Top 10 Things to do in Koh Samui
Koh Samui, Thailand’s second largest island, offers a world of undiscovered delights that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. The island hosts a great deal of both natural and man-made attractions. From stunning beaches, attractive waterfalls to exciting nightlife, the island has something for everyone. In this blog, our Travelmood travel expert Denise shares her top 10 things to do in Koh Samui – read on…
Ang Thong Marine National Park
Situated close to Koh Samui is Ang Thong Marine National Park. This is a protected area of more than 100 square kilometres of land and sea, and home to a variety of exotic wildlife and sea creatures. Meet with one of the local guides for a personal tour of the park or partake in any of the watersports that are on offer such as kayaking or diving.
Wat Phra Yai
Wat Phra Yai is located on a tiny island connected to Koh Samui by a causeway. The big golden buddha temple stands 12 meters tall and is the first thing you will spot if you fly into Koh Samui airport. Visit this popular landmark and get a taste of the island’s rich history and culture.
The food in Koh Samui is unbelievable. If you love your food spicy, then you are in for a treat! Eat fresh seafood in some of the island’s most popular restaurants and try the island’s famous mango – you won’t taste anything sweeter!
Coco Tams Beach Bar
If you are looking for a relaxing evening, then make sure to visit Coco Tams. Located just outside of The Wharf Samui, this beach is extremely popular because of it lively atmosphere and cool surroundings. With beanbags on the beach, swing seats at the bar, cabanas, shishas and even a large projector screen, this bar offers the perfect setting for a chilled evening.
A favourite with history buffs, this beautiful piece of architecture features two huge elephant statues at the entrance to Taling Ngam Village. Built by a local monk in 1979, the structure offers a great photo op, as both of the statues are life sized representations of elephants.
If you are looking for a place in Thailand that will make you feel alive then Chanweng beach is the place to go. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of this vibrant beach surrounded by bars, restaurants, and a fantastic selection of shops.
With manicured giant greens and stunning blue water Koh Samui is a favourite destination for yogis. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a pure beginner or a professional yogi, there are yoga classes for all levels. Take private lessons or enjoy group classes.
Witness the rare pink dolphin
The Irrawaddy dolphin, also known as the pink dolphin, are a must see if you plan to visit Koh Samui. Professional speed boat tours from Koh Samui’s southern shore, with knowledgeable tour captains, are on hand to take you to the area where these endangered species abide. Make sure you bring your camera for this one.
Full Moon Parties
If you are a hard-core partygoer, Koh Phangan’s famous full moon party is the unmissable monthly rendezvous. Only a boat ride away, you can experience a night of great music, chilled cocktails and illuminous body and face paint.
Indulge at a spa
Make your holiday complete with a day packed full of pampering and relaxation. With numerous spa centres and incredible prices it would be a shame not to check one of them out. Enjoy an hour long facial or feel the benefits of the great Thai massage.
With this list of top things to do in Koh Samui you should be well on your way to planning the adventure of a lifetime. If you have anything to add to our list, let us know! Tweet us @Travelmood and tell us what you would recommend!