Koh Samui Activities

The island of Koh Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand. The Koh Samui activities are as diverse as the tropical Island. Samui island is a popular tourist destination for all age groups. As the tourism on the island expands the activities on Koh Samui increase to meet the demand. For the adventurous visitor to the island of Samui, there are new and thrilling activities opening every year.

Beach Activities Koh Samui

The most popular beach activity on Koh Samui is the watersports. The beaches of Samui have a selection of watersports to suit all abilities. There are a variety of Jet Ski tours offered to the neighbouring islands. Experience paragliding, sea walking, paddle boarding or diving activities on Koh Samui tropical beaches. Beach ball sports are popular on the beaches of Samui. Volleyball and football are regular activities on the beach. Yoga is practiced daily on many of Koh Sapracticedches.

Scuba diving in Koh Samui offers some of the best diving in the Gulf of Thailand. Experience diving at Sail Rock and discover an underwater world of marine life and colour. There are boat trips take you the best diving spots on the islands.

Koh Samui Activities
Watersports Koh Samui Activities

Outdoor Koh Samui Activities

The thrill seekers visiting the island of Samui can indulge their passion with varied activities. The natural waterfalls cascade the tropical jungles and the mountains of Samui. The Hiking on Samui tours offer an insight to discover the untouched Koh Samui. At Zong Ruae waterfall zip-line with the  Skyhawk Adventure team. Climb the rocks of Samui with Rock and Ropes. Hire a bicycle and cycle the tropical island at your own pace.

Koh Samui Activities
Outdoor Koh Samui Activities

Shopping Koh Samui Activities

The modern malls to the street vendors shopping are very popular past-time in Koh Samui. The Central Festival mall is a modern shopping experience located in Chaweng Koh Samui. The mall offers shoppers three floors of retail indulgence. There are fast food outlets, jewelers, boutiques, ice-cream parlours, Thai food, banks and information centers. Families can spend a day at the mall the children are catered for too.

The Walking Street markets are held in a different area every night in Koh Samui. The markets are popular with the locals and tourists searching for a bargain and the taste of authentic Thai food. The sights smell and sounds of Samui’s markets make you realize you are in Thailand. Sample the freshly prepared market food and chat with the locals. On the streets of Samui, the locals peddle their homemade carts selling food goods and homewares.

Koh Samui Activities
Shopping Koh Samui Activities

Cultural Activities

There are historical temples located around the Koh Samui. The Big Buddha and Plai Laem temples in the north are the most visited temples by tourists. In the south of Samui are spectacular pagodas and Chedis on the beach of Bang Kao. The temples and shrines are visited daily by the locals. For a small fee receive a blessing from a monk at some of the temples in Samui. In the mountains jungles and on the shores of Samui there are temples and shrines to discover and explore. The tourists are encouraged to take part in the festivals and celebrations in the Thai calendar year.

Koh Samui Activities
Cultural Koh Samui Activities

Relaxation Activities

Some of Koh Samui activities are more sedate. Every level of yoga is growing in popularity on the Island. Schools and hotels offer classes and meditation. Spas and massages are dotted everywhere for you to indulge in some me time. Cooking classes give an insight to cooking healthy food the Thai way not to be missed. Stadiums and boxing rings are dotted around the Island. A sport any age group can participate in. A very popular art form in Thailand.

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