Your Guide to Celebrating Christmas in Koh Samui, Thailand

Christmas in Koh Samui is the tropical Christmas you have been waiting for. It is warm, sunny, and full of life with numerous things to do and see.


Shopping is undoubtedly one of the most exciting things about Christmas as there are so many deals and sales you can make use of. Koh Samui is home to many vendors who make products that are sourced and made in Thailand, which make perfect gifts and souvenirs.


Koh Samui Foods
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Hotels such as Santiburi Koh Samui come alive during the season with bright and cheerful decorations along with seasonal menus offering delightful dishes to try. If you are a foodie, you should make time for both a street food stall and a buffet at a luxury resort.

Expected Weather

Koh Samui is a tropical island. Rainy days should be expected during December. Make sure to pack a raincoat or an umbrella so you can carry out your plans even if it rains.

Where to Stay During This Season?

During the peak tourist season, many a luxury hotel in Koh Samui and most other accommodation options get fully booked. Make sure to book your accommodations well in advance to avoid disappointment.