For most people making a trip to Koh Samui, the primary attractions are the beaches. However, many have been a little over-developed, so it’s worth exploring a little further afield for some peace and quiet. Head for Choengmon Beach, which still retains a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere, or Mae Nam Beach in the north of the island, which is perfect for lazy swims and sunbathing.
If you’re a fan of Thai food but need a little professional instruction, the Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts runs daily classes in Thai cooking, and fruit carving. The more adventurous can try kiteboarding or scuba diving, while families can head to the various parks and zoos across the island such as The Samui Aquarium & Tiger Zoo.