When aiming for a relaxing vacation, one weekend is almost always not enough. One of the two days would only be consumed on the travel, which means only one day would be dedicated to your actual rest and escape. On the other hand, too long of a vacation does not sound practical, especially when you need to return to normal life. Three days is just perfect. It gives you enough time to enjoy and rest.
To ensure you maximize your three-day vacation, why not try following our recommended itinerary below:
First Day: FRIDAY – Northeast of Koh Samui
The best way to start your vacation is a morning of tranquility. Luckily, a visit to the temple can give you that. There are 11 temples on the island, but if there are must-see ones, you should not miss The Big Buddha Temple, which has a 12-meter golden Buddha, and Wat Plai Laem, which is the home to a striking white 18-arm image of the Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin.
Koh Samui is famous for having some of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand. Have lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon on the beach. You can enjoy the view and do activities like a paddleboard, reading a book, having a few drinks, or swimming.
If you still have the energy to do some walking, a night market visit on your first day would be the perfect way to end the day. You can experience various food, see local arts and crafts, watch performances, and explore the local neighborhood for up to 11 PM. Make sure to go to bed early too!
Second Day: SATURDAY – South of Koh Samui
One afternoon spent on the beach is not enough! There are so many more beautiful beaches to explore. Go down south this time to visit the Lamai Beach and the Hin Ta and Hin Ya Rocks. These are some of the popular tourist spots that you should also witness.
You would appreciate the rich culture and beauty of the island more if you visit the Secret Buddha Garden, an artificial garden with stunning statues, and the Na Muang Waterfalls with two waterfall sights. These two beautiful places are near each other so prepare to fill your eyes with their natural and relaxing visual spectacle.
A visit to Thailand would not be complete without watching a Muay Thai boxing match. Fortunately, you can see one in Koh Samui. It is a great way to witness an exciting night in Thailand.
Third Day: SUNDAY – The Last Day
Morning to Afternoon Itinerary
The best place to spend your last day is at Thong National Marine Park. The only way to go to it is by taking a ferry boat ride. You can do a lot of adventures like snorkeling and kayaking during this day trip. The activities and food are also included in your transport fee so have fun and enjoy the varied and fantastic natural beauty you would see.
A drag show is also a must-see entertainment in Thailand if you want unique entertainment to complete the day. These are amusing shows by local men in drag costumes and makeup. Prepare to be amazed by their dazzling performances.
Spending three days in Koh Samui is the best experience you can give yourself. Koh Samui is a paradise on Earth that has plenty of natural beauty to shower your eyes with, and it has a beautiful history and culture that you can get to know through its various attractions. Three days is enough time to explore the beauty of the island. You can do a lot of sightseeing and relax throughout your trip.
Whether you like to have adventures or prefer a hotel staycation, your accommodation can influence your relaxation. If you want to stay at a beachfront resort in Koh Samui, book a room at the Banana Fan Sea Resort. Our beach has the finest white and powdery sand. The accommodation is also located a few minutes away from the famous shopping and entertainment district, ensuring you do not miss any fun on the island.