Koh Mudsum, also known as Koh Matsum, is a small island to the South of Koh Samui. There is only a single restaurant on the island, so don't go expecting energetic beach bars. Instead, be ready for lovely white sand beaches and more great scenery.
A short boat ride away from Ko Samui, the Ang Thong National Marine Park is a group of islands home to some exotic and varied species of wildlife and marine life. It has a number of watersports available for the adventure enthusiast, with the most popular sport being diving. Always check your instructor for proper licenses and certification before going underwater. A visit to the Ko Mae Ko or the Mother Island is another must-do activity when at the Ang Thong National Marine Park.
Known For : Hin Wong Bay Koh Nang Yuang Island Viewpoint Yaai Mae and Taa Tao Spirit rocks
Koh Tao is an island in the Chumphon Archipelago group of islands in the southeastern part of Thailand. It has some of the best and cheapest diving spots in the world. On one hand, it has a proud and vibrant local culture, and on the other, has a relaxing atmosphere and an exciting night life.
Best Time: December to September
Known For : Full Moon Party Thong Sala Night Market Yang Na Nai Tree
Koh Pha Ngan is an island that is part of the Chumphon Archipelago, located between the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Tao. It being world famous for its full moon parties on Haad Rin, usually the rest of the time the island remains half empty. But Koh Pha Ngan is so much more than just parties. This vast inland jungle is very peaceful and it's serene bays can be just as beautiful for families and backpackers.
Best Time: June to September, December to February
Koh Taen is a tiny island on the southern tip of Koh Samui. It is quite isolated compared to the other island nearby and is an excellent place for visitors who love nature and want some peace. Long deserted beaches and the lack of too many activities make it the perfect place to lay back and relax.
One of the more famous attractions, Hat Lamai is home to unusual, yet amazing natural rock formations. Situated in a perfect location, it presents you with the best of the nature's beauty! With lovely turquoise beaches, buzzling downtown atmosphere, growing Thai-style nightlife, and a dose of delicious food - Hat Lamai is designed for one and all!
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Some people might call the waterfall and surrounding areas over commercialised but consider visiting if you want to experience a tradition which has been followed for a long time - visiting the waterfall adn eating the papaya salad with sticky rice. The waterfall in itself is a humble sight on display.
Chewang Beach offers you the best of both worlds - white sands, soft waves and palm trees that sway gently in alluring winds that blow here, inviting you to just relax on one side or engage in varied beach activities, defining the word fun to the very end! Over all, it? a place where people of all ages can enjoy the vibes of the place!
Koh Nan Yuang is an island with a unique topography, composed of three small parts of the land, connected by a sandbar. It is advisable to go early morning to Nang Yuang as the crowd infiltrates this place 9:30 am onwards. The Nang Yuang beach is full of coral bits and reefs, so itÍs a little uncomfortable. Instead, climbing the hill to reach the pier viewpoint at the top is a fantastic idea. It is enough to spend half a day here, instead of staying overnight at the Nang Yuang resort, the only one on the island.
Which day trip from Koh Samui was your favourite? Have you been to any of the day trips mentioned above? Let us know in the comments below!