Many couples from all over the world prefer to spend honeymoon in Koh Samui. The island offers stunning beaches, luxurious resorts, and a wide range of activities to keep couples entertained.
There are plenty of romantic places to visit in Koh Samui, from secluded beaches to idyllic waterfalls. And, if you’re looking for things to do on your honeymoon in Koh Samui, there’s no shortage of options either. Whether you want to enjoy a romantic dinner on the beach or go exploring the island’s many landmarks and attractions, there’s something for everyone.
Here is the ultimate guide for couples planning to spend their honeynoom in Koh Samui; check the list of the best things to do and places to visit, find other important details that will help to plan ideal vacation.
1. Discover Samui beaches
Koh Samui’s beaches are among the most beautiful in Thailand. And, what could be more romantic than taking a leisurely stroll along the shore, hand-in-hand with your loved one? There are plenty of gorgeous beaches to choose from, but the choice of many tourists are Lamai and Chaweng beaches.
With its white sand and turquoise waters, it’s the perfect spot for a romantic walk. There are plenty of water activities to choose from, so you can enjoy snorkeling, kayaking depending on the season and weather conditions.
2. Enjoy dinner at a luxury resort
There are plenty of luxurious resorts dotted around Koh Samui, so why not treat yourselves to a special honeymoon dinner at one of them? Many of these resorts have their own private beaches, making them the perfect place to enjoy a romantic meal with your partner.
If you’re not a hotel guest, then be prepared to pay literally for everything, for example, for a sunbed.
Check all the luxury resorts in Koh Samui on TripAdvisor.
3. Visit the Big Buddha Temple
Big Buddha Temple is one of Koh Samui’s most popular attractions. And, it’s easy to see why – the 12-metre high statue is simply impressive. It’s also a very peaceful and spiritual place, making it ideal for a romantic visit. It’s a great place for making cool pictures about your trip to Koh Samui.
At the same time you should remember that this Thai Buddhist temple is a religious place, which means that appropriate dressing is a must. Your knees and shoulders should be covered, otherwise monks will not allow you to enter.
- Address: H3C5+7XV, Tambon Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Working hours: 7am-6.30pm
- Entrance fee: Free
You can visit this temple on your own, or join groud tour and admire Koh Samui temples like Wat Phra Yai (Big Golden Buddha), Wat Plai Laem and many other Koh Samui landmarks. Click here to make your reservation.
4. Go on a sunset cruise
Koh Samui offers some of the most beautiful sunsets in Thailand. And, what could be more romantic than watching the sun goes down over the horizon with your loved one during honeymoon in Koh Samui? There are plenty of sunset cruises available, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view.
If you would like to meet the sunset in more active way, then you can choose cruise with kayaking or snorkeling included, or choose the one that includes the visit to the nearest islands.
If you would like to join semi-private crusie, visit Ang Thong Marine Park, try snorkeling and of course enjoy lunch and soft drinks, click here to make your reservation.
5. Get a couples massage
A couples massage is the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate on your honeymoon. And, there are plenty of places to choose from on Koh Samui. We recommend the Banyan Tree Spa, where you can enjoy a traditional Thai massage in a serene setting.
6. Visit Ang Thong Marine Park
Ang Thong Marine Park is an archipelago of 42 islands, located just off the coast of Koh Samui. It’s a beautiful place to explore, with its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and lush vegetation.
There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained, including kayaking, snorkelling and hiking. There is a secret lagoon that is worth to discover, monkeys that will an eye on you during your hiking.
- Address: Ang Thong, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
- Working hours: 24 hours
- Entrance fee: 200 BHT for foreigners
If you would like to visit Ang Thong Marine Park, enjoy snorkeling and boat ride, click here to make your reservation and join the tour.
7. Hike to the top of Temple Peak Viewpoint of Koh Samui
If you’re a fun of hiking and looking for great views, then you should explore Wat Teepangkorn and surroundings. The viewpoint on its summit is one of the best lookout points on Koh Samui. Your journey to the top will take about 5 hours to complete, but it’s worth it for the stunning panoramic views.
Once you reach the summit, you can sit back and enjoy the view with your partner. If hiking is not for you, there plenty of other viewpoints that don’t require a lot of efforts to reach.
Or you can join Koh Samui Jungle tour, visit this amazing viewpoint, elephant sanctuary and many other iconic places and of course take plenty of photos. Click here to get more info about the tour and make your reservation.
8. Take a cooking class together
One of the best things about honeymoon in Koh Samui is being able to learn how to cook traditional Thai food. And, what could be more romantic than sharing a cooking experience with your partner?
There are plenty of cooking classes available on Koh Samui, so you can learn how to make all your favourite dishes.
9. Go hiking at Hin Lat Waterfall
Hin Lad Waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls on Koh Samui. And, it’s also a great spot for hiking and making plenty of cool pictures. This place is one of the most visited on Koh Samui during rainy season. Once you’re done exploring this waterfall you can refresh yourself in natural pools.
Don’t miss an opportunity to visit temple Namtok Hin Lat, located very close to the place. Don’t forget to be respectful and dress appropriately.
- Location: GXC8+FPM, Tambon Ang Thong, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
- Entrance fee: Free
10. Watch the sunrise at Wat Plai Laem
Wat Plai Laem is a beautiful temple, located on the north coast of Koh Samui island. It’s also the perfect place to watch the sunrise, so make sure you head down there early in the morning.
Once you’ve seen the sun come up, you can explore the temple and its grounds. It’s a great place to see how Chinese and Thai cultures are connected.
This temple is an active one, so behave and dress accordingly. The lake around the temple is full of fish that you can feed. You can also make a donation to the temple, even though the entrance is free.
- Address: Wat Plai Laem, Road 4171, Thailand, Thailand
- Working hours: 6am-6pm
Be sure to also check our guide on the most mesmerizing Koh Samui temples.
11. Dive at one of the best locations near Koh Samui
There plenty of water activities you can enjoy during honeymoon in Koh Samui. One of the reasons many tourists come here is diverse underwater world and a lot of dive spots. Your previous dive experience doesn’t matter, you can easily find proper locations for any levels, starting from beginners to advanced divers. On of the best locations for diving in Koh Samui is Ko Tao.
If you would like to enjoy diving experience at Ko Tao in Koh Samui, you can reserve a lesson with an experienced instructor. Click here to make your reservation. No previous diving experience is required for this activity.
12. Meet, feed and care the elephants
It’s up to you to choose the way you want to watch elephants in Thailand, but we stand for the most ethical way. During many years one of the most popular activities in Thailand was elephant riding. Nowadays, there are still a lot of places offering this experience, but we recommend you to interact with these creatures in a bit different way. For example, visit one of the sanctuaries, but the real ones, where you can feed elephants, learn about them and take care.
If you would like to visit Elephant Kingdom Sanctuary in Koh Samui, you can join half-day tour with hotel pick-up and lunch. Click here to get more info about the tour and make your reservation.