Ko Samui, Thailand

Ko Samui, Thailand

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,082 vacation rentals near Ko Samui. From 1,318 villas to 415 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ko Samui for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Looking for the ideal tropical vacay? Go, go, go to Ko Samui

This tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand knows how to keep visitors happy. First, there's natural beauty – soft beaches, vivid coral, and mountains covered in untouched rainforest. Then, there's the food and drink – upscale international cuisine, noisy bars, and family-run seafood joints. Last but not least, there's the welcoming atmosphere and sense of fun. The local hospitality experts are ready to teach aspiring cooks about authentic Thai dishes, help explorers guide their scooters up winding mountain roads, point toddlers toward the gentlest waves, and take late-night carousing in stride.

Ko Samui gives beach perfectionists the chance to be choosy

It'll be easy to hunt down a stretch of fine sand near your Ko Samui vacation rental, and there's the right beach for everyone. Chaweng and Lamai Beaches are particularly lively, and in addition to the beautiful scenery you'll see everything from Italian pizzerias to Irish pubs nearby. If you have kids in tow or just appreciate quiet, peaceful beaches like Mae Nam abound as well. It has shallow water ideal for cautious swimmers. Boat cruises, cooking classes, and scooter tours are all popular ways to pass the time when you need a day off from the beach.

Let stunning statues lift your spirits in Ko Samui

Ko Samui's spectacular beaches are rivaled only by its inspirational temples and religious statues. Wat Plai Laem, set next to a Buddhist temple, is the most striking statue on the island. It's a representation of a Buddhist bodhisattva and sits on an island in a lake, its 18 arms arrayed like a fan. Wat Racha Thammaram features a red clay temple hall and a golden pagoda. Kids and adults will be wow-ed by the Hainan Temple, fronted by a shimmering pair of golden Chinese lions and decorated with colorful dragons.

Try not to get Thai-ed up worrying about the rain

Ko Samui has a humid subtropical climate and is warm and wet for most of the year. Temperatures are miraculously stable, ranging from the mid-70s to the low-90s year round, and as an added perk, the island is drier than the rest of Thailand, with ideal weather touching down between January and March. Bring your rain gear no matter when you arrive, as sudden rainstorms are always a possibility, but if you book a Ko Samui vacation rental in February, you can count on afternoons sipping coconuts while soaking up a healthy dose of sun.

Take in the views from mountain peaks or at underwater reefs

You'll likely find most options for a Ko Samui vacation rental near the coast, because the center of the island is unspoiled tropical jungle. Trek up the 2,000 feet to the peak of Khao Pom Mountain and you'll be treated to views of the lush terrain. The island's beautiful beaches are surrounded by colorful coral reefs, and divers are easily entertained all year. For nature lovers ready to devote a day to exploration, a trip to the pristine lagoons and limestone cliffs of Ang Thong Marine National Park is a must.