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Ko Samui’s silky beaches and peaceful rocky inlets make it the perfect choice for a lazy, laid back holiday. Formerly a quiet backwater, there are now a range of hotels from budget-style to luxurious, along with shopping malls, an 18 hole golf course, new age spas, bars, restaurants and a thriving nightclub scene, ideal for an all inclusive Koh Samui holiday and honeymoon package. Day trips from Ko Samui include the smaller island of Ko Phangan, also blessed with fine sandy beaches, and the Ang Thon National Marine Park, for snorkelling, hiking and admiring wonderful views over the islands. Koh Samui holidays and honeymoons from Ireland offer the opportunity to find adventures like elephant trekking, sailing or diving or to enjoy some pampering in the many spas on the island. Abbey Travel can offer cheap Koh Samui honeymoon and holiday packages from Dublin.
Thai is the official language, although English is widely spoken in tourist areas.
The unit of currency is the Baht (THB), which is divided into 100 satang. Currency can be exchanged at the airport, banks, hotels and bureaux de change. Banks are open Monday to Friday. ATMs are available in most cities and tourist resorts. Most large hotels and shops accept travellers cheques, but a better rate will be given at banks. Most major credit cards are accepted at hotels and larger businesses.