Rented Jeep, 4WD, is available from many family-owned agencies and some well known
large companies. The vehicle will serve as the basic means of transportation taking
visitors around many hillsides natural and man-made attractions which are easily
accessible from the ring road. Some of these vehicles come with insurance, but the
coverage is limited. Always ask for details first. The minimum price is from 800
A more flexible way to get around the island, rented motorcycle costs about 200 Baht
/ day. Beware, as roads other than the main roads on Koh Samui are quite rough in
Getting to nearby Islands from Samui
1. Koh Pha-ngan
1.1 Na Thon Pier (Koh Samui) -- Thong Sala Pier (Koh Pha-ngan)
Songserm Travel Co. operates ferry boats and express boats between Na Thon Pier on
Koh Samui and Thong Sala Pier on Koh Pha-ngan, four times a day. The trip takes about
45 minutes for express boats, and one hour for ordinary ferry boats.
1.2 Bo Phut (Koh Samui) -- Hat Rin (Koh Pha-ngan)
There is a ferry boat leaving Bo Phut for Koh Pha-ngan twice daily at 9.30 a.m. and
2.30 p.m. The return trips depart Hat Rin on Koh Pha-ngan at 10.30 a.m. and 3.30
2. Ang Thong Islands
Visitors can hire a boat on Koh Samui to Ang Thong. The charge depends on the boat
size and number of passengers. The trip takes 1.30 hours. It is also possible to
join a full-day excursion organized by tour operators in Koh Samui.
3. Koh Tao
Boat services for Koh Tao are available at Na Thon Pier of Koh Samui.
Getting to nearby Islands, Koh Pha ngan, Koh Tao, Ang Thong