Not only is Koh Samui one of the most beautiful islands on earth – it is also one of the safest. The culture is friendly and family orientated meaning children of all ages are welcome. Read on for our list of things to do in Koh Samui with family.
When entertaining children there’s nothing truer than the saying ‘variety is the spice of life’. You may want to laze on the beach all day but your children certainly won’t – they’ll want a change of scenery and plenty of activities to keep them entertained. Plan days that include something for all the family, that way everyone enjoys a bit of what they want. Enjoy a few beach days and incorporate some swimming, snorkelling, water sports or a boat trip. Children love the great outdoors so take them exploring, on an elephant tour or a trip to Koh Samui’s fantastic temples.
Koh Samui boasts plenty of family-friendly locations however these can become more adult orientated when the sun goes down. Though Koh Samui is safe, you may not want to expose young children to the lively nightlife so make sure you know which places are child-friendly at any time of day. Older children and teenagers will enjoy Chaweng with its great shopping and eating, busy beach and excellent entertainment. The best beaches for families with young children are Mae Nam and Bo Phut both offering gentle waves, footpaths wide enough for strollers and other families to provide playmates.
Food for all the Family
There are plenty of restaurants in Koh Samui offering a variety of cuisines that cater for young palates. Thai food is often spicy however rice, pasta, noodles and mild dishes are widely available across the island. When planning day trips prepare with a few snacks and bottled water in advance available at Samui’s Tesco Lotus, Top Markets and convenience stores. It may be wise to avoid buying food for children from street vendors and it may be heavily spiced and unsuitable for sensitive stomachs.
You will find an array of child-friendly animal encounters in Koh Samui. Try Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo, the Samui Butterfly Garden or Na Muang Safari Park or an afternoon of elephant riding. The Snake Farm is a thrilling spectacle where guests of all ages can spot some of Thailand’s most fearsome reptiles. The Samui Snake Farm features daily shows featuring king cobras, giant pythons, centipedes and scorpions. The Snake Farm is home to a reptile zoo where visitors can handle ‘safe’ snake breeds.
Koh Samui villas
Our villas come equipped with everything you will need for young and old alike. Most homes feature private pools, gorgeous gardens and lots of luxury living space for kids to explore and enjoy. Many luxury villas boast state-of-the-art entertainment facilities including home cinemas, games rooms, computer consoles and free wifi throughout. Villa staff can be arranged to cater for all the family, with extra babysitting services available on request. The locals are renowned for being wonderful with children so you can rest assured during your Koh Samui vacation with kids.