I didn't go with this company but picked up their leaflet and can tell you what they have to offer. Most companies going to the National Marine Park have the same or similar activity schedule and we... more
Between Lamai and Hua Thanon lies two famous rock formations: Hin Ta and Hin Yai also known as Grandpa and Grandma rocks. These formations look like the male and female genitalia, respectively. What... more
Built here in 1972 on the site of the Wat Phra Yai Temple, the Buddha sits at 12 metres high at the top of a staircase and can be easily seen coming in to land at Samui airport. One of the most... more
The second waterfall is over 4 times higher than its sister at around 80 metres. It is in fact a double fall, both roughly 10 metres wide that can be seen on the road up to the base of the fall. The... more
The Full Moon Party is held on KO PhaNgan on the eve of the Full Moon, and what a party it is. I was tempted to jump on one of the speed boats and participate in the fun, But my Dad thought i was... more
My partner and I visited the Samui Aquarium & Tiger Park recently and ended up leaving in disgust.
The tiger cub that they use for photos was mangy, left with no water and was obviously starved. They... more
During our stay on Samui we booked a day jungle jeep tour. One of the many stops was at a rubber tree plantation, now I'm not talking about a 5 second stop to snap off some pics of tress, on this... more
Wat Kunaram is situated a couple of kms from Hua Thanon in the south-east corner of Ko Samui, opposite the turn-off for the Magic Garden, and has the added interest of the mummified monk. Loung... more
Around the town center area of Lamai is where I witnessed some impressive and fairly vicious Thai Kick Boxing contests. But they are all around Koi Samui as well. This is a must see. Not only is this... more
Am a foodie and enjoy cooking wherever I go in the world. Recently had the pleasure of cooking with a Pai who is a lovely Thai lady who runs small cooking classes on Koh Samui. Much prefer cooking in... more
In Samui there's beautiful nature and especially beutiful rainforests in mountains. The best and the easiest way to experience nature's wonders in Samui is safari.
We had a half day safari which was... more
After we had enjoyed a nice ride on the elephant, the next thing on the agenda was to go see what the elephants learn to do before they are big enough to ride.
From a very early age, these elephants... more
NaTian Butterfly garden is a nice place to go to especially with the family.You know kids love butterflies! If you don't mind the hot weather and enjoy abit of a walk you will like this place .You can... more
Boys with toys......................... Pistols, rifles, automatics, shotguns. Expensive but if you have some spare cash then why not.
Here some guy offered us a private trip to an island and run... more
Only recently constructed this temple lies in the north just 5 minutes drive from the Big Buddha sanctuary, and is better known as the Wat Plai Laem from its locality. When I was there in February... more
Bungy jumping..............i think that describes it.................off a crane, 200 feet i think. Its expensive but for the price you get 1 jump a certificate a photo CD and a free beer oh and a... more
What animal really is man's best friend? Americans would probably say the dog... but Thai people would disagree. How many dogs do you know that can pick coconuts to help sustain life?
Many years ago,... more
I booked a snorkelling day trip from a travel agency in Chaweng where you get picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Bang Rak port near the Big Buddha. From here you board the Seatran... more
Chaweng Beach would be good for somebody who likes big crowds and noise. Also, be warned, the touts are fairly aggressive here. I overheard one beach goer to basically tell this tout to 'Leave me... more
*** In the end of 2008, The Yoga Thailand has moved to the south part of Ko Samui and kept offerring nicer yoga studio and so on. Pls check their website!! ***
If you do Ashtanga yoga regularly or... more
This is a bit of unusual tip for this catergory as it really doesn`t fit, but I really enjoyed the afternoon/early evening my wife & I spent exploring Fishermans Village.
We started with a little... more
The show is on 2 or 3 times a day and is worth a look although not the best i've seen in Thailand. Also there is a small zoo here with a selection of animals in small cages. The enterence fee is... more
90 metres high above the landing strip of Ko Samui airport (this is the pagoda you see to your right on arriving) the Khao Hua Jook pagoda is splendidly isolated from the world at its feet until the... more
Koh Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand approx 700kms S/E of Bangkok in the province of Surat Thani. Known in the early years as Coconut Island,Koh Samui is Thailands 3rd largest island measuring...