Discover the best this idyllic island has to offer. Find unique and memorable day trips for you and the whole family.

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Venture out for the day and feel like Tarzan as you sail through the canopy of the tropical rainforest on a zip line. Play golf in a course carved out of the coconut jungle surrounded by lush greenery with beautiful ocean views. Visit the first ethical sanctuary for elephants in Samui. Get the feeling of skydiving without having to jump out of a plane at Easy Fly. Fish like a local and go on a private and personalised fishing trip with Mr. Tu where you’ll cook your catch for lunch. Discover all the unique things you can see and do on Samui. 

Samui Elephant Sanctuary

Visit the first ethical sanctuary for elephants in Samui. Observe the herd. Watch them forage for food. See them interact with each other and splash in their pool. Experience a mini safari in Samui. Prepare the food for the elephants and feed them. Enjoy a vegetarian buffet lunch during your visit and experience a place that is truly about the elephants’ wellbeing.

Santiburi Golf Club

Play alongside natural waterfalls and creeks that cascade through the course. Take a break from your corporate retreat and spend the morning on the lightning quick greens. Prepare yourself for a challenging round of golf in Samui in this unique and stunning course.

Easy Fly

This indoor skydiving experience is a great rainy-day activity for families or couples. Get the feeling of skydiving without having to jumping out of a plane. No experience or parachute is necessary for this activity. They have go-karting on site as well. It’s also great practice for beginner skydivers who want to work on their positions.

Canopy Adventure Zip-line

Feel like Tarzan in Samui as you sail through the canopy of the tropical rainforest. Go on a beautiful and adventurous scenic drive and walk that comes complete with a secret waterfall and swimming hole. Get ready for a proper island adventure that’s great for couples and families. Experience an activity that is definitely off the beaten track.

Meet The Dolphins

Our very special neighbors at Intercontinental® Koh Samui Resort are the famous pink dolphins, a subspecies of the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin. The Resort’s private speedboat will take you directly to some of the dolphins’ favorite spots off of the coast of Khanom on the Thai mainland. Here you’ll be able to feed them directly from the boat as they surface and frolic with their playful cousins, the Irrawaddy dolphins. Both types of dolphins are extremely rare and facing conservation threats. After your trip to meet the dolphins, you’ll head to Koh Tan Island for some fantastic snorkeling among massive coral reef formations.

Only 25 mins by speed boat from our hotel to the Khanon area. There are four varieties of Dolphin species inhabiting these waters, most notably the Indo-Pacific Humback Dolphin. Blood flow beneath their skin is the contributing factor in the adult dolphin's unique pink hue. These dolphin's are wonderful acrobats and you will know doubt witness this first hand. Join us on an amazing day tour to see and experience the wonderful and rare pink dolphin's. On the return journey why not stop by at Koh Tan and enjoy some snorklling, swim amongst a myriad of exotic tropical reef fish, fan corals and glide over enormous giant clams. You may even catch a glimpse of a blue-spotted stingray.

A Fishing Trip with Mr Tu

Fish like a local in Samui on a day or night tour with Mr. Tu for a real insider and personalised experience. From the Big Buddha Pier, you'll head to the first fishing spot and try to catch the day's lunch that will be barbecued as you swim and snorkel. In the afternoon, you can experience game fishing and catch some of the giants of the sea.

Hin Ta and Hin Yai

(Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks)

Add this unique tourist attraction to your list of things to see and do in Samui and explore these truly interesting rock formations with beautiful ocean views. There are lots of shops and stalls nearby where you can pick up a refreshing a scoop of coconut ice-cream or some of the island’s speciality coconut caramels, kalamae.

Big Buddha

On everyone's to see and do list in Samui is this towering and impressive golden statue. Explore this colourful temple compound by the sea with all of its intricate and unique architectural elements. During the evening you can hear the monks chanting. Get a blessing from a monk while you’re there. Visit during Songkran for a real insider experience.

Monkey School

Drive to the local plantations where you will see a demonstration of how monkeys are utilized in agricultural production on the island. For centuries, monkeys have been trained to harvest the mature nuts in Samui's coconut plantations.

Ang Thong National Marine Park

Regarded as the inspiration behind Alex Garland’s novel The Beach, Ang Thong National Marine Park is a unique archipelago of 42 luscious islands. The marine park is a protected area of more than 100 square kilometers with soaring limestone mountains, exotic jungle, white-sand beaches and is home to a rich variety of exotic wildlife and sea creatures. Enjoy snorkelling, hiking, sea kayaking, diving, sailing and simply relaxing in this truly idyllic sightseeing spot in Samui.

Koh Tan

Koh Tan is only a few hundred meters off of Taling Nam Bay. It is a relatively small, and mostly deserted island, renowned for its exquisite corals and exotic marine life. Giant clams, fan corals and a wide variety of underwater sea life live in and flourish in the protected reefs of this crystal -clear snorkelling haven.

Koh Phangan

A 45-minute ferry ride from Samui will take you to the shores of the beautiful beaches famous for full moon parties. Koh Phangan is the island hub of lunar parties, but you can also find quiet and tranquil spots to explore. Get ready to dance and drink the night away on Sunrise Beach and enjoy an authentic full moon party experience complete with colorful cocktail buckets and amazing fire shows.