For Koh samui, there is a few option actually to go there. We can just take flight directly to samui with bangkok air or fireflyz.. offcoz with higher price. last time i check flight back to Kuala lumpur from samui cost us 700++rm per person. Bangkok Air were cost 900++rm.. With AA only about 300rm per person..
With AA, There is Thailand and Thailand (Island Transfer). You will never know until you look closely.. The one with Thailand, is the flight only to surat thani, which is the land. Then took urself the bus to the Donsak Pier. THen again urself took the boat to the island. 2nd option - Thailand (Island Transfer), You will purchase all together (flight+bus+boat).. This is way much better. As you know, AA always have issue with delay flight.. wth this purchase you wont miss bus/boat anymore. Because everything on them. One delay, everything will come together. not need to worry. BUt ya, the trip still crazy.. take almost 10 hours.
So here we begin, flight from kl at 4pm.. reach surat thani at 4.30pm (thailand 1 hour late from malaysia). Checkin at AA Bus counter, immediate took bus to Donsak, take 2 hour maybe. then Checkin at the Jetty wait a bit, took Ferry to Lipa Noi (Koh Samui) take about 1.30 hour. since i know we reach there at nite, scared of no transport to hotel, i bought online the transfer to hotel from samuibus.com. a bit expensive, but its ok. as long its can secure me reach at the hotel. You dont have to worried bout it actually. The bus provided at surat thani, they have this service. They will ask you which hotel. Cost only 200baht per person to any hotel at samui.
Its a small island. but fill with many thing. Its kinda worth it, make us extend 2 more days.. We choose Lamai because its nearer to Lipa Noi pier.. on first day, the island hoping (package bought with the bus provider, cost 1500baht per person). We choose koh nang yuan (the triangle island connected with 3 island).. lunch provided.. the boat ride was crazy and it took 2 hours... Luckily its not raining. Fuh
Next day, we rent a car with driver.. but the driver bring the gf which is not professional at all.. we rent a car not taking tour with him.. probably he dont know that.. endup he left us at chaweng. we have to go back our own.. cost us 2000baht for 7hour. additional hours add 300baht per hour. We ask the driver to go around the island - From Lamai, Nathon, Maenam, Bophut, Chaweng. I never had a change go around lamai much (since the driver left! dem!) for me, the best beach would be Bophut, Chaweng.. Ask for The wharf or fisherman Village at Bophut.. and Chaweng, ask for Central Festival or Chaweng Street or Ark bar.. the extend 2 more days we stay at P&P just beside the Ark Bar beach Resort, Chaweng cost us at 5500baht. at Lamai we stay at Sand Sea & Spa Resort cost us at 12300baht. Flight return cost 1193.16rm. since we extend, we buy new ticket to kuala lumpur, cost us 6275baht..
Rest of the days just free and easy, relaxing, manicure, pedicure, massage.. nice... Back to Malaysia.. both of us having fever until new year.. Alhamdulillah..
Date Travel: 24-29 Dec 2015