REVIEW: Koh Samui Airport Blue Ribbon Lounge

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to revisit Thailand, and the island of Koh Samui. The country is fantastic, the food is amazing, and the weather is pure bliss (usually). Sat on the island of Koh Samui you seem a million miles away from home. The entire location is totally different to Europe, and Koh Samui airport is probably one of the least stressful airports I’ve ever visited. Here’s the Koh Samui Airport Blue Ribbon Lounge review – a lounge in an airport like no other.

For a start there’s limited options for airports on the island of Koh Samui, as this is the only one. When your tuk tuk drives you up to the departures area of the airport you suddenly realise that the airport is basically several wooden huts with straw roofs, a little different to Western airports. Check-in is a breeze as there are only a few airlines that operate in and out of the airport. The walk through security, to the departure gates, and to the lounges takes only a few minutes.

The Blue Ribbon Lounge at Koh Samui Airport is operated by Bangkok Airways. If you’re not travelling on a business class ticket don’t worry, you can access the lounge if you are a member of Priority Pass. You can either sign up to become a member, allowing you to access over 900 airport lounges around the world, or open an American Express Platinum account which comes with a free Priority Pass membership.


Koh Samui Airport Blue Ribbon Lounge entrance


Entrance area with computer for guest use


Bangkok Airways bear


Extensive seating area


Great selection of local and Western snacks


Hot drinks and pancake machine


Pancake machine


Pancakes in under a minute