Leave Birmingham behind
Birmingham Airport is one of the biggest in the UK. It is easy to access and close to the bustling city centre, which can provide lots to see and do. The great value flights Birmingham Airport offers to are available to travellers from all parts of the country, as the airport is located close to a hub of the motorway network.
Car parking is plentiful for flights from Birmingham, with three large long stay areas and a drop off zone. Make sure you book online to save money. Advance bookings start at £3.99 per day. If you would rather not worry about parking, it may work out cheaper to get the train to Birmingham International and hop on the brilliant Air Rail Link. This free train service whisks passengers directly to the airport from the platform. The airport is also well served by long distance coaches from a variety of cities.
The modern terminal has everything the business traveller needs, with Wi-Fi hotspots and facilities such as photocopying and meeting rooms available. If you are feeling peckish, you can sit down for a bite to eat at one of several restaurants including Frankie & Benny's and The Meriden. Picking up some last minute shopping before boarding will also save you some money, thanks to the duty free shopping facilities that are available. The number of flights from Birmingham to Koh Samui is increasing all the time, and you can find the best deals on flights, accommodation and vehicle hire at ebookers.com.
Traveling to Koh Samui
Situated off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus, the island of Koh Saumi is Thailand's second-largest island. Its white-sand beaches and coral reefs attract over one and a half million visitors per year. Planning a tropical island getaway to Koh Saumi is a breeze when you use ebookers to make your travel reservations. You'll arrive at Koh Saumi Airport, located roughly one mile from the island's main city, Chaweng. It is a private airport originally built by Bangkok Airlines, which is still the main carrier servicing the island.
Transportation from Koh Saumi Airport
You have several options to get to Chaweng from Koh Saumi Airport. A minibus picks up passengers at the airport frequently for a cost of 120 baht. Taking a taxi is faster, and rides to the main city cost between three hundred and five hundred baht. You should negotiate your rate ahead of time if you choose a taxi, as many drivers refuse to use their meters.
Weather in Koh Saumi
The island of Koh Saumi has a tropical monsoon climate, which means eleven months out of the year experience heavy-to-moderate rainfall. February is the driest month, as average rainfall drops below three inches. The wettest months are October and November, and rainfall during other months of the wet season tends to end quickly, allowing you to get back to lounging on the beach. Temperatures throughout the year range between 24°C and 32°C. No matter what season you're planning to visit, be sure to pack cool, light clothing to deflect the heat and humidity, and bring an umbrella too in case a shower strikes while you're exploring the island.
Things to Do in Koh Saumi
Koh Saumi is famous for its fabulous beaches and incredible ocean views. Laem Yai is on the north-west side of the island and offers a secluded beach with views of the Ang Thong islands. Chaweng beach is the most popular tourist beach, with facilities for water sports and a vibrant nightlife scene. Located on the north-eastern tip of the island is the village of Bang Rok, home of the famous Big Buddha Beach. When you're tired of lounging on the gorgeous white sand, take in some of the island's cultural attractions, such as the Laem Sor Pagoda Ko Samui, the Wat Khunaram Ko Samui, and the Secret Buddha Garden. When you're ready to escape to the exotic tropical island of Koh Saumi, remember that ebookers can help you find great deals on airline tickets and hotel accommodation.
Pavilion Samui Villas & Resort124/24 Moo 3 Lamai Beach Maret, Koh Samui 4.5 out of 5.0
Located in Maret, this beachfront resort is in the city center, 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Coco Splash Waterpark, and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Hin Ta and Hin Yai. Chaweng ...
Centara Villas Samui111 Moo 2, Maret, Natien Beach, Koh Samui 4.0 out of 5.0
Nestled on the beach, this Hua Thanon resort is within a 5-minute walk of Samui Butterfly Garden and Na Tian Butterfly Garden. Samui Aquarium and Buddha's Footprints ...
Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui38/2 Moo 3, Borpud, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui 5.0 out of 5.0
Located in Bo Put, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Chaweng Walking Street and Phetch Buncha Thai Boxing ...
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