amui is a tropical paradise island in the Gulf of Thailand. It is in Surat Thani province, about 650 kms. from Bangkok to the south. This island is 75 km from the mainland. It takes almost 15 hours traveling on the land and sea. Travel by plane takes much less time and popular among foreign tourist.
Samui Airport is a privately owned airport by Bangkok Airways, but you can take Thai Airways as well. Construction began in 1982 and was officially opened in April 1989. The airport is located roughly 2 km north of the main village Chaweng. The airport is located near the Big Buddha Pier where ferries to Ko Pha Ngan depart from. High speed ferries to Koh Tao and Chumphon depart from the Maenam beach pier, located approx 6 km northwest of the airport.
Samui Airport is an outstanding airport by its open-air terminal. All the buildings sit among remarkably beautiful gardens. The airport has 2 terminals (Domestic & International). Check in is done on the other buildings about hundred meters away. You have to walk through the outdoor mall or take a ride. All the buildings have been modeled in detail, so you will fell almost you were there.