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Romantic Guide to Ko Samui

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If you’re looking for romance you could certainly do far worse than heading to Ko Samui. Explore the Ang Thong National Marine Park’s secluded lagoons, relax in a luxurious spa and discover plenty of places for a romantic dinner. Combine this with a choice of beaches for leisurely sunset strolls and the island of Ko Samui lends itself perfectly to a romantic holiday for two.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Tamarind Springs Forest Spa

Spas

Dining on the Rocks

Restaurants

Blue Stars Kayaking

Kayaking & Canoeing

The Boudoir

Restaurants

The Yogarden

Yoga & Pilates

Pai Cookery Class

Cooking Classes

Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park

Geologic Formations, National Parks

Tree Tops Sky Dining & Bar

Restaurants

Bang Po Beach

Beaches

Romantic bamboo

Restaurants

Kirsty S's City Tips

  • Most taxis on Ko Samui tend not to have meters so you’ll have to bargain with the driver. Ask at your hotel how much average journeys should cost and always agree on a fare upfront.
  • The best time to visit Ko Samui is from December to June when you’ll avoid any heavy rainfall and it’s hot, but not too hot.
  • Anniversary? Popping the question? If you’re planning an extra special night out, call ahead and let your restaurant know. Most owners and staff in Ko Samui will go out of their way to ensure your night is one to remember.
  • Tamarind Springs Forest Spa
    Spas
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    Kirsty S Says:

    What could be more romantic than a pampering spa day for two? There are a number of spa resorts in Ko Samui, but for sheer tranquility and scenic surroundings, the Tamarind Springs Forest Spa at Lamai is your best bet. Enjoy a day of peace and quiet amid a tropical setting and feel the stresses of life melt away and the romance creep back in...

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Tamarind Springs sits off the main road between Lamai and Chaweng. Ensure your driver takes you to the correct spa as many earn commissions by taking tourists to certain spas.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 125 Spas & Wellness in Ko Samui
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful and Magical Indeed 17/10/2018
    • Excellent and unique spa 08/09/2018
    • Tamarind Springs Forest Spa
    Address:
    205/7 Thong Takian
    84310
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 80 569 6654
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 20:00
    Other:
  • Dining on the Rocks
    Restaurants (International, European, Contemporary)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Situated inside the Six Senses resort, Dining on the Rocks does exactly what it says on the tin, plus a whole lot more besides! This is one of the most romantic places to have dinner on the island; you and your loved one can dine on a terraced deck under a blanket of stars with views across the ocean. The menu offers ‘new Asian cuisine with a crossover accent’, but all you really need to know is that it’s simply delicious.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Dining on the Rocks is part of the Six Senses Samui resort, which is located in the Bophut area of Ko Samui.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #95 of 530 restaurants in Bophut
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Perfect view but average food 20/10/2018
    • More like dining in the dark. 15/10/2018
    • Dining on the Rocks
    Address:
    9/10 Moo 5
    Bophut 84320
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 77 245 678
    Price range:
    US$25 - US$200
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    17:00 - 22:00
    Other:
  • Blue Stars Kayaking
    Kayaking & Canoeing
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Ko Samui is an island so be sure to get out on the water with your loved one. Kayaking presents the ideal couples’ adventure day trip and Blue Stars Kayaking are one of the best on the island to offer this type of tour. You’ll be taken by boat to the best kayaking spots around the Ang Thong National Marine Park, exploring hidden lagoons and drifting through coves while admiring all that beautiful natural scenery.

    Good for
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Don't be afraid to take your camera. The guides are used to handling cameras without getting them wet and will be happy to take some great pictures of your trip.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 55 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Bophut
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Bad Boat Maintenance 17/09/2018
    • Awful. Rude staff and not much kayaking 16/09/2018
    • Blue Stars Kayaking
    Address:
    169/1 Moo.2 T.Bophut
    Chaweng Beach Road
    Bophut 84320
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 77 413 231
    Other:
  • The Boudoir
    Restaurants (French)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    For a classically romantic French meal, The Boudoir is where it’s at. From its secluded garden to its tasteful pink decor and mood lighting, this place is positively brimming with love. Owned and ran by a lovely French couple with a passion for good food, The Boudoir is a dining experience neither of you will forget in a hurry.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    Tips
    • The Boudoir is located just off the main ring road in Mae Nam, near the post office. It’s closed on Mondays.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1,144 restaurants in Ko Samui
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best steak ever 21/10/2018
    • Excellent authentic french food at The Boudoir 👍 13/10/2018
    • The Boudoir
    Address:
    32/2 Moo1
    Soi 1 Mae Nam
    84330
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 85 783 1031
    Hours:
    Tue - Sat
    19:00 - 22:00
    Other:
  • The Yogarden
    Yoga & Pilates
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Thailand is well-known for its yoga, and this can be a great activity to enjoy together during your time in Ko Samui. The Yogarden offers various programs and classes to help you and your loved one feel relaxed and rejuvenated, and it’s set within beautiful natural surroundings.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Couples
    Tips
    • The Yogarden is tucked away just off the main street in Bophut's Fisherman's Village.
    • The food here is healthy and delicious. You can order some before your class and they'll have it ready for you for when you finish.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 67 Spas & Wellness in Bophut
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very quality yoga and meditation 20/08/2018
    • Fabulous little yoga studio 08/08/2018
    • The Yogarden
    Address:
    78 Moo 1, Laan Thong Road
    Fisherman's Village
    Bophut
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 85 790 3409
    Other:
  • Pai Cookery Class
    Cooking Classes
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    Kirsty S Says:

