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Getting around Koh Samui

Perth, Australia
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Getting around Koh Samui


Just wondering what is the best way to get around koh samui?

Me and the Mrs have never rode a scooter before so thinking of a private driver. But I feel bad making the driver park somewhere and wait for us for a couple of hours. Car would be safer I feel but is there any parking at the father and mother rock etc?

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You park wherever you find the spot. For father mother rocks I would park at the parking lot just opposite the Sabieng lae restaurant.

Having car hire give you freedom and you on your own pace. Otherwise hire a driver.

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If you have NEVER ridden a scooter before then learning on samui is not the place. A car would be safer!

I have lessons before I travel - my licence (since 1979) allows me to ride up at 50cc bike without a test, but I take lessons anyway.

There is parking at G&G rocks!

If you had a driver you are unlikely to spend more than 45-60mins at the G&G rocks.

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We have been to Thailand many times and always thought it was not safe for us to drive despite being experienced drivers until we visited Koh Samui last year. It is not the crazy driving of Phuket, Bangkok etc. we felt comfortable driving around for a couple of days in a Mazda2 rented from our hotel. We paid $50 a day (not sure if that was a good rate but seemed a good price to us).

Totally agree that Thailand is not the place to learn to drive a scooter even on quieter KS.

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