Koh Samui is a sparkling jewel in an archipelago off the east coast of Thailand. Think tropical climate, crystal-clear water, white sandy beaches and a cruisy beachside vibe, and you’ve got yourself a fine recipe for relaxation. If you tire of the beachfront cabanas that beckon your name, why not hop on a boat out to Angthong Marine National Park or visit the waterfalls at Na Muang. Whatever you choose to do in Koh Samui, there are plenty of tours and activities to keep you busy.

Don’t miss these Koh Samui attractions

  • Angthong Marine National Park
  • Big Buddha Temple
  • Koh Taen
  • 4WD Jeep jungle tour
  • Cooking class

Island appeal

You may wish to sign up for a Koh Samui Island Tour, which will showcase the major highlights of the island including the Grandma and Grandpa Rocks and the fishing village of Lamai. A Coral Island tour to Koh Taen offers travellers the opportunity to snorkel, swim and simply relax on this chilled-out island retreat.

Meanwhile, an extended Thai Island Hopper cruise will ferry you around several beautiful Thai islands including Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Pha Ngan. This way you can appreciate the region in all its glory, as well as take in some of the sights you won't see on a trip to Koh Samui alone.

Tempt your tastebuds

If you consider yourself a budding masterchef or simply want to learn traditional cooking techniques, you could sign up for a Thai cooking class at the Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts. This training academy run by local chefs is a complete hands-on experience culminating in a family style meal after your efforts.

Alternatively, those who don’t want to get their hands dirty in the kitchen can still whet their appetite with a guided food tour. Hop from stall to stall sampling the very best in street food, or sit down to an authentic meal at the home of a local family. 

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