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Top 5 Family Activities to do in Koh Samui - For a Fun-filled Family Vacation in the Tropical Islands of Thailand

Lying in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui is an excellent destination for a family vacation. From frolicking in the turquoise blue waters to visiting some of the island's many landmarks, Koh Samui is packed with many fun-filled activities for kids and adults alike.

1

Visit the Wat Phra Yai Temple to see the Big Buddha statue

Wat Phra Yai, internationally known as The Big Buddha Temple, is undoubtedly the most popular attraction of Koh Samui, thanks to its 12 metres tall golden Buddha statue. The temple also acts as a vantage point, offering magnificent 360 panoramic views of the island.

A visit to Wat Phra Yai might not greatly excite many kids (and some adults too), especially when compared with other lively activities available on the island, but it offers a great opportunity for you to teach your kids about the lesser-known Thai Buddhist culture and traditions.

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Let loose on the pristine beaches of Koh Samui

Beach time will be a huge part of any vacation in Koh Samui, especially if you are staying at a beachfront Koh Samui family resort, including the likes of Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort. Take your kids out to the beach and let them loose to have an exciting beach day. From building sandcastles to hunting crabs and playing beach tennis, there's so much to enjoy on these white sandy beaches.

You don't have to worry about any hanky-panky on the beaches of Koh Samui, as most of them are family-friendly. However, Mae Nam, Bophut, and Choeng Mon beaches are the ones known to have the best kid-friendly setting.

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Visit the Pink Elephant Water Park to get that long-awaited adrenaline rush

Out of all the activities you engage in and places you visit in Koh Samui, your kids will surely love the Pink Elephant Water Park the most. In fact, you will have a hard time trying to get them out of the place. It is a fairly new water park in Maenam, Koh Samui, with many speed slides as well as a wave pool and a kids lagoon that are just perfect for getting your adrenaline pumping.

4

Feed your appetite for speed by go-karting

If any of your kids happens to be an aspiring petrol head, there's no better place to visit in Koh Samui than the Easykart entertainment complex. Unleash the racing driver in yourselves by go-karting together with your kids. There are other amenities as well, such as a restaurant, a bar, and a pool for the non-drivers to indulge in until the racers are done racing.

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Day trip to Ang Thong National Marine Park

Take your kids on a trip to Ang Thong National Marine Park to enjoy a day packed with exhilarating activities. From snorkelling in beautiful lakes to kayaking in mysterious coves and discovering magnificent land and seascapes, it will undoubtedly be a grand day out that the entire family can enjoy.