While enjoying Koh Samui’s sunny beaches may be the top priority on your vacation, remember that there are plenty of attractions to visit; here are some of the highlights.

The Great Buddha

The Big Buddha can be found on the north coast of the island, easily accessible for those staying in a SHA Extra+ certified accommodation. Samui resort In Bophut or Chaweng. The 12-meter-high golden Buddha statue has elevated views and offers stunning views. The site has smaller Buddha statues and shrines which add to its charm.

Abrget47j, Great Buddha, CC BY-SA 3.0

Fisherman’s village

A great place to explore and enjoy a meal, Fisherman’s Village is next to and a short walk from Bophut Beach. Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort. Once a traditional fishing village, the area now features wooden shops that serve as boutiques and restaurants overlooking the ocean. Make sure to visit on Thursday evenings when the famous Fisherman’s Village Walking Street Market is open.

Na Muang waterfalls

Outdoor enthusiasts can plan a trip to Na Muang Waterfalls, one of Koh Samui’s most popular attractions. Interestingly, two waterfalls called Na Muang 1 and Na Muang 2 can be seen here. September to November is the best time to visit to see the falls in full flow, but also remember to enjoy a refreshing dip in the natural water. pools can be found here.

Ang Thong National Marine Park

Koh Samui makes an ideal base for excursions to Ang Thong National Marine Park, a protected archipelago home to 42 islands. There is plenty to laze on the pristine beaches, explore the flourishing forests or enjoy a trip to the stunning scenery. The surrounding waters are also ideal for snorkeling, diving and kayaking among the towering limestone mountains.