After breakfast at the hotel, the rest of the day is free to spend at leisure. Relax on a beach or take part in some optional activities.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Half Day The Local Life Samui (Private)
Be picked up at either 08:30 or 13:30. Spend a half day exploring Koh Samui’s interior, stepping away from the beaches and discovering what life is like in this tropical paradise. Start with a visit to the island’s famous landmarks including the Big Buddha and Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks. Then drive up to Chaweng viewpoint for fabulous views over the coastline and the sea.
Then continue into the island’s centre, visiting a fresh market. Meet with locals who have come to do their daily shopping and learn about the different items for sale. Continue with a walk through a nearby fishing village, getting a chance to observe the daily lives and activities of the fishermen.
Next up is a tour of the Magic Alambic Rum Distillery. See how the island’s famous rum is made and take a sample of the smooth brew. Then move on to another cottage industry. Visit a coconut plantation and see how these abundant fruits are grown, collected and processed for eating and drinking.
Cap off the day with a cool drink at one of the island’s many cafes, providing the perfect opportunity to people watch and reflect on the day’s local excursion.
Time: 08:30 – 13:30 / 13:30 – 18:30
Not operate during Songkran’s festival on 13-14 April
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Full Day Marine Yachting Angthong by the Naga (Join)
Be picked up at 08:30. Explore a tropical paradise in southern Thailand with this Ang Thong National Park tour. Board the M/S Naga, an elegant wooden yacht, and sail from Koh Samui. Cruise across the open sea for 30 kilometres to reach Ang Thong. The ship will weave around the 42 islands of the National Park, stopping often to explore the pristine landscapes. Swim and snorkel in the clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand and see an abundance of colourful tropical fish and vibrant coral. After exploring the underwater wonders, go ashore some of the islands to see their remarkable landscapes. Take short treks through the unspoiled forests for fabulous views of the park’s limestone mountains and beaches. Keep an eye out for exotic wildlife such as monkeys, sea eagles, otters and other unique species.
A highlight of the day is a visit to Emerald Lake on Koh Mae Island. Climb up a winding staircase for views of this stunning green saltwater lake. Continue exploring the island and its stunning beach before returning to the Naga.
Cruise back to Samui in the early evening, watching the sun dip low into the sky as this day in paradise comes to a close. (L)
Time: 08:30 – 18:30
Departure: Tuesdays & Thusdays only (during high season, but if the demand is high enough, another departure day is Sundays.
Join-in tour, a minimum of 2 persons is required.
Angthong National Marine Park is closed on 01 Nov – 15 Dec because of bad weather conditions.
Overnight on Koh Samui.