Suratthani in Thai stands for ‘City of Good People’. An underrated destination, Suratthani is generally treated as a stopover to popular destinations as it is a transportation hub. However, if you like to immerse yourself in the true cultural experience wherever you go, Suratthani fits the bill.
A Thai working city, there are plenty of cheap accomodation in Surat Thani for a safe and memorable stay. Book the best Surat Thani Thailand hotels if you want to make this your base for your entire stay.
When curating your itinerary, make sure you add the beautiful Chinese temples and shopfronts to it. Start your exploration from Khanom. A lesser known secret, this sleepy coastal town east of Surat Thani has everything from a reggae bar to secluded beach where you can sit in solitude for hours.
Next up, head to Chaiya. A sleepy fishing village, this place is renowned for its rubber tree groves and ancient temples. You can even buy 100% pure Thai silk blankets from the local artisans. To complete the day, head to the Pier and gorge on some delectable and fresh seafood served at the seafront restaurants.
Take your time to explore this city. It doesn’t reveal its good points all at once and that is the beauty of it. Once you are done doing that, head to the famous attractions nearby for a day trip. From Koh Samui (2 hour ferry ride) to Koh Phangan (4 hour ferry ride), a lot of places are easily accessible from Surat Thani. To make the most of your trip, book budget hotels in Surat Thani with OYO.