Upon arrival at Koh Samui you can rent a scooter, a car or even a bicycle. This will allow you to have your independence and to visit the many wonders of the island.
As a tourist (for expatriates is different), to rent a car in Thailand (and Koh Samui) you will officially need a international driving license but often the police and your preferred car rental original permit. The owner or the police you may not be asked in case of control, but in case something better ensure his back.
About the law:
Wearing seat belts is compulsory in the front.
Wearing helmet is compulsory on motor bike
Drinking and driving: the maximum rate allowed is 0.5 g / l
There are 2 types of insurance for vehicles.
- The Po-Lo-Bo compulsory insurance
The Po-Lo-Bo insurance (or PLB) is taken out when purchasing a vehicle. It is to renew every year. A sticker is provided when you have this insurance. See if the sticker is present on a vehicle is a simple way to see if a vehicle has a Po-Lo-Bo insurance.
- Optional insurance
In Thailand there are 3 levels of Insurance appointed. Identified by a number: 1, 2 and 3.
Level 1: Corresponds to the comprehensive insurance
Level 2: Corresponds to the third collision.
Level 3: Corresponds to the third single.
Require the preparation of a lease agreement between you and the landlord, which contains insurance contractual clauses and notament the deductible.
We saw renters who ask no paper to write and tell you, in case of accident is 50/50. Escape the rental, it is not the way it should be. Imagine if you had to pay half the price of a 4x4 in case of very large accident .. The message is clear, always think the worst.
Take a few photos of the vehicle may be a good idea to settle some possible disputes on arrival.
Roads and traffic:
As stated in the contract, not allowed to go on mountain roads and the beach, the rest is yours. The roads are rather numerous and very good. So you can go in all sectors.
Note that there are many scooter / motorcycle in Koh Samui and must know how to manage it in the pipe. Stay calm with a moderate pace and it will own. At the end of the day, around 17:00 to 18:30 the traffic becomes denser. School exit end of the day for some workers. avoid this slot for driving is a good idea. In the south and west it is still quieter.
In Samui we know what you want to experience, the wonders of Thailand.
Motor bikes give you the freedom to escape the beaten path. Cruise around the island, hugging the turns on the beachside road which is nestled between the beautiful ocean and the majestic mountains. Stop along the way to snorkel in Crystal Beach or get a bite to eat at a five star restaurant on the other side of the island.
Whether you’re exploring the nightlife, checking out the views from the waterfalls, or just want to feel the wind in your hair, our motor bikes make it easy for you to get where your going.
Automatic Motor Bikes from 250 Baht Per Day (or 4,500 Baht Per Month)
Honda PCX from 350 Baht Per Day (or 6,000 Baht Per Month)
Yamaha Tmax 500 C.C from 1,000 Baht Per Day
Honda CBR250 from 1,000 Baht Per Day
Vehicles and prices vary from one agency to another. Feel free to compare. The choice of model, it looks at you, just know that there are models with automatic transmission and the other for manual transmissions.
Also note that some consumes gasoline and other diesel. If it is of the essence, consider asking the landlord what type of fuel it calls for the designation of fuel is not the same as you and you might lose.
It should be noted that renting a car rental agency Thai (Thai Rent A Car) or a rental agency world-renowned (Budget, Avis, Hertz ...) is usually no more expensive than renting from a local rental company and not often you avoid future trouble.
It is mandatory that the driver has more than 21 years old to rent a car in a classic rental agency.
Some vehicle can carry up to 8 people.
Honda Brio from 1.100 THB / day (or 17,000 THB / month)
Nissan Almera from 1,200 THB / day (or 18,000 THB / month)
Toyata Vios from 1.500 THB / day (or 21,000 THB / month)
Toyota Vigo Extra Cab from 1.500 THB / day (or 21,000 THB / month)
Mitsubushi Pajero Sport from 2.250 THB / day (or 40,000 THB / month)
A Koh Samui, the bike is to be considered a sport as a means of travel.
You do not see little to Koh Samui, in any case much less than motorcycles and scooters.
If the bike is really your cup of tea, know that Koh Samui and largely covered mountain. There are many paths suitable for mountain bike ride in the mountains. The ideal is to go with a professional who will guide you.
It will cost you around 200THB per day to rent a bike. A little expensive if you compare it to the cost of a scooter (about 150THB/jour), but VTT's are much rarer than scooters.
Organized tours and theme (mountains, temples, beaches ...) are sometimes offered. Allow about 800THB for a guide on a group tour.
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