Activities in Koh Samui
There is plenty to do in Koh Samui for both young people, families and older people. There is sure to be something other than swimming in the sea and sunbathing that you would like to do in Koh Samui. Below are lists of activities in Koh Samui with links to websites where available. Our blog Koh Samui Life also has a post reviewing the 10 most voted for activities in Koh Samui according to the Lonely Planet. Click here to read the post.
Santiburi Samui Country Club - The only full size 18 hole course in Koh Samui. Located near Maenam beach. 4,000 THB per person.
Royal Samui Golf and Country Club - 18 hole course near the IT complex, north Lamai.
Samui Golf Club and Driving Range - Driving range and putting green. Near Brandon Hospital (between Chaweng and Bophut).
Lamai Driving Range - Behind Lamai Wat
Muay Thai / Gym / Martial Arts
WMC Muay Thai Camp - gym with free weights and muay thai lessons (1 in morning and 1 in the afternoon). At the beginning of Lamai beach road.
Hippo Muay Thai Gym - Professional muay thai instructors. In Maenam
World Gym - Exercise machines and weight machines. On Samui Ring Road near Chaweng
Samui Fitness - Exercise machines anf free weights. Opposite Lamai market.
Fitness Island and Health Club - All the latest gym equipment plus Jacuzzis and saunas. Has showers and changing rooms. Opposite New Samui Town Center, Bophut.
Samui Tennis Club - in Nathon.
Koh Samui Tennis Club - Part of Santiburi Resort in Maenam.
Kiteboarding - Available at Samui Orchid Resort on Hua Thanon beach & at Shamballa Resort on Big Buddha beach.
Fishing - Many resorts will organize sea fishing trips. Top Cats Fishing is at Taling Ngam and has a small lake with lots of fish to catch.
Diving - There is a recompression chamber in Koh Samui to help divers in the event of an emergency. There are lots of PADI certified dive schools in Koh Samui. The most popular are Easy Divers (Bophut), CSI Samui, Blue Planet Dive Center (Chaweng), Silent Divers (North Chaweng), 100 Degrees East Dive Team (Big Buddha Beach).
Canopy / Bungy Jumping
Canopy Adventures - An outfit based in Chaweng that has 6 cable rides to 8 treehouses. Also does short nature treks. canopyadventuresthailand.com
Aquarium / Zoo
Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo - Plenty of fish and animals to see. Also has an aviary. Located at Samui Orchid Resort on Laem Set beach. Click here for website.
Samui Butterfly Garden - A large netted area with many varieties of tropical butterfly. Nearby is an observatory and view point. Less dramatic than the zoo but more ethical. The Butterfly Garden is on Laem Natien beach in the south west.
Samui Go Kart - Located near Bophut beach has 3 types of cart to choose from. The fastest goes 100 km an hour.
Major Bowl Hit - Indoor bowling alleys in the same building as Tesco Lotus (on road between Chaweng and Bophut).
Waterfalls - There are 3 major waterfalls: Na Muang (the largest near Ban Thurian), Hin Lad & Samui Hin (secluded spot in the highlands).
Five Islands Tour - Organized by the Five Islands Restaurant in Taling Ngam. The tour includes snorkeling, visiting caves and watching Sea Gypsies collect birds nests that are sold on to Hong Restaurants that pay as much as $4,000 a kilo for the precious commodity..