How to rent a motorbike in Koh Samui | Koh Samui Scooter Rental

On the second day, we had no plan. Our one day trip to Angthong National Marine Park got cancelled because of the bad weather. After a light breakfast, we were very bored but we did not want to spend too much money. So, what could we do? What is the most exciting way to explore Koh Samui Island? Rent a motorbike! Since Koh Samui is a fairly big island of natural beauty and charm, motorbikes are a great way to get around the island. The lush tropical gardens, the dazzling white sand and the gentle ocean breezes are unsurpassed. The ride will be memorable.

How to rent a motorbike in Koh Samui

How to rent a motorbike in Koh Samui

It is very easy to rent a motorbike in Koh Samui. But first, do you know how to ride a motorbike? You can still rent and ride a motorbike in Koh Samui if you do not have motorbike license as long as you know how to ride a motorbike. It is pretty cool, right? Do not get me wrong, it is very dangerous riding a motorbike without a license. The responsibility lies on you. Rent it only if you hold the motorbike license in your home country. I have motorbike license for more than 10 years already.

Koh Samui Scooter Rental

We rented three motorbikes from a motorbike rental shop near our hotel (within walking distance). The motorbike came with only a key, no helmets and the fuel tank was empty. You have to buy a bottle of gasoline (petrol) from the shop, 40 Baht per bottle and then ride the motorbike to a petrol station to fill up the tank. The shop has a number of motorbikes/scooters available for rent and the cheapest scooter costs only 150 Baht for the entire day. I rented the Yamaha Scoopy (200 Baht/day) because it was cute but I found it a bit hard to turn left and right on the road. The shop’s phone number was printed on the motorbikes; you might just call them if anything happens. Please be careful and do not ride it after drinking alcohol.

Rent a motorbike in Koh Samui Yamaha Scoopy

The lady had asked us to return the motorbikes personally the next day, at 9.00 am when the shop opened but we could not do so because we had to leave the hotel early in the morning at 7.30 am for the one day trip. Therefore, she had to hold one of our passports and then we could just leave the keys and motorbikes at the hotel. She would return the passport to the hotel staffs after she checked the motorbikes.

Koh Samui Scooter Rental

Gasoline for Motorbike in Koh Samui

How much I spent on renting a Yamaha Scoopy

Rental

  • 200 Baht one day

Petrol

  • 80 Baht two bottles (at the shop)
  • 50 Baht for full tank (at petrol station)

Term and conditions of the Rental Agreement

The term and conditions below were written on the paper we signed for the motorbike rental. They did not give us helmet. I think you have to pay for the helmet.

1. Must be supplied by the riders passport be deposit or cash 10,000 Baht.
2. The hirer must be over the age of 18 years.
3. Use the motorbike just in Koh Samui.
4. No insurance cover either the motorbike or third party in the agreement in case of accident the hirer has to take responsible for all costly occur by accident.
5. In the case of accident or the engine brake down or any damage or any problems from the hirer cannot bring motorbike to repair shop just inform immediately to the rental shop.
6. For the overtime charge 100 Baht/hour.
7. The hirer promised to maintain and take good care the vehicle as his own property.
8. The penalty fee of 500 Baht for lost the helmet and key 250 Baht.

*FYI, car rental is about 1300-2000 Baht depends on the shop and model.

2 Comments

  • Peter
    February 8, 2015 - 1:35 am | Permalink

    Dear Chen.

    I was wondering if I could use one of your photos from your blogpost. It’s the 2nd image from the top with the motorbike rental and 150 Baht sign. I will give photo credit and provide a link to your blog also. It will be published on my website. Please let me know if this is okay. Thanks.

    – Peter

    • Chen
      February 8, 2015 - 5:33 pm | Permalink

      It’s okay as long as you link back to my blog. Thank you for liking that photo.

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