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Relaxing activities in Koh Samui, Thailand – to soothe your senses

The lush scenery, sparking waters and long stretches of white sanded beaches gives Koh Samui an aura of serenity. Although relaxation comes naturally amidst such tranquil settings, there are a few activities that would help amplify this feeling;

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Walking in the beaches

Walking in the beaches

Koh Samui is blessed with a plethora of beautiful beaches. Every beach is impeccably unspoiled and boasts sparkling blue waters and sun kissed white sands. For this the ultimate dose of relaxation, the sound of the waves crashing on the shores, the unparalleled scenic appeal and the cool crisp breeze all combined doing wonders to the soul. You can either lounge all day or feel the time stand still or delve in the inviting waters and experience the magic it does to you.

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Indulging in Spa Treatment

Indulging in Spa Treatment

The Thais are famous for their Spa treatments and massages. In fact the Thai massage techniques are considered one of the best in the world and throughout Thailand and Koh Samui in particular, there are renowned massage centers that takes relaxation to unparalleled heights. Using herbs and specialized skills you will get a holistic treatment that soothes the mind, body and soul. Most Spa treatments are conducted in scenic locations letting the wondrous surroundings compliment the touch of the masseuse. When it comes to Spas the Eranda Herbal Spa, Santiburi Spa and Baan Sabai are among the most popular in Samui.

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Practicing Meditations

Practicing Meditations

The deeply etched Buddhist values in Thailand have given rise to a number of excellent meditation centers. Yoga is a predominant meditation technique that is practiced widely throughout Koh Samui. If you want to experience a holistic round of meditation, try the Absolute Sanctuary. Here you even get a wide range of vibrant detoxification programs, yoga classes and other dynamic therapies combined with luxurious accommodation. Like this there are several other fine centers for all those seeking a journey back to balance, rejuvenation and wellness.

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Muay Thai Training

Muay Thai Training

A good session of vigorous boxing can actually do wonders to the soul and that is exactly what is provided by a round of Muay Thai. Muay Thai is the Thai version of boxing that is just as artistic as it is vigorous. While you are in Koh Samui try your hand at Muay Thai at Swarti or any other center and experience the wonders it does to your soul.

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Indulge in authentic Thai Cuisine

Indulge in authentic Thai Cuisine

Soothing the palate can have a positive reflection on the mind. For many indulging in Thai delicacies this is another way of relaxing in this nation. Koh Samui boasts some of the finest Thai restaurants where the ambience and cuisine both merge to give visitors an exotic experience.

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Explore the Fisherman's village

Explore the Fisherman's village

The simple lifestyle of the traditional locals is definitely something to savor. The Fisherman's Village in Bophut is a well preserved piece of Koh Samui that gives you a glimpse of what this island looked like before mass tourism kicked in. The sheer simplicity and traditional architecture gives this area a dainty appeal.

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Visit the temples in Koh Samui

Visit the temples in Koh Samui

There are plenty of temples around Koh Samui that reflects the true essence of Buddhism. For many visiting Big Buddha Koh Samui, Laem Sor Pagoda, Wat Khao Chedi or Wat Phra Yai or nearly any other temple does wonders to the soul in itself. From a Samui hotel like the Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spa, you can plan the perfect expedition to Samuis religious sites.