Things to do & places to visit in Surat Thani Province, Thailand

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Surat Thani Province #6 destination in Thailand 2023. The average rating score is 4.15 based on 64.7k traveler reviews, of 172 attractions. Timezone: Asia/Bangkok, current date and time: Saturday, February 24, 2024, 16:12.

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General weather summary in February

86°F - 74°F
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Pleasantly warm, humid but cool
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37.0 millimeters
9.1 mph
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6:41 AM
6:30 PM
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  1. 5.0 Samui Elephant Sanctuary (1.112 reviews)
    - A wonderful experience with these majestic elephants.
    Spent More than 3 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    **Winners of Best Animal Welfare from the Tourism Authority of Thailand!** **Recognized by leading animal welfare charity World Animal Protection as a Best Practice Elephant Venue** We are very proud to bring the first elephant sanctuary to Koh Samui in Southern Thailand. Set on forest land, we offer a retirement home for elephants who have worked exhausting hours in the logging and tourism industries. Feed, walk with, and observe our gentle giants as they roam, socialise, bathe and enjoy a peaceful life that they so deserve. Join our morning or afternoon program knowing you are supporting ethical elephant tourism and helping to make a difference. See more..
  2. 5.0 Oli's Motorbike Rentals (1.099 reviews)
    - Really uncomplicated bike rental
    Saturday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Gear Rentals
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    Oli’s Motorbike Rentals, a Swiss/Thai-owned business, has built a good reputation offering a safe and confident rental experience to its customers since 2014. As well as automatic motorbikes and mountain bikes, we’re the only operator on the island to offer electric bicycles – great for those with no motorbike experience! Our main priority is the safety of our customers combined with good quality service. Our team will explain how to use our bikes in a friendly and understandable way. For our customers staying on the west side of the island, we provide a Pick-up / Drop-off Service from your resort or villa. We pick up the driver of each bike and then at the end of the rental period, we'll drop the same drivers back at your resort or villa. We also provide you with an island map showing you the best spots for snorkeling/swimming and information about the Traffic Rules and Hazards you have to be aware of so you can explore our beautiful island in a safe and hazard-free manner. See more..
  3. 5.0 Samma Karuna (306 reviews)
    - My second home
    Yoga & Pilates • Spas
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    Samma Karuna feels like a cosy community. Which I did not found in other places on the island. People are so supportive. Which is lovely because the classes can be intense in a way that it can trigger a lot inside. Tetra breath given by Joris is one of my favourite classes. He is super clear in communication and knows how to create a safe space where he supports you in. Special thanks to Gosia! You’re doing an amazing job and make the place better than it already ❤️✨ See more..
  4. 5.0 Thai Cooking with Joy (276 reviews)
    - Great food, great experience!
    Spent More than 3 hours Cooking Classes
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    Ever wanted to acquire the skills needed to prepare your own delicious Thai dishes? Now you can do this on one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand - Koh Tao! All our Thai cooking lessons are held in small groups. No more than 6 cooking apprentices are in each Thai cooking course. They are led by our experienced Thai chef "Joy". Joy speaks fluent English and is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of preparing Thai dishes. Her specialties are sea food (southern Thai cuisine) and vegetarian spicy dishes. See more..
  5. 5.0 RPM Koh Tao (261 reviews)
    - Honest bike rental place
    Saturday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Gear Rentals
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    Went to RPM to rent a couple bikes based on its reviews and the recommendation of a bar owner just down the street. The gentleman we worked with, his name was Ko, was really, really nice, honest and he gave us a great price along with a thorough overview of the bikes and even let us take them for test rides. He doesn't charge for small scratches. Just if there's something broken. (We heard of other places ripping off people for prior scratches/ damages). Definitely consider using him. His shop is about a three walk from the pier. Check him out if your gonna rent a bike. See more..
  6. 5.0 Diamond Muay Thai (249 reviews)
    - Stay there for too long and you will never want to leave!
