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Updated by Alex Untola on Dec 23, 2014
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Top Attractions in Maenam - Major Tourist Highlights in Maenam

A popular holiday hub in the Gulf of Thailand Maenam is more than a beach vacationer's dream come true. From adventure sports to local culture the top attractions in the seaside hamlet are as follows.

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Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing

Tipped to be one of the most engaging water sports activities on offer in Koh Samui kitesurfing is a one of a kind experience for adrenalin junkies touring Maenam. As the thrilling combination of two water sports activities namely, paragliding and surfing, kite boarding as it is also known is a popular activity among seasoned visitors to Maenam. The beach's ideal location with Koh Phangan Island providing shelter from the North provides the perfect conditions for taking part in the sport. With wind conditions holding steady at 8-20knot speeds the best time to go kitesurfing in Maenam is between the months of November and March. Various kitesurfing schools have propped up in Maenam although the most reputed venue to date is Koh Samui Kiteboarding which is found in the heart of Maenam Town and run by Dominique Chamonin. Kite surfing equipments and clothing can also be purchased here.

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Samui Canopy Adventures

Samui Canopy Adventures

Often described as a favorite activity for nature lovers vacationing in Maenam Samui Canopy Adventures takes place within the leafy confines of Maenam hinterland rainforest. Offering visitors a bird's eye view of the verdant jungle from atop its towering tree tops this adventure sports activity is not for the faint of heart although professional instructions and guidance is available throughout the activity for those who are interested in taking part in a canopy walk. The trail encompasses seven platforms connected by a series of steel clad cables that are placed above the tree tops of the forest. The zip lining adventure is 500m long while participants will pass through breathtaking waterfalls, larger than life trees and tropical foliage on their way to the final platform. As an eco-friendly activity Samui Canopy Adventures is open to families with children as young as 7 years of age.

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Ideal for food lovers as well as cooking enthusiasts the Arun@Samui Cooking School holds the distinct honor being one of Maenam's finest restaurants as well. Quietly nestled in a picturesque location a mere 100m from the Maenam Pier this eclectic dining venue occupying Samui Ring Road is housed in a former shop house. Managed by the expert hands of Chef Sue this iconic Thai restaurant is the best venue to experience authentic Samui fare. Those who wish to learn the finer points of Thai cuisine can also take part in the cooking lessons that takes place each Tuesday and Thursday where the skills to perfecting 3 to 5 Thai dishes is explored with the restaurant's chef. Apprentices can share the meal prepared during the course afterwards and enjoy a Thai meal prepared by one's own hands.

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Samui Disc Golf

Samui Disc Golf

Popularly known as Samui Frisbee Golf, Samui Disc Golf occupies a verdant space less than 2km from Samui Ring Road. Revered as one of Maenam's best family oriented attractions the art of Frisbee Golf traces its roots to past decades to the dawn of the 20th century. It was in the 60's however that the sports caught on worldwide while the beginning of the millennium sealed its fate as a popular activity with the number of disc golf course around the world reaching record numbers. Visitors can now engage in this curios sporting activity at the nine hole course in Maenam which is set amidst the picturesque surroundings of a fruit plantation. Professional games as well as tournaments for group travellers is also organized by the club where half day Frisbee golf packages are also available.

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Santiburi Samui Country Club

Santiburi Samui Country Club

Tipped to be the sole championship golf course in Koh Samui the Santiburi Samui Country Club is another must-experience highlight in Maenam. As a premier 18 hole golf course that encompasses lush landscapes across coconut plantations, small hills, rocky valleys and obstacles such as waterfalls and brooks the venue also affords panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand. Visitors based in Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort & Spa or a similar conveniently placed hotel in Samui will enjoy easy access to the course.