Koh Samui is ideal if you’re looking for a picture-perfect, otherworldly experience on your honeymoon in Thailand. Rest assured it is definitely a change from the busy pace of Bangkok. The second largest island of the country lies in the Gulf of Thailand near the Kra Isthmus, and is supposed to have the highest density of tropical fish species living in its waters. Everywhere you turn, you are greeted with panoramic views of the emerald green sea in all its grandeur. With beautiful beaches, a warm tropical breeze, delicious food and several opportunities for romance and adventure (read: full moon parties!), the island has everything you would want on a wonderful honeymoon. Also close to Koh Samui are other smaller islands that are wonders of nature in their own right.
If you’re looking to go to Koh Samui for your honeymoon, here are some things you shouldn’t miss:
Things to do in Koh Samui on your honeymoon:
Sailing in Samui
What better way to start a honeymoon than to watch the glorious sunset from a cruise ship overlooking the magical Koh Samui waters? A sailing tour in Samui is a wonderful experience that has to be a part of your honeymoon itinerary. A typical tour takes you through the beautiful, vibrant coastlines of Samui and is inclusive of a buffet dinner and on board entertainment.
Snorkelling and Scuba Diving
The azure waters around Koh Samui are famous for having some of the best dive sites in the world. The volcanic rock of the islands is perfectly conducive to coral formation, and the pristine ocean is home to some of the most exotic marine life on earth. Scuba diving and snorkelling in and around Koh Samui are super cool adventure activities that you can indulge in with your lover. Koh Wao, Coral Cove, Chaweng Beach, Koh Phangan and the Angthong National Marine Park are some of the best diving spots in Koh Samui.
It can be said that ladyboy cabarets are somewhat a modern tradition in Thailand, and particularly in Koh Samui. Put simply, cabarets in Koh Samui are a cross between a musical, a circus and a dance party where you can let your hair down. The erotic and highly entertaining cabarets are not to be missed when you are in town for a honeymoon. The shows at Paris Follies Cabaret and Starz Cabaret on the Chaweng Beach are especially popular.
Night Market Fun
The walking street markets in busy Koh Samui are a major draw for visitors here – with an impressive, diverse selection of dining and shopping experiences on the island. You are also allowed to haggle – although the prices are generally low, you’ll find. These great nighttime spots are such a fun time for the whole gang! The shops lining the tiny streets sell everything from curios, hand loom, furniture, shoes, bags, jewellery, souvenirs and so much more. Alongside the little shops are fittingly quaint roadside eateries that make your mouth water with the heavenly scents wafting around you in the cool evening air. There is always a bar around the corner and many other cool attractions like street performers and live music. Night markets resemble giant open air parties that should not be missed. Some of the best ones in Koh Samui are the Elephant Walk, Chaweng Night Market, Fisherman’s Village and Lamai Night Plaza.
Hin Ta and Hin Yai
If you are looking for a mind blowing landscape to profess your love to your significant other then look no further than the Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks in Koh Samui. These giant rocks are located on the dreamy Lamai beach. Their names literally translate to grandmother rock and grandfather rock. The reason for this is their peculiar shape – they are naturally shaped like the male and female human genitalia. Enough symbolism for your honeymoon trip?
Na Muang Waterfalls
Getting to the Na Muang waterfalls is an adventure in itself. You have to complete a short trek inland into the dense forests of Koh Samui to reach the Muang 1 waterfall – a cascading shower of pristine water that fills up a swimming friendly pool that is a delight to dip into. Muang 2 uis located only a five minute hike from Muang 1. Together, the two Muang waterfalls are a great romantic nature trail for couples on their honeymoon.
There is no better way to relax after a hard day of hiking than luxuriating in a legendary Thai spa treatment at one of the many well known spa resorts in Koh Samui. A romantic session of spa and massage will rejuvenate you and your partner and get you ready for another fun filled day out in nature’s lap. Some of the best spa therapy spots in Koh Samui are the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary, Tamarind Springs Forest Spa and LUXSA Spa.
When in Koh Samui, you can’t help but want to bum around on its exquisite beaches. You are in one of the most spectacular beach towns in the world, and you must make the most of it. Koh Samui’s beautiful beaches like Chaweng and Lamai are perfect for a swim, sunbathing, a romantic stroll watching the sunset. For an adrenaline rush, there’s always fun water sports and water scooters awaiting you. In the cool evenings, make your way over to one of the many seaside shacks that have an amazing party vibe, fresh seafood and delicious beverages.
You’ll see exactly why Koh Samui is pretty perfect for a great honeymoon. Soak it all in and get ready to make the memories of a lifetime! This gorgeous island in the Gulf of Thailand is dotted with tranquil, romantic beaches, luxurious resorts, places to eat and many idyllic venues for a perfect couples’ escape. Fret not if you don’t get to experience it all – we’re betting you will back here to celebrate your second honeymoon! Get in touch with TripFactory for assistance with a tailor-made Koh Samui honeymoon itinerary.
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