When planning a holiday to such an exotic and outstanding destination, such as Koh Samui, you firstly think of its white-sandy beaches, palm trees, and crystal-clear blue waters. Of course laying on the beach with a cocktail is a must, however, exploring what the island of Koh Samui has to offer is a great opportunity to spend more time with your closest ones, while having fun. In order to diversify your holiday and create memories for life, there are plenty of water sports and activities, which can be practiced easily with your family or friends.

Check out the most exciting water sport activities in Koh Samui:


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Snorkeling is definitely one of the easiest and most exciting ways to explore the sea life with your friends or family. The water world of Koh Samui and the neighbouring islands is enormously rich, offering many outstanding colourful coral reefs and fish species. There are some designated snorkeling spots around the island, offering crystal-clear blue waters and abundant sea life. For the best snorkeling sites there are many operators who offer day trips to Koh Tao.

Kayaking at Angthong Marine Park

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Located just a short boat ride from Koh Samui, there are some 42 islets and islands strewn across the sea just waiting to be discovered. Ang Thong National Marine Park can offer its visitors outstanding nature and breathtaking viewpoints to the ocean and the surrounding area. However, what’s better to get familiar with the islands than a kayak ride with your closest ones? Enjoy the stunning rock formations and turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand with your friends and family with an exciting kayak tour.

Stand-up paddling

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Stand-up paddling looks super easy but it definitely requires your concentration and balance. However, it’s one of the most fun and exciting water activities, which can be done in Koh Samui. If you would like to have a complete and ultimate paddling experience, try getting into the water during sunrise or sunset. The calmness of the sea and the warm sun-rays will definitely contribute for one unforgettable sea moment.

Sailing Samui

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The calm waters of the Gulf of Thailand offer perfect conditions for sailing. There is a diverse range of landscapes to discover around Koh Samui and its’ neighbouring islands and what better way is there to enjoy a day out aboard a relaxed sailing charter with sea, sun and a fresh salty breeze. There are number of outfits offering day and multi-day trips with a great selection of single and multi-hull vessels. Very popular are the sunset-cocktail itineraries.