Koh Samui has a rich and varied range of experiences on offer, there really is something for everyone; here are some of our top picks, but there are so many more!
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Visit the Secret Buddha Garden – Tucked away high in the hills, these gardens offer a peaceful and beautiful experience, with stunning views, lush jungle surroundings, an intriguing selection of statues (depicting animals, humans and deities in various poses), and a waterfall and stream running through it. Getting here can be a bit tricky, it is only accessible in a 4x4, and many visitors visit on a day trip that includes a tour of the gardens.
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How about having a go at a Thai cooking course at the Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts? You can learn the intricacies of Thai fruit and vegetable carving, as well as picking up tips on how to source proper ingredients at home, with a complimentary DVD to take back, and of course you get to eat your creations at the end of the three hour lesson! http://sitca.com/
Head to the Yogarden to destress and replenish your physical and mental wellbeing; this small, intimate, family run retreat offers a range of services from yoga, to spa and wellness treatments, to massages and even has its own little health food cafe with delicious and nutritious treats. Whether you are into deep meditative yoga, pilates, dancersize or even basic martial arts there is something to suit everyone's tastes here (including kid's classes). Check out their website for more information and for a full list of the programmes on offer; http://www.theyogardensamui.com
Some of Koh Samui's most unmissable sights lie underwater, so make sure you take a day in your holiday to don the equipment and scuba dive at one of the many beautiful dive spots around the island. Discovery Divers has years of experience and is very accommodating to all skills levels and requirements; offering day trips and longer courses for those wishing to complete diving qualifications. Furthermore their range of toys from underwater cameras and scooters to the impressive in-house training pool and teaching facilities, coupled with years of collected local knowledge, makes for a fun, safe and bespoke diving experience. Instruction is offered in English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Thai.
Check out their website for further details; http://discoverydivers.com
Perhaps you want to keep your head above the water and yet be privy to the jaw dropping sites that the Koh Samui archipelago has to offer. Samui Ocean Sports and Yacht Charter Company has over a decade and half of experience in sailing around Samui and offer a fantastic range of excursions; whatever your fancy there will be something for you. They have a well trained, reliable and local team meaning that their crewed sailing experiences are safe and fun, whilst showing you the best spots the island has to offer. With boats catering for group sizes that range from honeymooners to parties of 40, and everything from half day trips to overnight stays, you can definitely find the perfect experience for your holiday. Check out their website for the full details; www.sailing-in-samui.com