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Things to do in Koh Samui

What to do in Koh Samui

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A SELECTION OF BEST THINGS TO DO IN KOH SAMUI

Beach in Koh Samui

Beaches

Sun and beach is an obvious choice to spend time for your Koh Samui holidays. So much variety of beaches in Koh Samui depending on your preference! We published on our blog a selection of kid friendly beaches in Koh Samui. We are working on a detailed guide with the nicest beaches on the island, including some hidden gems to help you decide what fits your preferences best!

Market in Koh Samui

Night Markets

There is a night market every day of the week in Koh Samui. If you are into street food or looking to get some local souvenirs, in a street market you will find both. Check our guide below to find out everything about night markets on the island.You get food markets in Chaweng, Bophut in Fisherman´s Village, Lamai, Maenam and Choeng Mon. There are other small food markets for locals.

Plai Laem Temples Koh Samui

Temples

A 94% Buddhist population makes Thailand "The Land of Buddha". Buddhism is present in all aspects of Thai culture, values and lifestyle with the temple playing a fundamental role. Find a selection of Buddhist temples to visit in Koh Samui! Our selection includes the iconic Big Buddha (Wat Phra Yai), Wat Plai Laem and Wat Khun Aram featuring a unique mummified monk.

Things to do in Koh Samui tours

Tours

There are so many tours available in Koh Samui and surrounding islands. Tours can be done by boat, car, van, buggie, big-foot, enduro, quad, jet sky, bicycle and walking. Have a look at our list of curated tours selection. Typically tours on the island take a full day or a half day. You may do visits, temples, jungle, snorkelling, waterfalls, island hopping, adventure trekking and even role playing.

What to do in Koh Samui restaurants

Restaurants

From all the things to do in Koh Samui, eating out comes on top. The island is popular for its remarkable selection of restaurants. There are more than 1000 restaurants and bars in Koh Samui! You can endulge your palate with different flavours & styles. Prices fit every pocket too. You can say you can eat the cheapest or the most expensive meal of your life within meters from each other.

Shopping in Koh Samui

Shopping

With so many night markets during the week, walking streets with shops and art galleries, street shopping is one of the things to do in Koh Samui. There are some hidden souvenir gems at the side of roads, and malls that make the island is a shopping destination. Tailors are popular but many so keep an eye on our guide.
We are working on a list with our top areas and shops to buy in Koh Samui.

Festivals in Thailand and Koh Samui

Festivals

There are many festivals and seasonal celebrations in Thailand & Koh Samui during the year. Celebrations include Western events such as Christmas, New Year´s Eve or Saint Valentine. There are Thai tradition festival too, such as Loi Krathong or Songkran. Traditional celebration in Koh Samui include the Chinese New Year, the royal family celebrations like mother´s and father´s days and religious events.

Muay Thai in Koh Samui

Muay Thai

Don´t miss the opportunity to experience a fight night at one of the three boxing stadiums in Koh Samui. Highly entertaining for a night out, packed with action and excitement! Muay Thai in Thailand is like football in Europe. Muay Thai (aka Thai Boxing) is the sport and simplified version of the ancient Muay Boran, the original martial art in Thailand. Discover the fighting art of the 8 limbs: Fists, Elbows, Shins & Knees!

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Body & Mind

Koh Samui is popular destination for its a holistic nature. There are several yoga and fitness centres, as well as Thai boxing camps to take your conditioning to the next level. The massage and spa facilities available on the island are outstanding. There are several centres and resorts with onsite healthy kitchen. Some resort combine meditation, fitness and healthy food to provide a complete mind and body reset for your holiday.

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Thai Experiences

When in Thailand... Thai culture is fascinating. Food, religion and tradition are unique. There is a number of activities to experience first hand the uniqueness of Thai culture. Amusing cooking classes, learning Thai language, massage courses, experiencing Muay Thai, traditional tattooing or buddhist silent and fasting retirements for those looking for a more radical experience.

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Water Activities

Koh Samui is great for those who enjoy water and subaquatic activities. There is so much on offer including diving, fishing, paddle board, kite surfing or jet skiing. With Koh Tao close by, offering one of the best diving sites in Southeast Asia, don´t miss the opportunity to visit Sail Rock and other popular locations with coral and abundant marine life. Around Nathon, there is a couple of kite surf centers too.

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Island activities

There is an impressive the variety of things to do in Koh Samui. So many entertainment options available!. The island is popular among expats looking to live in Thailand. Many of them choose to open either a restaurant, activity or attraction in Koh Samui. You can do quad excursions, adventure riddles, karting, shooting range, indoor flying, slide and fly, climbing and many more options.

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Muay Thai in Koh Samui

Fight Nights

Sun and beach is an obvious choice to spend time for your Koh Samui holidays. So much variety of beaches in Koh Samui depending on your preference! We published on our blog a selection of kid friendly beaches in Koh Samui. We are working on a detailed guide with the nicest beaches on the island, including some hidden gems to help you decide what fits your preferences best!

Quad Bikking & Buggie Koh Samui

Quads & Buggie Safari

One of the best ways to explore the jungle and hilltops in Koh Samui! Jump on a Quad Bike or 800cc Buggie for a four wheel adventure fun! 4 hours ATV experience, available for beginners and experience drivers. Private tours available on demand if you want to go at your own pace. On any weather conditions, One of the best things to do in Koh Samui

Enduro Samui

Dirt Bike Safari

If you are an enduro enthusiast, these dirt bike safari tours will be your holiday highlight. Tours go from 2 hours to the full 8 hours safari adventure, every day. Enduro tours are available for both beginners and experienced drivers. There is a minimum requirement to have experience riding a manual bike. Put your helmet on and get ready to enjoy Samui in the most spectacular way!

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