Things are getting a bit busier for Koh Samui, as the Thai destination reopened to vaccinated international travellers since 15 July and Bangkok Airways builds back capacity to the island.
From 1 August, Bangkok Airways will resume thrice-weekly flights on the Samui-Singapore route with an Airbus A319, operating Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays.
This month, travellers can also book nights at the new Centara Reserve Samui, formerly the Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui.
Offering 184 rooms, pool suites and beachfront pool villas by Chaweng Beach, the luxury stay includes five F&B options, fitness centre, yoga pavilion, children's zone, event spaces, and the world's first Reserve Spa Cenvaree.
The photogenic Hyatt Regency Koh Samui, which touts to be a "vacation gallery", also opened last month.
Raja Ferry has launched round-trip tickets to facilitate travel to Koh Samui and nearby Koh Pha Ngan. The fee also includes a car and driver for explorations taking up to three passengers.
However, visitor numbers to Samui have been sluggish. According to local media reports, the island received just 31 international arrivals and 110 people from the Phuket Sandbox in its first 10 days of reopening.