    Sports Camps & Clinics
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    Diamond Muay Thai is an authentic Thai boxing camp on the picturesque island of Koh Phangan, south Thailand. Our gym offers outstanding technical Muay Thai training for professional fighters, Muay Thai enthusiasts and tourists alike. We provide intensive Thai boxing instruction whilst maintaining a friendly and open atmosphere. At Diamond Muay Thai we are passionate about Thai boxing and see it as our purpose to share authentic, unfiltered Muay Thai with our students. There are many reasons why visiting the gym is a good idea for you. If you are interested in losing weight, improving your fitness…or if you are travelling through Thailand and are looking to experience another aspect of Thai culture- Diamond Muay Thai welcomes you. See more..
  7. 4.5 Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park (3.445 reviews)
    - Amazing!
    National Parks • Geologic Formations
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    These 40 islands, spread over approximately 97 square miles in the Gulf of Thailand, are characterized by hundreds of limestone monoliths, carved into fantastic shapes by years of erosion. See more..
  8. 4.5 Wat Plai Laem (1.526 reviews)
    - Very nice temple
    Religious Sites
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    Wat Plai Laem is the most spectacular temple on Ko Samui.It is ar. 10min driving time far away from Bophut. Take a Songtaew, it’s much cheaper (50Bath from Fisherman‘s Village). There are 3 different plateaus located in a lake with a Buddha, a goddiva and an hall. You can take lovely pictures and you can enjoy the scenario. With good weather conditions all figures are reflecting in the water. There are some shops for souvenirs and drinks. If you are interested in culture this is a must do. See more..
  9. 4.5 Maenam Beach (1.427 reviews)
    - A beautiful sandy beach that is not too busy and there is great food!
    Spent 2-3 hours Beaches
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    This is so much better than Chaweng beach. It is much quieter, it is very clean (it was when we were here but I did read a review from someone else who experienced it differently) and the sea has, in my opinion, a gentle slope so you have to go 30 yards before it is up to your waistline. We were at the Seaview restaurant. It was excellent food and good Vue for money. The staff are amazing. We got to use their sun loungers on the beach after lunch but we also bought drinks all afternoon as to not abuse the hospitality too much. See more..
  10. 4.5 Khao Sok National Park (1.376 reviews)
    - Best best best
    National Parks
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    This is one of Thailand's most popular parks for foreign visitors but at the same time is unspoiled and uncrowded. The national park is home to a number of eco-resorts offering room, food, and tours. The park is includes a large rainforest and exception steep limestone mountains. There are also rivers and waterfalls. Tours include jungle treks, elephant experience, kayaking and tubing on the river. The most popular tour in the area is to the Rajaprapa reservoir, also known as Khao Sok Lake. Here guests can sleep on rafthouses at the edge of the jungle and enjoy kayaking, birdwatching, and hiking in pristine forest. Day trips are also available. In addition to observing numerous tropical birds including majestic hornbills, Asian buffalo and elephants are often seen, and tapirs and other jungle animals more rarely. The area can be reached easily from airports in Phuket (2 hours away) and Surathani airport (1.5 hours away). See more..
  11. 4.5 Bottle Beach (1.137 reviews)
    - Good Day Trip Location!
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    We took a boat to Bottle Beach from Chaloklum Beach round trip for about 375 baht. The beach wasn't very crowded when we arrived. We took the hike up to the view point. Be sure to prepare yourself for the hike, the path is paved but it is still ropy and slippery. Don't forget water/snacks. The hike is worth it. The beach itself is clean peaceful. We order a few drinks out of the cafe, about 60 baht for a pineapple shake. The water was a bit rough for snorkeling this day but we were able to swim. There is a beach volleyball court, ask the cafe for a ball. See more..
  12. 4.5 Thong Nai Pan Noi (1.118 reviews)
    - Beautiful beach on the east coast
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM Beaches
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    It's a bit long to drive there from Thong Sala but it's worth it. The beach is only sand so it's easy and not dangerous to swim (no rocks or corals). It was quiet when I went there but it's surrounded by expensive hotels and resorts. See more..
