Koh Samui is the third-largest island in Thailand that welcomes over 1.5 million visitors annually year. Most of the family would like to visit Koh Samui in their holiday, not because of its’ white sands and beautiful corral, but also many attractions and exciting things to do for every tourist on the island. If you are planning to travel to Koh Samui next time and would like to find the best things to do with your kids here. You can refer to some tips below to create a perfect trip with your family in Koh Samui, Thailand.
1. Ang Thong National Marine Park
Ang Thong National Marine Park, established in 1980, near the Koh Samui island which covers an area of more than 80% of the entire archipelago included towering limestone mountains, thick jungle, white-sand beaches, waterfalls, and hidden coves and lakes to explore. All in one with a trip to this National Marine Park for a bunch of activities on the water such as Snorkelling, hiking, sea kayaking, diving, or simply relaxing for your whole family. If your kids are able to do climb up to the top of the mountain with you, your family should spend time going up on the viewpoint to see a splendid natural spectacle of this marine paradise!
2. Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan
It will be an omission if you are traveling to Koh Samui and haven’t been to visit Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan at least one time. Making a trip to visit these two small and peaceful islands is quite suitable for a family vacation. If your kids are able to snorkel with you, this tour is the best choice for your family since you can snorkel to explore the shallow reefs of one of Thailand’s best snorkeling spots. Otherwise, if you simply only need a quiet place to relax and enjoy the fresh air with your love ones, you also can sit beside the drink for chill out while your kids strolling to the sandbanks between islands and exploring by themselves.
3. High Park Samui
High Park Samui is quite suitable for the family with young kids but naughty or active children. If you worry that your kids are still young to enjoy some outdoor activities like snorkeling, kayak, or diving, you can bring them to High Park Samui for the best and most thrilling water slide experience in Thailand. Set among the panoramic views of the mountainous terrains, white sand beaches, and lush greeneries stretching across the paradise-like island, High Park Samui has many fun things for everyone to do with family or friend, from the world-class water slides, infinity pool alongside to their signature restaurant and bar. You can spend the entire day here for all activities with your family!
4. Koh Samui Indoor Skydiving
Koh Samui has not only have water activities as same as other tourism islands but also have some adrenaline activity that you can do in the sky. This is not a joke! Your kids can try skydiving in an extremely safe environment when joining in Indoor Skydiving at Koh Samui. This is one of a chance to test your kids’ brave with defy gravity and be literally blown away by the wind at a speed of 200km per hour inside the modern facilities. You also can enjoy this together with your children for an amazing skydiving experience. There are professional instructors on-site to assist you every step of the way, you can seek advice from them if this is your first time!
5. Go Karting Experience
If the sky activity is not enough for your family, here you are, the go-karting experience is waiting for you in Koh Samui. This activity is suitable for both adults and kids from 7 years old above. They also can provide the kid kart for children aged 7-12 and 130cm+ in height, for those who from aged 12+ and 140cm+ in height, the regular kart will be provided to you. Double Seater Kart also available but only applies for both two participants from 18 years old above. To be easy for your experience, you and your kids should wear sports shoes when joining in this activity, otherwise, you may rent them on-site with an additional fee. Let’s take the tournament with your kids at the racing road with go-karting in Koh Samui!
6. Skyhawk Adventure
Adventure zipline is one of the favorite activities for most of the visitors at Koh Samui while they can zip through the jungle and see the view of beautiful natural wonders in a different way. Since your family is here, you should try this experience too! The activity is quite suitable for kids from 6 years old above that it is really safe and the ultimate thrill for those who prefer to do things is out of your limit. They have many incredible lines according to many levels from low to high and you can play it in your ability. However, it is strange that when you can pass one level, you really want to challenge the next one and keep continue. The staff on-site can speak a little English and sometimes they like to tease and scare us but just for fun only.
7. Koh Samui Off-Road ATV Tours
If your family doesn’t want to explore the island by feet with hiking or climbing, you can consider booking a trip with riding ATV quad bikes. This tour also will guide you go through most of the popular places in Koh Samui but in a unique way. It is really convenient for the best experience with your kids since the rule is quite easy that they allow kids from 11 years old above can drive ATV/UTV, otherwise, the kids below 11 years old can accompany their parent on the ATV (single rider) for free. You only need to pay the lunch fee for them. Don’t miss this wonderful activity if conquer the challenge is one of your family favorites!
8. Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
While you are traveling to the country that the elephants are associated with their culture and tradition, you should make a trip to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Koh Samui for an amazing experience. This is one of a chance for your kids to learn and understand about these adorable animals. The instructors will let you know any information about the giants of the wild in their natural home and give you a time to interact with the elephants. You kids can touch, feeding, and bath with the elephants as they wish. On the other hand, you need to prepare some extra clothes, a bathing suit, and sunscreen for your kids to prevent the light of the sun.
9. Big Buddha Temple
Don’t just engrossed with outdoors and thrilling activities, in Koh Samui still have many things to do for sightseeing and visiting. You can make a tour around Koh Samui city to visit some of the most popular places downtown such as the Big Buddha Temple – one of the holiest places for Buddhism Thailand. The Temple sits on a small rocky island off Koh Samui’s northeastern corner with the seated Buddha statue height 12 meters, which can be seen at a distance of several kilometers and is often the first landmark people see when arriving in Samui by air. This is a complex temple with the Buddha statue in the middle connect two areas by the staircase among that you need to step up if you really want to admire the greatness of the statue in close distance. You can book a day tour to visit other places such as Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks, Nam Tok Na Muang 2, or Pra Buddha Teepangkorn with the transfer include is quite convenient when you travel with kids.
10. Afternoon Tea Break at Banyan Tree Samui
After a day with many activities in Koh Samui, you will like a time to relax and enjoy your tea break at Banyan Tree Samui when you can see an unprecedented view of the Gulf of Thailand through the windows. Let’s calm down your kids after many challenges in the park and beach with a set of sweet cakes and sweet drink for a relaxing afternoon. This is just an afternoon tea set, so, the best time for your family to enjoy this should be from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm that your kids could not be too full after the tea break and ideal for the dinner later at 7:00 pm. Book a reservation and enjoy the stunning view around with the delicious foods by your side.
Koh Samui is one of the largest islands in Thailand that attract many tourists every year. This island is quite suitable for a family vacation that it provides many best thing to do with kids. If you would like to create the best trip for your kids, you can refer to all those activities above which is great for a trip from 3-7 days in Koh Samui.