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Why you should go?
Cellophane clear waters, pastel coral beds, beaches overhung with palm fronds, welcoming hospitality and tasty cuisine. The perfect ingredients for a truly relaxing holiday.
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Elephant Trekking

You can choose a 30-minute or 60-minute elephant ride through the lush jungle, and stop at a waterfall on the way. Elephants love stopping to munch on plants and spray itself with water! You can stop to have your photo taken along the way, and afterwards you can feed the elephants with bananas.

Do a Kayak Tour

The day trip takes you to Ang Thong National Marine Park which featured in the famous movie The Beach. The scenery is beautiful with white sandy beaches and emerald green waters. Sights visited on the tour include the sandy beach of “Ko Mae Ko”, the hidden “Emerald Lake” and the “Praying Monkey” rock.  You’ll kayak through tunnels, caves and bizarre rock formations, and snorkel around the islands of Ko Tai Plao.

Have a Drink in the Ice Bar

Don fur hats, capes and gloves and enter the chilly world of Bar Ice to try some delicious flavoured vodkas and cocktails. In a country as hot as Thailand, it’s weird to swap the humidity of outside for temperatures of -7 degrees Celcius! The best part ? The full-size tuk-tuk sculpture made entirely of ice!

Send a lantern into the sky

If you walk along Chaweng beach at night, there are people selling papers Sky Lanterns, which you can light with a flame and launch into the sky. Watch as the paper lantern ascends higher and higher and drifts away into the night sky.

Have dinner on the sand

There’s nothing like dining under the stars listening to the sound of the ocean. Just before the sun goes down, the restaurants start setting up tables, laying out cushions and transforming the wooden sun loungers into comfortable platforms to dine on. At night the beach is lit up with torches, lanterns and fairy lights, creating a romantic vibe. There are lots of restaurants serving Thai food, delicious seafood and cocktails, and there are sometimes live fire dancing shows.

Eat some grilled corn on the beach

You will never get how delicious the corn was in Koh Samui. On Chaweng beach there are vendors selling fresh grilled corn and fruits like pineapples and mangoes. A real treat!

Watch a Thai Dancing show

Many of the hotels and restaurants in Koh Samui put on classical Thai Dancing shows, which provide a great opportunity for photo taking. Have a delicious Thai dinner and enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment watching the dancers perform in colourful costumes. 

Swim Under Na Muang Waterfall

For a change from the beach, head inland to the Na Muang waterfalls. There are several waterfalls on Koh Samui, but Na Muang are the most beautiful. The two cascades at Na Muang can be accessed via a footpath from the entrance to the park, and the pool at the bottom of the first waterfall is a great place for a refreshing swim.

Visit the Grandmother and Grandfather Rock

The Grandmother and Grandfather rocks are the Koh Samui’s famous penis and vagina rocks. Yes you heard it correctly! Located at the south end of Lamai beach, these rocks have been shaped by the wind and ocean to resemble male and female private parts.

Visit the Big Buddha

The Big Buddha is Koh Samui’s most famous landmark, and as its name suggests, it’s very…BIG! The 12-metre high golden statue sits at the top of a grand staircase, and it’s big enough to be seen from the sky as your plane approaches the island. The Big Buddha was built in 1972 and is part of the Phra Yai Temple in the northeast of the island. You can walk up the stairs for views from the top, and there are several shops nearby selling good quality Buddha ornaments and statues.

Koh Samui has a tropical climate and the best time to visit is from February to September, which is relatively dry but there is some rain every month. February to April are the driest months.
 
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Do watch out for the trained monkeys that climb up the coconut trees to pick coconut and can also tell a ripe from a unripe coconut!
 
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