Scuba Diving & Snorkelling Koh Samui’s clear waters are not the best but snorkelling
and diving are still popular at Angthong Marine National Park. The dive boats tend
to leave from the pier at Bophut
Sea Kayaking With a coastline composed of mangroves, limestone, small coves, caves
and islands, and an interior with rivers lined with cave systems, Koh Samui provides
a popular environment for kayaking.
Bird Watching Samui’s pristine forests are decent for bird watching. The areas are
a nesting ground for several rare species of birds.
Sailing Yachting & Cruising All types of boating have soared in popularity in Samui
over the past decade. This is probably the result of the success of the Koh Samui
Regatta and day cruises and sunset cruises aboard large catamaran Kia Ora. The only
problem with sailing however, in Koh Samui, is that there is not much in the way
of safe mooring, good support infrastructure and services.
Fishing Fishers catch the likes of marlin, sailfish barracuda and tuna. Most the
fishing tours leave from the south-west corner of Koh Tong Krut.
Trekking & Elephant Trekking Due to diversity of the landscape and tropically lush
forests, Samui is a great place for trekking, either on foot or by elephant
Snooker & Pool There are snooker clubs at the main beaches in Thailand and they are
popular with the local Thais. More popular with the western tourists is pool which
can easily be found at the island’s bars. At most bars, pool can be played for free.
Spa For those who love to ‘spa’, Thailand is the perfect destination to indulge in
this pastime therapy. The country prides itself in countless spas offering the highest
world class services at extremely reasonable rates. Much of the recent success of
this therapy is due to the tremendous support given by the Thai Spa Operators Association.
Not only have they helped in the training of therapists to international standards
but also trained them in keeping methods traditionally and distinctively ‘Thai-style’.
Spas can be found at major hotels and resorts on Koh Samui.