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Things To Do In Ko Samui

Planning A Trip To Ko Samui? Here's our list of top things to do in Ko Samui

Nestled in the Gulf of Thailand is the country’s second largest island, Koh Samui. The beautiful patch of green floating in the gulf awaits you with a host of activities to brighten up your vacation. Koh Samui is literally a hive of activities in itself. From sightseeing to exploring to water sporting to partying – there is not one day of your trip to Koh Samui that will go fruitless. Listed for you here are the top things that you can indulge in Koh Samui.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving:  Things To Do In Ko Samui
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Thailand is anyway known for its exotic scuba diving spots, so this sport cannot come as a surprise. The water of Gulf of Thailand around Koh Samui is warm and brilliantly blue all around the year and is dotted with exquisite coral flora and fauna. This makes Koh Samui an ideal destination for scuba diving. Chaweng Beach and Coral Cove are two of the best locations for scuba diving here in Koh Samui.


Snorkelling:  Things To Do In Ko Samui
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There are snorkelling tours to Koh Nang Yuan, Koh Tan, Koh Phangan and Angthong National Marine Park from Koh Samui. The spectacular water here is like an open canvas of a dream-like underwater life. The reefs open up in front of your eyes just like the shows from Discovery Channel. Clear visibility of water through most of the year is an added advantage that Koh Samui has.

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking:  Things To Do In Ko Samui
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One of the most popular water sports of Koh Samui, sea kayaking is something you should not miss out on while there. If you are good at it, you can even ride solo. There are boats for couples as well. Glide away along the smooth waters exploring the overhanging coves and isolated parts of the beaches. The best places for kayaking would be Angthong National Park, Koh Mudsum and Koh Tan.

Kite Surfing

Kite Surfing:  Things To Do In Ko Samui
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If you are an adventurer at heart, try kite surfing or kite boarding at Koh Samui. This is an adventure water sport loved by the tourists here, where you glide along the water as the wind blows away the kite. The beaches at Hua Thanon and Nathon are perfect for kite surfing, since there are no obstructions like rocks or big waves, or water motorized vehicles like speed boats or jet skis.

Enjoying the beach parties

Enjoying the beach parties:  Things To Do In Ko Samui
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Koh Samui beaches are known for hosting great parties with amazing music. It is something you should experience while you are there. The Full Moon Party at Koh Phangan is a real rave among the night owls.

Watching the sunset by Rock Bar

Watching the sunset by Rock Bar:  Things To Do In Ko Samui
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Located by the two famously huge rocks, Hin Ta and Hin Yai, is the chill station for tourists and locals alike - the Rock Bar. The bar has seating arrangements on the top of rocks and ladders in place to help you climb to the top. With great music all day long, delicious food and drink and a spectacular view of the water in front, this is one of the best places to hang out in Koh Samui. Catch the sunset here on one evening of your trip if you can.

Swimming at Namuang Waterfalls

Swimming at Namuang Waterfalls:  Things To Do In Ko Samui
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Koh Samui is home to some very picturesque waterfalls, and Namuang is one of the best. At the foot of the falls is a big pool of water, where you can take a dip and swim and relax against the rocks. If plunging in waterfalls is not your thing, you can wet your feet and sit on the rocks to enjoy the view.

Taking a Spa Massage

Taking a Spa Massage:  Things To Do In Ko Samui
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While all of the above activities require you to do all the work, here you can just sit back, or better, lie down and let someone else do it for you. Especially on days it rains. Because rains are common during most of the year, getting a spa massage can be a great idea.


Have a great time at Koh Samui, indulging in all these activities and more. There is simply no dearth of attractions to enjoy in this lovely island country.

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