Samui is a very family-friendly destination, hosting a wide range of attractions and activities that will please your little ones.
Naturally, the top diversion for children and adults in Samui is enjoying the beach and the activities available there – from building sandcastles to frolicking in the warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
If you are looking for things to do with your children in Samui that involve a little less sand, look no further.
We have compiled a list of the best family-friendly activities offer on the island, featuring a great range of fun and interesting options to suit most needs.
Coco Splash Adventure & Water Park
Waterpark In Lamai
Refresh yourself and have fun with the family at Coco Splash Adventure & Water Park in Lamai.
Located a few hundred metres off Samui’s Ring Road, this theme park covers a 10,000 Sq. meter area and is filled with exciting leisure activities for children and adults alike.
From the huge slides of the water park to the bungee trampoline to the bumper boats to the inflatable castle, and more, Coco Splash Adventure & Water Park is definitely the right place to take your children in Koh Samui.
A full day of 100 % family fun entertainment. Designed for all ages, the 7 Sliders and 4 Pools will bring laughs, thrills, and good fun !
Coco Splash Adventure is a modestly-sized water park in Lamai, a short distance from the beach.
Featuring four pools with seven slides, as well as other enjoyable activities for children, it is a family-friendly place to escape the heat of the day and have some fun.
Covering 10,000 Sq. meter, the park’s attractions include the titular water park, a mini golf course, and bungee trampoline, bumper boats, pedal go-karts and a bouncy castle.
This means that the fun and games is mostly targeted at quite young children but some of the slides do have height and age limits.
Unusually, the slides at Coco Splash Adventure & Water Park are built from concrete, but still work just as well as any other.
The smaller of the main slides is designed for younger kids aged from 5 years old up to a maximum height of 160cm. The larger one, which flows somewhat faster, is for children over eight and at least 125cm tall.
Play for relaxing fun
All ages will enjoy these 8 holes of adventure mini-golf.
You are the captain of your own bumper boat
We encourage you to push, bump, shove, spray
The bumper boats are one of the more unusual attractions and are exactly what they sound like – a cross between a bumper car and a peddle.
The course for this is a fish pond which is separate from the main swimming pools.
Those looking to relax while the young ones burn off their excess energy can enjoy simple Thai and western food from the restaurant and can laze in the fairly basic, rustic-style cabanas or on the sun loungers available around the pool.
The pool is watched over by guards, making it quite a safe environment.
One of the most exiting attractions at the moment.
It has the adrenaline rush of bungee jumping but none of the risks.
The Bungee-Trampoline fascinates adults and children alike, even those with no experience
Slides, climbing, biff & bashes
Many other wild and crazy things are in our Inflatable Castle !
Slides, climbing, biff & bashes
Many other wild and crazy things are in our Inflatable Castle !
Travel round our purpose-built course on our go karts.
You’ll need a good combination of strength and coordination to keep pedalling during some fun games and tasks.
Entry to Coco Splash Adventure and Water Park costs 490 baht per person over 90cm (those under that mark get in free).
Birthday parties can be arranged in advance by speaking to the two French owners/operators.
The park itself is found in quite a quiet part of the northern end of Lamai, close to Baannoksuan Resort Samui.
- Opening Hours: 10:30 – 17:30
- Location: 124/5-7, off Haad Lamai Road, Lamai
- Tel: +66 (0)81 082 6035
Chaweng or Bophut Aqua Parks
Available in Chaweng (in front of Monkey Bay Bar & Restaurant) and in Bophut (in front of Classico Restaurant), Aqua Park is made of inflatable floating devices of various shapes and sizes – pyramids, bridges, trampolines, and more offering adults and children alike a fun playground on the sea.
Safety is the main concern of these venues’ management, so participants must wear a life jacket to frolic safely.
Located on Koh Samui Island, Chaweng Beach at Chaweng Walk, Monkey Bay (right next to Ozo Hotel) near Chaba Hotel.
The giant inflatables are waiting for you to be climbed on, jumped on, bounced off, balanced on, shimmied across and more.
