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Finding Villa Skyfall Samui


Hiring a car is recommended

Samui International Airport
Big Buddha Koh Samui

Big Buddha Beach & Jetty 

Samui International Airport

Choeng Mon Beach

10 mins

10 mins (Ferry to Koh Phangan & Koh Tao)

5 mins

Chaweng Beach
Fisherman's Village
Samui 18 hole Golf Course

Santiburi 18 hole Golf Club

Fisherman's Village

Chaweng Beach

12 mins

15 mins

25 mins

Lamai Beach
Nathon Pier
Nikki Beach

Nikki Beach

Nathon Pier 

Lamai Beach

25 mins

40 mins (Ferry to mainland)

45 mins


Our top 15 picks

1) Ang Thong National Marine Park

Ang Thong National Marine Park

Ang Thong National Marine Park is a pristine archipelago of 42 islands in the Gulf of Thailand.


It features towering limestone mountains, thick jungle, white-sand beaches, waterfalls and hidden coves and lakes to explore.


Within sight of Koh Samui, Ang Thong park is a protected area of more than 100 square kilometres of land and sea. It is home to a rich variety of exotic wildlife and sea creatures.


Snorkelling, hiking, sea kayaking, diving, and simply relaxing are the main activities to enjoy at Ang Thong.

2) Wat Plai Laem

Wat Plai Lam

Wat Plai Laem is a living and active temple, where devotees come daily to pay homage to Guanyin and the Buddha, who is also depicted in a number of statues and murals around the temple.


This is a relatively new temple but the art techniques used in its creation are centuries-old and based on ancient beliefs.


Adding to its feel of tranquillity, the temple is surrounded by a lake, which is teeming with fish.


Visitors who make a donation to the temple are given a bag of food to feed the fish.

3) Namuang Waterfall

Namuang Waterfall

Na Muang Waterfalls, a majestic set of two cascades on Koh Samui, show that the island’s beauty is not limited to its beaches.


Found inland about 12 kilometres south-east of Nathon Bay, the Na Muang falls are reached by taking a walking path from the entrance to the park.


The first waterfall, Na Muang 1, flows down into a pretty natural pool that provides a cool escape from the heat.


About 30 minutes by foot further uphill is the smaller yet equally inviting Na Muang 2.

4) Secret Buddha Garden

Secret Buddha Gardens

Secret Buddha Garden is hidden away high in the hills in Koh Samui's interior, offering majestic views and an unusual collection of statues amid lush jungle surrounds.


The gardens are a creation of an old Samui fruit farmer, Nim Thongsuk, who in 1976 began erecting several statues and temples around his family's verdant land.


The statues depict a number of animals, deities and humans in various poses, including one of Khun Nim himself, in a relaxed position sitting on a rock.


Khun Nim continued to work developing his garden until his death at the age of 91.

5) Mummy Monk at Wat Khunaram

Mummified Monk

Koh Samui’s Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram is an unusual sight yet it offers a unique insight into Buddhist and Thai culture.


The monk Luong Pordaeng died in 1973 in a seated meditative position, and ever since his body has been on display in an upright glass case at the temple.


Remarkably, even more than 30 years on the monk’s body shows little sign of decay.


For some visitors, having a dead man in full view might be a shocking sight, but for Thais it is something to reflect upon and revere.

Not for the faint of heart!

6) EasyKart

Easy Kart

EasyKart is a great way to spend time for thrill seekers of all ages who are visiting Koh Samui. It does not matter if you are a child or an adult as they offer courses that suit everyone’s skill level.


Even for the smaller ones there are double karts available in which an adult can drive alongside their child.


To ride unaccompanied, children should be at least 7 years old. At EasyKart you will find a 500 metre long track that will both challenge and entertain you.


Depending on your age, skill and daredevil level, you have the opportunity to choose from four different type of karts.

7) Elephant Trekking

Elephant Trekking in Samui

Koh Samui offers one of the best tropical rain forest elephant trekking tours.


Travel through exotic coconut groves and wade through the cooling rivers on this amazing journey.


This is by far the most magical way to discover all of Koh Samui’s jungle secrets.







8) Samui Shooting Range

Samui Shooting Range

There aren't many places in the world where a person can walk in off the street, select a weapon of choice, hand over the cash and begin testing your marksmanship. In Thailand you can!

Shooting ranges in general are not a cheap past time, and it is no different here on Samui; prices start from approximately 800 Baht for 10 rounds with a 9 mm pistol up to 1300 Baht for 10 rounds with a shotgun.

