Lush Koh Samui has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to family activities. In addition, the island has a unique culture and exquisite natural beauty that is to be expected from this tropical country. Islands like Koh Samui and Phuket are popular with families because they are exotic, affordable, and have plenty of attractions and activities that kids love. Older kids will enjoy kayaking and snorkelling, however the trip is not particularly recommended for infants or small children as it is a long day in the hot sun and sometimes in rough waters. The sea breeze and soft sand create the perfect environment for children to explore, play and thrive, allowing them to create and enjoy a family holiday of natural bonding while participating in all the island’s activities.
#1 – Stay in a Beach Family Resort
The beautiful tropical island boasts gorgeous white sand beaches and calm shallow waters, a good selection of great restaurants and some of the best family resorts in Thailand. If you are planning a family holiday in Thailand on Koh Samui with children, there is a selection of the best family resorts you’ll find anywhere in the world, right on Koh Samui.
#2 – Child-Friendly Outdoor Adventure
Koh Samui is a family-friendly island with plenty of attractions and games to keep your kids entertained. Most families travelling here don’t know it, but the small island offers a wide range of activities and activities for kids, from zip-lining and Muay Thai to kids’ spa treatments and delicious Sunday brunches. The island offers accommodation and attractions for any traveller, whether you are a traveller on a budget or a family looking for an unforgettable and luxurious experience.
The beach area offers family activities such as snorkelling, kayaking, kayaking and more. There’s a pool with multiple sections (so you can play water basketball, water volleyball, or just swim), live DJ performances, and family activities like modelling balloons, face painting, and Olympic games for kids. There is also a very fun Samui water park for children, which is located on Chaweng.
#3 – Marine Life Exploration
Groups often spend time exploring the water and meeting marine life on the high seas before landing on Koh Tao itself and exploring the sparsely populated and largely untouched island. Families with older children can enjoy a trip to nearby Koh Tao, an island with a sheltered bay and exceptionally clear waters.
#4 – Boat Tours
You’ll find several family- and kid-friendly boat tours, as well as shops and restaurants around the beach. There are multiple water sports, shops, markets, and a great beach with very soft sand, shallow and safe water. The beach is a 2-minute walk from the villa, where children can enjoy the thrill of finding beautiful shells and the adventure of finding coral “treasures” on the beach.
#5 – Affordable Luxurious Relaxation
Finalise your plans to stay in a Samui villa and enjoy Koh Samui with family-run villa managers who know where to find activities other than snorkelling and kayaking in the crystal clear waters and mysterious coves of Ang Thong National Marine Park. Whether you’re coming to Koh Samui for a complete beach holiday or an unforgettable and adventurous cultural exploration, there’s more than enough on this small island to fill a family itinerary. Even if your kids aren’t particularly interested in elephants, ancient architecture or snorkelling, Koh Samui’s many activities make for a great holiday for everyone.
Our favourite family-friendly beaches include Mae Nam, Bophut and Choeng Mon – all three of which offer kid-friendly environments and a selection of local restaurants and amenities.