You are advised not to drink the tap water on Koh Samui, although you can use it for brushing your teeth. Most of the first class hotels on Koh Samui offer free bottled drinking water. We would advise in only drinking from bottled water.If you drink in a public place dont be afraid of ice cubes in your drink, these are safely made from drinking water ( the thais dont use tap water themselves for these kind of things).
Most of the first class hotels do have high quality filtering systems for the water they use. But still its adivsed to drink from bottled water.
When buying food from foodstalls makes sure that the food has is covered and no flies are lurking around the food.
Beware of thai spicy food, Thais use large amount of chilli in their food so let them known if your not into spicy food when ordering in a restaurant etc..
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