– Climb the 5 meter white iceberg wall then slide down and plunge into 3 meter deep water
– Fly on the human catapults
– Make it across the spinning green log then summersault on the enormous trampolines
– Scale the rocking planets.
– Complete the wipeout course to earn free prizes
– Games for kids
– Birthday parties, hens and stag do’s welcome
Prices are the same for adults and children
1 hour – 300 baht,
Half Day – 500 baht (4 hours)
Full Day – 700 baht (7 hours)
Children 5 years old and younger go for free but must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Group discount for parties of 10 people and over 1 goes free,
Groups of 20 and over 3 go free
For larger group discounts and private hire of the Aqua park please call 0945 820 313 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please call:+66 (0) 866 83 23 70 if unsure about the weather
- Opening Hours: daily from 10:00 – 18:00 (weather allowing)
Paradise Park Farm
Lipa Noi hinterland
Welcome to Paradise Park Farm tour in Koh Samui.
Located on Samui’s highest mountain Khao Pom in Taling Ngam (southwestern area of the island), Paradise Park Farm originally opened as a bird zoo in 2012, before to add deer, rabbits and other gentle mammals to their menagerie.
The park covers eight hectares and, apart from housing over 100 bird and mammal species, it features a restaurant, a swimming pool, and outstanding panoramic views over Koh Samui.
There are 2 options in this program
- Tel: +66 (0)86 063 3318 or +66 (0)81 255 1222
Pink Elephant Samui Water Park
Pink Elephant Samui Water Park is a spacious, modern attraction near Maenam, featuring a range of high-quality rides and facilities with European-standard quality, promising a fun and safe day for the whole family.
This includes a 12m tall speed slide and a bowl slide for the thrill seekers, a wave pool and a “kiddies lagoon” for the really young ones, all circumnavigated by the lazy river.
The water slides will satisfy the most demanding guests. Adrenalin explosion lovers will fancy 12 meters high open Speed slide , Bowl slide will make you addicted to it and you will only stop when feel really exhausted.
Closed spiral slide with unexpected curves is really for brave ones!
There is a special kids playing area with professional safe rubber flooring , multiple slides, fountains, splashes and other water play devices.
It have separate toddler safe playing zone with different appropriate playing items for smaller age.
The water park has an isolated feel, being set 1,500m from the road in a palm grove in the already relatively quiet Maenam area of Koh Samui.
Within this little oasis of calm, you will find a very well designed selection of attractions.
Be sure to pay close attention to the advice of the slide attendants to get the most out of each of these.
At the heart of Pink Elephant Samui Water Park is a large restaurant catering for a wide selection of tastes.
The menu features vegan options and a kids menu of properly balanced healthy meals.
There are a couple of additional bars and refreshments stands dotted around the park, including one serving beers and wines in the adult-only Jacuzzi area.
Other helpful and convenient facilities include baby feeding rooms, kids’ toilets and easy baby carriage and wheelchair access.
For those who want to stay away from noise of playing kids, there is separated JACUZZI area.
Kids are not allowed here, so you can enjoy your beer of glass of wine right in the JACUZZI, comfortable built in tables are for your convenience.
For relaxed riding in floats there is lazy river.
You will enjoy Water Park landscape and Jungle views while riding, and probably will see some familiar faces riding next to you!
Restaurant and Bars
After active recreation on the slides you will appreciate and enjoy the big restaurant, where you will try unique dishes presented by specially invited chef.
They have balanced varied kids and vegan friendly menu.
There are also assorted salads, fresh juices, desserts and drinks.
Two beach bars and coffee shop are also for your service.
You will enjoy high quality coffee and tea, varied fresh smoothies and juice.
For those who want to stay away from noise of playing kids, there is separated Jacuzzi area.
Kids are not allowed here, so you can enjoy your beer or glass of wine right in the Jacuzzi, comfortable built in tables are for your convenience
Safety and comfort are taken seriously at the park, with well-maintained attractions, clean water, lifeguards and professional-grade rubber flooring, particularly in places like the kids play areas, for better traction and a softer landing if you trip.
