We will be open at 10:30 am. Call 020 7590 0610

Flooding disruption in southern Thailand

Article content

30 March 2011

Several airports are closed at Koh Samui and Nakhon Sri Thammarat due to runway flooding and bad weather, while ferry services have been cancelled between the mainland port of Surat Thani and the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan due to heavy seas. The nearby island of Koh Tao is also now inaccessible.

Air travel, road and rail links and electricity have been cut in many southern areas, while there are reports that landslides in Krabi have buried several villages, killing at least two people and leaving 20 missing.

Floods have caused damage along the southern coast of the country with affected provinces including Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Surat Thani (including the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao), Phattalung, Chumphon, Trang and Satun.

The Foreign Office warned, ‘there is a continued risk of mudslides and flash flooding in these areas,' and that, ‘Electricity and communications are currently disrupted across the region'.

The Thai Navy has sent its only aircraft carrier to the area to help rescue people stranded by unseasonal bad weather.

Most of the deaths so far have occurred in Nakhon Si Thammarat province. A total of 80 districts in eight provinces have been declared disaster areas.

Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

Learn why Wexas is the leader in creating luxury holidays. What is tailor-made travel?

Expert advice & support

Visit us in our London office

Let our travel specialists curate the perfect holiday:

  • Inspirational ideas based on experience
  • Established for over 45 years
  • Tailor a holiday to your precise requirements
  • Personalised quotes and documentation
  • In-depth Wexas travel guides

Every step of the way

Every step of the way

Our services are with you from start to finish:

  • Dedicated personal consultants
  • Wexas Travel App
  • Free airport lounges on qualifying bookings
  • Care and guidance pre, post and during holiday
  • Full financial security: ABTA & ATOL protected