Koh Samui is one of the most popular destinations in Thailand. The resort island is renowned for its pristine white beaches, tropical rainforests and glistening azure waters. Here are 5 things to do in Koh Samui in 2023.
Seaside Dining on a Cliff at The Cliff Bar and Grill Koh Samui
The Cliff Bar and Grill is located on a cliff with an amazing sea view between Chaweng beach and Lamai beach. The restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine with focus on Portuguese, Italian and Spanish flavours. It has won numerous prestigious awards including the most recent World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2022. Visitors can enjoy not only the gorgeous scenery but also delicious fare made out of the freshest seafood and produce.
Beachfront Dining at Moonrise Beach Bar & Seafood
Moonrise Beach Bar & Seafood is located on Chaweng beach where diners can enjoy their meals right by the shoreline. The restaurant offers a great variety of fresh seafood such as lobster, tiger prawn, banana shrimp, oyster, scallop, blue swimmer crab, scallop, squid, red snapper, grouper, black pomfret and more. Diners also get to watch a spectacular fire show at 7pm during the weekends (Friday to Saturday).
Ziplining at Tree Bridge Zipline Samui
Tree Bridge Zipline Samui brings you on an adventure above Koh Samui’s lush green forest with an 8-zipline system with a total length of 1200 metres where you can enjoy a stunning bird’s eye view of the mountains and the sea. There is a cozy cafe with drinks and snacks for those who just want to relax and admire the view, watch the ziplining activity and immerse in nature. There is also a hidden waterfall that is just 200 metres away from the cafe.
Snorkeling Day Trip
With vibrant aquatic life at the island and its surrounding areas, Koh Samui is one of the best places for snorkeling in Thailand. There are many snorkeling tours available that bring visitors to the idyllic islands surrounding Koh Samui. The destinations include Ang Thong National Marine Park, Koh Tao, Koh Madsum (Pig Island), Koh Taen and Koh Phangan. Many different boat options are also available such as yacht, speedboat and longtail boat.
At Koh Samui, a relaxing beach day is a must, where you can just relax, bask in the sun and listen to the music of the sea waves. On the east of the island, there are three beautiful beaches that you can visit. Chaweng beach is the largest beach on Koh Samui and has the softest white sand. Silver beach is a gorgeous 250m-long bay, with turquoise waters and large boulders. Lamai beach is the second largest beach on the island, another postcard-perfect beach with fine white sand, swaying palm trees and blue waters.
With these 5 recommended things to do in Koh Samui 2023, we hope you have been inspired to visit Thailand. For more recommendations on what to do around Thailand, visit https://tourismthailand.sg/ or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.