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Samui Airport: Everything You Must Know

July 14, 2023 - 531 views

Samui Airport is among the most beautiful airports in Thailand. Each year, it serves thousands of passengers both inside and outside the country. It is designed with open-sided terminals which brings a beach holiday vibe for every visitor.

The first step to start your holiday on Samui island is to get through the airport. If it is your first time coming to Koh Samui Airport, you should know some facts about it to avoid unexpected situations. This will help you have a more enjoyable trip on this beautiful island of Thailand.

1. Introduction about Samui Airport

Samui International Airport, shortened as Samui Airport is a privately owned airport that is located on Koh Samui island. The airport is about 2 kilometers to the north of the main city. Now, it is run by Bangkok Airways.

Samui Airport was built in 1982 with a tropical resort look. The airport has an open-air design, making the way for the indoor areas to become the ticket office, gift shop, VIP lounge area, and toilets.  Samui Airport is famous for being one of the busiest and best-looking airports in the country. Once landing on here, you will feel like you are in paradise. The surrounding island is exotic, the wooden furnishing is so chic and the facilities are super modern and industrial-looking. If you feel a little bit tired, you can even visit a spa nearby to relax.

Samui airort runway

Koh Samui Airport

2. International arrivals guide of Samui Airport

The process to check out for international arrivals is super smooth and easy at Samui Airport. Everything from customs, immigration to baggage recovery only takes you such a short period of time to complete all.

If you have just arrived at the airport and you want to find transportation to the hotel, you can choose from a private car taxi, car rental counters, shared minivan transfers, or private minivan taxi. With the shared minivan option, you ought to wait until there are enough passengers, then the driver will start. And if you want to save money, you can also choose a bus service which operates from 7.30 am to 9.30 on a regular basis.

Koh Samui Airport

Check-in international at Samui airport

3. Samui Airport facilities

Samui International Airport welcomes tourists with a wide range of shopping stores as well as dining areas. They are all included in Samui Park Avenue. Thus, it will be not hard for you to find a good café, chic restaurant, or plush boutiques. There is even a small pub where hosts live jazz music for visitors.

Koh Samui Airport shopping

An outdoor shopping mall in Koh Samui Airport @thekohsamuiguide

All in all, Koh Samui Airport is so great that it will leave an unforgettable experience on your trip to Samui island, Thailand. The tropical vibe along with the modern services will definitely please you right at your first time coming here.

Jenny Tran

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