10 Romantic Things To Do In Koh Samui That’ll Have You Falling In Love - Updated 2024

10 Romantic Things To Do In Koh Samui That’ll Have You Falling In Love - Updated 2024
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Love is in the air! Who says that you can only go on a romantic trip when it’s Valentine’s Day? Why not celebrate love all year round and travel to every single romantic place there is?! If you’re wondering where to go next, and fancy a bit of tropical sunshine, how about Thailand? Specifically, Koh Samui.

Koh Samui is an island located off the east coast of Thailand. It is a self-governing island and is also Thailand’s second biggest island, after Phuket. It is filled with an abundance of leisure resources and stunning landscapes, such as beautiful sandy beaches lines with coconut trees. It attracts many tourists, including a large number of couples who are seeking romance.

Enjoy the azure sea and the bright sky.

Still not convinced? Listen up lovebird, here are some of the many things that you can do on this beautiful romantic island that’ll have you believing in true love in no time!

Feel the honeymoon butterflies again with the Picnic Tour

Chaweng-beach koh Samui
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Start your day with a fun-filled picnic tour around the various beaches of Koh Samui. This picnic tour is a one and only gourmet tour that Eoasia is offering for Koh Samui. This tour, which also comes with a flexible itinerary that you can adjust to your preference, is perfect for couples who are looking to explore the best that the island has to offer through the various water activities while at the same time, enjoying private time together.

After boarding a traditional long tail boat, you’ll be heading towards either Koh Taen or Koh Mudsum, both of which are secluded beaches that are located away from Koh Samui’s main attractions, ensuring that you both enjoy the snorkelling​ and fish-feeding in undisturbed surroundings. At around noon, you’ll start your picnic at the beach where you’ll enjoy one of two menus of your choice. The first menu is the western menu, which includes dishes such as Cajun-flavored grilled chicken wings, pesto pasta, potato salad, and more. The second is an authentic Thai menu that includes Thai delights such as minced chicken with lemongrass and herbs (larb gai), papaya salad (som tum), Thai grilled sausage (naem sausage), and more. Your picnic will be paired with amazing wine, beers, and other beverages as well.

You can then be free and easy and relax as you enjoy some alone time on the beach. After this, you’ll take the boat right back to Koh Samui and bus back to your hotel.

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End the day with a romantic sunset dinner on a cruise (from USD 74.0)

Since you’ve started the day with a picnic on the beach, why not end the day with a romantic dinner on a cruise? This sunset dinner cruise will take you on a cruise or, as it is famously called, the Sailing Junk Yacht to Koh Som, an island just offshore from Koh Samui.

The yacht is known for having been built by the famous Ship Yard Pernor in Suratthani, and it’s made from takien tong, which is a very strong and hard wood. The yacht is also the biggest sailing yacht around Samui and the gulf, with safe vessels and internationally-recognized technical standards. There is​ a sundeck, an open-air dining area, and a fishing platform as well. The dinner will include authentic Thai dishes as well as fruits, coffee, and tea.

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Koh Samui Sunset Dinner Cruise with Hotel Pickup

Duration: 3 hours

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Have a dinner date by the beach, just like in the movies (from USD 45.0)

Ok, but what if you’re just looking for a dinner activity, without the boat trip and all? This package is for you. Experience romantic dining at the Amari Koh Samui resort’s beach. This gourmet culinary experience will be specially prepared by a chef and you’ll also enjoy custom and exclusive decorations that will ensure your entire dinner setting is nothing less than romantic.

During this dinner experience you’ll be served by a private waiter, the dinner is four-courses of traditional Thai food which you will enjoy with wine.

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Koh Samui 4-Course Private Dinner for Two on the Beach

Duration: 3 hours

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Get adventurous as a couple with the Jungle Jeep Safari Tour (from USD 58.0)

Koh Samui is one of the top tourist destinations in Thailand and, contrary to popular belief, there are actually a lot of adventure activities that this island offers; it’s not just all about the relaxation, massages, and beaches. Through this tour package, you’ll be taken on an adrenaline-filled adventure where you’ll marvel at the various hidden cultural sanctuaries and waterfalls that the island is home to. You’ll be thrilled with the many things that you can do on this tour, which include swimming at the waterfalls and seeing an actual mummified monk!

At the mountains, you’ll enjoy an authentic Thai lunch at a mountaintop restaurant. You’ll also get to visit the Magic Buddha Garden and tour a traditional rubber plantation.

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Eco Jungle Safari Tour around Koh Samui Including Lunch

Duration: 6 hours

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Explore some of nature’s best wonders through kayaking (from USD 77.0)

Experience the best that Angthong Marine Park has to offer with this full day Kayaking trip! Starting from as early as 7am, you will be taken on a boat ride where you can relax and sunbathe before your kayaking adventure. You can also take this time to enjoy the views during the journey. After about 2 hours, you’ll reach Angthong Marine Park where you’ll enjoy a light breakfast that is accompanied with gorgeous views of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.

Before you start your kayaking adventure, your guide will give you a quick overview of the procedures and safety measures. You will then start your kayaking journey with your tour guide leading you to Ko Mae Ko, a sandy, white beach. You enjoy the views of the famous Green Lagoon or Emerald Lake, which is a hidden saltwater lake located inside Ko Mae Ko. You will then enjoy an authentic Thai buffet abroad a tour boat which will take you to Ko Tai Plao, where you’ll begin your second kayaking trip.