  13. 4.5 Salad Beach (1.046 reviews)
    - Powder sand, friendly
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    A gorgeous beach with powdery soft sand, calm sea and half a dozen restaurants/bars. We went to Crystal Day and Salad Hut for cocktails and food ... the staff in both are amazing, so friendly and happy. See more..
  14. 4.5 Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) (985 reviews)
    - Picture Perfect Beach
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    Discovered only by few, Silver Beach has become beach lovers, sunbathers and divers paradise. Koh Samui never fails to impress all its guests with another beach nestled in peace and privacy. The picture perfect beach has got what it takes to make it a good beach: glittering water, gold hued sand, shallow water coral reefs, big tree shades, beachfront restaurants with no hawkers to disturb you. See more..
  15. 4.5 Ao Tanot Bay (624 reviews)
    - one of the best beaches on Koh Tao
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    a pretty beach with good snorkelling and a huge boulder to jump off. The restaurant owners are very nice people and serve excellent food at a very low price. They try hard to keep the inevitable rubbish off the beach. See more..
  16. 4.5 Lamai Sunday Nightmarket (624 reviews)
    - Enjoy the fun filled weekend at lamai
    Flea & Street Markets
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    The place is really good and vibrant. We went there when some beach side Thai music culture concert was going on. So we could enjoy the real local people’s weekend lifestyle. Such nice food bazaar with wonderful music Have your beer and street food and chill. You can walk down to the street for usual shops and fast foods too. Overall Lamai beach area is more quieter than other markets. Quieter means not too loud. Brisk walk and soothing experience, you will find all wonderful options in nigh bazaar. See more..
  17. 4.5 Cheow Lan Dam (Ratchaprapa Dam) (606 reviews)
    - Avoid overnight stay!
    Spent More than 3 hours Bodies of Water • Dams
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    On our recent trip to Khao Sok National Park, we decided to go to the very scenic Cheow Lan Lake but made the mistake to include an overnight stay. It would be good if the type of accomodation available would be in keeping with the serene environment. Ours was not and it spoiled the destination which is otherwise beautiful. We did a sunset and a sunrise cruise which were very pleasant and scenic. The rock formations add so much drama to the landscape! See more..
  18. 4.5 Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach (601 reviews)
    - Very quiet and down to earth
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    We loved this area, much more reasonably priced and less developed than Noi or some of the west coast. Some resorts & shops have closed down, which is sad for the owners. Beautiful beach, great places to stay, lovely locals, See more..
  19. 4.5 Choeng Mon Beach (545 reviews)
    - Chong Mon tranquil beach
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    The calm waters at Chong Mon beach is different to Chewang beach you can walk out for ages and paddle great for kids no under current like Chewang which can be dangerous so watch out. Chong Mon beach has lots of 5 star hotels for lunch and pool days pay 1500 baht and spend the day in each one you can spend the 1500 on your lunch drinks it’s great value and a perfect way to enjoy the luxury side of the island without staying in the five star hotels. Also lots of sun beds along the beach which again if you buy drinks at the place they are sitting you can stay all day for free. Sunset is pretty here. See more..
  20. 4.5 Sai Nuan Beach (392 reviews)
    - Beautiful quiet beach, away from the divers...
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    This beautiful, remote cove has a sandy beach and is accessible by foot or by boat. See more..
  21. 4.5 Haad Yao Beach (364 reviews)
    - Snorkeling
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    Great experience - enter at the North end because deeper and swim out about 100m and then turn South to get to one of the best parts of the reef See more..
  22. 4.5 John Suwan View Point (363 reviews)
    Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Hiking Trails
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    What a stunning view from here, amazing place to take the pictures you will always treasure. And don’t be shy if you travel alone, someone will always be happy to take your pictures with you in them, and of corse you can return the favour. It’s a. Interesting walk/climb up using the well positioned ropes to help you, not recommended to wear flip flops and be careful even the easy bits are a bit slippery with loose gravel. Truly a great place See more..
