Top things to do in Ko Samui

Top Choice Waterfall in Hat Lamai & the Southeast

Na Muang Waterfalls

Spilling down from the island's highest points, these two waterfalls – close to each other – are lovely when in full spate, pouring frigid water into rock pools and gushing down towards the blue sea. The larger of t…
Top Choice Fusion in Bo Phut & the Northeast

Dining on the Rocks

At the isolated Six Senses Samui, the island's ultimate dining experience takes place on nine cantilevered verandahs yawning over the gulf. After sunset (and wine), guests feel like they’re dining on a barge set adr…
Top Choice Seafood in Ko Samui

Five Islands

Five Islands offers a unique (yet pricey) eating experience. First, a long-tail boat (tours for two including meal 7500B to 9250B) will take you out into the turquoise sea to visit the haunting Five Sister Islands w…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Mae Nam & the North Coast

View Top

For the best views over the island, take your scooter up to the View Top past the Mae Nam Viewpoint. There are some pretty steep switchbacks on the way up near the top, but you'll be rewarded with some stunning view…
Top Choice Italian in Mae Nam & the North Coast

Pepenero

Pepenero continues to cause a stir on Ko Samui, moving to this more accessible Mae Nam location. What this excellent and neatly designed Italian restaurant lacks in views is more than made up for by a terrific menu …
Top Choice International in Mae Nam & the North Coast

Farmer

Magically set in front of a photogenic rice field with green hills in the distance, fantastic Farmer – within the boutique resort of the same name – is a choice selection, especially when the candlelight flickers on…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Bo Phut & the Northeast

Wat Plai Laem

The most arresting statue on the island is the thousand-arm Kwan Im (the Buddhist bodhisattva of compassion), displayed with 18 arms, in a fan arrangement at this recently built, stunning temple. Perched on an islan…
Top Choice Village in Bo Phut & the Northeast

Fisherman's Village

This concentration of narrow Chinese shophouses in Bo Phut has been transformed into some trendy (and often midrange) boutique hotels, eateries, cafes and bars. The accompanying beach, particularly the eastern part,…
Top Choice Area in Hat Lamai & the Southeast

Ban Hua Thanon

Just south of Hat Lamai, Hua Thanon is full of photo ops and home to a vibrant Muslim community; its anchorage of high-bowed fishing vessels by the almost deserted beach through the palm trees at the end of the comm…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Hat Lamai & the Southeast

Wat Racha Thammaram

This temple (the name means Snake Stone Temple) on the south side of Rte 4169 has a recently built red-clay temple hall, decorated with a fascinating display of bas-relief designs and statues. It's an astonishing si…