Maenam’s best attraction remains its superb and tranquil seven-kilometre long beach facing Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand. Nestled between Bang Po to the West and Bophut to the East, Maenam is the perfect place for a tranquil beachfront holiday in one of the many resorts available along the shore.
Regarding attractions and activities, Maenam has enough options to keep the most active vacationers entertained: water sports, golf, eco-friendly and cultural activities can easily be found in Maenam. Please see below our selection of the best attractions and activities to discover and experience while on holiday in Maenam.
Samui Disc Golf (aka Samui Frisbee Golf)
Samui Disc Golf (aka Samui Frisbee Golf) is an extremely popular venue for the whole family located 1.2km South of Samui Ring Road, in Maenam. The origins of Disc Golf (aka Frolf or Frisbee Golf) date back to the beginning of the twentieth century, but this fun activity only started to be recognised in the sixties before to become really fashionable with the doubling of Disc Golf courses in the world since 2000. Samui Frisbee Golf nine-hole course is set in a fruit orchard therefore offers an agreeable shaded area to play. This leisure activity offers Samui visitors a half-day of fun at affordable rates (adults: 250 baht and children: 100 baht). Samui Disc Golf also organises professional tournaments and private events for groups.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 18:00
- Location: Maenam hinterland, 1,2km South of Samui Ring Road
- Tel: 098 670 1768
Santiburi Samui Country Club is the most renowned and only championship golf course in Koh Samui. Offering an 18-hole course stretching through the magnificent lush hills, coconut plantations, rock-filled valleys, streams and waterfalls above Maenam in Samui’s northern area, Santiburi has spectacular views over to the Gulf of Thailand and is indeed a world-class golf course. Featuring sumptuous facilities – clubhouse with top-notch restaurant, comfortable changing rooms, and well-stocked pro-shop – Santiburi is recognised as one of the best golf courses in Thailand. Read More...
- Opening Hours: sunrise to sunset
- Location: Maenam hinterland, 1,7km South of Samui Ring Road
- Tel: 089 874 2735
Samui Canopy Adventures offers an exhilarating day of fun and discovery in Maenam hinterland rainforest. After completing a thorough training with safety instructions dispensed by very professional staff, wanna-be zip-liners are taken deep in the forest where seven platforms linked by strong steel cables are highly-perched in the trees. The zip-lining course measures 500m through an outstandingly superb natural environment featuring lush vegetation, centenary trees and superb waterfalls. After gliding from tree to tree, participants enjoy a refreshing bath in one of the basins at the foot of the waterfall; Canopy Adventures is an eco-friendly thrilling activity for the whole family (with children from seven years old). Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
- Location: Maenam hinterland
- Tel: 077 300 340 or 087 046 7307
Kitesurfing or kiteboarding is a popular activity in Koh Samui which hosts a good number of schools dispensing courses of this extreme sport combining surfing and paragliding. Maenam is one of the favourite spots for Kitesurfing in Samui due to its excellent location sheltered by Koh Phangan to the North (another great kiteboarding spot holding Phangan Breeze Kite Jam yearly competition) and featuring perfect wind conditions – from eight to 20 knots – from November to March. The main Kitesurfing centre in Maenam is run by a long-term French expat named Dominique Chamonin, who is IKO instructor level 2. His shop/centre – KSK (Koh Samui Kiteboarding) is located in Maenam Town, on the road heading to Pinnacle Samui Resort; the shop also sells all the equipment necessary for kitesurfers. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:00
- Location: in Maenam Town, on the road heading to Pinnacle Samui Resort
- Tel: 086 267 1169
Arun@Samui Cooking School may look quite unnoticeable and quirky viewed from outside, it is one of the best restaurants in Maenam; the cooking school and restaurant is set in a simple shophouse located 100m after Maenam Pier along Samui Ring Road. Arun@Samui is run by Sue, a charming voluble Chef who, after a long time managing a successful Thai restaurant in Sidney, came back to Samui to share her passion for Thai cuisine with people visiting the island. Courses are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a choice between three or five dishes per lesson (prices start at 1,000 baht). After the course, the meal is shared with all fellow apprentices in a friendly atmosphere. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00 closed Wednesdays
- Location: Next to the K. Bank ATM on Mae Nam’s ring road
- Tel: 077 921 566