Koh Samui, the second largest island in Thailand after Phuket, is found in the Gulf of Thailand. The island is predominantly populated by hotels because of the number of visitors that troop in from time to time.
The Island generates revenue from mostly tourism and the exportation of coconuts which grow very well in the region. If you are in Koh Samui for a visit, these are some fun things you could do.
Enjoy a meal on an exotic beach
Koh Samui has some of the most prestigious restaurants sprawled across its beaches, and dining along the beachfront is one of the most intriguing experiences you will have. Koh Samui also hosts some of the nice beaches in Thailand.
Party time at Koh Samui is usually at night. The whole Island comes alive when the Sun sets.
The pubs, beaches, and bars are usually filled with revelers who are looking to let their hair down and party till the wee hours of the morning.
Popular parties on the Island include; Full Moon, Black Moon, and Half Moon celebrations.
Check out some crocodile shows
Making a trip to Koh Samui is incomplete if you haven’t gone to any Crocodile shows. Koh Samui is the seat of Crocodile farms.
These farms have different species of crocodiles like Siamese, caimans, and saltwater. Performers at the farms astonish the crowd by putting their heads in the mouth of the crocodile.
After it pours heavily, the best thing to do is to visit any of the exotic spas at Koh Samui for relaxation and a full body massage. The Island has stand-alone spas and spa resorts scattered all over. The choice is yours.
Driving off-road to the mountain top
If you want to see the Koh Samui landscape and the beautiful edifices, jump on a motorcycle or a safari to take you through the most popular and less popular areas of the island.
Notable sites on these paths include; the Grandmother& Grandfather Rocks.
Angthong Marine Park
Just northwest of Koh Samui, Ang Thong National Marine Park hosts an array of 42 fascinating islands in pristine blue water.
Most of the islands are close by, allowing easy access and a breathtaking panoramic view of the islands. There are limestone mountains, white sandy beaches, hidden waterfalls, and lakes to explore.
Swimming at Namuang waterfalls
The waterfalls at Koh Samui are beautiful. The waterfalls include; Hin Lad Waterfall and Wanorn Waterfall. The Namuang waterfalls which are two in number are the most popular waterfalls on the Island.
Taking a dip at these waterfalls is one of the most relaxing experiences you will ever have.
Kayaking in the Sea
If you want to explore the alluring waters of Koh Island, kayaking is your best bet. Kayaking is undoubtedly one of the best things to do on Koh Samui Island. If you are traveling solo or in groups, make sure you try this.
Kitesurfing is one of the most fun sports to engage in Koh Samui. Koh Samui has shallow waters devoid of harmful living and non-living creatures that make it ideal for kitesurfing.
Snorkeling and scuba diving
Snorkeling through the blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand while catching sights of the breathtaking, marine life before taking a dive underwater is the best feeling in the world.