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Best things to do in Ko Samui

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“The Big Buddha is one of many Temples located on Koh Samui, literally a 5 minute drive from the villa and close to the great sunset view restaurants the Big Buddha is a great spot to check out mid afternoon then enjoy the sunset on the way home”
67 locals recommend
Flea Market
“The Friday night market is the biggest on the island. Stroll along and check out shops, bars, and restaurants in the area”
100 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Laid back modern open air shopping mall with a cinema and the best grocery store for imported goods on Samui.”
39 locals recommend
Beach
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“Great music venue on the beach with plenty of bars, thumping out great retro music.”
27 locals recommend
Beach
“Chaweng Beach A very busy beach in Samui is Chaweng Beach. This is very popular because of its proximity to the airport and the fact that it is a highly developed area on the island. People come here to experience the local nightlife at the Green Mango Strip and get a taste of yummy Thai dishes. Those are looking for souvenirs to give to friends and family, will love it here as there are a good number of shops where you can buy locally made trinkets and goodies ”
45 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“If you only visit one temple on Ko Samui, make it Wat Plai Laem. The active Buddhist temple boasts several eye-grabbing statues on either side of an ordination hall that appears to float above a pond filled with fish.”
28 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Friday night market is a must! Choice of many great restaurants on the beach ”
38 locals recommend
Spa
“A fun place to indulge the beauty that offers dancers and sun bathers alike”
32 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“One of Samui's oldest clubs, this club is located in the heart of the nightclub scene in Chaweng. ”
27 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“There is one very new, modern and famous shopping mall on Koh Samui: The Central Festival. This mall is located in Chaweng and offers a wide range of diffrent shops for all kind of desires. They have a huge and free parking area.”
24 locals recommend
Bar
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“Coco Tam's is a fun and extremely popular beach bar located just outside of The Wharf Samui. With beanbags on the beach, swing seats at the bar, cabanas, shisha and even a large projector screen, it is the ideal tropical relaxation spot and one of the top nightlife attractions in Fisherman's Village.”
30 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“SECRET GARDEN Secret Garden is hidden on the heights of Taling Ngam, in the middle of nature, in the middle of the jungle and durian plantations. Once you enter this magical place, you are enthralled by these many statues with amazing shapes. They are the creation of a former fruit farmer from Koh Samui, who began his work in 1976, erecting several statues and temples around the green and wild lands of his family. ”
11 locals recommend
Café
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“BEST!!! Viewpoint on the island you dont want to miss, great selection of food, drinks and good service. Up a steep hill so not all taxis will take you there but if you specify 4x4 truck it wont be an issue or simply call the restaurant to pick you up from the bottom of the hill.”
32 locals recommend
Park
“A majestic set of two cascades on Koh Samui, show that the island’s beauty is not limited to its beaches.”
20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Lamai Beach The beach of Lamai is a favorite among tourists who love to try diving as there are good diving schools in the area. This is Koh Samui's second largest beach and is a good choice for family holidays as the prices Here are cheaper as compared to Chaweng. The famous Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks can be found here. One of the frequented attractions in this part of the island is Escapology where you can have fun finding your way in the escape room. ”
15 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Fishermans village is a great spot to visit daytime or night time.There are bars,shops and restaurants and much more in the area,beautiful spots to eatand drink with great views over looking the beach.Every Friday night the market is in fishermans and is not to be missed,whether you want to shop and eat at the stalls,chill on the beach at coco tams or listen to a live regaae band at freedom bar its a great night!!!”
17 locals recommend