Ko Samui Hidden Gem Attractions

THE 10 BEST Hidden Gem Attractions in Ko Samui

Best Ko Samui Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • montrealjw
    Montreal, Qc57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent the morning at the Samui Elephant Sanctuary's Chaweng location ( they have 2 locations, with Chaweng being the largest at 25 acres). There are 7 " over 50 ladies" there, with another 5 coming soon. The guides are great and gave us info on how the sanctuary was started, a little history of how each elephant came to the sanctuary as well as general info about elephants. We prepared food, fed them treats and got to walk around the grounds with our guide to see the elephants just enjoying being elephants. Please visit an ethical sanctuary like this one instead of an elephant riding camp or show where the elephants have to entertain tourists....its stressful for them and many are physically and emotionally abused. The Samui Elephant sanctuary is recognized as being ethical. The vegetarian buffet lunch served after the tour was delicious and the proceeds for gift items sold on site all go towards running the operation and feeding the elephants. The pick up and drop off transportation was on time. Overall a great way to see and learn more about elephants and see them being able to enjoy their retirement years.
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • Katrina S
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Up in the quiet rainforest hills, the secret garden is a must visit. Stunning traditional Thai statues, little grottos. Lots if stairs and wonky steps to clamber over.
    Written 26 August 2023
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  • belgianguy1
    Bruges, Belgium11,318 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • tan tan
    Singapore, Singapore10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    For the red temple, it has intricate carvings inside and outside, but it is really small (one hall). Have other sculptures and buildings outside as well but they don't look much different compared to other temples. It leads to a beach.
    Written 10 September 2023
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  • willfulnegligence
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely place that is easy to find on any map, but hopefully is not overrun. If you DO choose to visit, respect your surrounds. Pick up some garbage and leave the place nicer than when you arrived.

    They should limit the number of visitors before it's too late.
    Written 14 July 2019
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  • sarah
    Coleshill, UK2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty bay , soft sand. We visited after a lot of wind and rain . The top layer of sand had been weathered away and there were lots of wires etc from fishing nets poking up through the sand. The sea had a lot of scum and rubbish but this was probably a result of windy weather blowing things about
    Written 3 February 2024
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  • Joshua B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    They’ve got a very cool setup and a great story! There’s a lot to learn so thankfully they provide some reference material if you want to learn more.

    Cooking was fun and we made quite a lot of food. Don’t come hungry but definitely be prepared to leave full!
    Written 20 January 2024
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  • Lars Henrik J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful finish with one hour of training with the Swing Doctor was a perfect finish to a great trip to Thailand.

    His teaching skills are amazing and he quickly corrected my swing. My first choice when I next year will return to Santiburi golf course located in Koh Samui. Great value to my future golf development.
    Written 6 February 2024
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  • 2pinacolodas
    Canada82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a hidden gem away from the tourist crowds. The grounds are beautifully tucked away amongst a rock bed and it is wonderfully designed how the pools are integrated into the surrounding rock. A true oasis! Staff were just lovely and you can take your time after your massage trying the pools and saunas. The lunch was also delicious. Totally worth it if you are looking for a unique spa time.
    Written 23 April 2023
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  • Aaron Breen
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most wholesome and beautiful bar. Fantastic staff and fantastic atmosphere. Couldn’t recommend enough.
    Written 31 December 2023
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  • mikelynne v
    Cardiff, UK10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Called in at the off chance meet jim owner told as about the beers and choose the wheaty bee all brewed on site a choice of 4 summer bee black bee and bitter bee enjoyed the experience we arrived at 16 30 it was quite gets busier later its across the road from success gym
    Thanks mike lynne wales uk
    Written 12 March 2020
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  • Alan F
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had such a great experience taking the cooking class! The team was very knowledgeable and welcoming. A must for anyone who wants to experience Thai cooking.
    Written 7 January 2024
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  • Robert A
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The teacher was so patient and knowledgeable in teaching mainly novice cooks to turn out really good Thai food.
    Saved on dinner as full up after 5 courses!
    I admired the teachers composure when for of the eight pupils announced they were vegan!! It made for a lot of omissions and a lot more Tofu for the rest of us :-(
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • Orminge
    Saltsjo-Boo, Sweden50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best place to start your evening.

    Nice and Cheap cocktails and lovely Staff. Bear is so caring and friendly always have time for every customer and does it with a smile.

    Its only a shack at the side of the road but the friendlieness and the athmospere makes it feel like someones living room.
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • jolly
    Budapest, Hungary3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Verry good place for drink a glass and chill .
    Gidd cocktails, fast service, nice staff
    I recommanded.
    😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
    Written 4 January 2024
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