Get inked.

There are a number of talented tattoo artists in Koh Samui so if you want to add to your collection of body art or you want to have your first ink, start thinking of the design and take the time to visit some of the local tattoo studios to get it done. For sure it will always remind you of your stay here. A good place to visit is Samui Ink. The artists here are beyond amazing and their designs are among the best on the island. Aside from tattoos, they also do body piercing so if you are into that too, better stop by.

Samui Ink
Address: 195/13 moo 2 Chaweng Road
Amphoe Koh Sa-Mui, Surat Thani, Thailand

Sample exotic food and other bizarre edible treats.

Tourists have always been raving about Thai street food. This is why local staples such as fried spring rolls, mango sticky rice, chicken satay, and pad Thai continue to be popular when you eat in Samui restaurants. But there is more to Thai street food than these wholesome treats. If you have the appetite for the bizarre and are the type to try anything at least once, you can indulge your exotic palate in Koh Samui. If you don’t scare easy and have a stomach made with iron (hopefully) then explore a number of weird local food such as Larb Leuat Neua or raw beef with uncooked blood and Larb Mote Daeng or ant eggs. Are you up for the challenge?

Find your way out of an escape room.

If you love mysteries or you feel like you need a good mental workout, a visit to one of Koh Samui’s escape rooms should do the trick. Escape rooms are popular and are a good means to kill some time whether it is too hot outside or it is raining heavily anyway. To find your way out, you need focus, cunning, and sharp instincts. If you’ve never tried one before, make sure you do when you have your holiday in Samui. Escapade Samui remains to be our favorite. Head there when you feel bored. You will have an amazing time for sure.

Escapade Samui

Address: Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

Enjoy a Samui brunch.

Eating in Samui is truly a joy and a must try is a lavish brunch. If you are not really a morning person and you wake up pretty late for a proper breakfast, brunch is perfect. You can have a buffet brunch at a resort, a picnic brunch by the beach or an all you can brunch aboard a luxury yacht. Most Samui brunches have a good mix of Western breakfast staples and Thai dishes such as green curry and satay. BBQ style brunches are pretty common too.

Catch a shark. For real.

Yes you heard it right. In Samui you can catch a shark or have a photo op with a giant mackerel if you are lucky enough to catch it. Big game fishing is a popular attraction in Samui and the record is becoming more and more impressive. Here it is possible to catch a Barracuda, a huge snapper, and other interesting species of fish you only used to dream about.

Party at the Nikki Beach Club.

The trendiest set gather at the Nikki Beach Club. This is a cool place to chill, people watch, and enjoy great food and refreshing cocktails. It is not the cheapest place to be but if you want to unwind in a nice scenery and relax in a place with a hip party atmosphere, this is where you should head to.

Nikki Beach Club

Address: 96/3 Moo2, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand

Try a fish foot spa.

There are some places locally that offer a unique kind of foot therapy called fish spa. This involves submerging your feet in a tank filled with a special kind of fish. Their job is to attack you literally and zero in for your feet’s dead skin cells. It is oddly relaxing and a little tickely. If you have dry heels, rough calluses or warts, this treatment is a must try. Afterwards, your feet will feel smooth and refreshed. For sure you’d like it if you love pedicures.

Experience Stand Up Paddleboarding at night.

Stand Up Paddleboarding or SUP is one of the popular water sports here. This is an interesting pastime because it can be soothing and relaxing. At the same time, it can also be challenging and competitive. If you have experienced SUP in the past, you can add a twist to your adventure by doing it in the evening. You might think it is scary but it actually is fun since colorful LED lights are used to illuminate the water surface. It’s actually a surreal experience. Try it!

Have a pure gold facial.

Get pampered like a royal and try a novel kind of facial—one that involves real gold. This is a popular kind of treatment that promises glowing skin. Imagine your face being covered with a pure gold sheet. It doesn’t get any more luxurious than that. Get a flawless and even skin that is soft to touch. A wellness center that offers this service is the Eranda Spa. This is one of their bestsellers and if you want to get pampered, their gold facial is something you can avail of.

Eranda Spa Samui

Address: 9/37 Moo 2 Chaweng North Road Koh Samui Surathani Ko Samui District, Thailand

Hunt for bargains.

Koh Samui is a paradise for shoppers and bargain hunters. If you know where to look and get your haggling skills working, it is possible to get amazing deals on local items. Buy handcrafted jewelry, organic soaps, tropical inspired outfits, Thai silk, and even works of art at a reasonable price. If bargains are what you are after, you have greater chances of finding some if you stop by the walking streets. You can find lots of stuff there and if you are charming enough, you can get them at really good prices too. Among the local products we love are organic spa products, beaded jewelry, Thai silver, and Thai pillowcases. We also can’t get enough of Thai wooden crafts because they are durable and unique. They are a must for every home.