For most people this is a once in a lifetime activity and, as mentioned, you would not be able to do this in many countries.


I certainly enjoyed my 10 rounds with a .44 Magnum!

9) Mountain Top Off Roading

Off Road Jungle Safari

There are many options to cover the major tourist attractions in Koh Samui.


Of these, motorcycle tours and jeep safaris are most popular.


The Offroad 4WD Jeep Safari takes you through both popular and lesser known places of the island.


From the beachside Grandmother & Grandfather Rocks to the mountaintop viewpoints, the jeep safari covers it all.




10) Crocodile Shows

Crocodile Farm Show

Attending a crocodile show is one of the most unique things to do in Koh Samui. The Crocodile Farm is home to Siamese crocodiles, caimans, saltwater crocodiles, snakes, lizards, monkeys, and more.


Watch the performers put their hands and face right into the mouth of the crocodiles or play with the fangs of the snakes! Open daily from 10 am - 6pm.

Indicative Show times: 

Crocodile Show 

12 pm - 1 pm, 2 pm - 3 pm, 4 pm - 5 pm

Snake Show 

1 pm - 2 pm, 3 pm - 4 pm, 5 pm - 6 pm

11) Soi Green Mango

Soi Green Mango

Soi Green Mango is Samui's most popular street of bars and entertainment facilities including pool rooms, cabarets and restaurants.


It is situated in the heart of Chaweng and kicks off from 9 pm until the early hours of the morning. The most popular nightclubs include Hush, Sound Club, Green Mango and, more recently, Black. 


It is the home to the cheap drinks, late night parties, loud music and a place to have good times. Soi Green Mango is known for its open air spaces, big dance floors, with multiple bars and wooden bridges over the Mango river. Soi Green Mango offers the perfect combination of contemporary music, exemplary lightings and latest sound systems. A must visit for all party lovers!

12) Santiburi Golf Course

Santiburi 18 hole Golf Course

Santiburi Samui Country Club is a championship golf course landscaped on the hillsides of Samui Island.


Each of the 18 holes on this 6,930 yards, par-72 course has its own unique character and challenges.


From steep uphill and downhill slopes to winding fairways that cut into the coconut forest, to cliffs and mountain creeks, Santiburi Samui Country Club is simply one of the most unique and challenging golf courses built in perfect harmony with its natural settings. 


An early morning tee-off is recommended!

13) Ark Bar

Ark Bar

The newly renovated Ark Bar is almost an institution in Samui! Located right on the beach, in the central area of Chaweng, this beachside hotel resort, restaurant, bar and nightclub describes itself as THE one-stop party destination in the prime holiday destination in Samui Island. 


Live music, performed by local and occasional international DJs, kicks off daily at 12 noon, immediately putting everyone on the beach and in the beachfront pools in party mood!


The restaurants have an impressively thick menu hosting something for everyone’s taste, from western dishes to Thai specialties, spiced according to customers’ preferences. The drinks list counts all the usual suspects regarding beers, soft drinks, and spirits, as well as a great list of excellent cocktails.

14) Big Buddha Temple

Big Buddha Temple

Big Buddha temple sits majestically on a small rocky island outcrop off Koh Samui’s north-eastern corner.Known locally as Wat Phra Yai, its golden, 12-metre seated Buddha statue was built in 1972 and remains one of the island’s most popular attractions.


Set on Koh Faan, Big Buddha temple is reached by a short causeway that connects it to the main island. The Big Buddha can be seen from a distance of several kilometres and is often the first landmark people see when arriving to Samui by air. 


The Big Buddha sits in the Mara posture, with the left hand’s palm up resting on the lap and the right hand facing down, the fingers hanging over the knee and grazing the ground. The pose is a symbol of steadfastness, purity and enlightenment.

15) Aquapark Samui

Aquapark Samui

Aquapark Samui offers children and their parents an exhilarating activity on Chaweng Beach.


Situated approximately 40 metres off the sand in front of Monkey Bay Bar between OZO Chaweng and The Library, Aquapark Samui is made of large inflatable devices that permit a wide range of fun and challenging water activities for the whole family in a safe environment under the supervision of the staff. 


Aquapark Samui is a very pleasant addition to the water activities at hand on Chaweng Beach. It offers everyone the opportunity to have a bit of fun in between sunbathing or jet skiing.


Note that this is fun but particularly exhausting and may be too much of an effort for very young children.

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