Samui Facts & Figures

Square Area
• 250 sq km (100 sq miles) - Thailand's 3rd largest island. Singapore is 268 sq miles.
Location
• 35 km northeast of Surat Thani town (9°N, 100°E). Off the East Coast of the Isthmus of Kra in the Gulf of Thailand/Siam.
Samui Island Group
• Consists of approximately 60 islands many of which fall within the Angthong National Maritime Park
. Around Samui the main islands are Koh Phangan (12km north) Koh Tao (55km north) Koh Nangyuan (64km north) Ang Thong Islands (27km north west).

Samui Facts & Figures

Administrative Centre
Nathon Township
Population

• Registered Thai population - 53,000
• Non-Thai residents - approx 1,000
• Un-registered migrant workers from the North and North East Thailand (Isaan), Myanmar + Laos - large fluctuating number.
Economy
• The economy is focused on recreational tourism,
spas, long term retirement and medical tourism. Traditional fishing and farming still play an important part of Samui's economic activity.

Samui Facts & Figure

Tourist Seasons
• Peak - 20 December - 5 January
• High - 5 January - 15 April + 15 July - 15 September
• Low - 16 April - 14 July + 16 September - 19 December
Highest Point on Samui
• Thai Kwai Mountain - 645 metres above sea level.
Number of Coconuts
• lots and lots......and lots......

SamuiIntroduction



The tropical island you dream of- peaceful, long sandy beaches, warm, calm clear waters, dense jungle covering high craggy hills – a perfect place to be to escape the stress of the busy world. People come to relax, party, eat, read, shop, learn Thai cooking , dive, snorkel, sail, play golf, Jet Ski, swim in waterfalls, trek, ride elephants, watch Muay Thai boxing visit the aquarium, butterfly garden + snake farm, drive from beach to beach + relax in spas.