Frequently asked questions (FAQ) - Samma Karuna

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

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– Comfortable clothes for yoga & meditation
– Sandals
– Beach towel
– Sunscreen: Prices in Thailand are usually a bit cheaper than you’ll find back home.
– Sunglasses & Hat: the sun can be very strong, especially between 11am and 4pm
– Mosquito Repellent: Dengue fever is a serious problem throughout Thailand. Use mosquito repellent throughout the day. Also mosquito coils can be purchased locally to keep mosquitoes away from your bungalow porch.
– LED Flashlight: Power outages are a common occurrence on Koh Phangan.
– Waterproof Bag: Unexpected rain, even during the dry season, can take the fun out of carrying books and electronics to the beach. Consider buying a waterproof day bag. Alternatively, dry bags — the same kind used by scuba divers — can be purchased at shops in the island for around US $10.

Other Useful stuff to consider bringing:

– USB Memory Stick: If you’re not traveling with a laptop, you may want a way to exchange photos with other travelers. Bring a card reader for backing up or uploading your photos in internet cafes.

– Power Adapter: Most of the power outlets in Thailand accept both the US-style flat-pronged plugs as well as the rounded European-style power plugs. To ensure that you can connect everywhere, consider bringing a universal power adapter and check the voltage ratings (Thailand uses a 220-volt system)

– Electrolyte Drink Mixes: With tap water being unsafe to drink in Thailand, you’ll eventually grow tired of bottled water. Drink mixes can help replenish electrolytes lost in the extra humidity.

– Guidebook: If nothing else, the maps will come in handy.

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Yes, sure.
Please notice us about your date and time of arrival to Thong Sala pier and we will pick you up.

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Of course, we have 3 huge wi-fi zones at the school campus available 24 hours.

If you’re interested to learn more about other facilities at school, follow the link:

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There are no necessary vaccinations needed to visit Thailand.
Ko Phangan island is a civilized place with all infrastructure.

However, if you take any medicine according to the instructions of your doctor, please take it.
We also recommend everyone to purchase an insurance that will cover any medical expenses.

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The best way is to get a 60 days tourist visa and extend it for another 30 days at the Immigration center on the next door island, Koh Samui.
We also can provide the booking confirmation if it’s needed for your visa application.

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Yes, we have a lot of western and local shops, cafes and restaurants around.
Koh Phangan is 70% jungled island. However, our area has good infrastructure and mobile network coverage, but it is also quiet and cozy.

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Yes, we can contact to our friendly travel agencies to organize your transfer from Koh Samui.

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It is not nessesary. We have water filters for drinking which we always maintain sufficiently.
There are 2 spots of drinking water on campus.

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84/13 Moo 8 Haad Chao Phao, Ko Phangan
Surat Thani, Thailand
Tel : +66 64 162 6026