Getting there & away
Travelling to the lower southern gulf is fairly straightforward. It’s extremely easy to hop on a bus or train and then catch a ferry to the islands from Bangkok, the Andaman coast and numerous other Thai destinations, as well as neighbouring Malaysia. Aeroplanes also ply the skies between Bangkok and Ko Samui. Bus and train travel from Bangkok is generally cheap, relatively efficient and mostly takes place overnight. Almost any travel agency can sell you a combination bus or train and boat ticket to the islands, which should get you to your destination with little effort on your part. Beware of the cheapest tickets as they often prove to be scams. Pay a few more baht and you’ll arrive with few hassles.