Cyan Spa is one of the prominent beachfront spas in the Bophut area on Koh Samui. The really unique aspect of Cyan Spa is indeed its 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 for single-hour traditional Thai massages, the skill of the staff and the quality of the facilities do justify it. There are pedicures and manicures available, but the massages are rated as among the best in the area.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11 am to 10 pm
- Location: 65/1 Moo 1, Fisherman’s Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)94 595 1017
Sakura Spa opened in 2012 and is set in one of the traditional shop-houses that give all its charm to Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village. The spa is a stylish, welcoming venue, beautifully decorated in a contemporary style blending Chinese, Japanese and Korean influences. Sakura Spa offers a great range of skillfully performed massages and facial and body treatments such as deep cleansing, hot stone, waxing, and more.
Sakura Spa offers a great view of Bophut Bay and Phangan Island that adds to the sense of relaxation induced by a gently performed massage.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm
- Location: 54/1 Fisherman's Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)95 427 8526
Thai tattoos in Bophut
There are many tattoo studios on Samui offering work of varying quality. Although most tend to offer reasonable standards of health and hygiene, it's worthwhile making a thorough (sober) assessment of the studio before going under the needle.
Thailand's infamous monk's tattoos, which supposedly give the recipient magical powers, are available occasionally at Big Buddha temple. Even so, reports suggest that there are a number of health risks associated with this practice, so extreme caution should be exercised.
Mind Your Language
Mind Your Language is a well established, professionally run language school in Bophut that offers classes for up to 10 different levels. If you have the time and inclination, it can be a gratifying experience to attempt to learn a bit of spoken Thai while enjoying Koh Phangan.
Located in the Old Monkey Soi in Bophut, the school has experienced Thai teachers and they have a maximum of 6 students per class. They also offer 1-year education visas for their online Thai language courses.
- Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday from 9 am to 5.30 pm (closed on Sundays)
- Location: 142/7 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 962 088
Tornado Water Xtreme
Tornado Water Xtreme is a tour provider that offers rides on the most incredible water toy available in Koh Samui. Nicknamed 'the roller coaster of the oceans' or 'the Lamborghini of boats', the Moggaro Jet Boat offers what no other speed boat can.
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% Aluminium and is approved by ISO security standards. So if you have a need for speed while in Koh Samui, be sure to take a ride.
- Opening Hours: Sunday–Friday from 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Saturdays)
- Location: 82/1 Moo 4, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)95 289 5277