The Tourism Association of Koh Samui is a not-for-profit organization, numbering over 150 members, including hotels and resorts, restaurants, travel professionals, and retail establishments. It was formed in 1987 for the purpose of promoting Koh Samui as a travel destination.
Holidays, Festivals & Special Events
Many of the holidays celebrated during the course of the year are Buddhist, but some other very important ones such as the Monarch's birthday, are not religious in origin. Except for the closing of government offices and institutions, and occasional one-day prohibitions on the sale of alcohol, these holidays will not affect leisure activities very much.
When you're ready for a break from the beach, visitors will find many options for outdoor recreational activities await those traveling alone, in couples or as families.
Once a month at Haad Rin Beach, Koh Pan Ghan. 10,000 or more people make it a party to remember. People party from dusk till dawn and even onto the next day.
Lightning fast! For more information on CGT please see the factsheet we have put together, which is available to download below.
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If you hit a rainy spell during your holiday, or when you've spent so much time in the sun that your skin has begun to peel, you might take a break from the beach and learn a new skill.
Love Thai food and want to learn to cook it at home? The island now has a modern Culinary Institute offering daily Thai Cooking classes both mornings and afternoons.
If you would like to begin learning to speak Thai, there is a language school in Bophut offering instruction. Private tudors who teach on a hourly basis are also available..
The art of Traditional Thai Massage can be learned at the government-run Angthong Health Center in the village of Nathon. Three-day 18 hour courses (taught in Thai) .
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