Ticket prices are 990 baht for adults (over 130cm), 690 baht for juniors (90 – 130cm) and kids under 90cm go free.
You can also get a family package for two adults and two juniors for 3,220 baht.
Pink Elephant Samui Water Park
- Opening Hours: 09:30 – 18:00
- Address: 28/41 Moo 1, Maenam Soi 1, Koh Samui Amphoe Koh Sa-Mui, Surat Thani, Thailand 84330
- Tel: +66 (0)7 742 3548
- Website: facebook.com/waterparksamui
- Price Range: 990 baht for adults, 690 baht for children 90 – 130cm tall, free for under 90cm
Samui Canopy Adventure
Samui has long been known for its lovely beaches, warm water and countless coconut trees but there’s more to the island than that.
We are talking about flying over Samui’s tropical jungle on cable rides on a zip-line adventure.
The amazing bird’s eye views of this lush rainforest and its surroundings are truly memorable.
Zipping along from line to line and pretending to be a modern-day Jane or Tarzan is a perfect and unique way to complement your Samui stay.
Samui Canopy Adventure provides its guests with the chance to discover Samui’s rainforest by gliding on zip-lines from tree to tree.
This thrilling activity requires no particular experience and suit ages from seven up.
Safety is, of course, at the core of Samui Canopy Adventure.
Under international management, with highly-trained staff at every platform, and using world’s best equipment in that domain, this eco-friendly activity will please you and your children and leave you with an unforgettable experience.
Flying high with Samui Canopy Adventures
For those who are not familiar with this thrilling activity and wonder what a zip line is, here’s your chance to find out.
Basically, riders are hooked onto a cable that is attached to high trees and/or towers above the jungle, and then they get to ride along using nothing but the force of gravity.
The ride can be fast or slow, depending on the position of the stations. The whole production is very environmentally friendly indeed.
At Koh Samui Canopy Adventures, you get to cable glide at speeds nearing 80km/h. with breathtaking waterfall views from seven platforms high up in the trees, via six thrilling cable rides.
As this is a family activity, no one should be left behind as long as they are at least seven years old.
Prices start from about 1,700 baht for adults and 1,200 baht for children.
Ladies who like to wear jewellery should leave it behind at the hotel and come dressed as light as possible as bracelets, necklaces and the like don’t go well with this extreme.
Good to Know
The beauty of Canopy Adventures is that no experience is necessary because each rider is trained beforehand by the experienced crew using high-standard equipment and gear.
The practice session lasts a good 20 minutes and it gets riders fully primed for the hard-to-forget rides.
After the ride is over, it’s time for everyone to sit back and relax while enjoying fresh in-season fruits, light snacks and cold/hot drinks.
Before the trip ends, you can jump into a natural pool at the waterfall that you just zipped over earlier.
Bring along your swimming gear!
Don’t forget that you are going to be in a real jungle, so a good pair of walking shoes is needed and putting on some insect repellant is necessary.
Cameras are a must; the crew members are more than willing to take your photo while you’re in action.
- Opening Hours: Canopy Adventures Thailand operates all year round
- Location: Maenam Soi 2
- Tel: +66 (0)77 414 150/1
Play a real-life escape game
2 Player: 1 900 THB
950 THB / Player
3 Player: 2 550 THB
850 THB / Player
4 Player: 3 000 THB
750 THB / Player
5 Player: 3 250 THB
650 THB / Player
6 Player: 3 900 THB
650 THB / Player
Central Festival Samui
Situated between Chaweng Lake and beach, Central Festival Samui is the largest shopping and dining mall on the island.
Besides its boutiques and restaurants, it hosts a few facilities aimed at entertaining children: a kid’s playground on the ground floor, Pirate Adventure Horror House, XD Theatre, and Pirates of the Marioland gaming arcade on the second floor.
Central Festival Samui describes itself as ‘the most complete and largest lifestyle shopping complex in Samui’; with three storeys and around 90,000sqm of retail space, there couldn’t be a better description for this huge shopping and dining mall, which is located between Chaweng’s Beach Road and the nearby lake.
