The most obvious thing to do while holidaying
on Koh Samui is to laze on one of the beautiful beaches, and swim
or paddle in the warm tropical waters, but you will probably want
to do other things as well, and there is lots and lots to do. Some
of them are mentioned here and you will find out about others as you
get around the Island and through reading guide books.Watersports,
Spas and Tours are mentioned in their own sections.
Thai boxing is the national sport in Thailand
and is recognized as being one of the toughest forms of martial arts
in the world. You can watch professional Muay Thai at the Chaweng
Stadium on Tuesdays and Fridays and also at the Lamai stadium on Wednesday
Thai Cooking Classes
healthy Thai food is getting more and more popular all over the world.
You can learn how to cook classic Thai dishes yourself here on Samui. Classes are available at some hotels and there is a professional Thai cooking school, "Samui
Institute of Thai Culinary Arts" in Chaweng.
Samui Bungy Jump
your fears with Samui Bungy Jump. Located near the Reggae Pub just
off the Chaweng beach road. Experience the thrill of being elevated
50 metres above the ground into the air on a platform, and then launching
yourself off towards the swimming pool beneath. Run by professional
& committed British Jumpmasters trained to New Zealand safety
The Sundowner Horse Riding facility can be
found at Laem Sor, Ban Taley on the south coast. You can take a horse
ride by the sea and in the countryside. A wonderful experience even
for the inexperienced, who are guided and well looked after.
Gyms & Fitness Centers
There are several purpose built gyms and fitness
centres with modern equipment and facilities. Most of the large hotels
have these facilities as well.
Located opposite the Central Samui Village
in Laem Set, the Butterfly Garden is built into a scenic hillside
covered with netting. Vividly colored tropical butterflies can be
seen along a winding foot path.
Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo
Just around the corner from the Butterfly
Garden at Laem Set beach, this attraction features live specimens
of local marine life in a darkened tunnel filled with tanks. On display
are five playful Bengal tigers. A recent introduction to the zoo is
a collection of tropical birds including parrots, eagles and love
|| Go Karting
Go-Kart track is located on the main road in Bophut. Their are three
types of karts you can choose from: The Fun Kart is suitable for
all ages; The Pro Kart is for those who prefer a bit more speed.
The Speed Kart is the ultimate adrenalin fix which is recommended
for more experienced drivers.
Ten Pin Bowling
Living Bowl Centre can be found in central Chaweng above McDonalds.
There are 12 top quality lanes in a disco style atmosphere and a pro
shop where you can buy shoes, bowling balls and other accessories
. An on-site restaurant provides food and drinks for hungry customers
who don't want to stop bowling.
widely loved spectacle still takes place at selected venues around
the island, where banners are displayed days in advance. Two male
buffaloes face off against one another in what amounts to a fairly
harmless head wrestling contest. The first one to turn and run away
is the loser.
A few hotels have good tennis facilities. Courts can be rented. The
going rate is 200 baht per hour. Racquets can also be rented. If you
are a regular player it better to bring your own racquets.
Golf Driving Range
The Samui Driving Range is located between Chaweng and Bophut, about
200 metres from the main road next to Bandon Hospital. Facilities
include covered driving tees, targets for practicing distance and
accuracy, a putting green and snack bar.
Watch monkeys perform various tricks on stage, and then they climb
a palm tree to demonstrate how they harvest coconuts. There are several
shows a day. The Monkey Theater is located just off the main road
about 300 metres from Bophut.
Shooting Sport is found just outside of Chaweng on the main road about
200 metres from the newly opened Tesco Lotus superstore. Here you
can get some real target practice using a wide variety of weapons
firing live ammunition, under the guidance of instructors. Open daily
Located at Ban Phang Ka on the south west coast, the Samui Snake Farm is
home to a great many species of snakes. There are two shows a day where you can see
venomous snakes handled by capable and "death defying" trainers