Nature & parks in Ko Samui

Top Parks & Nature Attractions in Ko Samui, Thailand

Nature & Parks in Ko Samui

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  • curioustravellerxyz
    London, UK34 contributions
    This was one of the highlights of our stay in Koh Samui. We booked a speed boat tour, with RS Ruangsri Samui Speed Boat Tour, through our hotel. It was easy, we were picked up around 7am. Drive around Samui picking up other people. Had breakfast and a briefing around 8.30 and by about 9am we were on the boat and on our way.

    The boat takes about an hour perhaps. It was quite busy but not a problem. When you arrive at the park you can see that the journey was worth it.

    The snorkelling spot was OK. Nice and deep but we didn’t see many fish. It was however quite chaotic getting off the boat and into the water with my 11 year old daughter but it was worth it.

    We stopped at a couple of places, it was all stunning, breathtaking. Eventually we stopped off for lunch which was average rice and chicken but the setting was amazing.

    The point where you can go up the viewpoint we decided not to bother as it was extremely hot, even in August and instead we spent well over an hour just floating around in the blissful settings. The water is crystal clear and as warm as a bath. The backdrop of icon and inspiring. We too a LOT of selfies. We are pleased we stayed in the water it felt extremely special to us.

    We then went kayaking, which to be honest wasn’t needed. The tour over ran by about an hour. My daughter fell fast asleep on the boat back as did many other people. At the end of the day there was clapping for the crew etc. it was a really special and worthwhile trip.

    It costs about 2,000 baht each. So on the cheaper side. It was a bit chaotic at times but the memories were for a lifetime. Highly recommended.

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    Written 25 January 2024
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  • KittyB
    6 contributions
    This is a must do experience in Koh Samui. They have two sanctuaries. I’ve been to both and both are excellent. The newest one is larger and the setting more beautiful in the hinterlands of KS, but was still only 20 minutes from our hotel. The tour, elephant feeding, information, lunch and people were all excellent! You won’t regret it! Worth every penny plus you’re helping to save elephants from abuse and hard labour ♥️
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • xx y
    6 contributions
    It’s similar as Chaweng beach but shorter . Sand and wave and color of the water are decent . You could think it’s a smaller size Chaweng beach but with also a smaller size shopping area along the main street.
    Written 27 December 2023
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  • Hollie
    Edinburgh, UK2 contributions
    Beautiful beach with clear water but be careful of sea lice !!! I noticed when i came home i had a rash and it was from sea lice so just be careful when in the water.
    Written 28 September 2023
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  • Sanja L
    4 contributions
    I walked almost the whole distance from one end of the beach to the other, making several stops for a swim.
    Beautiful and clean beach, not busy at all. Very relaxing and with possibilities to find a shadow under a coconut tree.
    Written 16 August 2023
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  • NamFahBluewaterworld
    Surin, Thailand1,439 contributions
    It was a great experience to visit Hinta Hinyai in Koh samui which surrounded by the sea and the rocks and also has many shops to buy souvenirs.
    Written 8 January 2024
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  • JPJ
    East Malling, UK13 contributions
    Great beach for those based further down from Chaweng in Chaweng Noi.

    Lovely sand and great beach bars / restaurants. Other beaches were not exactly packed when we were here but Chaweng Noi was particularly quiet.

    Better than Lamai beach by far although not as much going on. If you like the quieter feel (and no driving baselines you get on other beaches) this may be the one for you.

    Facing the see, very pretty. Facing the land, can be a little ‘messy’ and ‘concretey’ for Euro tastes. Same most places on Koh Samui though.

    (Bit of a trek from Chaweng beach along the road without pavement, and not much to gain from doing so, so wouldn’t bother if you aren’t in Chaweng Noi to begin with.)
    Written 4 April 2023
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  • Jeff206
    Samut Prakan, Thailand610 contributions
    As a final curtain in my day trip, made sure I’d stop by a beach in the afternoon so I could relax and enjoy the sun and water. This beach was one I specifically checked on this website to determine which beach may be the best to enjoy. It did not disappoint!

    Free entry and since I was there in December, it wasn’t too hot, but still fully enjoyable. The beach is located just before all these bungalows set right near the shore and they were quite cool and I imagine, quite nice to stay in of you want to be right on the beachfront!

    Anyways, you can actually go out quite far and the water doesn’t get deep. Not a lot of people there, and it was the perfect place to just relax, enjoy, and burn off a nice afternoon after what was already a beautiful day trip to different sites around the island!
    Written 16 April 2021
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  • katsinee
    Don Sak, Thailand4 contributions
    The sea air is fresh, not many people are calm, suitable for camping with the family. There is very delicious papaya salad.
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • st3st
    6 contributions
    Beautiful view at the top but beware - very slippery and unmarked paths. It is easy to overshoot the hike to Muaeng 2. At the time I went there were no other hikers along the path (8-10am). The hike includes sheer rock face with ropes as there is moss and it is slippery, and rickety plank bridges. It is easy to fall here. There are pools to bathe in along the way. It takes around 1 hour round trip walking from the elephant kingdom at the base to top and back down. I recommend wearing hiking shoes for this and wearing lots of bug spray.
    Written 7 January 2024
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  • Belle
    401 contributions
    We book a 4 hour tour from Samui German Tour at fisherman’s wharf for 8000 baht. We have whole long tail boat to ourselves, 4 family and 8 adults and 8 kids. Very interesting trip and hassle free. Kids love it!
    Written 2 September 2023
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  • Jodie259
    Melbourne, Australia27 contributions
    You need to drive up a very windy road with loads of pot holes... but it's so worth it! I have 3 kids (8, 11,13yo) and we had a ball. It was great to get up close with the animals. Pat the deer, the emu, the goats and horse. Some great photo opportunities with the birds too. Sure... some of the pidgeons are bright colours.... but they're all free to roam around.
    The pool is AMAZING. The views spectactular.
    We spent 5 hours at Paradise Park this time.
    We had been there 5 years prior, and enjoyed it so much.... we came back.
    The price is great.... although they considered my 11yo girl "an adult"... because she's taller than my 13yo boy. LOL.
    You can take your own food & drinks.... take a towel and enjoy the day. Make sure you check out all the animals. And they appear to be doing some renovations.
    Written 20 June 2019
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  • siobhan r
    2 contributions
    Really good fun and great atmosphere. The best was the host and his sense of humour plus getting into the water with the elephants to scrub them. Also nice to know we were contributing to the care of the animals which were all rescue elephants.
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • belgianguy1
    Bruges, Belgium11,318 contributions
    It's the end of the dry season so it was to be expected the water level would be very low...still worth coming though, coz the forest walk up there is very beautiful...the path is clear and easy enough...there is no entrance fee
    Written 4 April 2023
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  • tom39977
    Omisalj, Croatia4 contributions
    Exceptional presentation, knowledgeable, useful. Show itself is spectacular and thrilling at some points. I went out full of adrenaline. One of the experiences you cannot forget.
    Written 26 December 2023
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