Koh Samui is the ideal destination for those looking for great outdoor activities. You can greatly broaden your perspective, learn more about the island and its people or simply have a great time. Spend an unforgettable day out at Angthong National Park or enjoy a jungle safari on Samui. A full day chartered day trip is a great way to explore the island and if you are a golf enthusiast, there is a full choice of golf courses where you can indulge in a great game. While wind surfing is a popular sport, rock climbing is the latest addition that is capturing the fancy of the visitors. While in Koh Samui, here are some outdoor activities that you can enjoy.Sea safari in Angthong National ParkVarious day trips are available that take you to explore the stunning island chain of Angthong Marine Park. The tours take you to three different islands – Wao Island, Tai Phow Island and Mae Kho Island. There is much that you can do on the islands from enjoying the secluded beaches and kayaking to exploring secluded lagoons and stunning viewpoints. Besides, you also have the opportunity to go elephant trekking or indulge in a fish spa.Elephant trekking in Koh SamuiThe mighty elephant is Thailand’s national animal and a symbol of royalty and strength. Samui’s tropical rainforests are best experienced on elephant back. These jungle trips pass exotic fauna and flora, and stop along refreshing waterfalls along the way, including the island’s most famous waterfall, Namuang 1, where you can dismount and take a refreshing dip.Snorkelling tours in Koh SamuiThe tour operators will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to board a speed boat at Bophut pier. From there you will proceed to Koh Nang Yuan where you can see the sandbar beaches that have been formed by the interaction of ocean’s currents with the three peaks of the island. These formations are unique to the world and are sure to mesmerize you with their beauty. You can also enjoy snorkelling in clear waters and encounter some fascinating marine life. The trip will then take you to Koh Tao (Turtle Island) where you can snorkel, sunbath or just relax under the coconut trees.Accommodation in Koh SamuiThe island has several accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets from luxury Koh Samui villas, as standalone units and part of estates and resorts, to hotels and budget guesthouses. Given that it is a popular holiday destination, it is advisable to book your rental well in advance.
An outdoor activity is something that everyone needs and should do. Watching to much TV or just sitting inside is boring, unhealthy and has no reward. Many people go outside and walk or jog, but that too is pretty boring and unrewarding. So what can you do outdoors that is both fun and healthy?Many adults and young adults have forgotten that the best way to exercise outdoors is to play like they did when they were a kid. But how does an adult play outside? The best way is to start a radio control hobby. RC hobbies like airplanes, boats, cars, and helicopters are both fun and very rewarding. Imagine building and then flying your own creation, or ripping across the waves in your own little gas powered boat.An RC hobby can also give you something fun to do with your kids, who don’t exactly always want to hang out with their parents. But trust me; if you are flying a radio controlled jet then they will come running. You will also have something to pass onto your children, like an airplane that both of you built together, or a boat that you and your child have enjoyed many times together.By far the best RC vehicle that can be purchased is of course an R/C airplane or helicopter. If an airplane is what you are going to go for, then I recommend an Almost Ready to Fly plane or a kit. This will allow you and your kid(s) to put it together with you, giving you something extra to do with them and give them some knowledge of building something. Then after you build it you can fly it with them, which makes the flight twice as rewarding.Another RC flying toy that is fun would be a remote control helicopter. Radio controlled helicopters are unique because they hover and allow more control from the pilot. They are also harder to master, so for the people who are looking for a quick thrill you might not like it, but other’s who have a dedication to it will love it. RC helicopters also offer a neat experience at night since they can hover and can be equipped with lights.If you want to experience the thrill of a speed boat on the water, but don’t have the money to afford a real one, then a radio controlled boat is perfect. With R/C boat engines available in electric or gas powered, a beginner or an expert could operate and maintain a RC boat. This is ideal since you might not always be around but your children want to go outside and have fun with it. A remote control boat is really the easiest, but most rewarding, of all radio control hobbies.The most popular R/C toy in the world is of course the remote control car or truck. RC cars can be operated by virtually anyone at any age, are easy to maintain and operate and are very inexpensive to own. If you do plan on getting a R/C car or truck, then I recommend an electric powered one to begin with, then gradually progress towards a nitro powered engine. Just to let you know, nitro fuel cars are hard to maintain and require some experience and knowledge prior to operating.My favorite outdoor activity out of all of them are model rockets. Model rockets are of course not remote controlled (I guess they could be) but none the less they are very fun and should be considered. I love model rockets, and the reason is because they are very realistic and not expensive. The engines that blast them off really shoot out burst of flames and leave a smoke trail behind the rocket, and the rocket’s cost around only $20. Very cheap for such a realistic thrill and they are pretty safe to operate.