The Koh Samui Guide: an Amazon best-seller!



“I’ve gone from knowing nothing to feeling like I know Koh Samui like I know the back of my own hand.” – Lecinda


 “I printed the book and took it with me everywhere on holiday and it was valuable for nice places it eat, places to visit. If we didn’t have this download I really don’t think we would have such a great time. We saved valuable time as you had done all the research for us. We have booked again next year on the back of a fantastic holiday which would not have been so great without your book.” – Karen

What do you need to know?

“It’s a bit like meeting up for coffee with a travel savvy friend who knows Koh Samui REALLY well and is happy to chat with you about it for hours.” – review


Get honest, friendly Koh Samui help: The Koh Samui Guide 2014 is in its 3rd edition. Whether you’re coming as a couple, a family, are on a budget or celebrating something special, we’re certain you’ll find our travel guide helpful, reassuring and insightful. Get all your required research in one place, whether you want to plan in advance or wing it from your pool bed.

ARRIVE SAVVY on Thai do’s & don’ts, climate and dress code – leaving all your attention for palm trees and paradise.

PACK PERFECTLY: Learn exactly what to pack for your perfect Koh Samui vacation, whatever it might involve.

FIND GREAT RESTAURANTS and nightlight recommendations for all tastes, plus great sight-seeing tips, to help you decide what not to miss (and what to avoid completely).

CHOOSE from dozens of activity and day trip ideas including our favourite spas, bars and island destinations.

EXPLORE MORE! But you won’t get lost: The Koh Samui Guide gives you 5 detailed road island maps.

How will The Koh Samui Guide help you?

“We loved the guide – it’s by far the most helpful thing we’ve found on Koh Samui. We’re going for our honeymoon in January and staying at Tongsai Bay :)” – Anna

Get all the answers, tips and suggestions you need for a perfect Koh Samui vacation –  plus find out exactly what to expect with all the right ‘island insider’ tips, Samui FAQs, and ‘here’s why’ photos (all of which we took ourselves). You get:

100% honesty (and then some)

11 years of Koh Samui research, exploration and food-finding (we’ve been getting to know Samui since 2003!)

5 detailed maps (so you won’t get lost)

120 realistic photos (so you’ll know what to expect)

24,546 words (2 = ‘pad’ + ‘Thai’)

Fully updated in 2014, now in its 3rd edition, The Koh Samui Guide is honest, friendly and ready to help you.

Enjoy your perfect trip

“Thank you for a great ‘guidebook’….it has lots of practical info…it was like having a friend telling me all the good ‘stuff’…” – Jacci

Packed with the makings of your perfect trip, The Koh Samui Guide is the crucial travel guide for your island vacation. Get more excited than ever with realistic photos, honest island insight, detailed Samui driving maps, cultural tips, specific Samui packing help and more. This is the trip of a lifetime, made even better!

You’ll gain the full benefit of our 11 years’ Koh Samui research, both when planning your trip and enjoying it. Find out the best ways to enjoy Koh Samui (even on a rainy day).

A best-selling Asia travel guide


Reader reviews for The Koh Samui Guide…

“It blew us away how good the book was. It covered everything… This book needs to be in as many people’s hands as possible.” – STEPHEN

“We love your guide! It kept us interested and made us laugh!” – KERRY

“Thanks to your guide I am more excited for my trip than ever, it just had all the information I wanted.” – MICHAEL


“Thanks for creating such a fabulous guide book. I downloaded it to my Kindle and loved every page. My only wish was that it was longer, as I felt rather sad when I’d finished it!”  – TOR

“Excellent guide book will take with me on iPad on Boxing Day…. the best guide I have found far better than lonely planet…” – ANDREW

VERY readable and clearly written by people who have spent a lot of time there.” – DAVID

“We purchased your Koh Samui Guide and really enjoy reading it, so factual and practical!” – PHILIPPE


“We found your guide very helpful for understanding how the songthaews and taxis negotiate—this was crucial for us as we ventured all around the island”. – LUNA

“Very entertaining! I am sure we will refer to all the practical details once we arrive but for now, on a rainy wet November Sunday in Wales, the Guide is a really great ‘spirit lifter’!” – BARRY & MELANIE


We found it invaluable. Admittedly it was a bit hard to leave the luxury of our room/resort to explore, but we enjoyed tooling about”. – RICK

“I am planning my honeymoon at Samui in August and I believe our trip will be surely benefited by this book”. – GEORGE

“We were so pleased to have read this guide before we left for our holiday. It’s full of useful information and we referred to it often during our visit to the island”. – BKE004 (Amazon UK reviewer)


“The guide is proving an interesting and informative read. The only thing missing was where the good bird viewing spots were (LOL). A bit specialised I know. Now if only we can get our heads around a few Thai phrases we’ll be right”. – RAFAEL

“Obviously written by two people who know the area extremely well. I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to visit the area”. – WENDY