If you would like to explore Koh Samui we can recommend a number of attractions on the island that make a great day out or few hours trip. Mai Samui can arrange transport for you to explore independently or you can join a guided tour to learn more about the sights and culture of Koh Samui.
This pristine archipelago of 42 islands features towering mountains of limestone rock, thick jungles and powder soft beaches. There are waterfalls, mangroves and hidden coves to explore with a huge variety of wildlife and sea creatures.
On the north coast of Samui at Big Buddha Beach is the largest sitting golden Buddha on the island. The famous Big Buddha shrine is 12 meters high and is surrounded by many smaller shrines and ornate Buddha’s. Visitors can pick up a souvenir and a bite to eat at the small market nearby.
On the shores of Lamai beach are two unusual rock formations known as Grandpa and Grandma Rocks, which look like male and female genitalia! These natural rock formations can be found on the rocky coastline between Lamai and Hua Thanon.
There are several waterfalls in Samui but Namuang is probably the most scenic. Na Muang has two waterfalls, the first has a natural pool that sits under the waterfall. The second is a further 10 minute walk up the hill, and is the most beautiful on the island.
This ornate temple in Lamai houses the most famous mummified monk on the island – Luang Pordeang. He died over 20 years ago and has mummified body has been encased as per his instructions for prosperity. His remains show few signs of decay.
This hidden garden in the interior of Koh Samui offers amazing views and a unique collection of statues amongst the jungle. The peaceful gardens were created by Nim Thongsak a local farmer who began his creation in 1976 on his family’s land. The garden is at the top of Tar Nim Waterfall peak, the views are spectacular.