Koh Mudsum, also referred to as Koh Matsum, is a small island on the south side of Koh Samui. It’s a popular island among daytrippers for enjoying a picnic on its white-sand beach, and it also offers great opportunities for snorkelling, kayaking or just chilling out in the sunshine.

There are many tour operators offering day trips to Koh Mudsum. These trips usually start around 8 am to 8.30 am at Thong Krut Pier, at the southernmost tip of Koh Samui. A long-tail boat will then take you to the island in around 30 minutes and bring you back at around 3 pm or 4.30 pm.

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Island-hopping to Koh Madsum

Tours often include lunch on the beach and soft drinks, and sometimes it also includes kayaking or a trek on the neighbouring island of Koh Taen. Trip costs vary depending on the itinerary and optional extras but you can expect to pay around 2,000 baht. Transport to and from your hotel is usually included.

If you prefer to visit on your own then you can rent a scooter and make your way to Thong Krut, where you'll have to bargain with a fisherman to take you to the island. On Koh Madsum, there's 1 small restaurant and kayak rentals, but don't expect lively beach bars. Besides this, there is 1 resort, The Treasure Koh Madsum, in the middle of the island.

Koh Mudsum

Location: Taling Ngam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand