The best things to do in Maenam don't stray far from the superb and tranquil 7-km 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. Read on for our selection of the best attractions and activities to discover and experience while on holiday in Maenam.
What are the best things to do in Maenam?
- 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
Samui Disc Golf (aka Samui Frisbee Golf)Fun for families in a fruit orchard
Samui Disc Golf (also known as Samui Frisbee Golf) is an extremely popular venue for the whole family located 1.2 km south of Samui Ring Road in Maenam. The origins of Disc Golf (aka Frolf or Frisbee Golf) date back to the beginning of the 20th century, but this fun activity only started to be recognised in the ‘60s before it became mainstream with the doubling of Disc Golf courses in the world since 2000.
Samui Frisbee Golf’s 9-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, and it also organises professional tournaments and private events for groups.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm
- Location: 62/5 Moo 3, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)98 670 3315
Santiburi Samui Country ClubSamui's only championship golf course
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.
Recognised as one of the best golf courses in Thailand, Santiburi features sumptuous facilities – a clubhouse with a top-notch restaurant, comfortable changing rooms, and a well-stocked pro-shop. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 7 am to 6 pm
- Location: 12/12 Moo 1, Maenam Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 425 031
Samui Canopy AdventuresExhilarating fun in a hinterland rainforest
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 500 metres 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: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm
- Location: Soi 5, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 300 340
Kitesurfing in MaenamOne of Samui's most popular water sports
Kitesurfing or kiteboarding is a popular activity in Koh Samui which hosts a good number of schools dispensing courses of this extreme sport that combines surfing and paragliding. Maenam is one of the favourite spots for kitesurfing in Samui due to its excellent location.
Maenam is sheltered by Koh Phangan to the north (another great kiteboarding spot holding Phangan Breeze Kite Jam yearly competition) and features perfect wind conditions – from 8 to 20 knots – from November to March. The main Kitesurfing centre in Maenam is Samui Kiteboarding Club; the shop also sells all the equipment necessary for kitesurfers. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10 am to 11 pm
- Location: 76/1 Moo 1, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)84 190 6228