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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the top activities that can be done in Koh Samui?

Benazir Khan DEC 10 2012
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Taking a holiday can mean different things to different people. Some travellers prefer to treat it as a retreat, away from the madness of their average life and for some, it spells some serious fun and adventure. Koh Samui is one of those destinations that will cater to every kind of traveller in you, giving you an opportunity to experience everything that you ever want on a holiday. Check out these popular activities in Koh Samui for a completely, unbelievably memorable holiday:

  • Trips and Treks

    Being on an island like Koh Samui, you’ll hardly ever be isolated from the other islands around this place. Try taking a ferry ride to Koh Phangan, the island famous for its full-moon parties and pristine natural beauty. This ferry-ride will take you about 40 minutes to reach from Koh Samui. Other islands in the vicinity include Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan, about 90 minutes away by speed-boats that ply from Bophut. These islands are great for a relaxed day or some thrilling snorkelling in crystal clear waters. The other sea-safari option is to the mesmerising Angthong Marine National Park, ideal for understanding the various mysteries that hide under the ocean.

    If a more natural means of travel is on your mind, try the
    Elephant Trek which will take your through breathtaking, scenic patches and rivers and even to the Namuang 1 waterfalls, where you can dismount for a refreshing dip if you want.

  • Adventure and Adrenaline

    If you look at the turquoise, blue water and the first thing you think are water-sports - then you’re probably at the right place, hopefully at the right time. Pick from a multitude of water and adventure sports, including snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving, etc and you can be sure of than major adrenaline rush. Try snorkeling at Koh Mudsum and Koh Tan, especially at sunset for a truly unique experience. There are several operators who organise snorkeling tours based on your level of experience. Most kayaking takes place on the beaches of Koh Samui, where most hotels will guide towards the best way to go forward.

  • Relax and Retreat

    If you don’t sit on a beach bed and sip some cool coconut water, your Koh Samui trip is incomplete. With the aura of Thai spirituality surrounding you, it’s hard not to just slow down, soak in the cool breeze and bask in the gentle sunlight. Let nature undo the effects of stress on your body and soul, while you lounge around at the Chawang, Lamai, Bophut and Maenam beaches here on the island. And if you’re looking for more concrete ways to unwind, try the amazing spa facilities at the various hotels here, particularly those that offer the trademark Thai massages and therapies and include exotic, aromatic oils and scrubs. In short, you can’t miss experience sheer heaven in Koh Samui!

With so much to do and a world out there to explore, you’ll want to consider extending that holiday, maybe even relocating to this little piece of paradise on earth. Basically, get ready to have the time of your life!

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