The Hammock beach bungalows in Samui are located directly on the peaceful Maenam beach on the north coast of Koh Samui. With unspoilt charms and a village atmosphere, we are set away from the main road down an off-beat track, offering a hidden retreat and a degree of privacy that is difficult to find elsewhere on the island.
The soft white sandy Maenam beach stretches for 7 km with direct views of the lush green mountains of the neighbouring Koh Phangan island. Our Samui beach hotel is close the island’s old town of Bophut, now the popular tourist attraction of Fisherman’s Village with its numerous bars, restaurants and shops.
From Samui Airport (USM)
Hotel Distance: Approx. 20 minutes’ drive.
Driving Directions: From the airport follow signs to Bangrak and head west towards Fisherman’s Village. At the Bophut traffic lights turn right and follow the road until you get to the next set of traffic lights where you turn right again. Drive about 50metres and take the only right turn, go past the Chinese temple on the right and follow the signs to The Hammock resort. When you get to Hutcha resort, turn left and you are there.
Estimated Taxi Fare: 4-500 THB.
Getting to Koh Samui
There are two domestic airlines that fly to Koh Samui: Bangkok Airways which operates 12 flights a day to and from Bangkok and Thai airways. There are also internal flights to and from Phuket, Chiang Mai, U-Tapao and Pattaya and international flights from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.
If travelling from Bangkok to Samui, a good option is to travel by train. This relaxing journey is made more comfortable by booking an overnight sleeper train. All trains run from Hualamphong Station, Bangkok and we suggest that you buy a combination train/ferry ticket that will include all your transport right through to Samui.
Bangkok to Samui buses leave from the South Terminal in Bangkok. There are V.I.P first-and second-class buses to choose from all with air-conditioning. For an easier journey, buy a bus/ferry combination ticket. The journey takes around 12 hours. There are also buses travelling from and to Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia as well as Singapore.
There is no bus transport around Koh Samui. The cheapest mode of public transport is a songthaew (open sided minivans). If you choose to get a private taxi (usually red and yellow), agree on a price with the driver first. Alternatively, you can use a mobile phone app called Navigo, to organise your taxi transportation.