Koh Samui - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Koh Samui


French tourist killed taking selfie at Thai waterfall

Nov 15, 2019 - 2:49 PM

The 33-year-old man falls from Na Mueang 2 waterfall, the same spot where a Spanish tourist died in a fall in July, Lieutenant Phuvadol Viriyavarangkul of the island's tourist police says

SELFIE GONE WRONG. In this photo released by Na Mueang Rescue Unit, Koh Samui Municipality on November 15, 2019 and taken on November 14, rescuers recover the body of French tourist from a Na Mueang 2 waterfall in Koh Samui island. Handout photo by Na Mueang Rescue Unit Koh Samui Municipality/AFP

Floods, blackouts after Thai storm, but tourist islands spared

Jan 05, 2019 - 3:57 PM

The storm tacks away from the key tourist islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, where large numbers of travelers hunker down for 24 hours in heavy rains

BLACKOUTS. Two girls play with a flashlight as a relative sleeps next to them inside an evacuation centre after being displaced by tropical storm Pabuk in the southern Thai province of Nakhon Si Thammarat on January 4, 2019. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Thai rescuers battle rough seas in search for missing British tourist

May 28, 2016 - 3:23 PM

Thai rescue workers resume the search for a British man missing after a speedboat accident

ROUGH SEAS. A photo made available on 27 May 2016 shows foreign tourists being rescued by Thai marine police officers and rescuers after a speedboat capsized at sea off the coast of Koh Samui resort island, Surat Thani province, southern Thailand, 26 May 2016. Photo from EPA

Boracay named No 1 destination for relaxation, No 3 for nightlife

Jan 03, 2013 - 5:40 PM

Hotel booking site Agoda com asked their clients and the party beach got their votes

HOT DAYS, HOTTER NIGHTS. Boracay's by-the-beach bars, day-long parties and white sand beaches make it a top Nightlife destination, say the clients of Agoda.com. All photos by Roopak Ramachandran Nair