At Ko Tai Plao, you’ll be guided through magical tunnels, mysterious caves, and bizarre rock formations. You will then head to the Marine National Park where you’ll discover the amazing underwater world. You’ll also discover the various deserted beaches and if you’re lucky, you’ll get to see whales, dolphins, and monkeys as well.

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Sea Kayaking at Ang Thong National Marine Park from Koh Samui

Duration: 9 hours

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Show how “high” your love is through bungee jumping

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Is 50 meters (164 feet) high enough? If it is, prepare your brave heart for this jump right at the heart of busy Chaweng, Samui. This tour, that includes a pick-up and drop-off service, will give you a “Certificate For The Brave” upon your completion of the jump. There is also a 3.5-meter (11.5-foot) deep pool located at the bottom, and you can choose to either jump into the pool or not. It is definitely not for the weak hearted! The pool also comes with a shaded bar from where people can watch the jumps. The jump is suitable for adventurers of any age, as long as they’re above 40 kg (88 pounds) and less than 120 kg (265 pounds).

Samui Bungy

Price: from 43 USD

Duration: around 1 hour required

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Go on an island excursion on a traditional junk boat

Thailand - Koh Phangan
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Koh Phangan is an island situated between Koh Samui and Koh Tao. It is filled with an abundance of coconut trees and has several huge parties that attract visitors from all over the world. Koh Phangan offers a wide variety of attractions that include Chalok Lam, a fishing bay with a picturesque beach that has a long and sandy bay. Its western section has beautiful clear waters that are joined with a sandy beach with picture-perfect palm trees.

There is also Than Sadet-Ko Pha Ngan National Park, a park that is home to the largest waterfall on the island. The waterfall has been visited by various Thai kings, and the best way to access the beach is by scooter, thanks to the newly-constructed road.

In this tour, you’ll be taken for an excursion on a boat ride on a traditional junk boat where you’ll see all that the beautiful island of Koh Phangan has to offer. During your journey, you’ll enjoy amazing views of the clear water, coral-filled seabed, abundant sea anemones, and tropical fish. When your boat stops at Thong Nai Pan Beach, you’ll get to enjoy water activities such as riding on a jet ski, kayaking, water-skiing, wakeboarding, and more. The tour will also include an authentic Thai buffet lunch.

Koh Phangan Excursion Abroad A Burmese Junk

Price: from 86 USD

Duration: around 8 hours required

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Explore the best that Koh Samui has to offer with a boat trip around the island

Ferry to the island Samui... - panoramio
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What better way to experience Koh Samui than with a boat ride around the island? This full-day tour will let you discover the many beautiful beaches and bays in Koh Samui. You will also stop over at Koh Tan, or Green Peace Island, where you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and lunch.

You will first start the tour with a boat pick-up at Big Buddha Pier, from where you’ll proceed to cruise along Big Buddha Bay, Choeng Mon Bay, Chaweng Bay, Lamai Bay, Hua Thanon, and Laem Set. After lunch at Koh Tan, which will include steamed and fried rice as well as a fish BBQ, you’ll be taken to the 5 islands that are famous for their swallow’s nests. This is where you’ll enjoy ample time taking photos and videos of the gorgeous landscapes. You’ll end the tour with a boat ride back to Nathon, the main town of Koh Samui.

This tour comes with English, French, German, Italian, and Thai speaking guides, and is also available as an individual tour.

Around Samui By Boat

Price: from 56 USD

Duration: around 8 hours required

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Another dining experience by the beach? Why not?

another dining experience by the beach? why not?
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Surprise, surprise, we’re giving you another exclusive experience by the beach because, why not? This time round, you’ll enjoy a romantic dining experience in a 5-star resort located on Lawana Beach. Lawana is known for is amazing and beautiful luxury resorts that are mostly rated 5-star. At Lawana, you’ll be pampered with the beautiful sunset views that you can enjoy through this package.

Just like the previously-mentioned dining package at Bohput Beach, this package also comes with exclusive decorations and a menu that is specially prepared by a chef. You’ll also be served by a team of professional staff and you’ll enjoy authentic Thai delights such as larb thod kab yam som o, which is a deep fried beef ball with a side of mixed fresh herbs, gaeng kiew waan, which is the famous Thai Green Curry, moo thod kratieam, which is stir-fried pork served with crisp garlic and crushed pepper sauce, and more.

5-Star Romantic Dining On Lawana Beach

Price: from 117 USD

Duration: around 3 hours required

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Cycle your way into his / her heart with this full-day cycling tour

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How about 4 hours of cycling around Koh Samui? This cycling tour package will take you to the best spots around southern Koh Samui, including the many hidden and undiscovered nature sanctuaries. You’ll be guided by a professional cyclist as he leads you through this relatively easy cycling route where you’ll pass various sights such as the amazing Big Buddha and Wat Plai Leam. You’ll also ride along the coconut-lined trails and tracks and into Phang Ka Bay.

The tour includes helmets, and extra bike parts for when vehicle support is needed. The guides are also able to converse in English, Thai, and Mandarin.

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Have the butterflies started fluttering yet?


There are just so many romantic opportunities this island offers and it’s sometimes overshadowed by its bigger sibling, Phuket. Nonetheless, now that you know what to do in Koh Samui, what are you waiting for? Grab your passport and your lover’s hand and get on the next available flight!

If you want to explore more romantic options in Thailand, there’s Bangkok that has tons of other activities for you and your loved one to enjoy!

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