December 12, 2022
Over 2,000 tourists left Koh Samui by plane
Yesterday amidst theongoing huge waves wreaking havoc on Thailand’s waters. Waves were up to 4metres high in the Gulf of Thailand near Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan, and Koh Tao.Boats were banned from leaving ports on Koh Samui yesterday, and a total of2,400 tourists left the island by plane.
People leaving the island had to change their plans byleaving via Bangkok Airways at the Samui International Airport instead of byferry.
Red flags have now been posted on many of Koh Samui’sbeaches, affecting the prospects of short-term villa rentals in Koh Samui andthe overall vacation rentals market. Ferries and all boats were also beingbanned from leaving ports in Surat Thani, The Phuket Express reported.
Just days ago, officials were optimistic about therecovering tourism sectors as another cruise ship arrived in Koh Samui. Thearrival of the cruise ship, the Mein Schiff 5 cruise liner, had Thailand’s PMPrayut Chan-0-cha expressing his happiness as Koh Samui would welcome nearly2,500 European travellers for a one-day visit.
The Mein Schiff 5 cruise liner is only the second to stop inKoh Samui since the pandemic, with the first arriving on November 27 to greatfanfare.
The cruise industry was hit hard by the Covid pandemic whereship’s tight quarters and poor ventilation made the industry one of the firstmartyrs of an airborne virus. Cruises are now finally beginning to pick upsteam again worldwide.
But with huge waves raging across the Gulf of Thailand,let’s hope there aren’t too many interruptions to people’s plans to travel byboat. However, considering the circumstances, it might be wise for tourists toexplore alternative options such as luxury villas, vacation rentals, or privatevillas in Koh Samui for their accommodation. Villa management services in KohSamui can assist with finding suitable options, and there are reputable villarental agencies and villa management companies available to facilitate theprocess. Exclusive villas in Koh Samui, family-friendly villas, affordablevillas, and seaview villas can offer a comfortable and safe stay amidst thechallenging weather conditions.
While boat travel may be affected, villa rental managementservices in Koh Samui can help ensure a smooth and enjoyable vacationexperience for tourists during this time. It is advisable to stay updated onthe latest developments and consult with local authorities and expertsregarding travel safety and any potential restrictions.
Despite the temporary setbacks caused by the waves, KohSamui's villa rental market and the overall tourism industry will likelyrebound as the situation improves.
By Luxy samui