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Updated by Erin Hunter on Jan 18, 2016
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Adventure Activities in Koh Samui - Top Things To Do To Get Your Adrenaline Pumping

As one of the country's most popular beach havens Koh Samui is an adrenalin junkies dream come true. Here are some of the island's top adventure activities.



Tipped to be one of the most exciting sports activities available to visitors touring Koh Samui, kayaking is also an engaging way to explore lesser known corners of the island haven. From exploring the breathtaking surroundings of islands in the vicinity to discovering the unmatched beauty of the Ang Thong National Marine Park which is within close range of Koh Samui, the itinerary is entirely up to one's own discretion. Adventure sports enthusiasts can also try their hand at sea walking or combine a kayaking trip with snorkelling and diving activities as well.



As one of the newest water sports varieties to be available in Koh Samui, Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is another thrilling activity visitors can experience while on holiday. Ideal for surfing enthusiasts, the popular paddle boarding activity not only builds a strong core but also provides hours of wave riding fun in the island's waters.



Those who wish to take to the rugged terrains of Koh Samui's mountains can explore the island's mountain biking landscapes at their own pace. Exploring some of the island's best kept secrets a mountain biking tour can be organized by a local tour operator or by simply renting a bicycle of one's choice from a rental venue in Samui. Passing by verdant landscapes at every turn exploring the great unknown does not get any better than this.



Travellers in search of an invigorating sporting activity that combines breathtaking views with tours of the island's tropical jungles should sign up for a zip lining experience while in Samui. Literally flying through the jungle suspended above a canopy of lush, green tree tops this once in a lifetime opportunity to let loose among the wilderness will serve as a memorable tour encounter for all involved. Experiencing the island's rainforests from a truly panoramic vantage point, the unique perspective available from zip lining platforms set up across the terrain are some of the most spectacular sights visitors will come across on a beach holiday.


Muay Thai

As a physically demanding sporting activity that is a part of Thai culture and heritage, Muay Thai offers travellers with a flair for adventure a truly unique challenge. With lessons in the martial art form available through several gymnasiums and training centres throughout the island, visitors need only sign up for a course to endure the gruelling training sessions required to master this ultra quick and agile contact sport. In addition, to receiving a core building and intense workout session, participants can also hone their self-defense skills with Muay Thai lessons in Samui.


Kite Boarding

Holidaymakers with a taste for water sports adventures should not miss the opportunity to test their kiteboarding skills in Samui. Available through a number of resorts and tour operators kiteboarding is often described as one of the most exhilarating water-based activities one can enjoy in Koh Samui. Visitors based at the Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort or other Chaweng resorts Koh Samui counts among its best rests will find easy access to tour operators in the island.


Go Karting

As a family oriented activity that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages go karting is another popular activity option for visitors in search of engaging and thrilling ways to spend their vacation.