can I make a reservation?
submitting your request, we will advise you of availability. To make a
reservation we require a deposit of 50% of the rental fee, with the
remainder payable within 30 days prior to your arrival. For
bookings of less than one week, full payment is required at the time of
For bookings of less than one week, full payment is required at the time of reservation.Bookings are subject to the terms and conditions specified at www.samuiholidayhomes.com/Terms.htm.
What methods of payment do you accept?
Payments should be made by bank transfer. Credit card payment can also be arranged for bookings of most villas, although may be subject to transaction charges.
can I get to Koh Samui?
Koh Samui is best reached by air on Bangkok Air flights, from Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Hong Kong, or Singapore, a full schedule of which, together with online reservations, can be found at www.bangkokair.com. Thai Air also operates 2 flights a day, tickets for which can be booked directly at www.thaiair.com.
Flights from Kuala Lumpur are available from www.fireflyz.com.my.
can I get from the airport to my rental property?
will arrange for you to be collected from the airport, and driven to
your rental property.
I rent a car on Koh Samui?
arrange for a rental vehicle to be delivered to you at your chosen
villa, or at the airport if you prefer.
would like to rent a car during your stay, we have compiled a selection
of vehicles available at competitive rates from a variety of local hire
companies. Rentals are payable locally directly to the hire companies,
and rates include taxes, insurance, and complimentary delivery and pick
up to and from the villa. Full details of car hire options, boat tours,
and yacht charters can be found at
If you would like to rent a car during your stay, we have compiled a selection of vehicles available at competitive rates from a variety of local hire companies. Rentals are payable locally directly to the hire companies, and rates include taxes, insurance, and complimentary delivery and pick up to and from the villa. Full details of car hire options, boat tours, and yacht charters can be found atwww.samuiholidayhomes.com/services.htm.
I drive on Koh Samui?
In order to drive on Samui, Thai law requires a valid international driving license, together with your national driving license. ASEAN driving licenses are accepted.
While motorbikes are widely available to rent on the island, we do not
recommend doing so, and cannot assist in arranging rentals. We consider
riding motorbikes on Koh Samui to be Russian roulette, particularly for
tourists, and after witnessing so many gory accidents on the roads over
the years, strongly advise resisting the temptation. Motorbikes are not
insured and medical insurance policies invariably also do not cover such
accidents. We consider the risk of ruining your holiday, or possibly
lives, to be too great to justify the dubious pleasure of touring the
island on 2 wheels. On a similar note, jet-skis, which are widely
offered for hire, are not insured, and beyond being dangerous and a
nuisance, are often a source of unpleasant disputes regarding claims for
damages by the hirer.
can I access the internet on Koh Samui?
All villas include complimentary WiFi internet access.
What is the domestic electrical voltage in Thailand?
Electrical voltage on Samui is 220v, and power outlets are 2-pin
shaver-type sockets. European adapters are widely available to 3-pin,
although we recommend bringing your own if coming from the UK.
Should I have medical insurance for a visit to Koh Samui?
should always take out medical insurance when traveling to areas outside
your existing coverage. We strongly recommend buying comprehensive
travel insurance, including trip cancellation coverage for protection of
your interests and peace of mind during your visit.
I need any vaccinations to visit Koh Samui?
vaccinations are required or advised when visiting Koh Samui.
I need a visa to visit Koh Samui?
Citizens of the EU, ASEAN, and North America no longer require a visa to enter
Thailand, and are provided with a one month visa on entry. For other
nationalities, different conditions apply to visa on arrival. For longer
stays, a visa may be obtained from the Thai embassy of any country.
Overstaying your visa incurs a fine of 500 Baht per day, up to a maximum
of 20000 Baht. The
latest facts and requirements on all types of visa requirements can be
The latest facts and requirements on all types of visa requirements can be found at www.thaivisa.com.
Does Koh Samui have a hospital?
Samui has five modern, well-equipped international hospitals, providing emergency and walk-in treatment. Surgery is now a major international attraction in Thailand, with excellent facilities, appealing rates, and an ideal location for recovery.
it safe to drink the tap water on Koh Samui?
Although much of the tap water on the island comes from deep wells,
which tap underground reservoirs of mineral water, which is perfectly
safe, we donít recommend drinking tap water without boiling. Bottled
mineral water and treated water is available all over the island.
there any social taboos I should know about?
In Thailand, shoes are never worn inside the house, but left at the front door. It is considered offensive to touch Thai people on the head, and to point or touch with the foot. Tolerance is generally extended to the cultural ignorance of visitors, although if you insist on being rude, aggressive, or abusive, you may succeed in causing offence.
there any unusual crimes I should know not to inadvertently commit?
most revered figures in Thailand are Buddha and the King. There have
been cases of visitors behaving inappropriately towards their images,
resulting in criminal charges. Do not climb on or vandalize any Buddha
figures, especially in temples. It is not advised to criticize the King,
or to deface any depiction of him.
Do I need to order local currency before coming to
Do I need to order local currency before coming to Thailand?
There are numerous bureaux de change or currency exchange booths around the island. A passport is required when exchanging foreign currency for Thai Baht. It is not possible to buy foreign currency with Thai Baht. ATMs accept most credit and debit cards, and offer better rates than money changers abroad. You can find ATMs in Bangkok airport, and at dozens of locations on Samui. Most shops and restaurants accept payment by credit or debit card, although often apply a surcharge.
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