Activities

If you see any activities here that you would like to arrange or enquire about, the Villa Manageress can arrange this on your arrival or you can specify what you are interested in to our reservations staff.

Water Sports

Jet Ski


63 Jet skis can be hired on many of the larger beaches. If you wish, the villa manageress can arrange jet skis to be left for you on your private beach throughout your holiday so you always have access to this fun way of exploring.

           

Snorkelling

The surrounding areas of Koh Samui are well known to be one of Asia's best diving sites. Snorkellers can accompany their diving companions on scuba dive trips, take a tour organised for snorkellers, a trip arranged by local fishermen to one of the many surrounding islands or just snorkel from the beaches and rock formations dotted around the Island. 

 

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Sailing

Sailing is popular in Samui being led by the success of the Ko Samui Regatta which is held in early June and the continued popularity of the day cruises and sunset cruises aboard the 52 foot sailing catamaran Kia Ora.

The major hindrance to sailing in Ko Samui is the lack of a marina to provide safe mooring, the support infrastructure and services.
There have been many rumors about marina construction being imminent but nothing has yet been done. So when you get to Samui, expect to find it hard to locate a suitable provider and also expect to either clamber over rickety wooden jetties or be ferried out on the tender dinghy.

 

Water Skiing

Water skiing equipment, a boat and driver is available to rent on many of the larger beaches or can be arranged to come to the private villa beach.

You can also try the fascinating sport of Kite boarding (or Kite surfing) at Samui Orchid Resort (Ban Harn Beach close to Hua Thanon) and Shamballa resort (Big Buddha beach in the North of Samui) Parasailing can be done on the beaches of Lamai and Chaweng

 


Scuba Diving 

 

67 The Gulf of Thailand offers a huge variety of dive sites suitable for all levels of diver. So whether you want to blow your very first bubbles underwater or you're an experienced diver looking for something more challenging, there are plenty of options to choose from.

There are also a huge variety of diving schools on the island so if you are a first time diver there are plenty of high quality courses you can attend

Kite Boarding 

There could not be a better place to experience one of the fastest growing extreme sports in the world and one of the easiest to learn.

A typical learner course would be 1-3 hours of introduction where you learn how to fly a small kite on a beach to learn how to control the kite within the wind window, understand wind direction and basic safety. In the next 4-6 hours you learn kite control, weather planning and hazards, launch area selection, body draggin, solo launching, landing and emergency landing.
In the following 7-10+ you will learn; water start, kite and board control in the water, fine tuning, depower and self rescue techniques, then the sky's your limit.

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Golf

Opened in 2003, the Santiburi Samui Country Club is Samui's first - and currently only - professional standard golf course. Owned by the nearby Santiburi Resort, the course in situated in the hills above Maenam and has spectacular views of Koh Phangan.

 

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At Santiburi Samui Country Club, it is not just another golf game - it is a whole new golf adventure! The Course starts you off with a journey through tropical coconut forest deep into the mountain, the fairways follow the natural line of the hills, creating an interesting and exciting multi-level golf game. Natural stones and hill slopes also adds to the challenge. Each golfer is accompanied by young lady cart drivers/caddies!

The course itself requires a reasonable degree of proficiency and beginners will need lots of balls!80

 

 

                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bungy Jumping

Face your fears with 'Samui Bungy Jump'.

Located near the Reggae Pub just off the Chaweng beach road. Experience the thrill of being elevated 50 metres above the ground into the air on a platform, and then launching yourself off towards the swimming pool beneath.

Run by professional & committed British Jumpmasters trained to New Zealand safety standards. Baan Samlarn Villa (owners and staff) TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY for this potentially hazardous sport.

                                                                                                                          

 

                                  

 

 

Elephant Treking

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If you like to enjoy the scenery without the noise of an engine disturbing the peace, then why not go on an elephant trek? Elephants are no longer employed in Thailand for traditional logging work and so have plenty of free time to work with visitors - even on Samui, where they are not native. Despite their huge size, elephants are incredibly sure-footed, even on steep and narrow trails - and the world looks wonderful from their backs, three metres up. Standard trips last half an hour, although longer trips can be requested

Go-Karting

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Samui Go-Kart track is located off the main road in Bophut.

There are three types of karts you can choose from: The Fun Kart is suitable for all ages. The Pro Kart is for those who prefer a bit more speed. The Speed Kart is the ultimate adrenalin fix which is recommended for more experienced drivers.

Samui Go-Kart provides everything from instructions to helmets, all you have to do is jump in and go. The course is open from 9am to 9pm every day

 

Horse Riding

Why not explore Samui's beautiful scenery from a different angle? Instead of watching the Samui scenery whiz by from the back of a motorbike, slow down and really enjoy the view on horseback.

Ride on Ranch offers several different guided tours around Samui's beaches and jungles. The European standard horses are calm and well trained and all equipment is provided

 

 

Shooting

 

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There are 2 shooting ranges within 20 mintes drive of the Villa with fully trained instructors and a wide range of guns to choose from such as 9mm's, the Glock and Colt 45 revolvers and the AK-47.

The ranges are open from 9am to 6pm every day.

