There are endless activities available on the island of Koh Samui and information. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day out, adventure, a romantic afternoon for two, family activities, or a specifically Thai experience, you’ll find something on the island to suit everyone. Fiona, Meaw, or one of our other friendly staff members at Samui Beach Village can organize and tailor any activity you wish to enjoy – including transfers to and from – so you can truly relax and have everything taken care of for you.
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Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan Snorkeling Day Trip
Koh Tao is arguably one of Thailand’s best kept secrets. Known as a snorkeler and scuba divers paradise, visitors are encouraged to explore the crystal clear shallow waters, coral reefs filled with colorful marine life, feed the fish, wander the white sandy beaches or just sun bake amongst within stunning landscape. Koh Nangyuan is a tiny island attached to Koh Tao and is also known for its magnificent snorkeling and beautiful beaches. It also holds a large mountain and two smaller mountains for short hikes and spectacular views. Get picked up from SBV in an air-con mini van and set off for the day on a high speed catamaran. Stopping at both islands, you jump on board a snorkeling boat equipped with all the necessary equipment and explore the wonders of the reefs. Full lunch at a restaurant in Koh Nangyuan is provided and chances to stop and buy souvenirs along the way. A fantastic day and activities the whole family can enjoy.
Jungle Safari Tour
An amazing way to see the wonders that Samui has to offer! Chose a half or full day and jump in a jeep driven by your tour guide who will take you around the island to see such sights as Big Buddha, Grandfather & Grandmother rock, a Coconut Monkey show, stop in to the Crocodile Farm and feed the crocs, relax at Na Muang waterfalls and have a swim or opt for a trek on an elephant if you’re keen! Pick up and drop off is provided as well as a traditional Thai lunch – a great day for the kids.
Ang Thong National Marine Park Day Tour
Explore the exotic island of Angthong National Marine Park as you walk on pristine white beaches, swim in emerald green water, discover the island and various caves by kayak, snorkel the tropical underwater world and climb the mountain ranges. A full day sees you picked up from SBV and driven to Nathon where you board a big boat and are provided with breakfast whilst you set sail. Once you arrive you can kayak to explore the various caves, climb to the panoramic view points, and discover “Bua Boke” volcanic cave, snorkel the tropical underwater world and climb the mountain ranges. Lunch and late afternoon snacks are also provided to ensure you are relaxed and satisfied.
If you’ve ever wondered how the coconuts you eat and drink end up on your table, this is the place to find out. A fifteen minute walk from Samui Beach Village allows you to see a Coconut Monkey in action, along with a theatre show including elephants.
Only a 10 minute walk from Samui Beach Village is the Na Tian Butterfly Garden. With hundreds of vibrantly coloured butterflies and an Insect Museum housing countless numbers of bugs from Thailand and other countries, this is definitely a place to visit with your camera to capture the colours and the many small creatures that live on the planet.
Crocodile Farm & Reptile Zoo
With a twice daily spectacular where you can watch the trainers feed many species of crocodile, and a countless number of local Thai snakes on show, this place is sure to entertain those who like to live on the edge.
There are many companies in Samui that offer Elephant trekking, be it through the jungle, through waterfalls or up into the hills for amazing views over the island. A typical trek can last anywhere from fifteen minutes to half an hour and is a fun way to spend part of your day.
The Aquarium and Tiger Zoo
Not far from Samui Beach Village you will find the local Aquarium and Tiger Zoo. Here you can see hundreds of local species of coral fish, huge cat fish and several types of sharks, such as the leopard and black tip. If you’re keen to get close to a real-life tiger, this is the place for you! Here you can bottle feed tiger cubs, as they lay gently on your lap whilst having your photo taken.
Na Muang Waterfalls
About a 15 minute drive from Samui Beach Village are two of the islands most popular and stunning waterfalls. The two waterfalls are separated by a short 10 minute walk, with the first of the waterfalls, Na Muang One, housing a large natural swimming pool at its base, perfect for a hot day as the water is always icy cold.
Extreme cable rides
Samui offers a beautiful rainforest canopy in the mountains of the island. To enjoy this from the best viewpoint possible, you can tour it via 500 meters of cable – gliding from tree house to tree house and past waterfalls above the rainforest canopy itself. No experience is necessary and it’s completely safe for those who aren’t afraid of heights!
Hin Ta & Hin Yai
Samui’s phallic rocks with their names meaning Grandfather Rock and Grandmother Rock respectively are a local must-see. In Samui legend the rocks represent two doomed lovers who drowned themselves in the sea here, because their families disapproved of their relationship.
Probably Samui’s most well known and visited landmark is the Big Buddha shrine located on the north coast. The 12 meter high golden Buddha is situated in the middle of surrounding temples and shrines, with various souvenir and food stalls alongside.
