Best Things To Do in Ko Samui, Thailand

Whether you're visiting Ko Samui for a few days or are a localite, Ko Samui is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Ko Samui. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Ko Samui. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Ko Samui. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Ko Samui keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Ko Samui listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Ko Samui which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Ko Samui will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Ko Samui recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Ko Samui

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Ko Samui that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 146 Things To Do in Ko Samui
    - Used in 2462 itineraries
    Angthong National Marine Park

    Tags: Art And Culture, Outdoors, Beach, Cave

    Address: TAT Surat Thani Office5 Thalad Mai Road, Baan Don, Amphoe Mueang, Surat Thani

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Popularized by its role as home to a utopian beach society in the movie version of Alex Garland's novel The Beach, Angthong National Marine Park is made up of an archipelago of about 40 small islands ...Read more

  2. #2 of 146 Things To Do in Ko Samui
    - Used in 3181 itineraries
    Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Monument, Statue

    Address: 4171, Bo Put, Ko Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

    Timings: 10:00 am - 11:45 pm Details

    Big Buddha is most popular attraction in Samui, many tourist come to marvel at the sheer size and beauty of this remarkable statue at some point during their holiday. Visible from several kilometers a...Read more

  3. #3 of 146 Things To Do in Ko Samui
    - Used in 2254 itineraries
    Grandfather And Grandmother Rocks

    Tags: Water Body, Walking Area, Nature

    Address: Lamai beach, ko samui

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Two naturally occurring rock formations which are know as "Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks" because of their rather rude similarity to male and female private parts! A local story tells of an old co...Read more

  4. #4 of 146 Things To Do in Ko Samui
    - Used in 2941 itineraries
    Chaweng Beach

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Water Body, View Point

    Address: 23/285 Bontji Moo 4 Bo Put, Ko Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is Ko Samui’s most popular spot it’s the longest and most beautiful beach on the island. The sand is powder soft, and the water is surprisingly clear, considering the number of boats ...Read more

  5. #5 of 146 Things To Do in Ko Samui
    - Used in 2023 itineraries
    Lamai Beach

    Tags: Bar, Beach, Water Body, Waterfront

    Address: Lamai beach, Ko Samui

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This amazing and calm beach destination is a place full of landmarks of Ko Samui. While the beach activities are fun enough, you can just bask in the sun getting the tan. There are a number of bars an...Read more

  6. #6 of 146 Things To Do in Ko Samui
    - Used in 431 itineraries
    Samui Aquarium And Tiger Zoo

    Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Aquarium

    Address: Ban Harn beach on the south east side of Koh Samui island

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    An awesome aquarium with a marvellous collection of tropical marine life, such as sharks, turtles, tropical fish etc. and all other undersea creatures that you ever think of, for all your family to en...Read more

  7. #7 of 146 Things To Do in Ko Samui
    - Used in 1787 itineraries
    Na Muang Waterfalls

    Tags: Outdoors, Water Body, Water Sport, Nature

    Address: 4169, Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This scenic waterfall is the tallest waterfall on Samui and lies in the centre of the island about 12km from Na Thon. The water cascades over ethereal purple rocks, and there’s a great pool for ...Read more

  8. #8 of 146 Things To Do in Ko Samui
    - Used in 2227 itineraries
    Wat Plai Laem

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Island, Historical Site

    Address: Nr Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Ko Samui, Thailand

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Wat Plai Laem is a Buddhist temple compound on Samui's north-east coast of Samui, featuring a striking white 18-arm image of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. Close to the Big Buddha templ...Read more

  9. #9 of 146 Things To Do in Ko Samui
    - Used in 1718 itineraries
    Wat Khunaram

    Tags: Temple, Historical Site, Statue, Monastery

    Address: Ko Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

    Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Loung Pordaeng, the most famous of Koh Samui monks was a well respected member of the local community when he entered the monastery in his early twenties. Loung Pordaeng passed away as he predicted, w...Read more

  10. #10 of 146 Things To Do in Ko Samui
    - Used in 1233 itineraries
    Samui Butterfly Garden

    Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Garden, Nature, Specialty Museum

    Address: Laem Set Bay, Koh Samui, 84320

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    This garden display a collection of butterflies spread over an area of 2 acres. The colorful collection is a diverse natural kaleidoscope. Enclosed by nets to amass the butterflies, you will love it y...Read more

  11. #11 of 146 Things To Do in Ko Samui
    - Used in 1794 itineraries
    Lad Koh Or Zenith View Point

    Tags: Waterfront, Landmark, View Point, Walking Area

    Address: Samui Ring Road on the way to Lamai, Ko Samui

    Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    This viewpoint is the best of view that you can see the sea in panorama view. Lad Koh also known as "Zenith Viewpoint" is located on route 4169 between Chaweng Beach and Lamai Beach. This Koh Samui la...Read more

  12. #12 of 146 Things To Do in Ko Samui
    - Used in 1378 itineraries
    Lamai View Point

    Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Scenic Drive, Nature

    Address: Lamai beach, Ko Samui

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    This view point located in the heights of Lamai is striking and is a must visit after you are done with wandering around the place. The panoramic view of Ko Samui is enthralling. Not only is the view ...Read more

  13. #13 of 146 Things To Do in Ko Samui
    Punnpreeda Pool Villa Beachfront

    Address: 199 Moo 1 Bophut Chaweng Beach, 84320, Thailand, Thailand +66 77 246 333

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

      Surrounded by azure water of the Gulf of Thailand and the serene coast of Bang Rak Beach, Punnpreeda Pool Villa Beachfront is the gateway to a tropical island paradise, Koh Samui.Punnpreeda Poo...Read more

  14. #14 of 146 Things To Do in Ko Samui
    Barracuda Restaurant

    Address: 216/1 Moo 2 (Soy 4), Maenam, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand +66 77 921 663

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Barracuda Restaurant stands out for culinary excellence combined with great prices. A European-style restaurant where Mediterranean-style dishes have been effortlessly nuanced with Thai tastes, it&rsq...Read more

  15. #15 of 146 Things To Do in Ko Samui
    - Used in 5 itineraries
    Shooting Range Image
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    Tags: Games

    Address: Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

    Why not take a break from beach-hopping and nature exploring in Thailand and utilize the time in something adventurous and bold? Shooting Range in Koh Samui is such a spot where you can learn shooting...Read more

Activities And Tours

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