Short direct flights to Samui island depart several times a day from Bangkok, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore & Hong Kong. The airport is small, open air and easy to navigate. You can also arrive by boat and train from the mainland. The villa is approximately 10 minutes from the ferry port of Nathon and 35 kms from Samui's International Airport.
Tourism in Samui is relatively new compared to other destinations but has still been active for about 30 years. Despite recent developments, Samui remains a tropical paradise with a friendly, laid back atmosphere. The most popular and commercialised beaches are Chaweng and Lamai on the East coast, while the northern beaches and their adjacent villages of Mae Nam, Bophut, Bang Rak (Big Buddha) and Choeng Mon are more peaceful choices, and the west coast beaches are still comparatively quiet.
Koh Samui has a tropical climate and the best time to visit is from February to September, which is relatively dry but there is some rain every month. February to April are the driest months. October to January are wet with the monsoon coming from the northeast across the Gulf of Thailand.