Centrally set in this prime east coast resort town of Samui Island, Central Festival Samui has completely changed the face of Chaweng.
With four sections – Chaweng Port, Bird Cage, Fisherman Village, and Beach Town Market this modern and trendy complex boasts some original architectural features with its central open-air atrium as well as a beautifully landscaped garden area complete with benches, a kid’s playground and countless shops and restaurants.
‘Chaweng Port’ is the main entrance of Central Festival Samui on Chaweng Beach Road, directly opposite OZO Chaweng Samui.
It features restaurants and bars on and around a large outdoor terrace including a Starbucks,
The Coffee Club, a cocktail lounge, Copacabana, The Kitchen Thai & International Cuisine, Wine Connection, Swensen’s – all in all 21 venues dedicated to food & beverage over two floors.
‘Bird Cage’ is the fashion zone of the complex; located in the central part of the shopping mall and decorated in an ultra-modern Sino-Portuguese style, it hosts about 20 large shops such as Supersports, Uni-Qlo and smaller boutiques gathering all the most famous international brands such as Adidas, Camel, Esprit, Geox, Playboy, Rip Curl, Jim Thompson, and X-Act, just to name a few.
Central Festival Samui
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
- Location: between Chaweng Beach Road and Chaweng Lake in the central part of the resort town
- Tel: 077 962 777
Established in 1993 off Samui’s Ring Road in Bophut, Samui Go-Kart is the right place for those who want to satisfy their need for speed in a safe way.
Featuring a 500m-long well-designed track, Samui Go-Kart is suited for children from 10 years old, and has double karts for younger kids who can make a few laps with one of their parents.
A snack bar allows non-drivers to enjoy cold drinks and finger-food while watching the karts racing on the track.
Why not go Go-karting for the day? Suitable for both beginners and more experienced riders the course is fun and fast.
Samui Go-Kart provides everything from instructions to helmets, all you have to do is jump in and go.
The course is open from 9am to 9pm every day and located just west of Bophut of the main ring road.
Samui Go-cart, at Samui Ring Road, Bo Phut for both youngsters and adults. The fastest ones can reach about 100 KM per hour, so it can be wise to try the slower one first, if you are not so experienced.
The Easykart is the newer than the Samui Go-Kart, and is located nearer to the Chaweng shopping area though it is not that accessible unless one has a transport.
There are two tracks – one for the beginners and the other for experienced drivers.
The eight minutes drive cost 500, THB. The staff are professional and give some safety brief before the ride.
If you have younger kids in your group, you can also choose a double go kart to accompany them.
These two-seat go karts are perfect for you and your child. For extreme thrill seekers, there are some pro go karts that have the fastest speed options racing up to 100kph.
Some courses also feature a challenging track with a number of obstacles. For your safety, you will have to wear a safety helmet at all times.
You may find a slight difference in price at all the go karting tracks.
The prices may range from 300 baht to 400 baht for around 10 minutes.
While some go kart places charge you per ride, others charge price per minute. Also, the pro karts will cost you more than the regular karts.
- Tel: +66 (0)77 425 097
Located in the heart of Chaweng, Crazy Golf is a nine-hole mini-golf course offering a fun activity for all ages.
Well-thought-out and nicely designed, the course features holes that will please the little ones, who have to put up the ball through tiger’s and crocodile’s mouths.
Set in a nicely landscaped garden situated at the back of The Islander’s Soi, Crazy Golf is under Gringos Cantina and The Outback management.
- Opening Hours: daily from 11:00-00:00 (last tee-off at 23:00)
- Tel: +66 (0)8 189 214 16
Visit Ang Thong Marine National Park
Ang Thong National Marine Park is a pristine archipelago of 42 islands in the Gulf of Thailand with towering limestone mountains, thick jungle, white-sand beaches, fertile mangroves, waterfalls and hidden coves and lakes to explore.
Within sight of Koh Samui, Ang Thong park is a protected area of more than 100 square kilometres of land and sea, and home to a rich variety of exotic wildlife and sea creatures.
