Thailand is famous for its beaches, but aside from the pristine and crystal clear water, it has an amazing gift of nature’s beauty to be proud of. If you visit Koh Samui, for example, you can enjoy its nature just as much as you would have fun exploring its beaches. If you are done exploring the sapphire blue sea, you should not miss enjoying the other kind of adventure you can do on the island. This article will tell you about the beautiful natural spectacle you should see when you visit Koh Samui.
Where to Hike and What to See in Koh Samui
If you are a nature lover who loves staying active while enjoying the beautiful scenery, you need to go on an adventure hike on Samui. There are so many hidden and not-so-hidden pockets of greenery that will take your breath away! Here are some of our favorites:
1: Secret Buddha Garden
If you want to begin your hike with a great adventure, venture down to the island’s Secret Buddha Garden. The trail to get there is not easy. It requires somewhere from two to three hours of trekking, and the surrounding forest can be dense—but the end sight is well-worth the effort.
The garden has a waterfall and stream, covered and shaded by thick foliage. Then you will see various statues depicting several humans, deities, and animals in different poses. All of this was built by a fruit farmer in 1976 and has been an attraction ever since.
2: Na Muang Waterfalls
Love water? Visit the Na Muang Waterfalls. When you go this trail, you will witness not just one but two falls, both fresh enough to relieve you from the heat. Don’t be afraid to plunge in! This waterfall also gained the nickname ‘Purple Waterfalls’ because its rock strikes the purple shade. Among the many waterfalls you would see on the island, this one is considered the most scenic of all, so it is something that you should not miss.
3: Nathon Mountain Ridge Trail
Have you ever dreamed of seeing a vast land full of coconut trees right and then followed by the ocean view from a higher perspective? That picturesque view is attainable if you hike the Nathon Mountain Ridge Trail. While walking on the dirt road leading to paradise, take a moment to breathe and enjoy the forest full of lush evergreen trees and vegetation. It’s an authentic jungle experience!
Tip: It is best to witness the sunset when you reach the top, so make sure you start your trek early to reach the peak on time.
The last thing you want to regret is staying on a Southern Thai island and not being able to witness its beauty from all angles. Koh Samui has so much to do and see, and its beauty is not only limited to its beaches. There is so much to see and so many things to do around the island and every tourist here deserves to witness all of its beauty. If you are a hiker or nature lover, consider adding this list to your must-visits.
Staying on a beautiful island in Koh Samui is an adventure in itself that you should not miss when you visit Thailand. If you want to experience living on a beachfront in Villa Koh Samui for a while, you can do that at the Banana Fan Sea Resort. Our beach has the finest white and powdery sand that would make you fall in love with the island even more. The accommodation is also located a few minutes away from the famous shopping and entertainment district, ensuring you do not miss all types of fun on the island.