The best things to do with kids in Koh Samui naturally start with visiting the beaches. However, if you’re looking for something a little less sandy, we’ve got a list of options right here. Koh Samui is a very family-friendly destination, hosting a wide range of attractions and activities that will please your little ones.

    We have compiled a list of the best family-friendly things to do in Koh Samui that suits most needs. These include adrenaline-fueled adventures to help kids burn off their excess energy and more relaxing experiences for parents to enjoy.

    The Ang Thong National Marine Park offers a great island-hopping experience for all ages. It's an hour’s boat ride northwest of Koh Samui, offering a grand day out filled with adventure, exploration, stunning exotic land- and seascapes. 

    Kids can go snorkelling in crystal-clear waters and kayaking in mysterious coves. While boat trips range from private speedboats to larger group ferries, most include lunch and snorkelling equipment. Some even offer discounts for children.

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    Canopy Adventure Samui provides its guests with the chance to discover the island's tropical rainforest. You can glide on zip-lines from tree to tree, offering a thrilling activity with excellent views. It requires no particular experience, so anyone from 7 years old and above can enjoy this ride. 

    Safety is, of course, at the core of Canopy Adventure Samui. It's under international management, with highly-trained staff at every platform and top-quality equipment. 

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    Location: Soi 5, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)77 300 340


    Escape Break

    Escape Break is a real-life escape room in Koh Samui. Located at Beach Republic Resort in Lamai, it has 2 themed rooms, namely Cuban Crisis and Shanghaied. 

    To escape, you'll solve various puzzles using clues in your environment. This fun activity is great for families with children (9 years old and above) looking to challenge their brainpower and problem-solving skills.

    Location: 176/34, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)77 458 100


    Samui Football Golf is the creator of an original game that combines 2 different sports. The idea is simple enough: it's a hybrid of football and golf in which players try to steer a football into the 18 holes in as few ‘strokes’ as possible – using their feet, of course. 

    It will have you and your group playing, laughing and enjoying it for at least 60 minutes. At the same time, you can enjoy a refreshing walk around a beautiful coconut plantation that forms the 'course'.

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    Location: 63/240, Moo 5, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 6.30 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)77 426 600


    Central Festival Samui is a large lifestyle shopping complex in Koh Samui. It has 3 storeys and about 90,000 square metres of retail space. You can find it between Chaweng's beach road and namesake lake.

    Central Festival Samui offers over 200 shops, bars, restaurants, and recreational activities. The 4 sections comprised in this large lifestyle shopping complex feature a gaming arcade and other entertainment options.

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    Location: 209/3 Moo 2, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)77 913 000

    Stephan Audiger | Compulsive Traveller

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