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Updated by Erin Hunter on Oct 14, 2015
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What to do in Samui When it Rains - Exciting Adventures to Brighten up the Gloomy Weather

"Rain rain go away, Come again another day" But when the rain just doesn't go away no matter how much you sing, here are 10 holiday activities to do that wont rain on your parade in Samui!


Shop, Eat and Play at Central Festival Samui

Have a fiesta of fun at the Central Festival Samui! Describing itself as 'the most complete and largest lifestyle shopping complex in Samui' this mega mall is the number one stop for all your shopping and pleasure needs as not only does it has a range of retail outlets, but it also has a wide variety of entertainment facilities such as the Pirate Adventure Horror House- an attraction that features an old pirate's galleon haunted by the evil spirit of its previous occupants. Central Festival Samui has four sections named the Chaweng Port, Bird Cage, Fisherman Village, and Beach Town Market.


Indulge in a Spa/Massage Treatment

The pristine beaches and calming, tropical weather makes Ko Samui one of the most sought-after spa resorts in the world. Thus, a Spa/ Massage treatment is an experience you absolutely have to try when holidaying in the beautiful island and Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort is an ideal option as this luxury Samui resort offers a range of authentic Thai and signature treatments amidst quiet, manicured natural beach surroundings. As you hear the soft lull of the waves and feel the gentle touch of the spa treatments, you will instantly be transported into a vista of absolute relaxation...


Join a Thai Cooking Class

Thai food is one of the well loved cuisines in the world. So when in Samui learn the art of the famous Thai cuisine and make them back at home to enjoy with your loved ones. The Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts (SITCA) is one of the many options you can choose to learn Thai food from. At these cooking lessons you will be taught to make popular Thai dishes such as Tom Yum Goong, Pad Thai, Gaeng Daeng, somtam (green papaya salad) and so much more! Not only will you learn to cook Thai but also you will get the chance to visit local markets with the chef and be taught how to pick vegetables as well as learn about their nutritional benefits.


Go Bowling or Watch a Movie at Tesco Lotus

Worried that you might miss the latest movies while on holiday? No worries. Head out to Tesco Lotus Chaweng with your family and friends and catch all the action at the three-screen Major Multiplex Theatre showing Thai and western movies. The Tesco Lotus Chaweng, which is the first large shopping centre in Samui, also has other attractions such a bowling alley where you can bowl to your delight!


Play a Real-Life Room Escape Game

Picture this, you're locked in a strange room... the only way to get out is to pick your brain for hidden clues and objects...time is ticking away...tick tock tick tock...What will you do? Will you be able to escape??? Escape Games are all the trend right now and they are one of the most exciting things to do when it rains in Samui as the gloomy weather adds a darker hue to the game. There are two locations where you can play the game and that is either at The Escape Hunt in Chaweng or at Escapology near Lamai Beach. At both Escape Hunt and Escapology you will be given a limited time to solve and investigate the clues to get out of a trapped room. So, you have 2 options, solve the clues and escape or be trapped in pure horror! (Just kidding )


Get a New Custom-made Suit at a Tailor

For all the lads who dreamt of looking as dapper as James Bond, this is your chance! There are a range of professional tailor shops in Samui where you can get custom-made quality suit or dress for a fraction of the price you would get it in Europe or the US. When going for tailor shops remember to look for bargain deals and to go for at least three fittings to make sure your suit is as exactly how you want it. So after getting all suited up you will be all ready to go and save the world like James Bond!


Take the Children to Fairways Samui

As parents you know exactly how hard it is to please your children. But now keeping your kids pleased (and troublesome- free) you need to go to only one place! Fairways Samui- the "action-packed indoor adventure playground"! While your kids run wild in the Jungle Book themed park under the careful supervision of professional staff; you can take a breather and relax, have a drink and check your mail at the coffee-shop available on site. And guess what, if you want to extend that little break from watching your kids, you will be delighted to know that Fairways Samui also offers day-care and baby-sitting services!


Fire a Few Clips at Samui Shooting Sport

Are you tensed up inside? Well here's a fun way to let all that built-up tension out- go shooting! Samui Shooting Sport, located down Samui Ring's Road, hosts an impressive arsenal that includes a range of guns from the small .22 calibre to war weapons such as the Kalashnikov rifle. They put safety as their utmost priority thus, you will be professionally supervised all the time. So head over to the Samui Shooting Sport and Shoot 'Em Up!


Get Inked!

If you absolutely fell in love with Samui why not take home a souvenir that you will have forever? A tattoo is a great way to remind you of your wondrous holiday and Samui is a great place to get a tattoo as there are up to 20 professional tattoo studios in Samui. These parlours also offer the traditional Thai tattoo experience where the ink will be imprinted on your skin using a bamboo stick. If needles are not your thing but you still want to look cool with a tattoo, no need to worry as you can also get temporary tattoos here.


Become a Singing Sensation!

Why limit your singing talents to just the shower? Sing to your heart's content at the wide number of karaoke bars and nightclubs sprawled along Samui's beaches. These karaoke bars are also great places where you can party, party and do some more partying! However, if you're looking for a more family-friendly option you can head over to the karaoke booths at the Tesco Lotus complex where you have a wide range of both Thai and Western tunes to sing (or howl) to!