Fun things to do in Ko Samui

  • The decoration on the corridor
    The decoration on the corridor
    by Visagoaway
  • Things to Do
    by pfsmalo
  • Chaweng Beach
    Chaweng Beach
    by tvdandy

Most Viewed Things to Do in Ko Samui

  • JohnandSuzie's Profile Photo

    Lady Boys

    by JohnandSuzie Written Sep 24, 2007

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The last time i was in Samui there were 2 venus both in Chaweng. One was new and i didn't try this out, the other is called Christie's. It is located just past the Green Mango. The show starts at 11pm and goes on for an hour. You can't miss it as half an hour before the show Lady Boys stand on the main road to get your attention.
    It is free but you have to buy one drink (a small price to pay).
    After the show the entertainers stand in a row and try to get a photo with you..................if you don't want to pay don't have your photo taken with them.
    Other shows are held in several hotels as the weekly entertainment

    Was this review helpful?

  • clouds111's Profile Photo

    Massage shops

    by clouds111 Written Sep 4, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    There are a number of massage shops around Chaweng both on the beach and on the strip. Some look quite seedy so do look out for those that look busy, clean and where the staff are wearing uniforms. These normally open until well after midnight so nice to pop in for a foot massage after dancing all night! You will normally be given a drink and you'll be totally relaxed after.

    As for the masseurs on the beaches, again just use your judgement.

    Was this review helpful?

  • sparklyone's Profile Photo

    HIRE A SCOOTER...Its really not that scary.

    by sparklyone Written Apr 2, 2007

    We decided to ignore all the warnings about how unsafe it is to ride a scooter/motorbike in Thailand, and hired a scooter for 3 days, and it was the best fun! We made sure that we always wore a helmet, kept well to the left of the road so that the crazy Thai drivers could pass, and didnt go too fast. My husband always drove as I was a little scared, but if you are a fairly confident driver then I think its an experience that you just wont get by doing tours. We were able to cruise around the entire island of Samui at out own pace, stop where ever and when ever we wanted, see all the sites, and it only cost $6 AUS per day to hire!

    Was this review helpful?

  • bsfreeloader's Profile Photo

    Ko Phangan's Full Moon Party

    by bsfreeloader Updated Mar 5, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Perhaps the world’s most famous rave, Ko Phangan’s monthly Full Moon Party appeals to all senses. Sound systems thump out techno and club music all along Sunrise Beach, which can be packed with as many as 10,000, neon-adorned revelers from around the globe. Hawkers at hastily erected drink stalls sell “buckets” of booze in all manner of concoctions and a haze of marijuana smoke lingers over the beach. Early in the evening fire dancers draw big crowds, but as the night drags on most partiers either pass out on the beach or join the throngs of drunken dancers inside or outside one of the many clubs. It's one of those experiences, like a parade or a New Year's party, where those people sober enough to smile and pose for all the right pictures and pretend to be having a good time do so to hide the fact they really aren't enjoying themselves. As with similar parties in Brazil and at Spring Break venues, the surf serves as a toilet and the beach literally becomes a cesspool of human waste. And there seems to be an inordinate number of partiers on bad trips or with alcohol poisoning who end up seeking (typically involuntarily) medical attention. It’s definitely not my scene nor my type of music, but the whole thing does appeal in a strange car wreck kind of a way. And it’s easy enough to visit for a few hours by taking one of the many party boats from Ko Samui. The boats run on varying schedules and cost in the 500-600 baht range.

    Related to:
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo

    Round the island

    by SLLiew Written Dec 21, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    You can drive around the island of Koh Samui in a day - stopping at Lamai Beach, the Giant Buddha, the fascinating man and woman rock.

    Driving is easy although you should first find the petrol stations. They are smaller than the usual versions.

    Was this review helpful?

  • elmasri's Profile Photo

    Tamaring Springs

    by elmasri Written Sep 18, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    A relaxing 4 hours of pure indulgence. You pay for the luxury but you feel like a million dollars when you come out.

    The surroundings are absolutely gorgeous, it's 5* treatment from the moment you arrive and when the bill comes you just don't care.

    the entrance the pool next to the steam room (the rock) water to cool you off (alternative to pool) bar for a glass of water

    Was this review helpful?

  • hash09's Profile Photo

    Boxing

    by hash09 Written Aug 23, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    If you seen this big sign board, there are a boxing cage in the middle of small bars ... the cage was surrounding by the bar... by the way, for your information they also have a bubbles party on monday / friday.... at lamai beach... i went there in the weekend, so i dont have a chance to go for that party....

    Was this review helpful?

