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Boat Trip to Snorkel at nearby coral reefs and secret, hidden islands
During the course of the day you will encounter the best snorkeling sites to be found whilst staying on Koh Samui. Our tour consists of a private boat trip to nearby deserted coastlines. We’ve researched the best coral and snorkeling, on the island, and soon, you’ll be immersed in the amazing, underwater life just below the surface.
We will also trek through the nearby jungle to find the perfect secluded vista. The water is clean, calm and the perfect temperature. Join us as we explore the conservation island’s hidden treasures that exude a primordial beauty.
This excursion is the perfect experience for anyone looking for a great day on and in the water only 15 minutes from Samahita Retreat Center, Koh Samui!
Guided Temple Hike to Laem Sor Pagoda, Sleeping Buddha and Bang Kao Beach
On this excursion, we will see many beautiful, and historic things. The Laem Sor Pagoda is at the southernmost tip of Koh Samui at the end of Bang Kao Beach. Its golden hue makes for an astonishingly beautiful contrast to the blue skies and the turquoise sea behind it. The entrance is guarded by two ‘Yak’ (meaning giant) warrior statues with immense swords, colourful clothing and scary faces. The Buddha stands in the doorway to the rear of the statues. This is a great photo opportunity as there is absolutely nothing obstructing your view.
Koh Samui’s Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram is an unusual sight yet it offers a unique insight into Buddhist and Thai culture. The monk Luong Pordaeng died in 1973 in a seated meditative position, and ever since his body has been on display in an upright glass case at the temple. Remarkably, even more than 30 years on the monk’s body shows little sign of decay. For some visitors, having a dead man in full view might be a shocking sight, but for Thais it is something to reflect upon and revere.
From here, we will hike up the hill to the very southernmost part of the island, which offers commanding views of the Gulf of Thailand. There are also countless Buddhas, including a giant, sleeping Buddha, as well as Pagodas and various places of worship. This is a very special place on the island, and we will learn about the significance of this to the locals and to visiting Buddhists, who come from afar to visit this sacred place.