmine villa is no where near a flight path!
2 minute walk to local Thai shop for ice, beers, soft drinks, snacks, milk and basic supplies. Say hello from Baan Jasmine when you go there they know us well.
3 min walk to King of Bread Bakery and cafe.
5 minute walk to local cafes, food markets and Thai temples
5 minute walk to two local family mart supermarkets
5 min drive to TESCO, BIG C or TOPPS Supermarket
5 min drive to Maenam beach
10 minute walking distance to the Bophut Beach.
10 minute walking distance Bophut Fishermans Village and pier. This is where you will find beach front bars, restaurants, boutique shops and tour organisers for the island.
10 min drive to Cheong Mon beach
15 minute drive to Koh Samui International Airport (5km from the Villa)
15 minute drive to Santiburi Championship Golf Course
40 minute drive to Lamai
1hr drive to Taling Ngam
1hr drive from Nathon ferry port to mainland.
BO PHUT fishermans’ village
Fishermans’ village is fast gaining a reputation that stretches beyond Koh Samui for being the most elegant and well preserved place on the island. Lined by old wooden Chinese shop houses interspaced with a few contemporary buildings which match the tone, it retains a distinctly mediterranean feel. This is probably due to the fact that it was the main French outpost on the island for many years. Mixed among the restaurants and shops are several boutiques selling high quality clothing and jewelry.
GONE TO THE BEACH….
Bo Phut beach boasts a 3km long beach which has shallow water for swimming and no coral restricting access to the water. There are few water sport activities on this beach so you can enjoy peace, tranquility and uninterrupted views of Koh Pha-Ngan island.There are many other beaches and hidden coves to explore around the island, hiring a car is a good way to explore these. Try Maenam, Chaweng Noi, Coral Cove, Silver Beach by the old Yacht Club, Cheong Mon, Bangrak and Lamai. Our Luxe guide provides details of the best beaches on the island!
Baan Jasmine provides beach towels for all our guests so you can have a little more room in your suitcase for those holiday essentials….
FANCY A BITE TO EAT?
Click the ATTRACTIONS tab for our restaurant recommendations in Bophut Fishermans Village.