Some small islands make a fine day trip from Koh Samui, such as the islands of Taen and Matsum, about two kilometers from the southern end of the island. Koh Taen offers the opportunity to explore bat caves, as well as nature hiking, fishing, sunbathing, diving, and snorkeling.
Trivia: Koh Taen, according to the locals, never had a dog, since canines can not survive here. This phenomenon was later explained as due to the unusual sound waves produced by the bats when they leave the islands caves and roam at night. The waves make the dogs sick, and eventually die.
Diving offers the unspeakable beauty of underwater sceneryDiving
Glide in the underwater world, surrounded by some of the most amazing creatures on earth, from schools of big fish to colorful corals, and many different kinds of marine life. Call 077-413-373 or
Football GolfFootball golf
Try something new by venturing to Samui Football Golf in Choeng Mon, 10 minutes north of Chaweng. This is the first football golf course in Asia, which is gaining popularity as a way to relieve boredom, as well as enjoy an activity with friends. It takes over an hour to complete the 18 holes – and remember, aim the football at the metal posts, not between them!
Easy ChartersSail the seas
For the adventurous or laidback, there’s one way to enjoy the high seas. With Easy Charter’s 63-feet Kaïsso Kaïa traditional wooden ketch, you, your family, and your friends can tourKoh Samui and Koh Phangan, stopping to snorkel, sunbathe, enjoy delectable meals, or watch the sun set behind the islands. Ideal for honeymoons, private parties, film shooting, land viewing, or simply to enjoy Thailand’s islands from afar. All chartered services include transfer to/from hotels, meals and drinks, use of snorkeling equipment. For more information, contact 077-246-280, 087-263-2323 or email
Sea canoeing and kayaking
Ang Throng Marine National park, north of Samui, is a group of limestone islands fringed with forests – ideal cruising ground for yachts, as well as kayaks, and even divers.
The first and only professional mini-golf course in Thailand with 12-meter concrete track. A member of the Mini Golf Federation, it is located at 79/53 Moo 5, Ban Plailem, Bophut, Samui. 081-787-9148.
An adrenaline pumping, thrill seekers’ sport, bungy jumping is only for those who can conquer their fears. The bungy platform hovers high in Chaweng, near the Reggae Pub.