Adventure Travel Tips: Koh Samui

Whether by land or water, the island’s local flavour is best experienced outdoors.

Apr 29, 2013
  • Sunrise hike, Koh Samui, Thailand
  • Wakeboarding in Koh Samui, Thailand
  • Laem Sor Pagoda, Koh Samui, Thailand
  • Haang Bang Po, Koh Samui, Thailand
  • Kickboxing in Koh Samui, Thailand
Take a sunrise climb to the Resort’s highest point for stunning panoramic views.
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Take to the water and try wakeboarding, a thrilling hybrid of surfing and waterskiing.
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Situated at water’s edge at the end of Bang Kao beach, the ornate, yellow-tiled Laem Sor Pagoda glows from a distance.
Haang Bang Po restaurant is known for its local seafood and idyllic beachside setting.
Photography courtesy Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Head to Chaweng Beach and catch the national pastime of Thai kickboxing in action.
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Updated December 30, 2013—Guest Experience Assistant Werawat Roatchanaphaphong has filled a day at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui with a variety of activities and cultural explorations. A sunrise hike with a view, landmark visits, delicious seafood and local sports round out a day of experiencing Koh Samui’s flavour.

Rise and shine with a climb.
Start your day with a sunrise hike up 1,250 steps from the beach to the Resort’s highest point for a stunning panoramic view of the ocean from 122 metres (400 feet) above sea level. Once at the top, celebrate your achievement by ringing the Thai gong.

On the edge, in the water
Koh Samui’s excellent beaches mean ample opportunities for a variety water sports. Pick up the pace with an afternoon of wake boarding, where professional guides will tow you over waves by a top-of-the-line Super Air Nautique 230 watercraft. The ultimate thrill seeker should try the Jetlev-Flyer, an experience exclusive to Koh Samui. After a training session, instructors will have you airborne above the ocean in a revolutionary flying system for an exhilarating flight experience at speeds up to 47 kph (29 mph). For a more relaxing ocean excursion, try stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking.

Rustic beaches
Rent a car to discover Thai villages and the captivating views from the island’s smaller beaches. Experience the natural beauty of Haad Bang Kao, a rustic, undeveloped area that offers a perfect hideaway. Stop to admire the ornate Laem Sor Pagoda, which sits at the end of the beach of Bang Kao on the grounds of Wat Laem Sor. From a distance, the pagoda seems to glow, owing to its yellow tiles.

Seafood delicacies
Recommended by the Resort’s Executive Chef Alex Gares, Bang Po is a popular seafood restaurant known for its local seasonal recipes, which include fresh sea urchin, blue crabs and baby octopus. The highlight of this restaurant, however, is the unlimited serving of khoei jii, a savoury combination of grilled shrimp paste, crab meat and coconut.

A sporting time
Kick-boxing, or Muay Thai, is the national sport of Thailand. Get close to the action and watch rounds ringside at Chaweng Beach, one of the island’s most popular beaches and home to Chaweng Stadium, host to all major kick-boxing events on the island.

Discover this Thai paradise in luxury with a special credit from Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui.


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