The island offers tourist many trip and adventures to visit and partake in. Whether it be on the island or venturing out to neighborhood islands such as the marine park or the private island of Koh Nangyuan.
- Angthong National Marine Park
Angthong, which translates as “golden bowl” in thai. Angthong National Marine Park is composed of a small group of islands. That make up a stunning array of rock formations and karst topography, which rise from the sea. You can enjoy panorama when you sail around it.
There are many speed boat companies running daily trip from Koh Samui, as well as slow boats. Travel time by speed boat from Koh Samui to Marine Park usually takes only 1 hour. By slow boat 2-3 hours, so with slow boats you losing a lot of time to travel. Please also note that, slow boat can’t stop at shallow waters so every time you will need to get a long tail boat to transfer you to the beach.
Activities in Angthong Marine Park
Snorkeling a The tour from Koh Samui stops at snorkeling locations. They provide the snorkeling equipment, you can just dive in and explore the beautiful underwater world around Angthong Marine Park. Please note that visibility depends on the season.
Kayaking a Adventure by kayaking around the wonderful nature of the National Marine Park. With the mountains surrounding towering up to 400 meters above sea level, looking for a beautiful, quiet, relaxing. Kayaking through caves and around the Koh Pee Island is highly recommended. Landing the kayaks on the beach, and exciting climb through forest and narrow treks to arrive at the emerald salt water lake.
Sightseeing a Take a hike to the emerald lake and climbing up to the top of mountains to take a look the panorama of the Marine Park is a must! Be sure to bring a camera!
This will take 60 minutes to walk up but is well worth it. Please be warned this is not a hike for the faint-hearted. Make sure you have good footwear as there are sharp limestone crags, especially towards the peak. And the hike is very steep in some sections and offer ropes to hang on to.
What to bring a Swim suit, Towel, Sunscreen, Hat and Sunglasses
- Koh Tao & Koh Nangyuan
Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan, located north of Koh Samui, are two of the most breathtaking islands in Thailand.
Koh Tao, meaning Turtle Island in Thai because of its shape, is the scuba diving destination of choice in the crystal clear water of the Gulf of Thailand, which is included in one day tour. The coral reefs are home of exciting and colorful sea creatures at some of the following bays; Tian Nok, Sairee, Mango and Hin Wong bays. They will stop to do snorkeling in one of the many bays around the island.
And then they will bring you to the stunning Koh Nangyuan, located not too far from Koh Tao, you will find the unique Koh Nangyuan. There are the 3 islets connected by a sandy beach. The enticing aquamarine waters, the white sand and the rocks set. You can simply relax on the beaches, snorkel in the crystal clear waters, or hike up to the famous viewpoint overlooking this tropical paradise. Take a break by doing a day trip to Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan.
What to bring à Swim suit, Towel, Sunscreen, Hat and Sunglasses
Don’t feed the fish
Don’t use snorkeling fins
Don’t take plastic bottles onto the island
Don’t collect coral or shells
- Koh Tan and Koh Mudsum
Koh Tan is a few hundred meters off the southwestern coast of Koh Samui from Taling Ngam fishing village. It is a small, known for its coral and marine life. Giant clams, fan corals and a wide variety of fish species live in and around the protected reefs. Koh Tan can be reached by local long tail fishing boat. Trips generally include snorkeling on the reef, a stop at one of the island’s fine beaches, and a walk along the wooden platform that was built by the locals to view the mangrove forests.
Koh Mudsum is just south of Koh Tan, it is also a popular spot for a day trip. A long sandy beach is a favorite with local Thai tourists for picnics.
Snorkeling a You can still enjoy coral and school of fish. It’s not as good as Koh Tao, but if you don’t feel like doing the 1-5 hour ride there, the snorkeling tour to Koh Tan is a great choice!
Sightseeing a When coming from busy Koh Samui, the five islands are a peaceful haven. Limited building is allowed on the islands, which makes sure that the islands keep their natural look and feel. It feels like being alone in tropical paradise!
- Jungle and Zip line
Push the limits of your adventure holiday in Koh Samui with zip-lining. Challenge yourself to a series of thrilling rides. You can slide along the cables from tree top to tree top high above the scenic jungle and feel what it’s like to fly, unforgettable way.
- Around Island
For a quick overview of the island, around Samui Island Tour is a good choice. Visit one of the most famous Samui landmarks, the Temple of Big Buddha or Wat Phra Yai, and enjoying the splendid panoramic view of Thong Ta-Khian, Chaweng Beach and the Gulf of Thailand from the viewpoint at Lad Koh.
And then continue to Lamai and stop at the bizarre stone formation of Grandmother and Grandfather Rock (Hin Ta and Hin Yai), then enjoy an entertaining show in a monkey school. You’ll then head to see the mummified body of a Buddhist monk at Wat Kunaram. End with a refreshing dip in the natural pool at Na-Muang Waterfall. (Season depending)
- Sea Fishing
Great to relax and go fishing around Koh Samui in clear crystal water. They will take you on a Thai fishing boat and captain will choose the spots for your chance of netting some fish. Please also note that, there is entirely dependent on weather conditions and other factors so don’t expect about the type of fish or the catch rate.
- Thai Cooking Classes
Bring something special home from your Koh Samui trip. Once you’ve got a taste of Thai Cuisine. You can learn how to cook your favorite thai dishes, the true skill behind amazing flavors, book a local Thai cooking classes in Koh Samui.