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Ang Thong National Marine Park

The Ang Thong National Marine Park is one of the most popular attractions near Koh Samui. This stunning oasis comprises of 42 islands, each featuring something...

With it’s magnificent blue waters boasting a vast variety of marine life and corals, and with the island lined with top-notch resorts, Thailand’s Koh Samui has set itself as one of the best tourist destinations around Asia.

Beach fun and partying aren’t the only things to do here. If you have been looking at what to do and the best places to visit, there is a lot to see, do, and experience in this island paradise.

Things To Do in Koh Samui, Top Attractions, What to Do & Best Places


Take a day off from the beach and plan a trip to see some of the famous Koh Samui attractions, wats, pagodas, and temples. Start with a drive to the famous Big Buddha temple that features a majestic golden statue of Lord Buddha. Explore the wats and learn more about the century-old sculptures and traditional Thai art work.

No one can deny the fact that Koh Samui is a place for great beach fun. Explore the beaches of Koh Samui, stay at a beach-front resort for a fun-filled experience, indulge in the famous Chaweng beach nightlife, or relax at the laid-back area of Lipa Noi.

No matter what you choose to do, you’ll simply enjoy spending time at any of the top places around Koh Samui.


Ang Thong National Marine Park

Ko Samui, Surat Thani

The Ang Thong National Marine Park is one of the most popular attractions near Koh Samui. This stunning oasis comprises of 42 islands, each featuring something unique. You will see limestone massifs, breathtaking...

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Fishermans Village

Fishermans Village

Bophut, Ko Samui

Even though the most visited tourist attractions in Koh Samui are located in Chaweng and Lamai, visitors shouldn’t miss the beautiful and quaint Fisherman’s Village in Bophut. The village is now more popular than...

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Silver Beach

Silver Beach

Maret, Koh Samui

Two hundred meters of nothing but white sandy beaches make up Silver Beach, one of Koh Samui’s key attractions. Sun, sand, sea; this is what comes to mind whenever one thinks of the beach, and this pristine...

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Aquapark Chaweng

Aquapark Chaweng

Chaweng, Koh Samui

Aquapark Chaweng is one of Thailand’s most exciting destinations and is located in the sea at Chaweng Beach. One of Koh Samui’s latest entrants into the travel industry, the aquapark’s location endears...

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Namuang Waterfall

Na Mueang, Koh Samui

Namuang Waterfall is Koh Samui’s best hidden secret. This amazing oasis is located just 10 km south from Nathon and boasts two beautiful waterfalls; the first is 18 meters high and the second is approximately 80 meters...

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Big Buddha

Bophut, Koh Samui

Koh Samui’s beautiful coastline and renowned Big Buddha sculpture will be first thing you will notice as you approach the island from the air. This majestic 12-metre tall golden statue sits on an elevated platform...

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Koh Samui Tiger Zoo

Maret, Koh Samui

The Koh Samui Tiger Zoo and Aquarium is one of the best family-friendly attractions on Koh Samui. Located on the southern part of Koh Samui, the zoo is easily accessible and located only a short drive from Lamai. Both...

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Koh Samui Canopy Adventures

Mae Nam, Koh Samui

Experience the Koh Samui jungle in a completely new way by taking a canopy adventure ride. If you love adventure, this is the perfect way to explore the best of Koh Samui’s tropical lush forest. If you are here for a...

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Koh Samui Shooting Range

Mae Nam, Koh Samui

Activity choices on Koh Samui are not limited to just the beach and nature tours. In fact, the island offers a multitude of other attractions and activities for visitors. Take a break from some of the more well-known...

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Hua Thanon Wet Market

Hua Thanon Wet Market

Maret, Koh Samui

For the curious traveller, traversing Koh Samui’s streets will lead to one of the island’s most popular attractions, the Hua Thanon Wet Market. To the average onlooker, the market may look like a rundown...

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Coco Splash Adventure and Water Park

Coco Splash Adventure and Water Park

Maret, Koh Samui

Wondering where to go for fun water activities in Thailand? The Coco Splash Adventure and Water Park presents the perfect opportunity to indulge in a day of fun. The water amusement park is conveniently located at the...

