Smiling Buddha in Koh Samui, Thailand 24 Sep 2016
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Koh Samui is a beach-bum paradise, but for those seeking more active pursuits, there are plenty of options. On land, hire a four-wheel-drive jeep, or mountain bike, and explore the dirt trails that lead up into the verdant hills of the interior. There are also a host of watersports; jet skiing, kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing, parasailing, deep-sea fishing and sailing. The Koh Samui International Regatta has helped establish the island as a yachting base and a few companies now charter luxury boats.
Although the island has numerous dive shops, the surrounding waters are not particularly good for diving and snorkelling. It is best to head to nearby Koh Tao. A snorkelling trip to Koh Tao is included in our fantastic Samui Paradise holiday, which also takes you to a coconut plantation, the Big Buddha Temple and elephant trekking. And you'll also get a chance to join the locals at a Thai-boxing game.