Activities and Attractions on Koh Samui
There is a whole host of activities and attractions to see and enjoy in Koh Samui, take some time out from the beach, explore the natural beauty of the island, sail across the twinkling blue ocean, indulge in some relaxation time or discover a plethora of fun across the island.
Take a trip on a beautiful sailing boat or an exciting speedboat ride to discover other neighbouring islands. Go snorkelling and discover the aquatic life or kayak. We can recommend the best boat tours for your particular group. There are sunset cruises, authentic junk sailing boats and catamarans to choose from.
The Angthong National Marine Park has over 40 islands spread over 97 square miles in the Gulf of Thailand, it’s a must do and can be easily reached by speedboat.
Many of the islands popular beaches have watersports centres with activities such as jet skiing, kiteboarding and windsurfing and the even more adventurous flyboarding! You can hire kayaks and paddleboards from many of the beaches, and some of our villas already have kayaks and paddleboards to use.
- Kayaking and paddleboarding
- Jet skiing
- Para Sailing
- Flyboarding and wakeboarding
If you are up for an adventure, why not try exploring the island - it offers excitement for all ages. Stop off at a secluded beach cove, giggle at Hin Ta and Hin Yai and see which explorer can find Uncle Nim’s magic garden. You can discover and climb wondrous waterfalls such as Na Muang and Hin Lat. The thrill seekers could try a ziplining tour through the treetops, exhilarating fun with amazing views over the island.
- Island Tours
- Jungle Walks
If you would like to see some cultural attractions there are many, to choose from. There is the impressive Big Buddha Temple, a 12 metre seated Golden Buddha statue where devotees come to make daily offerings of fruit, flowers and candles at the base of the statue. Visitors are welcome daily to observe. Wat Plai Laem is also interesting, you will see the Guanyin, a towering white 18-arm statue of the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. Visitors here who make a donation to the temple will receive a bag of food to feed the fish in the surrounding water. When you visit a temple, please dress politely in shirts or scarves that cover the shoulders and long shorts, trousers or skirts.
Other Things to do & Family Activities
There are plenty of group-based and family-based activities that will amuse all ages from football to mini golf to indoor cinema and bowling.
The Central Festival Shopping Mall is also fantastic for everyone and has lots more than shopping. The island is home to two waterparks including Coco Splash located in Lama and Pink Elephant Samui Waterpark in Maenam. Many of our villas come with amenities that will let you enjoy activities as a family, from indoor cinemas to tennis courts, to fully equipped games rooms with pool tables, paddleboards, kayaks, basketball courts and even a Muay Thai boxing ring.
- Mini Golf