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Elephant Rock

Maret, Koh Samui

Elephant Rock is a unique and enormous rock formation, located between the stunning Chaweng and Lamai Beach areas on Koh Samui. This rock is named after its unusual shape that appears like a gigantic boulder. Although...

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Hin Ta Hin Yai (Grandfather & Grandmother Rocks)

Maret, Koh Samui

Attractions at Koh Samui are not just confined to its beaches, parties and historic attractions. The island in Thailand is also renowned for its natural landscapes and unique rock formations. Visitors to Koh Samui...

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Secret Buddha Garden

Secret Buddha Garden

Na Mueang, Koh Samui

Tucked away in the hills of Koh Samui’s island is the Secret Buddha Garden, a lush location with lovely views of the undulating hills. The idea of this unique garden can be credited to Nim Thongsuk, a local fruit...

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Waterfalls

Koh Samui has acquired a reputation as a beach destination; however, the island’s rich natural landscape also fascinates nature lovers. Koh Samui’s waterfalls are renowned for their picturesque settings and natural rock...

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Wat Plai Laem

Bophut, Koh Samui

Wat Plai Laem is located near Choeng Mon Beach in Koh Samui and is one of the most interactive and colourful temples on Koh Samui. The attraction of this wat is the beautiful eighteen-armed statue, sitting in the middle...

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Koh Samui Muay Thai

In addition to the gorgeous coastline and numerous activities, Koh Samui offers a rich heritage and fascinating culture. Koh Samui’s century-old boxing, Muay Thai, forms part of this culture. Many Muay Thai trainers...

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Hin Lad Waterfall

Ang Thong, Koh Samui

In addition to its beaches, Koh Samui’s natural attractions include waterfalls, lakes and a marine Park. Hin Lad Waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls found on the island and is located just south of Nathon...

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Mummified Monk

Na Mueang, Koh Samui

The concept of mummifying a monk’s body is quite common in Thailand and in Koh Samui, you will come across many sites where a monk’s body has been mummified and stored. The most popular mummified monk is at the famous...

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Wat Phra Yai

Bophut, Koh Samui

Koh Samui’s most famous wats include the popular Wat Phra Yai near Chaweng beach. This wat is known for the Big Buddha statue as well as its beautiful sculptures. Those interested in exploring the island’s rich...

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Chaweng Lake

Chaweng, Koh Samui

Koh Samui also has a diverse array of unique things to see do, including restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs. Koh Samui’s Chaweng Lake is a perfect location for those visitors who enjoy a bustling nightlife. Chewang Lake...

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Elephant Gate

Taling Ngam, Koh Samui

Koh Samui’s century-old architectural monuments attract many international visitors all year round. Many history buffs come here to explore its historic temples, some featuring giant stone carved sculptures and...

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Lamai Overlap Stone

Lamai Overlap Stone

Maret, Koh Samui

Planning to tour Koh Samui in Thailand? Why not make time to visit the Lamai Overlap Stone, a magnificent boulder that boasts breathtaking views. The rock is a primary tourist attraction, which sits about 150 meters...

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Koh Samui Butterfly Garden

Na Mueang, Koh Samui

Koh Samui’s Butterfly Garden is located near a hill at Laem Natien. This stunning paradise is a perfect family friendly venue that features a beautifully maintained tropical park which housing hundreds of butterflies...

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Samui Football Golf

Bophut, Koh Samui

Koh Samui’s unique range of attractions also includes a number of one-of-a-kind family-friendly activities. Take some time out from your busy schedule as there are plenty of unique activities for you to enjoy. Try the...

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Samui Zoo

Ban Harn Beach, Koh Samui

Apart from the beaches and waterfalls in Koh Samui, visitors should also explore some other attractions, such as the local zoo and aquarium. If you are travelling with your family or with young children, then visiting...

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Samui Snake Farm

Taling Ngam, Koh Samui

Whilst vacationing on Koh Samui, try exploring its other tourist attractions away from the beaches and coast. Koh Samui’s list of family-friendly attractions includes the zoo, aquarium and the very popular Samui Snake...

