It is more commercial than other parts of Thailand. It is definitely worth a visit, but expect the prices to be higher than other places. There are many great restaurants and bars there. Including bars that play live music if you are in need of some relaxing downtime.
- Visit the Elephant Waterpark
My brother and I were looking for things to do in Koh Samui and we found a waterpark that was not far from where we were staying. So we decided to check it out. Even though it is relatively small for a waterpark, you can have a great time there.
- Visit the Na Muang waterfall
We hired a taxi to take out there, and the man waited around until we were finished. If you do not do this, then you will be stuck there with no way back. It is so beautiful, and there are market stalls that are worth visiting. I bought a tiny jade elephant for my mother there.
- Feed the elephants
At the waterfall you can get the opportunity to feed the elephants. But make sure that you do not ride them. When I went there was a baby elephant and the owners had placed a chain around its leg to get it used to it. It was not attached to anything, but the adult elephant was chained.
It is quite easy to fly in and out of Koh Samui, and it is situated in a great place to give you access to other islands. Therefore it is a great place to keep in mind if you are thinking about heading to different islands in Thailand.
- Visit the Big Buddha
This is such a great historical site. The architecture is wonderful. It is a great place for a day out, too. You are able to get blessed by a monk there as well for a donation. I have always found Buddhism fascinating, and so for me it was a really interesting place to visit. It is also free.
- The food
There are so many great places to eat here. One of the most impressive was a fourteen year old girl who served us, and then went on to cook one of the best meals that we had. I love Thai food, and you can eat really well in a lot of restaurants for relatively cheap.
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