Family-friendly Activities

09 february 2016

Koh Samui has a number of attractions ideal for daytrips with the family. IVL is pleased to introduce several personally selected attractions around the island for you and your family to enjoy.

Your IVL Concierge would be happy to arrange a driver to pick you up at your villa and take you anywhere on the island in air conditioned comfort, whether it is to visit one tourist attraction or to spend an entire day with your family enjoying the best of the jungle, beaches, on the water or at one of several family-friendly attractions.

Wat Phra Yai features the famous 12 meter tall golden Big Buddha and is on the northern part of the island.

Wat Plai Laem, the most colorful temple on Samui is located between Big Buddha and Choeng Mon Beach. The temple is famous for the 8 armed Buddha statue set in the middle of the lake filled with hundreds of carp.

The Namuang Waterfalls are well worth a visit with Namuang waterfall number 1 at 18 meters high and just off the ring road, easily accessible and kid friendly. Take some time to enjoy a dip in the fresh water at the base of the waterfall. Take care to wear appropriate footwear on the slippery rocks.

Paradise Park Farm is on Samui’s highest mountain, Khao Pom, within a cool, tropical rainforest and offers spectacular views of Samui and the surrounding islands. Hundreds of species of birds, small animals, a deer park, waterfalls and an infinity edge pool. European and Thai food available.

Ang Thong Marine Park is a must for a day trip. Your IVL concierge can arrange for a morning pick up to the boat so you can enjoy the day on pristine, uninhabited islands where you can swim, snorkel and kayak in the freshwater lagoon.

Samui Aquarium & Tiger Show, Ban Harn Beach located on the southeast side of the island. The aquarium and the zoo have many of Thailand's exotic creatures both above and below water.

Samui Sheep Farm is located in Maenam on the north of the island. This mellow farm allows visitors to pet and feed animals in gentle and pleasant surroundings. Definitely a hit with younger children, the Samui Sheep Farm receives IVL’s seal of approval for the cleanliness and fair treatment of animals.

And when the heat (or rain!) gets too much, head to one of the Major Cineplexes in either Central Festival or Tesco-Lotus in Chaweng for an afternoon of air conditioned fun. Arcade games, kids play area and multiple screens showing contemporary international movies and family favourites.

For the latest in family friendly activities, reservations and to book drivers contact your IVL concierge at or call 09-8039-9830 (local number).