Snorkelling, hiking, sea kayaking, diving, sailing and simply relaxing on one of its idyllic beaches are the main activities to enjoy on Ang Thong.
Most Ang Thong visitors arrive on a join-in day trip or by boat charter from Koh Samui or Koh Pha Ngan.
For those who wish to stay overnight, there are simple bungalows and camping tents available for rent at the Park Headquarters on Koh Wua Talab, where a simple restaurant is found as well.
Though the park has started to get busy with day-trippers in the peak season, the Ang Thong islands remain the postcard-perfect image of a tropical paradise.
Ang Thong Marine National Park, established in 1980, covers an area of more than 80% of the entire archipelago.
Its national park status has ensured that development has been minimal and only licensed tour operators are allowed entry into the park.
Ang Thong gained widespread renown when it appeared in the novel ‘The Beach’ by Alex Garland, as the destination where backpackers in search of a secret island utopia set up camp.
The subsequent movie starring Leonardo Di Caprio was actually filmed on Koh Phi Phi, but by then Ang Thong was firmly in the imagination of many as an appealing holiday escape.
Only one of its islands, Koh Paluay, is inhabited, home to a sea-gypsy community that largely maintains its traditional fishing lifestyle.
Highlights and Features
Ang Thong has some of the most unusual and spectacular scenery in all of Thailand.
Its steep limestone cliffs, some rising as high as 400 metres, have been formed into wondrous shapes by centuries of erosion.
This ‘Golden Basin’, as ‘Ang Thong’ translates into, features four distinct types of forest, all teeming with wildlife.
Some of the creatures to be spotted here are langurs (long-tailed monkeys), little herons, hair-nosed otters, pacific reef egrets, white-bellied sea eagles, sea turtles, iguanas and pythons.
In the surrounding sea many colourful fish can be seen, offering some decent snorkelling and diving sights.
With 42 islands to discover, a complete tour of Ang Thong would take weeks, but most with limited amount of time find their way to Koh Mae (Mother Island), which has a stunning beach and an inland saltwater lagoon called Emerald Lake (Thale Nai).
A popular climb up pathways and a wooden staircase takes you to the peak of a nearby mountain where you get the full view of this glittering sea-green body of water.
Koh Sam Sao (Tripod Island) features a coral reef, a large and dramatic rock arch and some great hiking grounds.
Getting There & Around
As a national park, only government-approved tour boats may enter Ang Thong, which may be booked on Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan or Koh Tao.
Sailing live-aboard cruise trips and speedboat charters may also be organised.
Most tours stop at a few different locations and combine a day of hiking, sightseeing, kayaking and lounging on the beaches.
Some of the hikes require a good level of fitness, so be sure to check with your guide or agent about the degree of difficulty before setting off!
Ang Thong is 28 kilometres from Samui and 32 kilometres from Pha Ngan.
There are numerous speed boat companies running daily trip from Koh Phangan and Koh Samui as well as slow boats.
From all of them we recommend SAFARI BOAT! They are based at Phangan Island and they have a new office at Koh Samui Island (Bangrak, close to Seatran pier) and departs by luxury speed boat daily to Angthong National Marine Park from Thongsala pier and Bangrak pier.
Best deal you can get!
Speed boats are preferred as they are more safe, fast, comfortable and convenience than slow boats.
Travel time by speed boat from Koh Phangan to Marine Park usually takes only 45 minutes, by slow boat 2-3 hours, so with slow boats you loosing a lot of time to travel, as well slow boat can’t stop at shallow waters so every time you will need to get a long tail boat to transfer you to the beach.
Enjoy speedboat rides in Angthong Marine Park aboard the Safari Boat Speedboat – the fastest boat in Koh Phangan.
Seats are limited so book early!
Please note: Since February 1st 2015 entrance fee to the Angthong National Park is 300 thb for foreigner adult and 150 thb for foreigner child and 40 tht for Thai nationals.
The best time to visit Ang Thong Marine National Park is March to October when the seas are calmer.
The park is sometimes closed due to inclement weather in the months of November through January.
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