Yoga Thailand

Yoga Thailand lies on the south coast of Koh Samui, on Laem Sor beach.

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Ang Thong Marine National Park

86         Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park consists of 42 islands. Its main islands are Phaluai Island, Wua Chio Island, Wua Talap Island, Mae Ko Island, Samsao Island, Phai Luak Island, Kha Island, Hindap Island, Phi Island, Wua Kantang Island, Mae Yat Island, Wua Te Island, Naiphut Island, Changsom Island, Hanuman Island, Thaiphlao Island, Huaklong Island, and Kho Ban Island.

         

The park covers a total area of 102 sq.km of which about only 18 sq.km is land. The National park does not encompass the entire island chain, its jurisdiction covers about 82% of the total area. The park was established on 12th November 1980.

 

There is more than enough to see if you decide to go and see Ang Thong and trips can be arranged through the villa Manageress. The area was made famous in the movie "The Island" and is one of the 'must see' places if you go to Samui. Follow the link below to read more about the various sites and wildlife on the islands.

 

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Bowling

There are a few places to bowl in Samui. The Living Bowl Centre can be found in central Chaweng above McDonalds and there is also a bowling alley in the Tesco Lotus shopping mall. There are 12 top quality lanes in a disco style atmosphere and a pro shop where you can buy shoes, bowling balls and other accessories . An on-site restaurant provides food and drinks for hungry customers who don't want to stop bowling.

Buffulo Fighting 

It is one of the most popular sports in Southern Thailand, with a half dozen stadiums around the island.  The bamboo-made walls and coconut palms branches obstruct the sight of those who did not pay for their seats.

 

Fight ends when one of the two buffaloes turns over, generally well before harm occurs, sometimes a fight can last a few seconds.

The main purpose of this kind of event for an indigenous is not so much the show, but rather playing for high stakes where very important sums are bet.

Canopy Adventures

To explore Koh Samui's jungle from a different perspective go to Koh Samui Canopy Adventures.

Swinging through the trees on over 500 metres of cable is definitely a different way to see the island! Featuring 6 different tree houses, beautiful waterfalls and even a hammock bar for a refreshing drink.

They also provide a free shuttle from anywhere on the island. Samui Canopy Adventures is located in the jungle inland from Bophut beach and is well signposted.

Crocodile Farm

There are 2 crocodile farms on the island, one of which is located behind the airport and on a 7000 square metres area, you will find more than 100 animal species such as Siam and sea water crocodiles, caymans, snakes, lizards, apes and many others. There are 2 daily shows, at 2 and 4.30 pm.

The second one is situated in the south of the island, at Namuang Waterfall II. It is not to be missed for the dramatic show, with a beautiful young lady who puts her head in the mouth of the crocodile... and it is a good opportunity to admire the country's wild fauna without needing to venture into the deep jungle..

 Mountain Biking

One alternative way to explore Koh Samui is by bicycle. There are several tour operators that offer guided tours around the island, bike rentals and sales. They stock quality bicycle brands such as Cannondale and provide all equipment from helmets to kneepads.

All trips are usually led by experienced guides fully trained in first aid response.

Quad Bikes & Paintballing

Children of all ages can play war at 3D Paintball's huge, sculpted terrain in the hills above Maenam. The same location is also used for bouncing around on quad bikes, though they are strictly for adults only. Alternatively, for a full day out, the management will organise a variety of adventure games deep in the jungle.

So if you like the sound of 'transferring the president', 'capturing the flag', 'village attack' or 'smugglers vs. police' this could be an ideal day out. Standard paintball guns are free - customers only pay for pellets, which are 3 Baht each. There's also a selection of BB Guns for hire, which are molded to look menacingly like M16s and Kalashnikov's. Free hotel transfer.

Tennis

There are two tennis clubs on Samui; Samui Tennis Club in Nathon and Koh Samui Tennis Club at Santiburi Resort, Mae Nam. You will find good tennis courts on Samui. Most of them are located in hotel areas as; Santiburi Resort, Imperial Samui Hotel, Amari Palm Reef Resort, Centara Grand Beach Resort and a few other locations. New tennis facilities do come to the market so check with the Villa Manageress. There is also a private tennis court 5 minutes away from the villa which can be hired by the Villa Manageress.

Waterballing 

The "Coolest and Newest" adventure on Samui.

Completely safe and fun for all ages. Located at Bophut Hills golf club, you will be placed in a big plastic ball, a few litres of water is added and you will be pushed down a ramp to gain speed. Owners have never tried this!

Thai Boxing

Thai boxing is the national sport in Thailand and is recognized as being one of the toughest forms of martial arts in the world. You can watch professional Muay Thai at the Chaweng Stadium on Tuesdays and Fridays and also at the Lamai stadium on Wednesday and Saturdays.

Thai Cooking Classes

Light healthy Thai food is getting more and more popular all over the world. You can learn how to cook classic Thai dishes yourself here on Samui. Classes are available at some hotels and there is a professional Thai cooking school, "Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts" in Chaweng.

You can also arrange a cooking class to be held at the villa by the resident Chef or someone from outside. This is VERY POPULAR with all our guests.


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