3 Adventurous Activities to Experience in Koh Samui

February 24, 2020
La Vida Resort Samui

Lovingly dubbed as the ‘Paradise of the Gulf of Thailand,’ it’s no surprise how people from across the world travel for miles to take a tropical getaway in Koh Samui. It’s known as a prime destination for honeymooners as the evergreen island features stunning beaches and picturesque landscapes, from the pristine seas surrounding the shorelines to the wild, mountainous interior.

The best part of traveling to Koh Samui is that there are various excursions for every taste of different tourists. Beach lovers who want a tranquil experience can make the most of the island’s excellent selection of spas. Likewise, thrill-seekers can pit themselves against heart-thumping activities, such as kiteboarding, trekking, and safari exploring.

For those who want to immerse in a high-octane experience, the list below provides the best activities for your adventurous bucket list:

Activity #1: Have fun and make the most of Koh Samui’s watersports

Seeing that Koh Samui is famous for its popular beach towns, it’s no surprise that watersports are one of the most popular excursions on the island. The crystal clear waters teem with a colorful range of exotic marine life, from tuna and mackerel to jaw-dropping sightings of sharks, giant groupers, and more!

With that in mind, know that Koh Tao (Turtle Island) is one of the best diving sites around the north of Koh Samui. It offers explorers a mini-tropical paradise as the white sandy beaches, and long, jungle walks complete the experience. Meanwhile, the water visibility that ranges from 15 to 30 meters makes it a prime spot for witnessing the abundant range of sub-aquatic life in Thailand.

Activity #2: Explore Koh Samui in a 4WD jungle safari tour

Sunbathing on the beach isn’t the only activity you can do in Koh Samui. If you want to fully explore the highlights of this stunning island, hopping on a jungle safari tour is sure to take adventurers on a ride of a lifetime.

Spanning for as long as seven hours, the tour takes you to breathtaking viewpoints, such as the Grandfathers/Grandmother rocks, Mummified Monk, Buddha’s Magic Garden, and a dip to the calm waters of Namuang Waterfall.

Activity #3: Explore Koh Samui’s seas by jet ski

If you’re done with safari adventures and want to experience a different way to hop islands, get on a jet ski to add more excitement to your exploration. It’s a thrilling ride that allows thrill-seekers to enjoy the striking surrounding views where everlasting blue waters meet green landscapes.

In addition to jet skiing, you can take a pit-stop and watch colorful sunsets on one of Koh Samui’s spectacular beaches.

Wrapping up

Koh Samui is an idyllic location that is home to long stretches of white-sand beaches, all of which are verdant with palm trees along the entire coast. While sunbathing and swimming along the emerald waters offers a refreshing experience of its own, taking on an adventurous detour is also an excellent way to get to know Koh Samui’s vibrant natural resources from a different perspective. We’re rated as one of the best places to stay in Koh Samui, get in touch with us today to book your stay.