  • hash09's Profile Photo

    This Means Hots Not Sunny

    by hash09 Written Aug 22, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    When i was there, it is in the high seasons, very sunny and hots during the day, but it chill when it come to night... and it very chill weather. The last time i went there was in Jan 05, it is sunny and hot over there, and this time i went there in August, its even hotter than i was expacted.... when we first on the way to samui, it was very clowdy and heavy rainning.. but on the next day, its very differents weather.. but there are raining in the everning.

    Very Hots Hots too
    Related to:
    • Beaches

    Was this review helpful?

  • tere1's Profile Photo

    Thai Dances

    by tere1 Written Jul 21, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    One thing you shouldn't miss is a performance of traditional thai dances. Most resorts in Koh Samui carry them during dinner time or as night entertainement. These colourful performances are really pleasant . I saw one in our hotel, the Chaweng Regent Beach Resort.

    Thai dances at Chaweng Regent colourful thai dances
    Related to:
    • Music

    Was this review helpful?

  • aussirose's Profile Photo

    Let's go Shopping!!

    by aussirose Updated Jul 4, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Well our day in Koh Samui is sadly coming to an end. Kelli and I are itching to get back to spend our remaining Baht in town. ....now I'm happy to stay that my hippy batic wardrope is fully stocked up again :o) Clothes are so cheap in Koh Samui!!

    Quick Link to Travelogues

    Koh Samui shopping
    Related to:
    • Cruise
    • Photography
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • aussirose's Profile Photo

    Leather jackets

    by aussirose Written Jul 3, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    With our bellies full, we decided to do a bit of shopping. Turning right, hubby and I ventured a few stores down the street and came to a taylor. ....Yes, about half an hour later, we had both ordered 2 beautiful leather jackets at a bargain price!!

    Meanwhile, across the road, Kelli was doing some serious bargaining herself. Got a piercing, bag and sunnies for an excellant price....and on top of that, the fella re-imbersed her 500 Baht because the piercing looked good ;o) ...say no more...

    Chaweng Beach Koh Samui
    Related to:
    • Photography
    • Road Trip
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • aussirose's Profile Photo

    Little Boat Seafood Restaurant

    by aussirose Updated Jul 3, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Found it!! The Little Boat Seafood Restaurant!! Recommended by jamiesamui here on vt.... (Hi Jamie :o) Talk about totally yummy food!! We all totally enjoyed our lunch here, and I happily fully recommend the place!!

    Little Boat Seafood Restaurant Koh Samui
    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Beer Tasting
    • Wine Tasting

    Was this review helpful?

  • aussirose's Profile Photo

    Taxi!!!

    by aussirose Updated Jul 3, 2006

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Ok, we're ready. No sooner had we stepped out of the cafe and were bailed up by this fella trying to sell us a taxi for 2,500 Baht ($90Aus).

    ..Well I'd heard all about batering, so after giving it a go,.....got him down to 1,800 Baht ($60Aus). ...Bargain!!! ......for running us around the Island for 5 hours :o)

    Meet Cockeet, our Taxi driver for the day :o)

    Related to:
    • Photography
    • Road Trip
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • aussirose's Profile Photo

    Sitting in a Cafe

    by aussirose Written Jul 3, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    In town, we hung a right, walked a little way and found a little cafe. There, over a beer, wine and soft drinks, we decided to do the elephant trekk, lunch at a restaurant a fellow vt'er had recommended and us girls needed to do some serious shopping therapy.

    Btw, I'm sure you will recognise our choice by these two lovely ladies outside, cooking the food right outside the cafe on the sidewalk. ....also, don't bother with the wine.....I should have had a beer instead ;o)

    Koh Samui cafe
    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Cruise
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • Koh Pangan Full moon party

    by nbfi2001 Written Apr 16, 2006

    A big beach party, where everyone gets wasted and tipsy, and more often drunk!

    A real PARTY place, starts around 11pm and ends at 7am, in Koh Pangan, every full moon night (once a month).

    If you happen to enjoy this kind of a scene, go with your friends and get wasted too!

    Related to:
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

Ko Samui Hotels

See all 274 Hotels in Ko Samui

Latest Ko Samui Hotel Reviews

The Briza Beach Resort & Spa
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 3 Reviews
Amari Palm Reef Resort
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 10 Reviews
Centara Grand Beach Resort
Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Sareeraya Villas And Suites
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 3 Reviews
Nora Beach Resort & Spa
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 5 Reviews
Baan Samui Resort
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 5 Reviews
Samui Resotel
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Smile House Resort
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 2 Reviews
Mai Samui Resort & Spa
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review

Instant Answers: Ko Samui

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

28 travelers online now

Comments

Ko Samui Things to Do

Travel tips and advice posted by real travelers and Ko Samui locals.
Map of Ko Samui