Private jet charter and flights to Koh Samui
Swaying palms, white-sand beaches, lush jungle interiors and exotic cuisine – Thailand’s second-largest island is an idyllic island retreat with a vibrant cultural heart. Get a fast quote fast quote from Air Charter Service to charter a private jet to Koh Samui and experience it for yourself.
Koh Samui is renowned for its pristine beaches hemmed by crystal-clear waters; many punctuated with chilled-out bars and massage huts. The eastern coast is home to popular Chaweng and the smaller, less crowded Lamai, or make your way southwest to Lipa Noi for a less commercialised stretch of sand on which to unwind. Don’t miss the chance to take a boat to the breathtaking Ang Thong National Marine Park (which inspired Alex Garland’s best-selling novel, The Beach), where you can kayak around the towering limestone karsts that stud the turquoise lagoon exploring waterfalls and hidden coves.
Beautiful temples dot the island – one of the most iconic is Wat Phra Yai or ‘Big Buddha Temple’, which features an eye-catching 39ft golden Buddha dating back to 1792. Visit this beautiful meditation hub at sunset for an ethereal atmosphere. Other highlights include Wat Plai Lae, where visitors can marvel at an 18-armed statue of the Goddess of Mercy in the middle of a lake, and Wat Samret, home to a white marble Buddha and the beguiling Secret Hall of Buddhas.
Shop for souvenirs at Koh Samui’s famous night markets, joining the thronging crowds to barter for local crafts, trinkets, handbags and clothes. Boutique stores sell beautiful hand-woven silk scarves and Southeast Asian antiques, while beach roads are lined with art houses where you can buy the work of talented local artists. For retail therapy on a larger scale, head to one of the island’s modern shopping malls such as Central Festival Samui in Chaweng, a sleek three-storey complex featuring big-name fashion brands, electronics and a range of international eateries.
One of the world’s best spa destinations, Koh Samui is a popular choice for both honeymooners and the health-conscious. Luxury wellness retreats scatter the island – try Kamalaya, a collection of timber-and-stone lodges set high in the rainforest; Absolute Sanctuary, an outstanding yoga hideaway; or the romantic Panacea Retreat, where each hilltop villa has its own infinity pool. There’s also a range of super-luxe hotels catering for families as well as couples, including Four Seasons Koh Samui and Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa.
Koh Samui boasts a burgeoning culinary scene, ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants to chilled-out beach bars serving fragrant homemade curries. During the island’s ultimate fine-dining experience, ‘Dining on the Rocks’ at Six Senses Samui, guests are treated to a stunning six-course menu on an over-water veranda under the stars. Those seeking a more authentic dining experience will discover family-run seafood restaurants in the tourist-free towns to the south or the west of the island, while the charming fisherman’s village of Bophut is also home to great local eateries.