Ang Thong National Park
Ang Thong National Marine Park is a pristine archipelago of 42 islands in the Gulf of Thailand. The islands are very close to each other and are all different shapes and sizes which provides a breathtaking panorama when sailing around the park whether it be by Sailing boat or Speed boat. Most of the islands are covered with tropical forests and are home to a rich variety of exotic wildlife and sea creatures. Snorkelling, hiking, sea kayaking, diving, sailing and simply relaxing on one of its idyllic beaches are the main activities to enjoy on Ang Thong.
The best way to see the jungle for folks who don’t fancy trekking on foot is to drive an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) in the jungle. Hours of fun to be had driving through mud and forestland with the reward of some of the most spectacular views on Samui otherwise inaccessible to most visitors.
Wat Phra Yai is a Buddha statue over 12 metres high; you may have seen it on your arrival into Samui from the airplane and is well worth a visit. It was built in 1972 and is Koh Samui’s most famous temple located on a small island connected to Samui by a bridge. Please dress appropriately as this temple is an important Buddhist symbol for Thai people.
The Butterfly Garden is a beautiful tropical garden with hundreds of colourful butterflies along a charming garden trail. Visit a bee house overlooking the garden, and an insect museum of rare and wonderful insects. The garden also offers stunning views of the sea at several observation decks. This is a great place to spend an afternoon or morning.
For adrenaline junkies, Samui Bungee Jump is western managed and operated and available all year round in Chaweng. Go ahead and jump from a platform 50 metres above the ground!
Koh Samui offers one 18-hole course and two 9-hole courses designed to challenge golfers of all levels.
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach is a family-friendly beach located just 1 minute from Samujana. With it’s magnificent bay featuring wide sandy beaches, a rock formation on one side and a small island you can paddle out to on the other.
Temples and Mummified Monks
Koh Samui has many temples that are worth visiting. Plai Laem is in the north of the island and is considered to be the most decorative temple. It features many large and colourful statues representing various gods and a lake where you can feed the fish. Please go ahead and ask your Villa Attendants for their recommendations.
Luong Por Daeng was a highly respected monk who devoted the latter part of his life to monkhood. He was renowned for his meditation practice and also predicted his own death in 1973 when he was 79 years old. To day, he can still be seen in the exact same meditative position he was in when he passed away.
Chaweng is the largest and most popular of Samui’s beaches, and is usually divided into three sections: North Chaweng, Central Chaweng and Chaweng Noi. The beach is approximately 7 km long with powdery white sand. It is bordered by emerald-blue waters and a coral reef where waves break, leaving the bay quite peaceful.
The infamous Chaweng comes to life at night with bars and restaurants aplenty and is not for the faint hearted! Chaweng’s main strip is nearly three kilometres, long alternating between pubs, restaurants, dance and girly bars. It’s not to everyone’s taste but love it or hate it Chaweng is non stop action and an experience all the same.
We highly recommend visiting Fisherman’s Village on any night for great restaurants and ambience (including the famous fire show at CocoTams) but Friday is particularly good. ‘Walking street’ takes place in several areas in Koh Samui, on certain days and are essentially colourful markets selling everything from street food & drinks to arts & crafts, clothing and souvenirs. Walking street comes to Fishermans Village on Friday night and is not to be missed!
Stunning waterfalls are located within 10 km south of Nathon, the main administrative area in Samui and also home to the main ferry terminal. All waterfalls are 35km drive from Samujana. Na Muang Waterfall 1 – is about 80 metres high. You have to be prepared for a walk to get here. Rocks can be slippery so adequate footwear is advised and not ideal for elderly or people with restricted mobility. Na Muang Waterfall 2 – Close to Na Muang Waterfall 1 and just a short walk from the car park. Rocks can be slippery so adequate footwear is advised and not ideal for elderly or people with restricted mobility. Hid Lad Waterfall – Located about 2 km south of Nathon. Enjoy a 2km hike through the jungle to the waterfall. Suitable for all ages apart from people who are less mobile.