Travel to Koh Samui: Day 1 Trip to Visit the Northeast93
BY Shane, The Bear Traveler

Travel to Koh Samui: Day 1 Trip to Visit the Northeast

Hey, it's Shane here! 🤩 I have detailed a full-day trip schedule for the northeast part of the island so you can enjoy all the best places northeast of Koh Samui in just a single day. 

Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s most popular island resorts. Millions of holiday-makers flock to the island each year to experience that unique subtropical environment. 

Grab your tropical clothes and set sail to the northeast part of Koh Samui, as I am about to share all the details of my trip to Koh Samui on day 1.


The Bear Travel   Trivia!

In Thailand, Koh Samui is the second largest island after Phuket.


9 am - Maenam Beach

After a good night's sleep, I started my day 🤩 with a stroll toward Maenam Beach. There is no better way of spending a day sightseeing than strolling along Maenam Beach. This stretch of sand might not be the fluffiest, but you can enjoy the great views of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao on a clear day. 


10:30 am - Wat Na Pralarn Temple

Wat Na Pralarn is the ideal temple for some great photo opportunities, and I took full advantage of the hidden beauty and took many photos. Although the temple can seem slightly dilapidated, that rustic feel gives it authenticity. Visiting the temple will give you a fascinating insight into what makes Buddhist Thailand tick. 


The Bear Travel  Fun Fact!

Koh Samui is home to some of the best beaches and breathtaking viewpoints, and its festivals are unmissable. It is generally a calm and quiet place to escape the mainland cities' hustle and bustle.


12 Midday - Koh Samui Mountain ViewPoint

At Midday, I decided to hike up to Koh Samui Mountain. The Best Mountain Viewpoint is one location everyone visiting Samui should experience 🤩 This lofty viewpoint is near Wat Pukkhao Thong, atop a bumpy roller coaster track. You can enjoy breathtaking views of Samui’s outlying islands from the summit. I stopped for a drink at one of the small bars in the vicinity and enjoyed the panorama. 


1:30 pm - Lunch at the Frog & Gecko Pub

After the hike, it was time to take a short drive to the beautiful Bophut Beach for lunch at the Frog & Gecko Pub. I was feeling hungry at this point. The restaurant has built an excellent reputation in the Fisherman’s Village complex over the past ten years. If you like wholesome British food and a selection of high-quality Thai dishes, the Frog & Gecko provides a great atmosphere for a spot of lunch. 


3 pm - Samui Waterball & Bophut Hills Golf Club

Adrenaline junkies cannot miss out on the unique water ball attraction at Bophut Hills Golf Club. Here I had the chance to sit inside a large inflatable water ball and roll majestically down a large hill – it was an enjoyable ride. Also, golf lovers can partake in a quick 9-holes of golf at the scenic Bophut Hills Golf Club, a great way to shake off the calories from lunchtime. 


The Bear Travel   Did You Know?

Until the 1970s, Koh Samui did not have proper roads, but now it is a bustling tourist destination. It receives around an estimated 2.7 million visitors each year, and to accommodate this number, there are hotels, resorts, rental bungalows, and camping.


6:30 pm - The Shack Bar & Grill Restaurant

Later at 6:30 pm, I finished my day 🤩 with a sumptuous meal at the Shack Bar & Grill Restaurant at Bophut Beach. To top off my day, I enjoyed a fabulous steak dinner while enjoying a location ideal for people-watching. The combination of high-quality imported steaks and the vibrant atmosphere will ensure you visit the north coast of Koh Samui the next time you holiday on the island. 


Koh Samui is waiting for you to explore it, and if you plan on doing so, follow my day trip itinerary to the Northeast of Koh Samui and enjoy every bit of your time here.

My Trip to Koh Samui Series isn't over yet, so make sure you don't miss out on the East Coast trip of Koh Samui that's cooking right up! 🤩

Written by
Shane, The Bear Traveler

Hi! I'm Shane, one of The Bear Travelers, and I'm excited to share my passion for traveling with you. Join me on a single-day adventure as we explore the best places in every town and engage in various morning and evening activities. Let's make your day worthwhile with an unforgettable travel experience!


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