Top Koh Samui Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

The most famous of all the islands in Thailand is Koh Samui, a lovely island that is well known for its spectacular palm tree edged beaches and crystal clear waters. Due to its broad appeal the island is checked out by all types of tourists from the spending plan backpacker to the mega rich Hollywood celebs.

There actually is something for everybody on this paradise island in Thailand and you will be difficult pressed to fit whatever in if you are just going to for a couple of days. With a lot to do here we have narrowed it down to our leading 25 things to do in Koh Samui:

1. Go to Koh Samui's Famous Big Buddha

The very best known and most well-known of all the landmarks on this island is the Big Buddha temple. Sitting just off the corner of Koh Samui on a little small island is a 12 meter high statue of Buddha in a seated position. The regional name for the temple is Wat Phra Yai and it is connected to the primary island by a causeway. Made of gold and being in the Mara position it reveals a time when Buddha was turning down all temptations that were forced upon him. When you fly into Koh Samui the statue is normally the very first thing that you will identify due to its prominent location. There are a few food and amulet stalls at the temple which are also worth looking at either when you arrive or depart.

2. Take In The Intriguing Sights At Hin Ta And Hin Yai

All throughout Thailand you will see things that shock and surprise you, however maybe nothing rather like this. The rocks were discovered by locals many years back and are naturally shaped to look like male and female genitalia. The rocks have actually been fondly called Ta (Grandfather) and Yai (Granny.) The rocks have a story that has actually entered into folklore throughout the years and you can see the story on an indication as you get closer to the rocks, the story goes that an old couple called Ta Kreng and Yai Riem were traveling to a surrounding province to see a man called Ta Monglai to ask that his daughter wed their son, en route the boat faced a storm and they passed away at sea. The couple then developed into rocks as a sign of their intentions.

3. See Awesome Landscapes At Namuang Waterfall

Embed in Jungle surroundings are 2 lovely waterfalls that are definitely worth a visit, the waterfalls are referred to as Na Muang 1 and Na Muang 2, the very first waterfall flows into a little swimming pool that you can swim in, the second waterfall is about half an hour additional uphill and is also simply as stunning. The park featuring the waterfall is totally free of charge and there are lots of lovely areas along the way along with small food stalls and keepsake huts to make buy from. With lots of tourists choosing to go to the different beaches this produces a great modification and a picturesque spot for a swim

4. Go on a 4WD Jungle Safari Tour

Delight in the highlights of Koh Samui on a Jeep Safari tour.

You'll see explore sights such as Mummified Monk, Namuang Waterfall and Buddha's Magic Garden.

A live guide will amuse you and tell all about the spectacular websites you check out.

Recommended trip: Samui: 7-Hour 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Trip Including Lunch

5. Meet The Ladyboys at Chaweng Beach

When you are in the location near Chaweng Beach there are several ladyboys reveals available, they are all near to each other and vying for your hard earned money so competitors is strong and you will typically find they are trying to drag you into their program. The programs typically include popular songs being lip synced whilst the performers wear lovely customers and make up, the ladyboys are all at various stages of their journey but in many cases it is extremely tough to tell that they are men. The shows are light hearted so relax and enjoy.

6. Conceal Away At The Secret Buddha Garden

Back in 1976 Nim Thongsuk began setting up many beautiful statues in the land that he and his family owned, the land is hidden away in the center of the island and surrounded by lush forests. The area is really peaceful and has a stream in addition to a waterfall, a journey to the garden is a challenge as the roadway resulting in it is extremely steep, if you have a four wheel drive you will be fine. From the leading most point of the garden you can delight in scenic views over the island and take in all its elegance and beauty.

7. Take a trip to Angthong Marine Park

Board the huge trip boat and travel to Angthong Marine Park on a full-day expedition from Samui Island.

Kayak along the stunning shoreline, hike to the top of Mae Koh for views of the Emerald Lagoon, and snorkel at Wua Talap Island. Take pleasure in lunch on the boat.

Recommended tour: Ang Thong Marine Park: Full-Day Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

8. Time For A Brand-new Temple At Wat Plai Laem

If you have been in Thailand for a while you would have seen many an ancient temple, this one is fairly new however it still uses the techniques that have been in place for hundreds of years. The temple is surrounded on all sides by a lake and if you make a donation to the temples coffers you will get a bag of fish food to feed those that live in the lake.

9. Get In A Boat And Go Diving

The Gulf of Thailand is an absolute paradise for diving enthusiasts and you can get tours from trustworthy PADI accredited instructors who will take you on a boat journey to see the marine life on your own. The best diving area is 60 kilometers out from Koh Samui so you will go out on a huge boat with the other divers and take part in a 2 dive course. Each dive typically lasts about 40 to 50 minutes and appropriates for total newbies. If you are going to go diving ensure you always check the schools certificates are current and that you are entirely happy with all their security procedures.

Available trip: From Koh Samui: Full-Day Snorkeling Trip on Koh Tao

10. Oktoberfest Thai Design

Perhaps not what you would anticipate to find on an island but Koh Samui's most current cultural import began in 2004 and stuck quite strictly to Teutonic conventional features, i.e. great deals of bratwursts, lederhosen, oompa loompa music and liter after liter of beer. Organized by the local Rotary Club, it is a great occasion to attend all the benefit from Oktoberfest are donated and utilized for buying much required equipment for local schools and other great causes.

11. Everything Occurs At Chaweng Beach

Chaweng Beach is the center of Koh Samui, it is the greatest and largest town and has the busiest and perhaps most stunning beach. If you want a beverage in quieter surroundings then there are likewise some good beach front bars offering a relaxing view and see breeze to help you wind down of an evening.

12. The Laidback Life At Lamai Beach

Unlike Chaweng Beach, Lamai Beach is a lot quieter and not as hectic. The beach is just as stunning though so if you like the quieter life this is the place to head. The water is much deeper at this part of the island making it better if you wish to swim. Like many beaches in Koh Samui there are a selection of beach bars and dining establishments selling cocktails and excellent food, meaning you never ever need to roam too far when you are hungry and thirsty. If you do leave the beach there is a primary roadway which likewise has a great deal of locations to drink and eat.

13. Try The Thai Experience

Forget your normal night in a dining establishment with your good friends, going to The Thai Experience is dinner like no other. It is a restaurant where everyone is social right from the start. You will be greeted with a cocktail and presented to all the other visitors. Everyone is then seated at a large communal table and more cocktails are drawn out prior to you start making them yourselves. When it is time for supper this is once again a group experience with several types of Thai food being drawn out for all to sample. This is an unique experience and a terrific way to meet new people if you are traveling alone.

14. The Backpackers Life At Maenam Beach

Koh Samui is a pricey island compared to many other locations in Thailand, if you are searching for a more affordable place on the island to stay and also hang out on the beach, this would be the ideal choice. The beach itself is about 7km long and there are not as lots of beach vendors as you will find on the most popular beaches. The beach has palm trees on top and in lots of places is still undeveloped giving it that natural untouched feel. The night life is a lot quieter and cheaper in these parts with numerous bars shutting fairly early but the prices are low and the residents friendly.

15. Take The Kids To Lipa Noi Beach

Lipa Noi Beach is one of the most child friendly of the beaches on Koh Samui, the water is totally clear of rocks and coral and the beach has gorgeous white sand stretching along it. The water stays shallow for a long way and it is not till you get over 100m out that it begins to get deep. The area is rather remote and you will notice upon arrival that it is a place for relaxing instead of partying, there are a number of dining establishments around offering scrumptious seafood which are worth stopping for lunch at.

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