What to Wear on Koh Samui

Every new place you visit will have different dress requirements. On Koh Samui, there is not a strict dress code, by any means, but you definitely want to be careful about what you are wearing, if you plan to enjoy yourself there.The first thing to avoid are jeans or jean shorts. This is a very hot and humid island, after all, and you want to wear clothes that are thin, breezy and breathable.


 If your clothes are very thick, you will be sweaty and uncomfortable for much of your stay.You also want to wear light colors- whites, pastels and bright colors that reflect sunlight instead of absorbing it. This will not only make you look festive and possibly improve your mood, but it will also keep you cool under the hot sun.You’ll want to pack some sunscreen as well. 

 Even if you are used to sunny weather, you might not be quite used to an island that’s so close to villas in koh samui with little natural shade. If you are going to be out in the markets and streets in the daytime, then you definitely want to pack some sunscreen to counteract the sun’s effects. 


While it’s a good idea to stay out of the sun during midday, you can protect yourself with a sun hat.  You will want to wear something wide enough that it provides some nice shade but not so wide you have trouble walking through a crowd or a small aisle.