Our second installment of our “Things to Do in Koh Samui” feature shows further examples of just how this boutique holiday destination offers an endless array of activities and entertainment for all the family.
Fom elephant trekking to football golf, here’s part two of our guide to the best things to do in Koh Samui…
Explore Koh Samui
The gorgeous vacation destination of Koh Samui offers plenty of opportunities to explore. Luckily the island is small enough to get to get around easily with e
xcellent roads and plenty of cars, jeeps and mopeds for hire.
Koh Samui is big enough to offer some fascinating sights if you’re willing to trek off the beaten track in search of things to do and stunning natural attractions. Jeep hire in Koh Samui is relatively jeep, as is scooter hire, just grab an island map and explore!
Don’t be afraid to venture down a dirt path as the the locals are friendly and the island is considered a very safe place with little crime. Exploring Koh Samui is the best way to discover the island’s many secluded beaches, local restaurants, beach bars and tropical sights.
Get a massage
The spas in Koh Samui attract holidaymakers from across the globe in search of the famous Thai massage in a truly traditional setting.
Koh Samui spas are a place to relax and recharge in a choice of traditional or new age centres offering Asian beauty secrets, traditional massage, de-stressing body treatments and pure pampering.
Many luxury villas in Koh Samui offer spa facilities, infinity edge pools, massage salas and in-villa therapists. Eranda Herbal Spa epitomises the natural luxury spa experience, set on a beautiful mountainside amid waterfalls, stunning architecture and beautiful tropical landscaping.
Elephant Trekking in Koh Samui
Koh Samui’s verdant and hilly interior boasts endless array of natural attractions which is a pleasant surprise for its many visitors.
An elephant trek is the ideal way to discover the island’s magnificent wildlife and tropical interior, passing exotic fauna and flora and stopping at refreshing waterfalls along the way along the way.
An elephant tour in Koh Samui takes visitors through the jungle, through rivers and past exciting sights. Guests can usually dismount and take a refreshing dip in cascading waterfalls along the tour trail.
Samui Football Golf
This ever popular game was created in Koh Samui and is fast becoming well known around the world.
The concept is a fusion of football and golf in which players try to steer a football into the 18 holes in as few strokes as possible – using their feet instead of clubs. This group game offers plenty of fun for all the family with the chance to enjoy a refreshing tropical garden walk around the exquisite coconut plantation that forms the ‘course’.
The course itself adds up to 1,500 metres and usually takes about an hour to complete. When you’ve completed the course you’ll get a trophy key ring with your personal score as a souvenir. You can also book a transfer as the course has its own pickup truck. Football Golf is located on the Beach Road just 10 minutes north of Chaweng.
Koh Samui Diving
Koh Samui is one of the most popular diving destinations in the world with a whole host of exotic dive spots to discover including the Angthong Marine Park, Koh Tao, Koh Yippon and Dragon Island to name just a few.
A wide range of dive operators offer accredited courses that are easily available and affordable, with instruction for all levels as well as courses conducted in multiple languages.
Most diving operators in Koh Samui are located close to the beach with trips taking place in the calm, shallow waters around Chaweng, Coral Cove and Bophut Beaches. Mostly calm currents mean visibility is excellent, with an array of underwater life to spot including turtles, trigger fish, whale sharks, multi-coloured coral and an abundance of reef fish.
Want to find out more? Take a look at part 1 of our things to do in Koh Samui feature.