Explore Koh Samui’s jungles by quad bike, travelling on an exciting journey – 1, 2 or 3 hours in length. Trek under lush coconut groves, through rivers and fruit plantations, along winding jungle tracks and to hidden waterfalls. Whether you have ridden before, or are a beginner, this fun day out suits everyone. Training is provided and guides are there on hand to assist throughout the trip.
Located in Chaweng is a 50 meter jump, over a large specially designed plunge pool. For those not afraid of heights, you can choose between individual jumps, tandem jumps, and even submersion jumps where you get dunked in the pool!
Koh Samui now proudly boasts its own three screen cinema in the Tesco lotus complex. Showing both Western and Thai movies, the cinema is modern and is proving a big hit with the locals. Reasonably priced and with upto date movie information, comfortable and spacious seating, the cinema is the same as any in the west.
Located in Bophut is a go-karting track for those who have a need for speed. Suitable for both beginners and more experienced riders the course is fun and fast. Samui Go-Kart provides everything from instructions to helmets; all you have to do is jump in and go.
For those of you who love horses and horse riding, Samui is home to Ride on Ranch. Offering several different tours around the island’s jungles and beaches, you can enjoy a ride on well trained and calm horses accompanied by a guide, with all equipment provided.
Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)
Regarded as the world’s most dangerous martial art, Muay Thai is loved all over Thailand and is highly regarded by the Thai people. Koh Samui houses a large stadium in Chaweng where it hosts all the major fights on the island, with both local and international contenders. Fights are usually held twice a week on Monday and Friday nights but during peak season an additional Sunday night fight is often held and an evening at the stadium normally last about 3 hours.
If you want to try something different that will make your heart race and adrenalin pump? Samui Shooting Range offers such an opportunity! With a number of various firearms on offer, this is your chance to take aim and shoot in a safe environment with skillful instruction. Samui Shooting Range also offers Paint Ball, BB Gun and Archery on their premises, so you are sure to have an exciting day out, whatever you decide to do.
This tour is fairly new on the island but is already becoming one of the favorites, especially because it is actively involved in the Wild Dolphin Protection Team Co Ltd, preserving the creatures that inhabit the oceans of Samui. Tours include visiting hidden caves, island hopping, shopping, snorkeling and most importantly pink dolphin watching.
Koh Samui and its surrounding islands are paradise for water sport lovers, with the ingredients of sea, sun and surf making them perfect to enjoy. If you are up for getting wet, there is a wide range of environmentally friendly water sporting activities. Why not try your hand at kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing, jetskiing or even master a catamaran? You can enjoy these activities on Samui, in the infamous diver’s heaven ‘Koh Tao’, or any of the other islands close-by. If you are a keen kiteboarder you’ll be pleased to know that from November to March when the waters of Samui Beach Village are more shallow and sandy, Kiteboarders can be seen skirting along the water. Koh Samui Kite Centre uses the latest Airrush equipment and offers a full range of kiteboarding courses for all ability levels.
The abundant underwater reefs and rocks off Koh Samui teem with colourful marine life and diving is one of the key attractions of Samui and the surrounding islands. Relatively shallow waters, particularly off Koh Tao are perfect for beginners, but there are also several more challenging open sea sites that appeal to advanced scuba divers. Plenty of dive schools offer courses and trips to the various sites at beginner to very advanced levels.
Boat trips and private boat charters
Whether you want to spend the day touring the nearby islands for snorkeling and swimming, desire a romantic sunset cruise for two, or you would prefer to visit some of the hotspots such as Koh Tao or the National Marine Park on your own private tour or with other people holidaying here, we can provide you with any number of options to help you plan your own special day out on a boat.
Big Game Fishing
With the islands waters and reefs teeming with fish, big game fishing is available around Samui. You can have the chance to catch Barracuda, Cobia, Shark, Mackerel, Sailfish, Snapper, Grouper and Trevally, just to name a few. You can set out for the day on a genuine Thai fishing boat which offers plenty of shade, with all equipment supplied including your rod, lines, trawling gear, bait and lures.
If you’re a lover of golf, Samui is home to a few courses that lend themselves to both amateurs and professionals alike.
- The Santiburi Samui Country Club is Koh Samui’s stunning championship golf course. The par 72 course has waterfalls and streams running through the land adding abundant natural beauty which creates a stunning backdrop to your game.
- The Royal Samui Golf & Country Club, Koh Samui’s second championship golf course. Located atop a mountain this is another course with spectacular views overlooking Chaweng, Lamai, the surrounding islands.
- Bophut Hills Country Club is perfect for beginners or groups with a 9 hole, par 3 layout.
- Mini-Golf. Located in Cheong Mon, this is a course for those who just want to have a bit of fun, or a day the whole family can enjoy.
- Football Golf. Situated in Cheong Mon, this is a unique course where instead of clubs and golf balls, you use footballs and your feet! A great day out the kids are sure to enjoy.