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Unique things to do during your stay at Koh Samui – Seek the best from an array of niche offerings!

This second biggest island of Thailand with beautiful palm-fringed beaches, rainforests and rich marine life is complemented by ancient temples, great shopping and delicious cuisine to make your holiday an exciting and memorable one. Read on to discover the unique experiences awaiting you.


Na Mueang Waterfalls and Safari Park

Famed as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand Na Mueang consists of 02 waterfalls, Na Muaeng 01 dropping from a height of 18 metres and the bigger and stronger Na Mueang 02 gushing from a height of 80 metres, the shimmering curtains of water are breathtakingly beautiful against the lush jungle making which provides a canopy through which rays of natural light creep through making an awesome view of the falls. Visitors at Koh Samui resorts enjoy a day out to visit these falls and spend time capturing images at the shallow pool at Na Mueang 01 before venturing to the Na Mueang Safari park close by for the majestic elephant rides or a monkey show.


Coral Cove Beach

Located in the south of Koh Samui, this beach is endowed with reddish sand and calm and clear waters providing an idyllic location for relaxation and swimming. Many a traveller at Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort who seek a calm environment and more privacy prefers this beach. The coral cove bay with somewhat coarse reddish sand is beautiful and popular for spotting beautiful corals and vibrantly hued tropical fish swimming by.


Temple of the Big Buddha

This iconic temple is so well known as visitors arriving by air witness it as they come into land. A golden-hued majestic statue at a height of 12 metres, this is a part of a temple complex on Fan Island connected via a long bridge to Koh Samui. The visit is well worth it to feel the serenity of the temple, ascend the steps to view the statue in proximity and experience the panoramic view from the top. As this is a place of worship modesty in dress and conduct is encouraged.


Fisherman's Village Bophut

Located in an ancient part of Bophut this long ago fishing village still retains the old look and feel with quaint alleys winding through wooden shophouses. Doing a stroll through these will make you go back in time, Explore the rustic buildings, trendy restaurants the array of boutique shopping available at present to while away a few pleasant hours. If you visit Fisherman's Village on a Monday or Friday, stay on for the lively Walking Street Market open from 5.00 pm to 11.00 pm offering an amazing variety of goods on sale as well as mouthwatering food.


Silver Beach

Calling this a stunning bay is no understatement. Although small this bay is just north of Lamai Beach and offers snorkelers a wonderful experience of underwater life. Caution is encouraged from visitors due to a few granite boulders in the water close to the beach. A range of Thai Massages, pedicures and manicures can be sourced from the mobile parlours at the beach operating under the shade of the trees.