The Best Things To Do In Koh Samui

Koh Samui is one of the most popular destinations in Thailand and there's certainly a good reason why. With an array of beautiful beaches, plenty of leisure and sporting activities on offer and a wonderful selection of restaurants, to name just a few things, it's easy to see why Koh Samui is such a sought after holiday destination.

For those wishing to stay in a family villa in Koh Samui, Villa-Finder goes that little bit further in helping you to find the perfect villa. You'll be given your own villa consultant to assist you in selecting the perfect one as well as a concierge service to arrange anything you might need whilst away. The villa consultants have travelled to each villa in order to familiarise themselves with every one so will be able to advise on the villas that will be most suitable for you and your family's requirements.

There's so much to do and see whilst in Koh Samui. Here's my pick of the top 5 things to do!

Big Buddha Temple
Perhaps Koh Samui's most famous landmark, the Big Buddha shrine is located on a small rocky island just off the northern coast. It's a 12-metre high, golden Buddha. It is reached by a causeway that connects it to the mainland. For those arriving in Koh Samui by air, it's usually the first landmark they spot! A staircase with a colourful dragon design leads up to the platform where the Buddha sits. Around the statue are restaurants and food stalls as well as a vendor area where souvenirs can be purchased.

Namuang Waterfall
There are several waterfalls in Koh Samui but the Namuang waterfall is arguably the most spectacular. There are two stunning waterfalls; one 18 metres high and the other 80 metres high. For enthusiastic hikers, they will surely enjoy the hike to reach the summit of the highest waterfall!

Koh Tao
Koh Tao which means 'turtle island' is the ultimate scuba diving destination in Thailand. The island is 55km to the north of Koh Samui and is surrounded with white sandy beaches and turquoise seas featuring vibrant, coral reefs with an abundance of marine life. An idyllic tropical paradise! 

Ang Thong National Marine Park
Ang Thong National Marine Park is a beautiful archipelago of tropical islands. Featuring limestone mountains, tropical jungles, hidden coves and white sands, there's so much to explore. Book a day trip using one of the few licenced tour operators to Ang Thong to explore the stunning scenery where you'll also be able to observe an array of wildlife. Most day tours consist of hiking, lounging on the beaches, kayaking and sightseeing!

Secret Buddha Garden
Hidden away high in the hills is a secret garden with a collection of statues. Surrounded by leafy jungle and lush vegetation, unique statues of deities, animals and humans reside. The garden, found in Samui's interior, is the perfect place to explore, taking in the peaceful surroundings. 

Have you been to Koh Samui before or would you like to visit? I'd love to hear from you. 

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