Must See Things to Do in Koh Samui
We went on our honeymoon to Koh Samui, was it my favorite part of the trip? For certain things. Mostly relaxing and sitting by the glorious beach. I found it almost impossible to tear myself away from our gorgeous resort (Four Seasons Koh Samui) but I’m glad I did because the island is truly spectacular with so many things to see and do, it would be a shame to sit around all day while on the other side of the world! So here are the things I think are worth seeing, those worthy of being active during prime beach hours.
Angthong National Park: This is one thing that falls into my must-see category. You can hire a private boat if you’re feeling like a baller but there are also tours you can sign up for. Basically the park consists of a whole mess of stunning, untouched, beautiful islands. You can hike em or just enjoy the boat ride through depending on your tour.
Namuang Waterfall: The waterfall here, which is actually two together is absolutely glorious and a beautiful destination if you’re looking to go somewhere romantic. You can get to the smaller waterfall by car but be prepared for a hike if you’re in the mood for the big one!
Wat Khunaram: Want to see a mummified monk? It’s a bit freaky but it’s actually pretty fascinating. It’s also a pretty popular temple so you will be able to see Buddhists coming to pray. Just remember to be respectful. Don’t have too many pina coladas before your visit here.
Grandma and Grandpa Rocks: (Hin Ta and Hin Yai) Take some silly pictures here where you’ll find natural rock formations that basically look like the male and female, well, pee pee and hoo ha. Definitely a great photo opp to show friends and family just how mature you are.
Wat Phra Yai: Buddhist temple, it’s the island’s most famous landmark. It’s humongous and can be seen from many of the hotels. If you’ve been in Thailand for a while and you’re growing tired of temples, I would say you could probably skip this. Though it is cool to see, it’s not the end of the world if you miss it.
If you’ve been traveling around Southeast Asia like I had been (for nearly 3 weeks) and have seen temple after temple then these are some good activities for you to try out. You can squeeze in a few a day and then go back to enjoying the beach while feeling like you’ve still seen enough on the island to feel like you’ve been here.
Things I do not recommend: Our concierge told us that the monkey shows are not good and that the monkeys aren’t treated well. It apparently has upset lots of guests in the past to see this so not only would I not want to give them my money, you also just probably won’t like what you see.
Have you been to Thailand? Any thoughts of your own for best places to see or things to do? Let me know in the comments!
I will definitely check out Koh Samui one of these days! Since I decided to live in Thailand, this will defo happen! 🙂- November 19, 2012
Wow that’s incredible, I’m so jealous! Where are you living or are you bouncing around?- November 20, 2012
Samui is a beautiful island on the eastern board of Gulf of Thailand. It is a paradise for sun lovers. You can make your holidays in Samui more special and have a completely different experience by staying at villas.- November 29, 2012
Ahhhh, Koh Samui, such a nice place! I’ve been but I don’t remember grandpa and grandma rocks – have to check them out next time I’m there 😛- November 29, 2012
Right? So beautiful. It is truly a “getaway” in every sense of the word! Gotta see those rocks for a good chuckle if you go back 🙂 They make for good cheesy pics!- November 29, 2012
I visited Koh Samui and did most of the things you mention, apart from tehe waterfall which had no water in the super dry season when I was there.- December 3, 2012
Yeah our guide told us we were lucky that it was a good day for it. I just loved Koh Samui! Must get back one of these days!- December 3, 2012
Koh Samui sea view villa rentals have award winning designs. Koh Samui sea view villa is nice to stay in holidays. This accommodation has beautiful and open environment.- April 1, 2013
I love Koh Samui- March 1, 2014
So do we! I can’t wait to get back!- March 4, 2014