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There is a great deal of variation available for activities and things to do on Koh Samui. There is something to do every step of the way, from the wild, rugged interior to the tropical seas surrounding the island. For thrill-seekers, pit yourself between Lamai and Chaweng against the rugged cliff faces or surf the waves on a kiteboard. On a quad bike jungle safari, check out the nearby animals, or take a snorkel and discover the reefs.
Be sure to scope out the excellent option of spas for a soothing relaxation if you like more sedate activities on Koh Samui. Things to do involve taking Thai cooking lessons, you may even enjoy a round or two of golf, a fun sunset cruise or treat people back home to something better than a cheap T-shirt with some shopping. Rest assured that there are a variety of alternatives in the unfortunate case that lazing on the beach becomes too much for you.
The breathtaking bird's eye views of the dense rainforest of Samui and its surroundings are absolutely unparalleled. To compliment your Samui stay, zipping along from line to line and pretending to be a modern-day Jane or Tarzan is a perfect and special activity. The advantage of Canopy Adventures is that no experience is required since the professional team utilizes high-quality equipment and gear to prepare each rider beforehand.
Why not go go-karting in the daytime? The course is enjoyable and easy and appropriate for both newcomers and more seasoned riders. From directions to helmets, Samui Go-Kart offers all you need to do is get in and go. The course is available every day from 9 am to 9 pm and the keyring road is situated just west of Bophut.
Learn how in this cheerful cooking class, to make some of the most famous Thai dishes. In Thai cuisine, you can hear about the meaning of the combination of flavours and how to use the most appropriate ingredients. You can prepare a Thai meal from the appetizer to the main course to the dessert until you enjoy tasting it. Get ready until you get back home to wow your friends and relatives!
Jeep with an accomplished driver to explore the lesser-known parts of Samui Island. Stop for a traditional Thai lunch at a nearby restaurant where you can get a giant view of Koh Phangan Island and even see Koh Tao on a clear day. Visit a small rubber plantation to see how the tree produces rubber latex and see a field of pineapples.
Football Golf is an initial and extremely popular game developed at Samui Football Golf in Thailand and is becoming well recognized all over the world. The premise is clear enough: it's a football and golf combination in which players attempt to use their feet to steer a football into the 18 holes in as few strokes as possible.
Enjoy a night out at sea on a popular Thai fishing trawler. Begin by catching your bait - squid - and then attempt to catch some fish for your luck. Based on the season and atmospheric conditions, the boat captain will determine the fishing areas.
A thrilling and memorable two-hour journey through the jungle and swimming at a hidden waterfall near Maenam is given by ATV tour in Samui. You will travel through the forest to explore the dense greenery of the Samui hinterland on diverse off-road terrains from sand to mud after a safety briefing on the work of an ATV.
Ang Thong National Marine Park is a beautiful archipelago of 42 islands situated in the Gulf of Thailand, is reached by boarding a boat that leaves from Koh Samui. The region spans more than 100 square kilometres and consists of forests, jungles and white sandy beaches. While on your journey, there are also caves, waterfalls and lakes to visit. The region itself is safe and is host to a diverse range of rare species. Through renting a tent during your visit, you may opt to camp for the night on one of the islands. Ang Thong was the spot in the novel 'The Beach' where the backpackers set up their underground camp, but the movie was shot on Koh Phi Phi.
On Koh Samui's northern shore, surrounded by the majesty of Thailand's southern Gulf and enveloped by the palm trees that owe Samui its name, an oasis of leisure awaits at Santiburi Country Club. Let the calm ocean breeze and towering peaks shape a shield toward the modern world's stresses. This will free you to enjoy yourself, along with the pampered serenity of the spa and luxurious beach club, at one of the most beautiful and exciting golf courses here in Thailand.
Kayaking, Kite Surfing, Paddleboarding, Snorkelling and Diving are all widely available on Koh Samui. Whether you want to try to do it yourself or learn more with a teacher or school, all is possible. Watersports are definitely something to try whilst your on a beautiful island surrounded by ocean.
In Koh Samui, Buddhist Temples (Wats) and Chinese Shrines abound. Buddhism is the faith practised by the majority (over 90 per cent of citizens are Buddhist), followed by Islam, Taoism, and Christianity, as in the rest of Thailand. Paradoxically, Chinese merchants and Muslim fisherman became the first-ever settlers on the island.
Many ancient Buddhist temples and Chinese shrines are located in Koh Samui, including two remarkable religious landmarks: Samui Big Buddha, a huge 15-meter sitting Buddha overlooking the sea on the northeastern shore, and Wat Plai Laem, a majestic temple in the same location with a striking white 18-arm statue of Guanyin, the Goddess of Grace and Compassion.
In Koh Samui, there are hundreds of bargains to be found when shopping. Although almost every corner of the island has a shop worth exploring, in Chaweng, Lamai and Nathon, the major shopping places are. The most variety is given by Chaweng and Lamai has a fun selection of funky little shops, but typically Nathon has the cheapest offers.
From watches to trainers to souvenirs, Thailand is renowned for its questionable versions of almost all, and Koh Samui shopping is no different. Generally, those goods may be found in smaller local markets. Most retail stores do sell authentic goods and have set rates, but about anywhere else you can negotiate. Only keep things nice and respectful to obtain a price that everybody is pleased with.
If you want to please people back home by taking them something special from your Samui trip, Thai cooking classes in Samui are a perfect way to go. You might want a nice tan or inexpensive T-shirts and the regular knickknacks, of course, but how about Thai cuisine skills?
It's also worth getting a peek at the various well-priced Samui cooking courses. You would be delighted to hear that not only is Thai cooking enjoyable but that Thai food is simple to prepare and takes very little time to implement as well.
Koh Samui is the most well-known and developed of the 3 islands in the Gulf of Thailand and is a tourist hotspot so is well equipped for visitors to find all kinds of enjoyable activities. From active sports to more relaxing trips and tours, there is something for all ages and tastes.