Ko Samui is a tropical island paradise! The second largest island of Thailand, Ko Samui is a large tourist destination. People are attracted to the gorgeous beaches, the scrumptious food, and the fun adventures! We had a blast exploring the island, and surprising had enough time to make it around the entire island. Although we were able to partake in many fun things, keep reading and you’ll find out about some of my top picks for Ko Samui!
Mr. Samui Tour & Travel
My first recommendation is to think about booking a private tour through Mr. Samui Tour & Travel! Since this was one of our port destinations, we didn’t have a lot of time to explore. In order to maximize our experience on the island, we booked a private tour and it was the best option! Not only were we able to request specific sites that we wanted to see, but our guide was able to give us insider information about living on the island and bring us to incredible areas we may not have stumbled across during our research!
Located at Wat Phra Yai, this giant Buddha, appropriately named Big Buddha welcomes all – tourists and locals alike. Please remember to dress appropriately as this is a sacred site, and we should always strive to be respectful while exploring new [and old] places. At the base of Big Buddha, you’ll find many shops and food stalls to help satisfy your retail and hunger needs!
Bophut Fisherman’s Village
Originally named for being a hot spot for fisherman, this area has now turned into a beacon for attracting tourists. The village offers everything from shopping – whether you’re looking for clothing or trinkets, to eating – whether you’re wanting a full sit down meal or just a sweet treat. The views from this area are truly breathtaking. If you have time, swing buy and buy a drink and just take in the beauty of Ko Samui. Even if you’re not wanting to spend any money, I personally think it’s worth it to walk up and down the street to see what the village has to offer!
Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks
You’ll definitely want to explore one or more of the fabulous beaches the island has to offer. The one we most definitely wanted to see and absolutely loved was the Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks. Named appropriately for the *ahem* body parts they resemble, Grandpa and Grandma Rocks is a gorgeous beach with unique rock formations. These formations produce many chuckles and pretty entertaining pictures. Nearby, you can also grab a sweet treat and buy souvenirs from your trip!
Of course, food is an essential part of experiencing another culture. We had the opportunity to eat at an authentic Thai street side restaurant. If we had not been on a private tour, we may have missed this altogether. The food was beyond delicious, and we could taste the freshness of the ingredients.
Ko Samui is filled with many surprises and adventures at each turn. The views are incredible, and the options are limitless when it comes to engaging in fun and interesting activities. Have you ever been to Ko Samui? What would you recommend while visiting? If you haven’t visited, is it on your bucket list? I’d love to hear your thoughts! As always, thanks for reading!