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Car and bike rental on Koh Samui.
To have greater freedom of movement on Samui and throughout Thailand people use scooters. Their inexpensiveness (start from a few dollars per day) and economical fuel consumption rate make scooters the most popular means of transportation on Samui.
Even if you are lucky and your hotel is on the front line of a great beach, and a 7-Eleven is in walking distance, it is unlikely you will want to stay in the hotel. Waterfall tours, elephant and snake shows, other beaches, the opportunity to buy fruits at a lower price than in tourist zones – for this and many other things you need transportation.
Samui is not suited for walking (streets with sidewalks can be counted on the fingers of one hand), besides, strolling along the street in a thirty-degree heat is not the most pleasant occupation.
Taxis are more expensive on Samui than in New York, and what is more, not all taxi drivers can speak passable English, and there is a possibility of getting poor service even for a considerable amount of money. Buying tours is also not an option for a person who knows the value of their money and time.
A tour for two people will cost you more than a scooter (and imagine a "fascinating" trip to hotels to collect and then drive back "lucky ones" like you).
There is still public transportation option. But there is one small problem here – there is no public transportation on Samui. In theory, the niche is filled by songthaews – pickups with benches inside the car body – and, in theory, it is cheap, but this is true only in theory and certainly not for tourists.
There are no fixed prices. Besides, in the evening they become usual taxis, but with an unusually overpriced price tag. You can be sure that for a fifteen-minute evening ride in a songthaew around Samui you will pay for two as much as for renting a bike for 2-3 days.
So, when considering car and bike rental on Samui, check your budget, and if you can’t afford to rent a car, the only option left is to rent a bike on Samui, as it is:
freedom of movement;
independence from greedy taxi drivers;
in addition, you will get the pleasure of riding a bike along a tropical island as a free bonus.