An island full of surprises awaits you. From secret coves to evenings dancing away to the beats of international dance acts, our little island in the Gulf of Thailand promises to deliver everything that you wish for on your escape.
Koh Samui is the third largest island in Thailand and is part of a protected archipelago of some 60 small islands. Just a 45-minute flight from Bangkok and Phuket Island, 1h.45m direct from Singapore, 1h.40m from Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong is just 3 hours away. This makes Samui a convenient destination both regionally and internationally.
There’s a plethora of attractions and activities to enjoy in Koh Samui, and its surrounding islands. Indulge in a fantastic mix of cultural immersion and adventures in the jungle or at sea.
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.
ANGTHONG NATIONAL MARINE 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.
Koh Samui offers one 18-hole course and two 9-hole courses designed to challenge golfers of all levels.
Walking Street is a vibrant market selling everything from yummy street food, fabulously strong mojitos, arts, crafts, clothing, souvenirs and gadgets. Bophut (Fisherman’s Village) is held each Friday and well worth a visit.
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.
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.
Canopy adventures offer four cable rides connecting six tree houses taking you on a scenic tour over the tropical jungle of Samui’s north coast, covering a distance of 300 metres in total.
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.
Koh Samui is a boat enthusiast’s paradise! Charter a luxury yacht and splash out in style or get a speedboat out to the islands for snorkelling and a day of fun in the sun.
Secret Garden Buddha
A quaint place to meditate and discover art, Secret Garden Buddha is filled with statues depicting different shapes and sizes (usually focusing on animals and deities representing Buddhist folklore). The garden, which is also known as Magic or Heaven’s Garden, was started by Nim Thongsuk. Nim Thongsuk is a known Koh Samui farmer because of his innovations with durian plant.
Experience living and dining by the shore au naturalwith Hua Thanon. Untouched by commercialisation, it is as peaceful as it can get, with few back-packers hostels you can stay at. Aside from the authentic simple island lifestyle, this charming location is where you can find one of the last traditional fishing fleets of Koh Samui.
A good mix of luxury and affordable is what you will see and experience at Lamai Beach. Considered as the second largest beach after Chawing, it offers a more mellow vibe compared to other large and frequently visited shorelines in Koh Samui. Still, a warm and cheerful ambience will greet any visitors to Lamai Beach.
For a unique way to eat and savour delicious food — with a view, then Jungle Club should be included in the itinerary. Situated along a hillside, Jungle Club offers an authentic Thai dining experience in their wooden deck areas or individual pavilions.
Lad Kah Viewing Point
Lad Kah (Lat Ko)Viewing Point is a tourist spot that offers spectacular views of Koh Samui’s waters and surrounding place. It is also easy to reach as it is not secluded compared with other viewing decks.
The most popular resort town and beach area in Koh Samui. Chaweng offers travellers with lively activities and entertainment. A place to have fun and dine, Chaweng beach has cool, clear waters and several restaurants to choose from.