Here are even more reasons to stop by Bophut Koh Samui.
Wake up your inner speedster at Samui Go Kart.
Frustrated racer? Or perhaps you need to de-stress? One of the places you can visit in Bophut Koh Samui is Samui Go Kart. This is a fun venue for families or even for lone travelers who are looking for something to do other than stopping at the beach. The half kilometer long track is a versatile facility that can accommodate kids & amateurs as well as experienced drivers. More daring individuals who want to experience the speed a la Formula One can have a bit of fun too since Samui Go Kart has 25HP carts that can go up to 125km/hr. Now that’s serious speed! Here you can even ride in tandem and take your tots for a ride. For those who don’t feel like driving, that’s okay too. There is a shaded area where you can chill with some snacks and refreshments while you wait for your racer pals.
Makeover and body indulgences at Sakura Spa
Need a massage or perhaps want to feel pampered on your holiday? Then you must check out Sakura Spa. This is a highly rated wellness center you can visit on your vacation in Bophut Koh Samui. Many of its patrons can’t stop raving about the beautiful beach views which you can enjoy as you are getting your favorite spa treatment or massage. Aside from this, Sakura Spa is also praised for its very professional services and knowledgeable practitioners. Aside from body pampering and massages, they are also popular for their impeccable nail services. If you need to update your nail color or you fancy a new nail art, that’s fine too. A must try from the house is the aloe vera treatment. This is a soothing pack for sunburnt skin. If you have overdone it with the sunbathing and your skin is screaming, tight, and red, check it out. They also offer spa services and massages for couples. This is a good idea for a honeymoon activity or a nice way to treat your loved one to a much-deserved pampering.
Wellness practices and yoga sessions at Yogarden
They say that health is wealth and that’s true. You can be famous, rich, and powerful but you won’t be able to enjoy any of those if you are not in top form. In Koh Samui, many are becoming interested in investing in their health. A recommended stop in Bophut where you can join like-minded individuals on a journey to wellness is Yogarden. This is a peaceful venue that is very much conducive to yoga and meditation. Here you can leave the grind of your daily schedule and de-stress for real. Come here for an invigorating morning yoga session. You will love it for sure.
Yogarden offers a number of different yoga classes. There is pre-natal yoga for expectant moms, restorative yoga, Ashtanga and Mysore Ashtanga. Aside from these, they also have other fitness classes such as Zumba and Pilates.
Aside from fitness, Yogarden also encourages healthy eating. They have a cafe where they serve a lot of raw food. They also have detox programs for people who are interested in cleansing from within.
Cultural and religious immersion at the Big Buddha Temple
Wat Phra Yai or Big Buddha Temple is among the religious landmarks you must see in Koh Samui. Be sure to come visit when you are in Bophut. This temple is a home to a massive statue of Buddha. It is a must see not only because of its massive size and the fact that it is majestically golden. The flight towards the stairs will lead you to the most amazing views of the island. The tranquil Bangrak Beach can be seen from the top, making this temple one of the best Samui viewpoints available. Because it is a place of worship, visitors are expected to be dressed accordingly. To be safe, pack a sarong or a wrap that you can easily use to cover yourself up. The peaceful atmosphere, the intricate design of the temple, and the ways of the worshippers are enough reason to schedule a stop here. You won’t regret it.
Fun and adrenaline rush at Orange Wave Watersports
If you want to try some Koh Samui watersports, you can find some reputable companies in Bophut that offer equipment rentals and lessons in various kinds of water activities. A good one that has professional service and reasonable prices are Orange Wave Watersports. They have jet ski rentals, parasailing, and boat tours. They also have equipment for wakeboard/water ski, fly board, and inflatable boats (donut, sofa, and banana). If you are interested to try several activities, you can avail of their packages which are better deals than paying for each sport individually. Their package 4 which costs 9000 baht already includes 30 minutes jet ski, 15 minutes towable, 20 minutes fly board, 15 minutes parasailing, and 20 minutes of the wakeboard.
Bag amazing souvenirs at Blue Vanilla.
At the Bophut Beach, you can come across shops that are known for their unique merchandise. Blue Vanilla is one of them. This is heaven on Earth for people who love stuff that is one of a kind. You can find beautifully made trinkets and souvenirs that you can take home with you and give to friends and family. From statement coffee mugs to wall accents to handmade jewelry and accessories, you can find the perfect gift for anyone here. They also have local sweets and candies, handicrafts, baskets, and clothing.