Whether it’s your own birthday or your loved one’s, there are plenty of fun ways to celebrate it in Koh Samui. The island is full of promise and will make any event truly memorable.
Take the whole family for a private cruise.
If you love cruising and you have the budget for it anyway, treat yourself (if it is your birthday) and your friends for a special private trip aboard the Red Baron. This yacht is as spectacular as it sounds and it caters to all kinds of special events including birthdays and weddings. Its scarlet sail can be seen from a great distance and currently, it is among the most lavish water vessels on the island. If you fancy seeing the hidden beaches in and out of the island and you wish to snorkel, try their brunch cruise to Koh Phangan. This includes a yummy breakfast and an all-out brunch buffet. Or if you are spending the day with your sweetheart, go for the sunset cruise. This will take you on a ride to Koh Som and includes a lovely dinner and a chance to experience the most breathtaking sunset in the middle of the sea.
Address: Bangrak | “Big Buddha” Pier, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Have a theme party in your Koh Samui villa.
Oh the beauty of having a luxury private accommodation! If your place is big enough for your group and has the amenities you are looking for in an event venue such as a private pool, veranda, spacious dining tables, and an outdoor grill, then just have your birthday or your friend’s or loved one’s birthday right at your place. Make it extra fun by turning it into a theme party where everyone has to wear costumes. You can make the swimming pool the focal point of the gathering. You can play your music of choice, cook your own food (or have it delivered or catered), and party in your own style. You can arrange for a snow cones station (just have shaved ice and syrups ready) or set up the grill for non-stop supply of burgers and grilled hot dogs. Basically, any party is possible, as long as you have the space for it.
If you happen to have a beachfront rental, then you have even more options. You can have a sunset picnic by the beach or a Hawaiian luau style party, complete with the grass skirts, and fragrant lei’s. Then again, if a theme party is not your thing, just have a casual gathering by the beach with pizzas and beers. That will work too.
Have a Japanese feast at Kobori Japanese Restaurant.
For those who prefer dining out for a birthday treat, you can choose among the many Koh Samui restaurants as your venue. If Japanese cuisine is your thing, make a reservation at the Kobori Japanese Restaurant. This is an ideal setting for a birthday since the food is good, reasonably priced, and the ambience is very fun and casual. Diners who have their birthday here have a great time because the place would really make a big deal out of it—with the banners, costumes, and lots of cheers. Their restaurant in Nathon has impressive sunset views although they also have a branch in Maenam. Among the best on their menu are their Deluxe sushi set, salmon roll, beef teppanyaki, takoyaki, and of course, their sashimi. Kobori also serves the tastiest hot pot dishes and matcha ice cream.
Go for a seafood fare at Mit Samui.
If you happen to be in Chaweng and you want a lot of seafood on your special day, then gather the group and dine at Mit Samui. Its casual ambience makes it a family favorite and with so many dishes to choose from, for sure you will find something you will enjoy. There is nothing fancy about the place. However, if you are looking for fresh and quality seafood for a good price, Mit Samui will impress you. The service is quick and the crowd is a good mix of locals and tourists. Here you can get excellent lobster, crab, prawns, and a wide variety of fishes. Some of the dishes you must try are oysters, deep fried snapper in sweet & sour sauce, deep fried fish with green mango salad, stir fried crab with chili paste, and prawns with garlic. Make sure to get plenty of rice too to go with your seafood dishes.
Address: 184/27 Moo 2, Chaweng Seafood Center, Chaweng
Phone: +66 (0)89 727 2034
Book for an all-day safari tour.
Another way to celebrate a birthday is going outdoors on a full day safari trip all around Koh Samui. If you love to get to know the island and bond with the whole family at the same time, this is an idea you can consider. Safari tours like this are actually more convenient and hassle free than touring the island freestyle. Usually the tour company arranges for hotel transfers and includes food on the program. So basically you won’t have to think about anything else.
Make it just about you at a spa retreat.
If you are the celebrator, sometimes the best gift you can give to yourself is quality time alone. Book for a special me time at a luxury spa retreat and make your birthday just all about you. Pamper yourself with one of a kind indulgences such as a coffee body scrub, herbal bath, gold leaf facial, and treatment for the hands and nails. Sure you will splurge a bit to avail numerous treatments but you only have your day once a year so spend away. Apart from having beauty and skin sessions, you can also book an overnight stay at a spa retreat of your choice to really have the day all to yourself. Of course, you can treat your friends and family before or after your appointment.
Whether you want to have a simple birthday meal or you want to splurge in a particular Koh Samui activity, you will surely have a great time celebrating your birthday be it alone or with your favorite people.