Attractions on Koh Samui

Koh Samui is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand with big attractions. The attractions on Koh Samui will keep you busy your entire vacation. Finding time to fit everything is the only thing you need to worry about. Returning visitors find new attractions on Koh Samui to explore each year. The history and culture are evident in many of the attractions on Koh Samui. Exploring the attractions on Koh Samui includes waterfalls temples, waterparks, golf, hiking and viewpoints. Views around Koh Samui are simply breathtaking from the sun rising to the sun setting. Hire a scooter and explore the beauty that Koh Samui has to offer.

Bang Rak Beach Koh Samui
Bang Rak Beach                                                                                            copyright@salharvey2017


Located in the Gulf of Thailand are Koh Samui beaches. Tropical palm fringed havens attracting millions of tourists every year. Throughout Asia, the beaches are known as some of the most beautiful. Sun worshippers surround themselves with crystal clear waters and soft white sandy beaches. Thrill seekers can spend time at the water sports lining the beach fronts. For total isolation find beaches hidden in coves along the rocky coastline. The beaches at sunrise and sunset capture the wonder of nature with vivid colours lighting the skies. Beach sports such as volleyball are spontaneous and everyone is welcome to join in. Browse all Koh Samui’s Beaches…..


Temples and religious sites offer visitors a spiritual experience in Samui. Koh Samui’s temples are steeped in the history. The Island has numerous temples and religious sites to discover and explore. Festivals, weddings and other events take place in Samui’s temples. The locals visit the temples daily to pray and offer gifts to Buddha. Koh Samui’s temples are visually striking with vivid colours and unusual architecture. When visiting the temples behave in a respectful manner and dress appropriately. Standing at 12 meters Big Buddha is the most popular temple in Samui. Browse all of Koh Samui’s temples…..

Laem Sor Pagoda Koh Samui
Laem Sor Pagoda Bang Rak Koh Samui


Visiting the waterfalls is part of the attractions on Koh Samui. From gushing streams to a trickle from the mountains and hills there is plenty to discover. Cool off from the heat in natural swimming pools and slides. Take photos at a stunning location. Hiking through the falls you experience the real Koh Samui. The jungle, forests and plantations uncover the natural untouched Koh Samui. The larger waterfalls have tour operators offering tours combined with other activities. Hire a scooter or jeep and explore the falls at your leisure. The smaller waterfalls are amazing and not difficult to find using a GPS. Browse all Koh Samui’s Waterfalls…..

View Points

Samui has a number of excellent viewpoints along the coastline. Accessing some of the viewpoints you will need your own transport. Tours are available from reputable companies on the island. A kiosk selling homemade coconut ice-cream is at the Look Out Point between Chaweng and Lamai. Further along the bend, a decorative Spirit House guards the road. Drive through the jungle, banana plantations and coconut groves discovering untouched Samui. Climb hills and mountains that offer spectacular views across the island. Take in the scenery from old Samui in the undeveloped areas.

Other Attractions on Koh Samui

There are other attractions on Koh Samui besides beaches, waterfalls and viewpoints. Consider an evening’s entertainment in Lamai. Watch talented fire performers on the beach. Sample real craft ales at Bee Knees Brewpub. Join Thai cooking classes. Take part in Muay Thai Boxing. Trek through the lush greenery in the mountains. Relax in the mountains at a jungle bar. Koh Samui is a diverse country and welcomes tourists from across the globe.