Surrounded by the clear blue-green waters of the Gulf of Siam, the island of Koh Samui is part of an archipelago of more than 60 islands off Thailand’s east coast. Only 45 minutes by air from Bangkok, Koh Samui is easily accessible, yet firmly maintains its away-from-it-all charm. White sand, swaying coconut palms and calm waters are emblematic of this quiet, peaceful refuge, where 55,000 chao Samui – as residents call themselves – help create a welcoming village-community atmosphere.

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui nestles on Koh Samui’s northwestern tip on peaceful Laem Yai Bay – 30 minutes from the airport and just five minutes from the capital of Nathon. With remarkable convenience, Four Seasons offers the opportunity to experience the island’s many treasures.

Among the highlights are Koh Samui's endless talcum-sand beaches, including the 7-kilometre (4-mile) Chaweng Beach. Guests can enjoy water sports, rent a private car to explore historic temples, spectacular waterfalls and unusual limestone rock formations or you may choose to take a private cruise to visit the 40 islands of Southern Thailand's Marine National Park, explore Koh Angthong, Koh Paluay and Koh Ma, snorkel in the crystal clear waters at Koh Tao and Nuangyuan or scuba dive among colourful reef fish.

Seasonal Highlights

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Quick Reference

  • Time zone

    GMT +7 hours

  • Language(s) spoken

    Thai is the primary language. Although English is widely understood in Samui, it is useful to learn a few simple Thai phrases.

  • Electrical system

    Local voltage is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Dual voltage (100–110 volts and 220–240 volts) is available at the Resort.

  • Shopping hours

    Stores are usually open seven days a week.
    In Nathom, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    In Chaweng and Lamai, 10:00 am to 11:00 pm

  • Working hours

    Monday to Friday
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm


New Year's Day January 1
Makha Bucha Day March 1
Chakri Day April 6
Songkran Festival April 13–15
Labour Day May 1
Visakha Bucha Day May 29
Asahna Bucha Day July 27
H.M. King Vajiralongkorn's Birthday  July 28
Mother's Day August 12
H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Day  October 13
Chulalongkorn Day October 23
Father's Day December 5
Constitution Day December 10