There are no strict rules for tipping in Koh Samui but we advise leaving a small tip if service is not included.
Tipping is not expected in Koh Samui but is nevertheless appreciated. Bear in mind the relatively low wages of staff so there is no need to tip excessively. Around 50 baht (approximately $1.45) would be a decent tip after a meal.
If you’re wondering whether or not to tip at restaurants in Koh Samui, it’s a good idea to leave around 10% of the bill if the service is good and the service charge is not included already. There is no need to tip bar staff or housekeeping staff but of course you can if you wish. Visitors don’t typically tip the taxi drivers in Koh Samui, but you can always round up if you’ve received good service.