Destination guide

Get ready for Island life

Bypass the mainland and head out to sea! Surat Thani Province vacation rentals are all about the islands; and there are a few to choose from in this popular travelers' haven. Surat Thani town is a busy transport hub famed for the three diminutive islands bobbing in the waters off the coastline—otherwise known as the Samui archipelago. Although firmly on the beaten track, this island group is the perfect introduction to Thai island life. It's made up of crowd-pleaser Ko Samui, Thailand's third largest island; Ko Pha-ngan, home of the full-moon party; and diver's favourite Ko Tao. It goes without saying that all have palm-fringed white beaches, clear waters, and vibrant coral reefs.

Things to do

Island hopping and village shopping

Ko Samui is the biggest of the 3 islands and has the most attractions, from temples to fishing villages to sophisticated shopping. Heading out on a day trip to Ang Thong Marine National park—supposedly the inspiration Alex Garland's iconic novel The Beach—is a must, and easily doable from all the islands. The untouched lagoons and limestone cliffs of the park's 42 islets will blow you away, and once you've picked your jaw off the floor you can jump into the waters for a spot of snorkeling.


Thrills and spills, above and below the water

Party-goers, beach bums, and adventurers are taken care of in equal measure on the islands, and Surat Thani Province vacation rentals make the perfect base. If you're looking to blow your baht on indulgent spas and posh dining, Ko Samui's your best bet, while Ko Pha-ngan has a hectic social calendar to exhaust even the hardiest of young souls. If you're more interested in what's under the water then base yourself in Ko Tao, whose shallow, warm waters and abundant marine life make it ideal for newbie divers and old-hands alike. On all three islands you'll find yoga schools, hiking opportunities and, of course, beautiful beaches.


Tropical Island fun in Surat Thani

Surat Thani Province sits on the Gulf coast so the climate here is a little different from that on the Andaman coast and much of the rest of Thailand. It's hit heavily by the northeast monsoon's rains, especially in November, when it's best to avoid this part of the country altogether. For the rest of the year, the weather is warm and sunny, for the most part, if a little changeable, with some effects of the southwest monsoon felt between May and October. Late December to April is the driest period and is the region's high season, when Surat Thani Province vacation rentals are at their highest.

Natural features

Flit between forest and beaches

Surat Thani Province sits alongside the Gulf of Thailand and is made up of a big chunk of the mainland, as well as a number of offshore islands. On the mainland there are plateaus and forested mountains to the west of the province, and low river basins in the center and along the eastern coast. The islands are ringed with sandy beaches and coral reefs, and have hills and jungle in their interiors. No matter where your Surat Thani Province vacation rental lies, you won't be far from a beach.

Can I find a vacation rental around Surat Thani Province?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,861 vacation rentals near Surat Thani Province. From 203 Houses to 164 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Surat Thani Province area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Surat Thani Province?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Surat Thani Province. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Koh Samui: 1,810 vacation rentals
  • Koh Phangan: 1,074 vacation rentals
  • Mae Nam Beach: 1,611 vacation rentals
  • Koh Tao Post Office: 38 vacation rentals
  • Ko Tao: 38 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Surat Thani Province! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Surat Thani Province?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Surat Thani Province:

  • Koh Phangan: 1,074 rentals
  • Ko Tao: 38 rentals
  • Ban Tai: 1,086 rentals
  • Mae Nam: 1,703 rentals
  • Koh Madsum: 497 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Surat Thani Province?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Surat Thani Province are:

  • Samui Airport (USM): 1,811 vacation rentals
  • Phuket International Airport (HKT): 1,660 vacation rentals
  • Krabi Airport (KBV): 218 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Surat Thani Province?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Surat Thani Province. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Koh Tao Post Office: 38 rentals
  • Haad Yao Beach: 1,306 rentals
  • Haad Rin Nai Beach: 1,809 rentals
  • Samui Go Kart: 1,811 rentals
  • Shark Island: 38 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Surat Thani Province listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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