  23. 4.5 Koh Tan (338 reviews)
    - Koh Tan, a small island close to Koh Samui
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    You reach this small island by a longtail boat from Koh Samui. Go to Thongkrut (The TongKrut Pier Restaurant) and ask for a longtail boat to Koh Tan. They will bring you there and pick you up after your wish for a very small payment! At Koh Tan there are 2 restaurants and you can enjoy good Thai food (fresh fish and alike). The island is mainly rocks but there is a beach where you can walk along the sea. There are only artound 30 people living on Koh Tan and it is unspoiled from mass tourist still! On the island is wild buffalos and wild boars. The people there are very open and friendly. A monk is living in a small Wat which you can visit if you take the walk along the beach. Also travel agencies surely can make a trip for you to Koh Tan, but at a different price than by just going to the pier in Tongkrut. See more..
  24. 4.5 Ao Chaloklum Bay (315 reviews)
    - Beauty
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Beaches
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    For me it was most beautiful beach in this island. Crystal clear water of such shadows I havent seen before. White sand, perfect for families with kids. See more..
  25. 4.5 The Secret Beach (313 reviews)
    - A great spot
    Spent 2-3 hours Beaches
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    Blissful and idyllic. White sands to sink in, calm waters to chill in. Cocktails, fruit shakes, good food, gorgeous sunsets. We think: paradise. See more..
  26. 4.5 Night market (280 reviews)
    - Still popular despite Covid
    Flea & Street Markets
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    Maybe this market isn't quite as busy as before the pandemic but it's still popular with locals and the variety of mainly food stalls remains the same. There's ample parking (10baht) in the temple grounds adjacent to the market and there are now a few food stalls actually in the carpark. One thing to be aware of if you are more than the average height for a Thai person, are the roofs of some of the stall are quite low so be careful of the steel roof supports! As mentioned earlier, there's a good range of food available with some of the stalls providing seats and tables if you don't want take away food. There is also a very good bakery stall (Smile Bakery) offering a wide variety of produce. For under a 100 baht, two people can eat quite well! Certainly worth a visit. See more..
  27. 4.5 Haad Yuan Beach (207 reviews)
    - Nice
    Beach & Pool Clubs
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    Very nice beach. It's a very difficult walk from Haad Rin. Wear good shoes. Use mosquito repellent and have 2 litters of water. Walk in groups of 2-3 people. It takes more than 2 hours. Watch for weather change. No stable Wi-Fi or mobile connection. Maps me app is good for trail display. See more..
  28. 4.5 Pagoda Khao Hua Jook (205 reviews)
    - Kindness
    Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    We climbed up the many steps and looked around the pagoda with amazing views. It was very interesting to look inside the room beneath the pagoda and see the many artefacts. It’s well worth Bht 20 per person. When we had finished our tour the monk near the pay desk made us a cup of coffee, gave us some snacks and watermelon slices. He didn’t do this for anyone else. There was no expectation of payment but of course we put money in the donation box. The kindness of Thai people is something we cherish and take home with us. See more..
  29. 4.0 Fisherman’s Village (7.993 reviews)
    - Touristic area
    Spent More than 3 hours Neighborhoods
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    Historically a thriving fishing community, Fisherman’s Village in Bophut is now a popular walking street, with rustic shophouses converted into eateries, shops, beach bars, and hotels. Restaurants here specialize in seafood, with both local and international offerings on the menu. Things kick up a notch during the weekly night market which features stalls serving cocktails, sweets, and street food from around the world. Get yourself a classic Thai stirfry and homemade coconut ice cream for dessert. Be sure to browse the handicrafts and trinkets—soft beach kaftans and bowls carved from coconuts make great souvenirs. – Tripadvisor See more..
  30. 4.0 Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) (6.781 reviews)
    - A must see for culture lovers.
    Religious Sites
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    This temple complex is really amazing. The climb to the giant Buddha is amazing with large dragons on each side of the stairs. During midday it can be rather hot, especially when climbing the long stairs. A monk is selling 'holy' water to bring health and happiness ☺ See more..
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