Island Info

Koh Samui Airport, USM, is frequently described by visitors as ‘the most beautiful airport in the world’, the award-winning airport proves that it is possible to be both environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing.

  • Owned, managed and built by Bangkok Airways in 1989
  • Koh Samui Airport was the brainchild of Dr Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth, president and CEO of Bangkok Airways, who wanted an airport on Koh Samui to help establish his new airline.
  • On 25th April 1989, seven years and an estimated 800 million baht later, the airport was officially opened , with a 1,800m runway and a total area of 800,000m².

We will now guide you, with a series of photos, from your arrival to Koh Samui airport, to the check-in, the stroll or transport through the outdoor shopping mall, the departure lounge, the grounds, to the plane and your departure.

Bangok airways plane flying over bangrak prior to landing at Samui Airport USM

Koh Samui Airport-Island Info Samui-Tour

Winner of 2 Environment Impact Assessment Awards, 1989 and 1996 for its…

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Choeng Mon Beach

Choeng Mon Beach is a leisurely 10 minutes drive to the north of bustling Chaweng Beach.
This protected beach is situated on the north-eastern coast of Koh Samui and is only
2 kilometres south of the Island’s most visited tourist attraction, Big Buddha.
Travel a further 2 kilometres and you will be at Banrak Beach, the main departure point
for the infamous Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan.


Source: Choeng Mon Beach – Koh Samui



THE island info logo 2015Emerald Lake called “Talay Nai” by the locals and occasionally “Blue Lagoon” from the Hollywood movie The Beach, is one of the most popular and stunning features of the 42 Island archipelago, Ang Thong National Marine Park.

Emerald Lake,Thai Talay Nai, Blue Lagoon,Hollywood movie, The Beach,  Ang Thong National Marine Park, Mother Island, Mu Koh

Ang Thong National Marine Park is located in the Gulf of Thailand within the Koh Samui archipelago of Islands that also includes the famous party Islands ofKoh Samuiand Koh Phangan as well as the picturesque Koh Tao andKoh Nang Yuan.

Ang Thong National Marine Park

Emerald Lake, surrounded by immense limestone karst walls and lush green foliage is linked to the sea via an underground tunnel.

087 MU KO ANG TONG, NATIONAL PARK, THAILAND, 2014This stunning saltwater lake created by mother nature is better appreciated from a viewpoint reached using a combination of stairs and paths that take you 100 metres above the lake itself. This strenuous 20 to 30 minute walk is not for the faint hearted, it is hard work…

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