    The couple who cook together stay together. (At least I think that’s how the saying goes!) Learn how to prepare and cook your favorite Thai dishes by having a cooking class with the talented and ever-patient chef, Pai. She’ll explain everything in a simple way and make it easy for you to recreate the dishes back home.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Some people find Pai’s cooking school a little difficult to find. It’s located along Soi Thong Kaew in Chaweng, just opposite the Super Pro Resort.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 10 Food & Drink in Chaweng
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Thai Cooking Class 29/09/2018
    • Great cooking class! 17/09/2018
    • Pai Cookery Class
    Address:
    149/1 Moo 3, Soi Thong Kaew, The Super Pro Resort and Apartment
    Chaweng, Bophut 84320
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 91 494 2462
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park
    Geologic Formations, National Parks
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Dedicate a whole day to the jaw-dropping beauty of the islands of the Ang Thong National Park. Covered in lush jungle inland, the park’s islands feature stunning stretches of sand lapped by clear, turquoise waters. Ko Wua Talap is home to the park headquarters and it’s from here that you and your loved one can climb up to a spectacular viewpoint offering panoramic views across the islands. Scenery like this is surely what enticed you to Thailand in the first place, so this is a must-do!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • To avoid the crowds, take an independent speedboat tour to the islands.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Ang Thong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • So beautiful! 20/10/2018
    • Having 'Paradise' in mind? Ang Thong is the place 18/10/2018
    • Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park
    Address:
    346/1 Talad Lang
    Ang Thong 84000
    Thailand
  • Tree Tops Sky Dining & Bar
    Restaurants (European, International, Contemporary, Fusion)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Tree Tops is a unique restaurant where you can enjoy a romantic dinner for two from your own little hut amid the trees! Enjoy high quality, fresh ingredients brought together with expert attention to detail, and accompanied by a great selection of wines. This is a unique dining experience not to be missed.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Treat yourselves to one (or two!) of Tree Tops’ cocktails - they’re spectacularly presented and delicious!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 195 restaurants in Chaweng
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing experience 18/10/2018
    • As good as the reviews suggest 12/10/2018
    • Tree Tops Sky Dining & Bar
    Address:
    92 / 1 Moo 2
    Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort
    Chaweng, Bophut 84320
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 77 960 333
    Price range:
    US$27 - US$77
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    18:00 - 20:45
    21:00 - 00:00
    Other:
  • Bang Po Beach
    Beaches
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    Kirsty S Says:

    If it’s a peaceful and secluded slice of paradise you’re after, a visit to Bang Po Beach is just the thing. Ditch the bustling party beaches for the day and opt for this narrow strip of white sand fringed with coconut palms. There’s a chilled out bar and restaurant to keep you fed and watered, but the beach is free from crowds, jetskis, sailboats and vendors, making it the perfect spot for a romantic day on the beach.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    Tips
    • To really up the romance, stick around for sunset.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 113 things to do in Ko Samui
    • Quiet beach 05/09/2018
    • Stunning 25/07/2018
    • Bang Po Beach
  • Romantic bamboo
    Restaurants (Italian, Seafood, Thai)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    The clue really is in the name with this one. It serves both international and local Thai dishes in a cosy, romantic setting and while it may not be fine dining, the food is absolutely delicious.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Romantic Bamboo is a popular place so book a table to avoid disappointment.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 137 restaurants in Lamai Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delicious food 21/10/2018
    • SENSATIONAL 19/10/2018
    • Romantic bamboo
    Address:
    4169 (Near Silver Beach Resort)
    Lamai Beach, Maret
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 83 384 5413
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    12:30 - 14:30
    18:00 - 22:30
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