Koh Samui offers an abundance of sports and leisure activities both on land and in the waters environnantes.Certains visitors come to Samui only for relaxing and lazing on the beach fits perfectly with that plan. Others may have an agenda quite different, with sport as their goal for a holiday full of activity. But whatever their reasons are for visiting the island, Samui can offer activities to suit all visitors.
If you come for a relaxing holiday and you were Lazing on the beach for a few days, but now looking for something a little more energetic to take some of your free time and Samui can offer a variety of water sports. There is the new most popular sport of SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boarding) that works on core strength and is a great way to surf small waves of Samui. Then there is kite surfing gives you the chance to actually fly over the waves. There are schools on the island offering courses in both sports.
Kayaking, meanwhile, is a gentle way to explore the waters and beaches around Samui and the basics are very easy.There are also excursions to nearby islands, the Angthong National Marine Park being the most popular and the closest. Underwater, there are plenty of exploration to do as well with snorkeling, diving, and the new craze of a beach. Who knows, you might be lucky and come across a dolphin or a whale shark – both are native to the area.
If you prefer to get away from the beach and have a look inland, you can explore the jungle and the greenery of the island. If you ever think you see flying through the treetops, then you can do it with the zip line, or if you have always wanted to ride an elephant then now is your chance. There are also jungle treks that take you into the mountains where you can explore the beautiful waterfalls of the island and its tropical forests. There are some amazing views with bird’s eye views all along the coast line. The elephant rides and hikes certainly make for a family holiday.
If you are interested, there are several training camps of Muay Thai, which give you the basics of the sport and a rigorous work-out. Yoga is extremely popular on Samui with a variety of types offered in many schools of the island, so it is related to one that matches your level or preference. Some spas and hotels have their own yoga instructors that you can rent for an hour or for a lesson privée.Certains spas also offer courses on the beach if customers wish to participate. The ancient Korean martial art Taekwondo is also proving to be extremely popular with children around the island and there are schools in most cities now.
Or maybe you love to dance and would like a few lessons from a professional? You can find dance classes for adults and children in areas such as salsa, tango, jazz, modern dance and contemporary, and there is also the ballet for children.You can also find salsa evenings in dance clubs were simply join the night and let your hair down.
When it comes to learning, many choose to spend half a day in a Thai cooking school to take a little taste of Thai cuisine at home with them. It is a great way to become familiar with Thai herbs, vegetables and fruits and exotic combinations that make up the single spicy Thai cuisine.
Golf is a popular and timeless sport for golfers. There are three courses to enjoy the island, all in the beautiful green landscape of the interior of the island. Or if you want just perfect that swing then there are also a couple of driving ranges.
Cycling is also popular and there are mountain bikes for rent around Samui. They can be a great way to see places that otherwise you would miss, and you can trek to the interior of the island, with its wonderful and lush landscapes.
Or you can just browse through the streets and around the villages to meet the locals and maybe come across some hidden temples and shrines. For a more robust form of cycling, there is always the quad.
If you have children, you can take karting or bowling, or for a water park and entertain for a few hours, and who knows maybe you find yourself joining in too. Or maybe you want to visit the one of the local attractions that are some of the animals and native birds and its marine life, reptiles, snakes and crocodiles in Thailand?
So when you have tired of lazing on the white sandy beach, and there are still many things to keep you busy, no matter how young or old you are, or where your interests lie. For a small island, Samui has powerful punch when it comes to sports and activities.