How to Plan a 7 Day Trip to Koh Samui

Koh Samui, a beautiful island located in the Gulf of Thailand, is known for its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, lush tropical landscapes and diverse Thai culture.

The island itself is an attraction. It is the perfect destination for a 7 day getaway, and planning your trip ahead of time can help ensure you save money and make the most out of your time there. In this blog post, we’ll cover everything you need to know to plan your 7 day Koh Samui trip. (Bophut Beach, Chaweng Beach, Na Muang Waterfall, Wat Pra Yai, Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks, Angthong Marine Park, Fisherman’s Village Night Market)

Day 1: Arrival and Relaxation

Chaweng Beach

After arriving at Koh Samui Airport, take a taxi to your already booked hotel and check-in. Spend your first day relaxing on one of the island’s beautiful beaches.

Chaweng Beach is the most popular, with plenty of water sports activities, restaurants, and bars. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a quieter spot, check out the Bophut Beach or Choeng Mon Beach.

These are the less crowded alternatives for your beach holiday. You can just have your drink and relax at the beautiful sunset. This views are going to be your wallpaper for a long time.

Day 2: Island Tour

Big Budha Temple

Take a day trip around the island to see its many attractions.

You can rent scooters for these journeys. Start with the Big Buddha Temple (or Wat Pra Yai), a 12-meter-tall statue of Buddha that is one of the island’s most prominent landmarks.

Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks

Then, head to the Na Muang Waterfalls, a stunning two-tier waterfall located in the heart of the island’s rainforest. It will be quite a trek unless you book some transport, but you can take a dip at the plunge pool on the bottom of the waterfall and cool off. Afterward, visit the Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks, a pair of rock formations that resemble male and female genitalia and are said to bring good luck, so make a wish there in the beautiful sunset of the Gulf of Thailand.

Day 3: Angthong Marine Park

Ang Thong National Marine Park

Spend a day exploring Ang Thong National Marine Park, a stunning archipelago of 42 islands located about an hour speed boat ride from Koh Samui. The park is known for its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and abundant marine life, making it an ideal destination for snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming. Check out our perfectly designed Ang Thong Marine Park by Speed Boat Day Trip for more details and pictures. We bet you will find something interesting in this archipelago. Its the perfect place for experiencing the natural beauty like you have never seen before.

Day 4: Fisherman’s Village

Visit Fisherman’s Village, a charming seaside village located on the north coast of Koh Samui. The village is famous for its colourful wooden houses, narrow streets, and lively Night Market.

Night Market

Fisherman’s Village Night Market is also the place for trying some local delicacies, such as grilled seafood and sticky rice with mango. It also hosts some of the most famous restaurants of Koh Samui. You can also hunt for souvenirs in the night market which you will definitely find something interesting for your desk.

Day 5: Cooking Class

Take a cooking class and learn how to make traditional Thai dishes that you already tried such as Tom Yum soup, Pad Thai, and Kalamae. The classes typically last for a few hours and include a visit to a local market to pick up fresh ingredients which is also a total cultural experience. You will use some of theingredients different like you can ever imagine. For example using rice for a sweet candy!

Day 6: Relaxation and Spa

Spend a day relaxing and indulging in a spa treatment. Koh Samui has no shortage of spas offering massages, facials, and body treatments. Try a traditional Thai massage, which involves stretching and acupuncture to help relieve tension and promote relaxation. You may not feel stressed and tired during your holiday and its totally normal for visiting a place like Koh Samui, how can anyone be tired after such a holiday, but we guarantee you that your body deserves such a treatment like Thai massage.

Day 7: Departure

Lamai Town

On your last day, take some time to do some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting.

Check out the island’s markets, such as the Chaweng Walking Street Market. Have a unique Thai meal for the last time. But it probably won’t be your last, we guarantee that you will try some of those dishes at home too. Then, head to the airport and catch your flight back home.

In conclusion, planning your 7-day Koh Samui trip can be easy, fun and affordable, with the right amount of research and organization. The island has a lot to offer, from stunning beaches to cultural landmarks and activities, and there’s something for everyone. So pack your bags, book your hotel, book your flight, and get ready to experience the beauty and charm of Koh Samui Island.