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Scooter Rentals in Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Koh Pangan

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Scooter Rentals in Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Koh Pangan

Hi, I know the dangers about renting bikes and scooters however I still want to do it as it is a cheap and independent way of seeing the islands. Could anyone recommend any honest rental places in Koh Tao, Koh Samui or Koh Pangan to rent scooters, where they won't steal my passport or rip me off for saying that the bike is scratched? Cheers Thanks

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1. Re: Scooter Rentals in Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Koh Pangan

Hi there

Yes I agree moped or motorbike is the best way to see the island provide you know how to rides the bike and hold motorbike license in your own country. You will need to get IDP from your country ( international driving permit) for your travel insurance incase of any accident claims.

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I've only ever read bad things about hire places on Koh Tao, so research very carefully for that island.

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Go to VJ Travel on KP. From the pier you turn left at Bangkok Bank and it is just past the bridge on the right-hand side.

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The dangers in renting bikes is the least of your worries and scratches to the bike. It is what happens when you are involved in an accident with far more than damages to you and possibly 3rd parties involved. The bikes are not insured and unless you have specific cover in your travel insurance neither are you, even with "honest" hire outfits.

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We're based in Koh Tao and have a couple of local places that we recommend to our customers and noone has ever had a problem....

The first is RPG travel on the walking street in South sairee just next door to our office. There is another RPG office somewhere - but cannot speak for any of their rentals from personal experience. Presumably its part of the same family/business/operation somehow, but you never know here!

The other is Bingo restaurant - again on the beach road on South Sairee.

What to avoid - any of the rental shops near the ferry port or the bigger ones on the main road. The further away you get from these, the more honest and reliable the local Thai's with smaller rentals tend to get. Yes, you will have to give your passport as collateral. Yes, this may not be strictly considered legal, but no, there is no way around this unfortunately!

One other option is to ask at your resort or dive centre on arrival - some rent our mopeds and scooters too (Roctopus Dive for example). Some of these may not take your passport and are less likely to care about the odd scratch here and there.

Happy exploring :)

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On Samui I am using this guy http://en.thai-moto.com/

Vitaly is a bit more expensive than other shops, but offers great service and charges very fair prices for damages (only real ones) to the bikes.

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boom travel. near the food court we have been renting bikes from ci for 10 years, never any problems. a very nice thi family..boom travel have bikes and internet cafe

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