Services Return to Normal on Koh Samui Following Tropical Storm

Aerial shot of Banyan Tree Samui
Banyan Tree Samui

Businesses resumed their usual services on Koh Samui Saturday following the passing of Tropical Storm Pabuk the previous day. Hotels, ferries and airports all returned to normal with the main ongoing affect being a “red flag” warning against swimming at the beach due to the debris.

The tropical storm passed through the Gulf of Thailand on Friday, dissipating as it hit the mainland. Ferry boat services from Suratthani to Samui resumed Saturday following a two-day suspension due to safety concerns. Operations also returned to normal January 5 at Samui Airport. Hotels and business have begun cleaning up with most just reporting minimal damage from the winds and rain. The neighboring islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, apart from some damage to electricity supplies, were left similarly unscathed.

“Aside from it being a major inconvenience for our guests, I am pleased to report that we are all fine and have suffered no damage,” said Remko Kroesen, the general manager at the island’s Banyan Tree Samui resort.

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The weather forecast calls for sunny periods and scattered showers during the week ahead, allowing for tourists to return to their scheduled plans. “After a bit of domestic cleaning along the beach, we will be back to business as usual,” said Kroesen.

This article was originally published on www.luxurytraveladvisor.com.

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