These things to do in Samui when it rains can provide relief since a drizzle can seem like a disaster for those on holiday on the island. One of the main motivations to visit Koh Samui – or any subtropical region, for that matter – is to flee from the typical cold weather of northern countries. However, wet weather need not mean wasting a day by hiding in your hotel room.
The rather negative feeling about a rainy day while on vacation in Samui should be tempered for the following reasons: firstly, a rainy day in the tropics is not cold – the lowest temperature ever recorded in Samui is 17.8°C – and secondly, there is a good list of things to do on the island when it rains! See below our non-exhaustive list on what to do on a rainy day in Koh Samui.
- Ang Thong Adventure Tour
- Ko Tao & Ko Nang Yuan Snorkeling Tour
- Jungle Adventure
- Sea Kayaking at Ang Thong Marine Park
- Around the Island Tour
- Temples & City Tour
- Big Game Fishing Full-Day Tour
- 4-Wheel ATV Adventure
- Red Baron Junk Sailing Tour with Transfers
- Guided Photography Tour with Golden Pagoda & Big Buddha
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Central Festival SamuiShop, eat and play indoors
Central Festival Samui is a massive dining, shopping and leisure entertainment complex located in the heart of Chaweng. The mall is located in a cool setting, between Chaweng Lake and the beach. It hosts a wide range of options to spend a great time while avoiding the rain.
The 4 sections comprised in this large lifestyle shopping complex feature a gaming arcade and other entertainment options. It also has enough boutiques and restaurants for the whole family to spend a great rainy day in Samui. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11 am to 11 pm
- Location: 209/3 Moo 2, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 913 000
Indulge in a spa or massage treatmentFor rest and relaxation all around Samui
Koh Samui spa and massage treatments are an enjoyable and relaxing way to forget the rain while on holiday on the island. A large choice of quality standalone spas are established all around Samui Island, most of them in the major resort towns. Your Samui island getaway will be more rewarding with such places to relax and recharge.
You can also find alternative venues with programmes that feature liver fasting and meditation. The spa scene on the island is further complemented by the increasing number of sophisticated new spa resorts, many of which are sanctuaries inside hotels and resorts. Even a simple reflexology session is sure to make you feel better after an exciting day out on the beach or exploring the island. Read More...
Join a Thai cooking classDiscover the secrets of Thai cuisine
Thai cooking classes in Koh Samui are great and constructive ways to spend the day on the island. You get to learn something new and as everybody likes to eat, spending a rainy day learning to prepare Thai cuisine will certainly not be wasted. The popularity of Thai cuisine has steadily increased since the end of the 20th century, and Koh Samui now hosts many reputed Thai cooking schools.
Learn how to concoct delicious exotic dishes, then sample them; is there a better way to spend a rainy day? The cherry on the top of the cake is that you will be able to surprise your friends and family with your new culinary knowledge once you get back home. Read More...
Go bowling or watch a movie at Tesco LotusFun at Samui's first large shopping centre
Tesco Lotus Chaweng was the first large shopping centre to settle on Samui Island. Apart from its interesting shopping opportunities – supermarket and boutiques, as well as dining options (mostly chain-brand restaurants) – it hosts a few recreational choices apt to entertain everyone on a rainy day.
The cinema-going public can enjoy the triple-screen Major Multiplex Theatre showing Thai and western movies; indoor-sport enthusiasts can go and throw a few balls at the bowling alley, and wannabe singers can break into a tune at the karaoke booths (including large family/group booths).
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9 am to 10 pm
- Location: 1/7 Moo 6, Tawirat Phakdi Road, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 245 400
Get a new custom-made suit at a tailorQuality suits and dresses made just for you
The competence and professionalism of the tailoring shops established in Thailand (mostly run by Indian and Pakistanis natives) is widely recognised. In Samui, you can find tailors in all the major resort towns.
You can get a custom-made quality suit or dress for just a fraction of the price you would get in Europe or the US. Do not hesitate to bargain hard (always with a smile) and to go for at least 3 fittings to assure that everything is done your way.
Get tattooedCool places to get inked all around Samui
Thinking of getting a new tattoo while on your island getaway in Koh Samui? In Chaweng only, you can find up to 20 professional tattoo studios, and many others can be found in Samui’s prime destinations – Lamai and Bophut.
Both temporary and permanent tattoos are available in most studios, and if you want to experience a genuine Thai tattoo, inked by bamboo stick, it is also available in many tattoo parlours. Why not bring back home an unforgettable beautiful souvenir of your holiday in Samui?