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Spring Travel Destinations | Koh Samui, Thailand

With spring fast approaching many people will be starting to map out their travel plans for the new season. Spring officially begins on the 20th March and until then we’ll be bringing you great spring travel destinations each week on our blog.

Spring in Koh Samui is generally considered to be shoulder season, however March is one of the driest and sunniest months to visit the island. There is little cloud cover, very few days of rain and temperatures aren’t as scorching as it would be in late May or June.

Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s more unique islands. Whilst it is best known for its pristine white sandy beaches there are also areas of lush rainforest, coconut groves, luxury resorts, mouth-wateringly good restaurants and not forgetting a twelve-metre-high golden Buddha.


If you’re a beach lover then Koh Samui is definitely the right Thai island for you. The most popular beach on the island, and arguably the best, is Chaweng Beach. This is located in the north east of the island and the beach stretches for an incredible seven kilometres along the coast. For those looking for a quiet, peaceful beach to relax on, head to Lamai Beach. Although Lamai is Koh Samui’s second largest resort, it is considerably quieter than Chaweng, making it the perfect place for a relaxing beach break.

Scuba divers will also enjoy visiting Koh Samui in March and April, offering some of the best water visibility and diving conditions. In the waters around Koh Samui there are several fantastic dive sites, including Hin Bai, Chumphon Pinnacle, Hin Kieow, Mango Bay, Twin Peaks and Shark Island. Divers will be spoilt for choice with the range of sites to indulge in their passion.

Big Buddha shrine

Away from the beach, there is plenty to do in Koh Samui. The famous Big Buddha shrine is the island’s most well-known landmark and is visible from several kilometres away. The twelve-metre-high Buddha was constructed in 1972 and people visit daily to leave offerings of fruit, flowers and incense. Visitors are welcome to observe these religious rituals and the temple is open all day to those who are conservatively dressed.

Discerning travellers will love the range of luxury hotels available to choose from in Koh Samui. Favourites include The Scent Hotel, The Library, Anatara Lawana Resort and Spa, Anatara Bophut Resort and Spa, Six Senses Samui and Conrad Koh Samui. There are also some spectacular villas available to rent throughout the island if you prefer to have more space and freedom during your holiday.

Let Chapman Freeborn help organise your spring trip to Koh Samui by private jet. Samui Airport is the island’s arrival and departure point and we would be delighted to handle all of your private jet charter requirements.