Top 5 luxury excursions in Koh Samui

Travelling to Koh Samui is a once in a lifetime experience so if you decide to give it a go then you should go all out and ensure you enjoy every last luxurious inch of the isle. Make sure your trip is even more memorable than you imagined by choosing from one of our five top luxury excursion ideas.

Samui temple tour

Koh Samui is packed with culturally relevant and fascinating temples. They’re just must-see elements of the isle and taking a tour of the finest examples is something you don’t want to miss. Begin with Wat Plai Laem famous for its huge Chinese Buddha and then visit the ancient Wat Samret. From here you can go along to the world famous mummified monk at Wat Khao Po and learn his fascinating story. The temples are central to Koh Samui’s culture and not visiting them would be a great shame.

Samui temple

Embrace the spirits

Koh Samui is somewhere that anybody with an interest in spirituality can truly experience new levels of enlightenment. Even if you’re not you should enjoy the peaceful atmosphere surrounding the island’s shrines. Making an offering can be a fascinating experience and who knows perhaps you will achieve the personal dream you’ve wished for.

Samui shrine

Private fishing trip

One of the cornerstones of a luxury experience is the chance to enjoy fascinating experiences in the intimate company of only those who matter to you. You can hire a private Thai fishing boat and relax in a private, designated fishing area where you can watch the locals at work and perhaps catch some fish yourself.

Samui fishing

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary

This is a must-visit attraction for anybody who wants to reap the holistic benefits of Koh Samui. It’s a fantastic spa resorts within a few short minutes of many of the luxury villa options in Koh Samui. Kamalaya is the place to be to enjoy a full detox, relaxing yoga and treatments for stress and burnout. You can finally achieve complete relaxation in an intimate, luxury spa resort.

Samui wellness

Diving experiences

One of the activities that you cannot miss when visiting the beautiful isle is the chance to dive. Scuba or deep sea diving is available and for a spot of luxury book your own private charter and dive under the instruction of paid instructors working on your time.

Samui diving

To get the best out of your Thai holiday you simply must enjoy the heights of luxury. You will not be disappointed if you try out these five fantastic excursions.

Mark Cox is Director at Samui Island Villas.

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Comments (1)

  1. Mike says:

    Great post! We went to South East Asia for our honeymoon back in December 2011. Originally we were only supposed to go to Thailand but due to the floods in the area at the time, we re-arranged our trip and instead decided to explore other South East Asian countries including Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Southern Thailand, including Koh Samui! We stayed at a beautiful modern newly built top-notch resort in Bophut – Mantra Samui Resort. Everything about this resort was fabulous: the rooms were so spacious and clean with a romantic Thai décor, the staff was extremely friendly and so helpful, we even took a picture with the whole staff on our last day there because we fell in love with all of them! The resort restaurant was first-class with lots of variety but the definite highlight was their wood fired pizza. They were to die for! We would encourage anyone going to Koh Samui to stay at this resort and on your first day take the tour of the island offered by the resort, which includes all of the sites mentioned in this list and few that were missed (the Na Muang waterfall is an absolute must see!). Tours like this are a great opportunity to explore the island and figure out what kind of activities you would like to do for the rest of your stay. Other recommendations for Koh Samui: visit the Big Buddha, go to Muai Thai boxing match, walk on the Chaweng beach and hit up some nights clubs in Chaweng!

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