Things to Do on the Island of Koh Samui in Thailand

Koh Samui is one of the most popular islands in Thailand. On this island in the southeastern part of the Gulf of Thailand, you will never be bored. You can head to the mountains for

Koh Samui is one of the most popular islands in Thailand. On this island in the southeastern part of the Gulf of Thailand, you will never be bored. You can head to the mountains for views or stay on the mainland and relax on one of the beautiful beaches. Here are some of the best places to visit while you’re there!

Relax on the Beautiful Beaches

No holiday is complete without a good dose of vitamin D on the beach. Luckily, there are quite a few of them at Koh Samui, and they come in all shapes and sizes. There are beaches with luxury resorts, but also wholly deserted beaches.

Do you want to have more fun? Rent a sun lounger on the ever-busy Chaweng beach and be amazed. Ready to relax? Then settle down with a towel on the almost deserted Bang Po beach and read a thrilling book!

Visit the Many Sights

To get an overview, climb to the top of one of the many viewpoints you’ll find at Koh Samui. They are all different; some viewpoints are by the main road while others are located where only a single adventurer can reach the top.

For many tourists, the challenge is to reach the top of the Wat Teepangkorn viewpoint, which is the highest viewpoint on the island. Even if you don’t fancy a big climb, there are plenty of options. Take the Lamai Viewpoint, for example, where you’ll get an impressive view of Lamai Beach.

Perfect Relaxation During a Day at the Spa

As a tourist, you will sweat a little. Looking up and down, walking from hotel, beach, bar, pulling all the bags from shopping, etc. At some point, you will need a proper relaxation time. This is the perfect excuse to pamper yourself in a luxury spa like the Tamarind Forest Spa, where you can get a two-and-a-half-hour massage and so much more things to help you unwind.

Mer, Spa, Plage, Recours, Bord De Mer, Palmiers
Beach, Relax

Sunday Night Market

Shop till you drop! The Sunday night market is the largest market on the island, making it almost impossible to go home empty-handed. The market forms a plus sign and runs through two long intersecting streets.

One of the alleys is entirely dedicated to food. So, make sure you go with an empty stomach because the selection is vast! There are several cocktail bars in between the food stalls where you can sit, eat, and enjoy a drink.

Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks

Thais have a penchant for symbolism and a rich imagination. The combination of the two has led to creating one of the most popular tourist attractions on Koh Samui: Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks. In other words, grandpa and grandma rock. The two rock formations are said to be shaped like male and female genitalia.

Ang Thong Marine National Park: The Perfect Paradise

Want to escape the hustle and bustle of Koh Samui? Then hop on a boat and head to the beautiful Ang Thong National Marine Park. This protected archipelago is made up of 42 beautiful islands that look like something out of a movie. It’s no wonder then that the inspiration for the story of the book and film The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio came from here!

The Emerald Isles of Angthong Archipelago
The Emerald Isles of Angthong Archipelago

The Secret Garden of Buddha

Do you have an (amateur) photographer in you? Then visit the Secret Garden of the Buddha in the mountains of Koh Samui. The garden was established in the 1970s by a fruit farmer who decorated his estate with various statues. Now we can talk about a hobby that’s out of control!
The garden is open to tourists, and the current owners have let nature take its course.

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