KOH SAMUI ATTRACTIONS

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KOH PHANGAN

Place : Koh Phangan

Location : Samui Island

Open Hours : -

Descriptions : Koh Phangan, the second largest of the three islands and one of the most popular day trips from Koh Samui. Koh Phangan's coast is more rugged than Koh Samui, with huge granite rocks and jungle-cloaked mountains rising behind the beaches. Most of the development clusters along the south and west coasts. Unlike the many wide stretches of flat beach along Koh Samui, Koh Phangan's coastline tends to scallop into sheltered coves, flanked by outcroppings of granite and backed by lush hills. On the island's relatively quiet east coast. 

ANG THONG NATIONAL MARINE PARK

Place : Ang Thong National Marine Park

Location : Samui Island
Open Hours : -

Descriptions : Less developed than popular Patong Beach, about 15 minutes away, Karon Beach is a 3.5-kilometer-long strand of squeaky, golden sand and sapphire sea that attracts many couples and families. When the weather is calm, it's a beautiful spot for a swim, but when the winds whip up, big waves pound the wide-open shoreline here, so take care if you are swimming during these times.

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LAMAI BEACH

Place : Lamai Beach

Location : Koh Samui Island

Open Hour : -

Descriptions : At Lamai Beach, Koh Samui's second largest resort area, look for the distinctive rock formations colorfully described as "Grandpa" (Hin Ta) and "Grandma" (Hin Yai), referring to the anatomical likeness to their names. 

 

KOH SAMUI ATTRACTIONS

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KOH TAO

Place : Koh Tao
Location : Samui Island

Open Hour : -

Descriptions : Koh Tao (the smallest of the three islands) looks like mounds of granite boulders cloaked in green, drifting on a jade-green sea and linked by dazzling sweeps of white-sand beach. Diving is the most popular thing to do here. Colorful coral reefs lace the clear waters that are home to some of the best diving spots in Southeast Asia. Vast schools of fish, brightly-colored sea anemones, stingrays, and even whale sharks are among the sea creatures spotted here, and the island is a popular and relatively affordable place to obtain PADI scuba diving certification.

SAIL ROCK DIVING

Place : Sail Rock Diving

Location: Koh Tao and Koh Phangan
Open Hours : -

Descriptions : Experienced divers will want to check out this popular diving site between Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, marked by a huge limestone rock jutting 10 meters out of the water. This famous wall dive, with a maximum depth of about 40 meters, is known for being one of the best areas in Thailand for swimming with a range of exotic fish, and even whale sharks if you're lucky. Another feature is the vertical chimney swim-through. While popular with experienced divers, Sail Rock is actually suitable for all levels of divers, depending on conditions.

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KOH TAEN

Place : Koh Taen
Location : Samui Island
Open Hours : -

Descriptions : Koh Taen or Coral Island is located just five kilometers off the coast of Ko Samui. Technically part of the main archipelago, Koh Taen is only accessible by boat and rarely visited by tourists despite offering stunning coral reefs, great mountain biking trails, and a unique mangrove forest buzzing with local fauna. The island is also home to many monitor lizards–-which can reach a size of up to 2.5 meters long–and a number of simple bungalows that can be rented for overnight stays.

 

KOH SAMUI ATTRACTIONS

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ROCK CLIMBLING

Place : At Chaweng and Lamai Beaches

Location : Samui Island

Open Hours : -

Description : The stretch of coast near Koh Samui's most developed beaches has become a popular climbing and bouldering spot. With limestone walls up to 40 meters high and the promise of stunning views of the island's scenery from the top, both Chaweng and Lamai beaches offer great hot spots for rappelling and climbing. There are suitable routes here for both beginners and advanced climbers. Nearby Koh Tao island also has plenty of granite blocks, ideal for bouldering. 

SAIL ROCK DIVING

Place : Grandmother & Grandfather Rocks

Location : Samui Island

Open Hours : -

Description : Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks - or Hin Yai/Hin Ta - are rocky outcrops on Lamai Beach. Often photographed and commented on, the rocks bear an uncanny resemblance to male and female genitalia. The rocks are set on a lovely stretch of beach, and create tranquil rock pools when the tide is in.

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WATERFALLS

Place : Waterfalls

Location : Samui Island

Open Hours : -

Descriptions : There's a lot more to Koh Samui than white sandy beaches–just venture inland and away from the turquoise waters, and you'll discover a jungle paradise that's equally enchanting. If you're up for a slightly steamy but fascinating trek through a tropical forest, set off to find Koh Samui's three major waterfalls.