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Koh Samui, Thailand

Renting a boat at Koh Samui is the best way to ensure you’ll get to explore all the parts of this fascinating island! With your boat rental, you will have the possibility to discover pristine beaches, deep ocean delicacies, and magnificent scenic views. You can unleash your inner explorer and let the Koh guide you through its undeniable beauty. From the mysterious forest-covered islands to statues devoted to the celestial, this exotic getaway will give you every reason to stay and none to leave. Embrace the opportunity, pack your bags, and start your journey through the sublime pleasures of this wonderfully enigmatic gemstone on earth.



Visit the temple of Big Buddha

Wat Phra Yai, the local name of the Big Buddha temple, is easy to see and recognize. The 40-foot statue of Buddha is usually the first landmark people notice when arriving on the island by plane. Set on its own small island, it offers visitors a view into the beliefs of the locals, and a new perspective of life of the island. And, if you pick the right moment, namely one of the Thai holidays, you can witness the temple becoming the center of the celebration.

Explore the island’s legends

One of the most popular spots for tourists is also the one that evokes the most embarrassed giggles. Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks on Lamai Beach are famous for their very distinctive shapes. The legend of the rocks tells us the story of a grandfather and grandmother who wanted to marry their son but died in a storm while traveling to meet his bride-to-be. They turned into the Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks as the proof of their true intentions. As you can see, this island is in no lack of interesting legends. So, rent a boat in Koh Samui and start exploring today!

Water Activities

Of course, a yacht vacation is never complete without proper exploration of the surrounding waters. The island is ideal for all sorts of water tours, with guests having the choice to engage in different water sports and activities. For the more adventurous, parasailing and jetski riding is an option, while others can opt to go snorkeling and kayaking.

Explore the Mysterious Islands of Angthong Marine National Park

Angthong Marine National Park lies in the waters of the Gulf of Thailand, west of Koh Samui. This archipelago of 42 islands sets the stage for exciting adventures, and not every place is what it seems. You can rent a boat in Koh Samui and sail through them, looking for the hidden lakes and the secret caves. If you dive deeper underwater, the rich marine life will show you that the fascinating formations made of sea and stone are not the only exciting thing about this island. All in all, the green-cloaked isles rising from the water simply call for you to explore every nook and cranny you can.

Sail to Turtle Island

Turtle Island is the perfect place for those interested in wildlife. Even though it’s not far from the Koh Samui, it was truly discovered only in the ‘80s. And, thanks to that, the marine life around this island is thriving. It might be dominated by the sea turtles, but a variety of other sea creatures will surely enhance your experience, whether you’re sailing, swimming, or snorkeling. It is worth noting that the number of different establishments on this island is growing every day, so nature is not the only thing this island has to offer anymore.

Relax on the Secret Beaches of Koh Samui

Instead of joining the crowds on the most popular beaches, you can take your private boat rental and begin to explore. Samrong Beach and Thongson Bay are on the northernmost point of Koh Samui, but close to other attractions, such as the temple of Big Buddha. Thongtakian Beach is to the east and seeing as it is hardly reachable by land so it can sometimes feel as if it’s your own private beach. Laem Yai is situated at the northwest part of the island and with its very low-level waters, it is perfect for families with children. Whichever beach you choose, you can rest assured that they’ll look picture perfect, with turquoise waters and white sand waiting just for you.

Beach Hopping

There’s Bophut beach, which conveniently hosts the docking of boat rentals on its pier. Here, visitors can take a short break from their boating and hop down to take advantage of the many luxury spas and fine dining experiences available to them. While gourmet dining is an experience in itself, they can also partake in the thriving food culture of Koh Samui in general. And they can drop by the nearby Fisherman’s Village, where they can shop and eat and enjoy other Koh Samui activities while relaxing in the rustic ambience of the place. Once they tire of this, they can head back to their boats and hop on for a brunch cruise and some more snorkeling in Koh Phangan—which, by the way, is also the location of the popular Full Moon Party. Of course, there are also the smaller islands of Koh Som, Koh Lum Mu Noi, and Koh Tan, which they can easily speed to on a private boat charter.

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