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Art Samui

Art Samui

Bophut, Koh Samui

Art Samui gives visitors an experience that offers the best of arts as well as a glimpse into art pieces that have redefined the art scene in Thailand. The art museum thrives on a type of art called Trick Art. Just as...

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escapade

Escapade

Chaweng, Koh Samui

Escapade. Live action Escape Games. Unlock the Adventure! The Clock is Ticking! You have only 1 hour to uncover the mysteries, decode the locks and escape to freedom! It’s in your hands! Your Choice of Missions...

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Chaweng Stadium

Chaweng, Koh Samui

Koh Samui’s Chaweng beach is one of the most visited attractions on the island. The bustling life at the beach welcomes visitors to swim in the ocean, bask in the sun and explore the nearby attractions. The area’s main...

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Laem Sor Pagoda

Taling Ngam, Koh Samui

Koh Samui’s coastline is lined with amazing entertainment venues and a wide choice of man-made attractions. It’s no wonder that the island is becoming a favourite holiday destination amongst travellers. Those planning a...

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Sanuk Mini Golf

Mini Golf International

Bophut, Koh Samui

The beauty of Koh Samui is the availability of family-friendly activities which make it an ideal travel destination. One of the must-visit attractions is Mini Golf International. Mini Golf International opened its doors...

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Buddhas Footprint

Na Mueang, Koh Samui

When it comes to Koh Samui’s traditions and heritage, visitors cant look past the island’s famous temples. These beautiful Buddhist temples not only showcase excellent architecture, but also represent the Buddhist...

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Wat Sila Ngu

Maret, Koh Samui

Wat Sila Ngu is a beautiful golden temple in Koh Samui, often visited by many locals as a place of worship. The Wat Sila Ngu is on the 4169 ring-road, which is just a kilometre south of Hin-Ta Hin-Yai, near the beach...

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Wat Kiri Wongkaram

Taling Ngam, Koh Samui

Wat Kiri Wongkaram is a beautiful white temple that features some amazing artwork and unique architecture. The temple’s roof is made of tiles of red, green and yellow and at the entrance you will notice a small Buddha...

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Bophut Hills Golf Club

Bophut Hills Golf Club

Bophut, Koh Samui

Koh Samui’s serene and picturesque location makes it a perfect setting to enjoy golf. Golfers can unwind by playing few rounds at the Bophut Hills Golf Club, which is the premier golf club on the island. his...

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Wat Khao Chedi

Taling Ngam, Koh Samui

Wats in Koh Samui are generally separated into two categories; the original Buddhist wats and the Chinese temples. The latter are inspired by original Chinese-Thai culture which was initiated by Chinese immigrants when...

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Samui Cultural Center and Fine Art of South East Asia

Samui Cultural Center and Fine Art of South East Asia

Lipa Noi, Koh Samui

The rich history and heritage of Thailand comes alive through the display of art at the Samui Cultural Centre and Fine Art of South East Asia in Koh Samui. Thailand is home to many different attractions and its rich...

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Wat Chaweng

Chaweng, Koh Samui

Koh Samui’s intriguing culture attracts many history buffs who are interested in learning more about the island’s culture and heritage. A majority of the residents on the island are followers of Buddhism, therefore...

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Wat Bophut Tharam

Bophut, Koh Samui

The island of Koh Samui features a number of historic sites and wats. Wats are generally a type of Buddhist temple where people can meditate, offer prayer and worship. Koh Samui is famous for a number of world famous...

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Khao Hua Jook Chedi

Bophut, Koh Samui

Ko Samui’s fascinating culture and unique architecture captivates many visitors from all over the world. Some of the most famous landmarks on this island include a number of wats and temples. Khao Hua Jook Chedi...

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Wat Khao Hua Jook

Bophut, Koh Samui

Koh Samui’s century old Buddhist culture will fascinate many history buffs. The island is home to many quaint temples and artifacts, and some Buddhist wats also feature the mummified bodies of renowned monks. The north...

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Samui Stadium

Samui Stadium

Koh Samui, Surat Thani

Sports, especially boxing, are a common feature in Koh Samui, which is why there are several sporting locations known as “Samui Stadium”. As a result, it can be confusing for tourists to locate the proper...

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