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Enjoy 6 Must-do Activities in Koh Samui

July 14, 2023 - 397 views

Koh Samui is an amazing island in Thailand with stunningly natural attractions and cultural destinations. If you have a chance to come here, please don't forget 6 best things to do in Koh Samui below.

1. Sunbathe at beautiful beaches

The beautiful coastline of Koh Samui is nothing but a perfect place for the one who loves soft sand, clear turquoise water and captivating sunset. Get your sunscreen and have the best time relaxing and sunbathing in the magnificent beaches of Samui island.

Silver Beach is the one that you should consider. Its white sand and crystal water will make your day more peaceful and chilling. And as not many tourists know this beach, you can best enjoy your own time sunbathing here. Besides, don’t forget to try the tasty local foods in Koh Samui.

If you love somewhere more crowded and a little bit modern, Choeng Mon is where to go. However, if you are about to come here, it is suggested to swim between April and October, when the water is calm. Many magnificent beaches you can visit in Koh Samui, including Bang Rak Beach, Bophut Beach and Fisherman’s Village, Lipa Noi Beach.

Koh Samui Beach - Thing to do in Koh Samui

Relaxing and sunbathing on the stunning beach in Koh Samui

2. Visit Na Muang waterfalls

When it comes to Koh Samui, its beauty is not only about the stunning coastline, but it is also about the Na Muang waterfalls. There are two waterfalls here, Na Muang 1 and Na Muang 2, which provide an excellent escape from the heat. If your goal is the scenic waterfalls, you should go in wetter months from September to November because it is time the waterfalls are in their full-flowing glory. Na Muang waterfalls are easy to access, despite the fact that they are located in lush jungles. Reaching the fall on foot is a little bit difficult as the path is quite steep and slippery. So, desiring to reach the falls, remember to bring suitable footwear and be careful.

There is no doubt that Na Muang 1 is one of the best stunning waterfalls in Koh Samui with a height of 18 meters, together with the extraordinary swimming area. The Na Muang 1 is a little bit more crowded than the Na Muang 2, but it is worth your time if you need something relaxing yet adventurous. The Na Muang 2 is 80 metres high, so it is not as busy as the Na Muang 1. However, its scenery is worth your time and efforts, especially when you are looking for a place to escape from the busy life.

Na Muang waterfalls - Thing to do in Koh Samui

Na Muang waterfalls provide an excellent escape from the heat

3. Join a jungle safari tour

If you visit Koh Samui without joining a jungle safari tour, it is your big mistake. With a thrilling Jeep safari, let’s explore the jungle in your way. The very first stop should be the Na Muang waterfalls, as we have mentioned above, the scenic waterfalls for travellers who are seeking peace and adventure. Then, it is time to drive into the mountains and admire the scenery when you pass the wild forests and the mountain farms. Stopping for a launch in the mountain would be a memorable experience. You can either bring your food so that you choose any desired place to enjoy the meal or eat the delicious Thai cuisine at a mountaintop restaurant.

Thai cuisine - Thing to do in Koh Samui

Let's try to enjoy delicious Thai cuisine at a mountaintop restaurant

4. Pay a visit at Tai's Chinese Temples

Koh Samui is one of the most seeking cultural destinations for its old Buddhist temples and Chinese shrines, including Samui Big Buddha and Wat Plai Laem.

Located on a small rocky island off Koh Samui is Big Buddha Temple, which is locally known as Wat Phra Yai. In the temple, there is a golden 12-meter-tall Buddha statue built in 1972. This statue describes a time during the journey of Buddha to enlightenment. The statue is a symbol of steadfastness, purity and enlightenment, which attracts millions of tourists visiting and wishing. Even if you are not a Buddhist devotee, pay a visit to have an insight into the local culture and admire the glow of spotlights.

Wat Plai Laem is a famous temple in Koh Samui which gives you an insight into the Thai-Chinese beliefs and the Buddhist-themed art and architecture. The giant Guanyin statue at the centre of the temple is the most noticeable structure here. Guanyin is a symbol of unconditional love and is the protector of all beings. Many people come here to pray for her help for a peaceful life.

Big Buddha Temple - Thing to do in Koh Samui

Koh Samui is one of the most seeking cultural destinations for its old Buddhist temples and Chinese shrines

5. Try diving and snorkelling

Koh Samui has always been an ideal destination for people who are into diving and snorkelling. Several spots around this beautiful island have scenic underwater landscapes which are filled with tropical marine life. For a hardcore snorkeler, a day trip to nearby Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan, which are about 60km to the north of Samui is perfect with its magnificent snorkelling and diving sites.

A diving and snorkelling destination that we highly recommend is Coral Cove. Its big boulders outside and inside the water, in combination with colourful corals and the marine life will bring a memorable experience to any visitors.

Silver Beach is another place where you should spend your time diving and snorkelling. It is perceived as a tropical beach paradise in the north of Laima beach. Despite being a little bit small, the scenery in Silver Beach is worth your time, especially when you are seeking a quiet place to enjoy your diving hobby, this beach is just perfect. Stunning coastline, white sand, large granite boulder rocks, clear and turquoise water will give you relaxing time while exploring the sea. In addition, as it has not been known much yet, the costs in Silver Beach are more reasonable than the other beaches.

Diving and snorkelling - Thing to do in Koh Samui

Koh Samui has always been an ideal destination for people who are into diving and snorkelling

6. Join a boat tour to Ang Thong Marine National Park

Considered one of the most splendid marvels, Angthong National Marine Park is actually a paradise for those who want to admire the breathtaking landscape. With a total 250 square kilometres, of which 50 kilometres of limestone islands, this National Park is a dramatic amount of Asian wildlife. So, join a boat tour and you can explore a stunning panorama.

Ang Thong Marine National Park - Thing to do in Koh Samui

Ang Thong Marine National Park was considered one of the most splendid marvels

With all these exciting things to do, would you choose Koh Samui as the next summer destination? Will Koh Samui be your priority with its magnificent viewpoints, stunning beaches and amazing activities?

Join our Best Tour to Koh Samui and explore all the amusing activities.

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