Koh Samui, the third largest Island in Thailand after Phuket and Koh Chang, has long been one of the top destination choices for MICE in the region. With a plethora of hotels and resorts, a newly renovated airport, and decades of tourism behind it, Koh Samui is ideal for the international business traveller. Long favoured by European and American tourists who come to enjoy the striking beauty of the island’s coral reefs, coastlines and long sandy beaches. Including, Chaweng, Lamai, Bophut, Big Buddha, Choengmon, Hua Thanon and Maenam, and the 55 km ring road makes it convenient and practical to travel beach-to-beach. Koh Samui also has many sister islands; Koh Tao (top diving destination in Asia),Koh Phangan (known for its Full Moon Party), Angthong National Marine Park, Koh Tan and the spectacular Koh Nang Yuan.
Koh Samui has a tropical savannah climate and is generally warm and humid for most of the year and has only one true dry-season month. However, in comparison to Phuket and most of the rest of southern Thailand, Samui’s weather is relatively dry. The heaviest rain is typically seen in the months of October and November. Samui Airport has a unique, open-air design with the indoor areas being the gift shop, ticket office, toilets, and VIP lounge area. It is also the country’s seventh busiest airport handling more than a million passengers annually. The airport has two terminals (domestic and international). The international terminal is about 50 metres north of the domestic terminal.