The really unique aspect of Cyan Spa is its beachfront location. Set in a traditional Thai-style building, the floor-to-ceiling windows at the back of it look out over the calm waters between Bophut Beach and Koh Phangan. There is an impressive choice of treatments available and, while prices are a little higher than the average (a traditional Thai massage is 450 baht for one hour), the skill of the staff and the quality of the facilities do justify it. The pedicures and manicures are said to be a little disappointing, but the massages are rated as among the best in the area.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 10pm
- Location: 65/1 Moo 1, Fisherman’s Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)80 746 6954
Fisherman’s Village Walking Street
Fisherman’s Village Walking Street brings the quiet, sleepy town of Bophut to life every Friday from 17:00 to 23:00. It sees the narrow Beach Road and adjoining streets crammed with market stalls and shoppers from across Koh Samui, with a diverse range of wares available at very low prices.
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- Opening Hours: Fridays from 5pm to 11pm
- Location: Bophut Beach Road, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
If your competitive spirit rears its head while you're on Koh Samui then why not go Go-karting for the day? Suitable for both beginners and more experienced riders the course is fun and fast. Samui Go-Kart provides everything from instructions to helmets, all you have to do is jump in and go. The course is open Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 9pm
- Location: 101/2 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 425 097
Opened in 2012 and set in one of the traditional shop-houses that give all its charm to Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village, Sakura Spa is a stylish, welcoming venue, beautifully decorated in a contemporary style blending Chinese, Japanese and Korean influences. Sakura Spa dispenses a great range of skillfully performed massages (Thai, oil, reflexology, and more), and facial and body treatments (deep cleansing, hot stone, waxing, and more). All the products used for treatments are 100% natural and contain no paraben, palm oil, paraffin, or mineral oil, their composition is entirely vegetal. As a cherry on the cake, Sakura Spa offers a great view to Bophut Bay and Phangan Island that adds to the relaxation feel induced by a gently performed massage.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm
- Location: 54/1 Fisherman's Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)95 427 8526
Samui Crocodile Farm
Samui Crocodile Farm in Bophut is a fascinating place to find out more about Thailand's jaws and claws! They're all here; Siamese crocodiles, caimans, saltwater crocodiles, snakes, lizards, monkeys and more. The farm covers an area of 8,000sqm and is located near the airport. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8.30am to 5pm
- Location: 30/24 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Remarks: Showtime: twice a day at 2pm and 4.30pm
- Tel: +66 (0)77 239 002
There are many tattooists on Samui offering work of varying quality. Although most tend to offer reasonable standards of health and hygiene, its worthwhile making a thorough (sober) assessment of the studio before going under the needle.
Thailand's infamous monks tattoos, which supposedly give the recipient magical powers, are available occasionally at Big Buddha temple - though recent reports suggest that they are a number of health risks associated with this practice, so extreme caution should be exercised.
Thai Language Lessons
If you have the time and inclination, it can be a gratifying experience to attempt to learn a bit of spoken Thai. Located in the Old Monkey Soi in Bophut, Mind Your Language is a well established, professionally run language school that can offer classes for up to ten different levels. They use experienced Thai teachers and have a maximum of 6 students per class. They also now offer 1 year Education Visas for their online Thai language courses.
- Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm, closed on Sundays
- Location: 142/7 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 962 088
Tornado Water Xtreme
Discover the most incredible water toy available in Samui. Nicknamed the roller coaster of the oceans or the Lamborghini of boats, the Moggaro Jet Boat offers what no other speed boat can offer. The spectacular Power Brake allows the boat to submerge safely, causing an explosion of adrenaline on passengers. The Moggaro Jet Boat is made of 100% Aluminum, and is approved by the ISO security standards. So if you have a need for speed while in Samui, be sure to take a ride at Tornado Water Xtreme. Question is, do you have what it takes to be the next Tornado survivor? Note that passengers do not get thrown off the boat at any time.
- Opening Hours: Sunday–Friday from 10am to 6pm, closed on Saturdays
- Location: 82/1 Moo 4, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)95 289 5277