Beach vacations get a whole new meaning in Koh Samui. The island welcomes throngs of tourists for both relaxations as well as adventures. If you are an adventure junkie, then Koh Samui is perfect for you with the host of adventure activities it has on offer.
Top 4 picks for adventure sports in Koh Samui
Snorkeling in the turquoise waters of Koh Tao can be a surreal experience. Tanote Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches of Koh Tao that opens into abundant reef. Watch in amazement as colorful reef fish of all shapes and sizes pass you by serenely. Another popular snorkeling spot is Shark Bay which is a magnet for green sea turtles and blacktip reef sharks and if lucky you also get to see baby sharks. Aow Leuk Bay is another stunning coastal reef and is also the islands active electrified-reef project to stimulate coral growth. You will see varied species of marine life like Sweetlips, Triggerfish, Yellow Boxfish, etc.
Koh Samui is aptly called the ‘Diver’s Paradise’, a tropical wonderland with clear blue warm waters and a diverse marine life from corals, barracudas to sea-turtles. From beginners to advanced diving courses at affordable prices or simply a leisure dive, there is something for everyone. While the beginners dive sights are within 30 mins boat ride away from the shore, some of the world-class dive sites are 2 hrs away with water visibility between 15 -30 meters at places likes Ang Thong National Marine Park, Samran Pinnacles and Sail Rock. The underwater world is surreal and charming, there is no excuse plausible to miss this absolute divinity. Time to get that diving gear on!
Witness the spectacular archipelago of Ang Thong National Marine Park by kayaking along the azure waters. Book yourself on a boat that will take you to kayaking sites and let you go free in the waters wandering around white sandy beaches, limestone cliffs, hidden lagoons, caves, and alcoves. You can snorkel, sunbathe at the pristine beaches and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch viewing marine-life-rich waters of Ang Thong National Marine Park. Kayaking is a relaxed activity and a great family adventure sport, why don’t you give it a try?
At Koh Samui, you get to experience the tropical jungles, pristine beaches, and countless coconut trees a little differently. Have you ever tried flying over these spectacular sights on a cable ride called Zip Line? If not, then Koh Samui is the perfect place to check it off the list. You are hooked on to a cable that is attached to high trees and you glide with the mere force of gravity at 80 kmph. You will find yourself zip lining with breath-taking waterfall views from seven platforms perched high on trees and six cable rides. At the end of the thrilling ride, you get to cool off with a jump into the natural pool made by the waterfall. If you are scared of heights, then what better than to overcome a fear on your vacation.