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Things To Do In Koh Samui, Thailand

Updated on August 29, 2012

Things To Do In Koh Samui

Up until about 10 years ago, the tropical island of Koh Samui was really only visited by a few backpackers.  Now, this cosmopolitan melting pot attracts visitors from around the world that often stay months at a time in beach side bungalows and luxury resorts.  Koh Samui, also referred to as the "Coconut Tree Island," is the largest island in Thailand.

Koh Samui Diving

Blue, warm clear water provides the ideal diving environment to enjoy the underground paradise that is packed full of amazing marine life. Even beginner divers can enjoy themselves here by taking one of the many available accredited dive courses.

Depending on location, the water has a visibility range of 3 to 30 feet. For experienced divers, Ang Thong National Marine Park and Sail Rock offers some of the best deep sea dives in the world.

Koh Samui Snorkeling

The biggest attraction to Koh Samui is the amazing snorkeling. The island peaks meet with the currents of the ocean to create phenomenal sandbar beaches. Lagoons of warm emerald green water are surrounded by mountains for a truly unforgettable experience. The magical coral that is there waiting to be explored will make you want this spot to be your home away from home.

Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui Jungles

Koh Samui Jungle Tours

A 4WD vehicle and a very experienced driver can take you to many exotic locations, deep into the unknown.  Elephant tours are readily available to transport you through the forest to enjoy a few hidden waterfalls.  Of course, you can spare the elephant and just put on a good pair of walking shoes and hike the trail yourself.  For the adventure sure to take a zip line tour through the canopy for a truly unforgettable experience.

Koh Samui Temples

Koh Samui Wats and Temples

The Buddhist center of Thailand is Koh Samui.  There are numerous interesting artifacts and fascinating temples found there including mummified bodies.  You can walk around the island, hire a car or take one of the many available tours to explore the many intriguing and intoxicating temples.

Eranda Herbal Spa

Koh Samui Spas

The spas that are found in Koh Samui exemplify blissful sanctuaries.  The area is known for its yoga and detox resorts that not only detoxify your body but balance and pamper it both physically and mentally.

Anyone looking for a truly one of a kind experience should check out Eranda Herbal Spa.  This luxurious venue is perched on a mountainside with views of tropical landscaping and cascading water falls that compliment the spa's peaceful serenity.

Koh Samui Nightlife

Koh Samui Nightlife

When the sun goes down in Koh Samui there is still plenty to do. Gourmet restaurants, full moon parties, dance clubs and lounge bars are found nearly everywhere on the beads.  Of course, you can also find plenty of romantic, quiet venues to watch the sunset and sip cocktails.

Koh Samui Snorkeling


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