Spending a holiday in Koh Samui with the family is such a wonderful experience. After our Phi Phi Tour, we headed to Koh Samuai and this island has everything you could need to entertain both parents and kids in the most popular holiday destination in southern Thailand. There are so many things to do for the whole family, but here are our favourites.
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Things to do in Koh Samui
Wat Phra Yai sits proudly off the corner of Koh Samui on a little tiny island. It is a 12-meter tall statue of Buddha in a seated position. When you fly into Koh Samui the Buddha temple is the first thing that you will see due to its prominent location.
Samui Elephant Sanctuary
This 5 star rated trip (according to Trip Advisor) is a must when visiting. The elephant sanctuary is set on forest land in Bo Phut. They offer a retirement type home for elephants who have worked in the logging and tourism industries. You can feed, walk with, and observe these gentle giants as they roam, socialise, bathe and enjoy a peaceful life that they so deserve.
Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park
Established as a marine national park in 1980, Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park is an archipelago of 42 islands covering 102 km². There is an abundance of things to do including boat tours, kayaking, snorkelling. Or even have an overnight stay.
Wat Plai Laem
Wat Plai Laem offers a lot more than Big Buddha, especially for children. You can feed the giant catfish and there are large marble fish and terrapin turtles in the lake. You can purchase fish food from the information centre too.
Koh Samui Weather
The best time to visit is between December and April.
Average Temperature Koh Samui
Koh Samui Holidays
It is a much quieter and more laid back island compared with Phuket, and as such makes for a perfect family getaway.
Koh Samui Villas
The best private holiday villa rentals on the island can be found at Samui Villa Finder. They have 250 selected villas on the island and all have been personally chosen by their team of experts. The customer services team are available 24/7 and they offer a best price guarantee. They have villas available for all budgets, from as little as £50 per night to as much as £5,000 per night!
Koh Samui Beach
The beaches are just spectacular. With over 50 kilometres of coast hosting over 40 beaches, bays, and small coves. A tropical climate that offers average yearly temperatures of about 28°C, it’s no wonder why Koh Samui is one of the best destinations in Southern Thailand.
The most popular beaches could not be more different from each other. Chaweng Beach is Koh Samui’s most popular stretch of powdery white sand. It is a long and busy beach, compared to the short and secluded beach at Choeng Mon.
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Have you been to Thailand with your kids? If so where would you recommend? Please let me know in the comments below.