With countries around the world slowly reducing their travel restrictions, if you’re planning to take a trip for the summer and find yourself in Southeast Asia, you may want to visit Thailand. If you have two days to spare, Koh Samui is a breathtaking island you should add to your itinerary, especially if you love going to the best beaches you will ever lay your eyes on.
Besides witnessing clear blue oceans, Koh Samui is also known for its green forests, hidden waterfalls, and other nature escapades and outdoor adventures. Also, if you’re interested in getting to know Thailand’s culture, there’s no better place to go to than here!
No matter what your interests involve, you will never run out of things to do here, let alone within the next forty-eight hours. It doesn’t matter if you’re going on a family trip, a couple’s honeymoon, or a solo venture; every traveler is sure to find something worth loving on the island.
Keep reading below to find out things you can look forward to doing in Koh Samui!
You Could Go Temple Hopping
During your first day on the island, it’s best to go temple hopping right away. While it isn’t required to be a part of an official tour, you will need to ensure you rent your preferred mode of transportation, such as a scooter or taxi, to give you an easier time going around.
If you’re interested in tourist spots, then you should check out the Big Buddha, Wat Phra Yai, and Wat Plai Laem—all of which are well-loved temples by locals and tourists alike. After spending hours exploring and witnessing the grandeur of these famous temples up close, you may want to have lunch at Mae Nam Village to satisfy your hunger.
You Could Take a Street Food Tour
For travelers that want to immerse themselves in Thai culture, instead of opting for the usual restaurants, you could join a guided street food walking tour instead. Koh Samui boasts some of Thailand’s best dishes that are sure to tickle your tastebuds. However, if you’re on a strict budget, you can choose to go on a solo food adventure, so long as you learn to do your research beforehand.
There are plenty of night markets in Koh Samui. All you have to do is pick one! Just don’t forget to try classic Thai street food like Phad Thai, Satay, Tom Sam, Gwoy Tiao, Khao Mok Kai, and Khanom Jeen.
You Could Visit Na Muang Waterfall
Depending on how hot the day is, if you want to go for a swim to cool down, you could head to Na Muang—a waterfall that’s about an hour away from the Big Buddha temple. Unfortunately, you can’t reach the falls using public transportation, so the best way is via scooter or taxi.
If you want to see the Na Muang Waterfall in all its glory, it’s better to visit Koh Samui when it’s rainy, which is usually around September to November. Na Muang is divided into two waterfalls—one allows you to swim in a natural pool, while the other is less crowded, smaller, and worth walking a few miles to get to.
You Could Go Island Hopping
Anyone who has ever been on a trip to Koh Samui will tell you that it wouldn’t be complete without visiting the islands. If you want the best of the best, you should see the Ang Thong National Marine Park, which includes forty-two islands filled with white-sand beaches and limestone mountains.
To avoid the hassle of possibly getting lost or missing your flight, you should settle for a half-day island hopping tour, inclusive of a guide, prepared lunch, snorkeling gear, hotel transfers, and fees. But if you want to guarantee you avoid rushing and take in the beauty of all the islands, it’s best to move your island hopping activity to your first day in Koh Samui.
Nothing beats the surprises that await you on the island of Koh Samui. Whether you’re into temple hopping, island hopping, seeing waterfalls, or going on a food tour, you will never run out of exciting things to do in one of Thailand’s best places to visit.
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