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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What tips does one need to keep in mind for a trip to Koh Samui?

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This captivating beach town is as enthralling as it is beautiful. Charming and alluring, Koh Samui will keep you hooked from the moment you step onto this pristine abode. If this is your first visit to the city, you may want to keep a few things in mind. Here are a few small tips and guidelines to make the most of your trip.

  • Book Ahead

Book your travel tickets well in advance. You don’t want a last minute scramble with tickets, plane or train, that are either unavailable or highly priced. With hotel booking becoming so convenient today, it would be good idea to book the hotel rooms of your choice and budget well before you travel to the city. Get a written confirmation through email or fax and carry a copy of the email or faxed confirmation to the hotel as proof of your room confirmation.

  • Driving

Roads in Koh Samui are a tad bit tricky to handle. If you aren’t used to the driving rules of this beach town, it is best to hire a driver for your holiday in this beautiful city. Yet, if driving is on your mind, you must observe all the traffic rules and be extra cautious while cruising around Koh Samui.

  • Cash

It would be advisable to carry enough cash for your journey to Koh Samui. With the constant change of transport, from train to bus to ferry, you’ll need quite a bit of cash during your journey. You would also need petty cash during your visits to the beach, with numerous beach shacks, exciting markets and other delights to keep your busy.

  • General Guidelines

    Each city has its own set of rules and regulations, set down by the government. It would be advisable to adhere to these to avoid any untoward incidents during your trip. For foreign nationals, Visa is a must to carry with you at all times. It would also be wise to note that the rate in restaurants differ for locals and tourists. The rates are considerably higher for tourists so it would be a good idea if you checked the menu before you order your feast. Besides this it would help if you save the emergency contact numbers, especially the contact number of your hotel, in your mobile phonebook.

With these little tips and guidelines in your mind, bid adieu to all the chaos and confusion. A wonderful holiday awaits you in Koh Samui, packed your bags already?

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