You are getting married soon in Koh Samui. Maybe you’d like to take your bridesmaids and your best buddies for one round of memorable all-girls day out. Remember, you would soon be a wife and maybe a mother in like a year or so. This could be one of the few times you can get together as a group, with you still being technically single. Want ideas as to what you can do together on the island? Check these island activities.

Tea Party

We know. Tea parties don’t sound very tropical and they seem well, kinda tame. That’s exactly the point. If you are used to bonding over cocktails or in your room with pizza and your pajamas on, a tea party is a nice way to break the pattern. Call your girlfriends and treat them to a nice afternoon tea gathering. You can enjoy some decadent desserts, have a good dose of tea, and let them give you their best wishes in a classic, ladylike manner just like what they do in the old times—over tea. Forget hen parties and do something unexpected like this. They will love it. You can book for an event like this at KOH Thai Kitchen & Bar at Four Seasons Samui. Price starts at THB 1,250 per head. It’s about double the amount if champagne is included.

KOH Thai Kitchen & Bar Tea Party

Time: 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

Phone: 077 243 000

Private Cruise

If a luxurious water expedition is what you and the girls prefer, maybe you can consider going on a cruise or sailing in Samui. This is a fun way to bond with each other and secure a sunkissed tan for your wedding day. You can schedule a half day tour, go on a sunset cruise or if you have plenty of time, sail away for an overnight adventure and travel across the sea under a velvety sky filled with stars. You can have champagne on board, take selfies, take photos of the scenery and visit Koh Samui’s neighboring islands. You can snorkel and have a nice picnic at a secluded beach as well. Samui Ocean Sports & Yacht Charter offers plenty of cruising and sailing packages.

Samui Ocean Sports & Yacht Charter

Phone: 081 940 1999

Thai Cooking Sessions

If you are tired of the glammed up parties and events you have at home and are looking for a bit domestic in nature, you can invite your bridesmaids to join you in a Thai cooking class. This activity will prepare you for the married life. That is if you want to impress your husband with home cooked meals. Add Thai food on your home menu so you’ll always be reminded of your stay in Koh Samui.

Cooking lessons can be availed in hotels, resorts, and private homes. Most classes are intimate, say 2 to 6 people in one session so you can really be hands on with the activity and be able to focus on the recipes and tips being taught. Most sessions start with a tour of the wet markets where you can get to know the essential ingredients needed to make popular Thai food. If you and your pals want a casual home setting, we recommend Ying’s Thai Cooking Home. The lessons take place in her own house so it is a chance to meet the locals and see what it’s like to cook in a Thai household.

Ying’s Thai Cooking Home

Address: 102/1 Moo 2, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
Phone: 089 524 9039

Island Spa

Preparing for wedding can be exhausting and stressful. Before your big day, invite your friends for a day of spa treatments. Wellness centers and spa salons are all over Koh Samui and there is one for every budget. If you want a splurge type, all out pampering and you are all for the luxurious blissful experience, then head to LUXSA Spa. The name says it all. Their spa treatments are top of the line and their staff are well trained to give only the best therapeutic massages and healing sessions. The ambience here is so relaxing and after the whole thing, you and your buddies will feel refreshed and ready for the big day.

LUXSA Spa

Address: 101 / 28 Moo 1 | Hansar Samui Resort & Spa Hotel, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand

Phone: 077 245 511

Jet-Ski Safari

For friends who are interested to do a lot of sightseeing and would want a comprehensive tour of the island that includes top tourist spots such as the Big Buddha and also secluded beach stops, then you may consider going on a Jet-ski safari. There are a number of Koh Samui tour companies offering this service but you have to make sure that the you only book with a trusted group. Also, be very sure that you read every line in your contract and ask clearly what exactly is covered by  your insurance if you will be paying for one. A leading tour company in Koh Samui is SAMUI explorer. This is among the most highly rated tour providers and their Jet-ski safari is a hit among tourists.

Samui Explorer

Phone: 089 027 3827

Private Pool Party

If you are still jet lagged and don’t feel like going out but you still want to spend some quality time with your favorite women, you can have a pool party right in your own wedding villa. Of course you need an accommodation that has its own private pool that you can use. This is cheaper than taking a cruise and having a luxurious spa party. The best part is that only your rules apply. There’s no itinerary to follow and you can party in your own style at the privacy of your rented island retreat.

Have fun on your pre-wedding celebration with the girls!