Renting a car in Koh Samui, Thailand.
A couple of days into our holiday we decided to rent a Jeep to explore the island of Koh Samui. Car Rental in Koh Samui is simple and very easy. We informed the owner of the Bungalows where we were staying the day before and she organised everything on our behalf. It worked out much cheaper to rent a car for the day because you definitely get ripped off when you use the public transport, especially when you want to travel longer distances.
Car rental Koh Samui.
The Jeep arrived on time the next morning. My friend had to hand in her passport as security. No deposit was required. I could only shake my head and smile if I think how complicated it is to rent a car in other countries. The same principle applied when we rented scooters. Although no deposit is required you are still liable for any damages.
We received the Jeep without a full tank and filled it up with a 1000 Baht that lasted us for 2 days. A liter of fuel is costing less than 40 Baht per liter.
It was a cute little Jeep but we panicked when we saw how tiny it was. We decided that two of us would sit at the back, two in front and another would squeeze in on the back seat.
The Jeep had a powerful engine and managed to pull all 5 of us on the uphill.
I didn`t mind to sit at the back of the Jeep because I get car sick and find that the wind helps to reduce the nausea. The only complaint I had was that it is not very comfortable and you feel every tiny bump in the road. Make sure you have a pillow for your bum!
A wonderful way to explore the island!
Contact information for renting a car in Koh Samui.
The Jeep was provided by Golden Garuda and they can be contacted at 077-458149 (Koh Samui). The cost was 800 Baht or $28 per day. I am sure you can deal with this once you are at the island as there are many signs indicating car and Jeep rental available. The only thing you need to negotiate is the price.
Where: Koh Samui, Thailand
When: 10 & 11 March 2013