Renting a Toyota Yaris makes for a great run-around in Koh Samui to explore the island in comfort. Like most modern cars in Thailand, the Yaris features automatic transmission, air conditioning and a CD/MP3 CD radio, and of course it protects you from the sun and the most common injury in Koh Samui, sun burn.
The Toyota Yaris rentals we have available are usually 3 door but some do have 5, and take up to 4 people including the driver, with enough space in the rear for 1 large or 2 medium sized bags. As a small car, its very economical to run and convenient to stop & pull over as you explore the island, without being a hindrance to other vehicles.
Koh Samui’s roads have vastly improved in recent years and most are now concrete or tarmac, even a lot of those that go deeper toward the center of the island. We still recommend being cautious when following roads away from the main ring road though, as they sometimes turn into off-road tracks. We recommend not following any off-road trails as they can become dangerous, narrow and/or steep as they wind up the mountains and there is the risk of your car getting stuck in mud or sand.
Please see our guide to driving in Koh Samui for information and tips to drive safely on the island.
Gasoline: There are several gasoline stations on the main ring road around the island. Typically PTT stations (blue color) are the cheapest. When you enter a gasoline station, make sure you go to the pump that has the right gasoline for your car. Release the gasoline cap on your car, tell the pump attendant how much gasoline in Baht you would like and they will fill up your car for you, take your money and return with your change. Receipts are only issued if requested.
Warning: the level at which drivers obey the rules of the road varies in Thailand. Please be aware of vehicles: speeding, coasting at a very slow speed, turning without indicating or suddenly breaking.
Warning: the roads around Koh Samui are notoriously dangerous. Please allow plenty of breaking distance when wet, dry (sand) and between other vehicles.
Beware of motorbikes either side of your car before turning. They are small, fast and often difficult to see until it is too late.
|Number of people||4|
|Features||Air bags, electric windows, power assisted steering, radio, rear seat belts|