Gym, Thaiboxing and Karate
Lamai Gym, WMC Muay Thai Camp
This gym has been on Lamai since 1989, but moved to it's present location in the mid 90's. It has a basic gym with free weights and machines. If you are into Thai boxing there are two classes daily. One morning session and one afternoon session. The camp has very skilled trainers, a ring and a couple of bags, as well as other Muay Thai equipment.
Location: South Lamai, at beginning of Lamai beach road.
Thai Pinyo Boxing School
Daily Muay Thai classes with professional instructors. The gym has a ring and all equipment that you need. Thai boxing is definitely a martial art that makes you fit and slimmer and it is fun too. It can be a kick to kick!
Location: North Lamai, at Ring Road, close to Buddy Beer.
Horizon Thai Boxing Camp, Koh Phangan
A fully equipped Muay Thai camp on the Phangan island. Experienced teachers that really know this art and how to teach their students to became good boxers. Accommodation available as well as healthy food at the restaurant.
Location: Haad Tien Bay on East Koh Phangan.
Neptune Club and Fitness Center
A modern fitness center and spa in the heart om Chaweng. The gym has both free weights and machines. The relax area has a nordic style sauna, jacuzzi and a steam room.
Location: Chaweng Beach Road in the center of Chaweng.
A gym for body builders, as well as a person who want to stay (or get) fit on the vacation. Free weights and robust machines. A "Pumping Iron" style gymnasium.
Location: Samui Ring Road, Close to Chaweng.
Samui dojo, Karate, Okinawan Goju-Ryu
The Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate dojo on Koh Samui. Martial Arts and Vegan Lifestyle is practiced here. Learn the traditional japanese way of the "empty hand". For mind and body as well as for self defence.
Location: Between Lamai and Hua Thanon. (East Samui)
Bowling Living Bowl Center
This bowling center in the heart of Chaweng has twelve great lanes. In the evening the place becomes a disco bowling center with a professional DJ. Drinks and food are available. If you like beer a draught jug of Singha Beer is highly recommended. Or if not, a glass of fresh tropical juice.
Location: At Chaweng beach road, close to McDonalds.
Major Bowl Hit
A modern bowling alley, located next to the cinema, Tesco Lotus and HomePro. Opened in May 2006. Eight lanes. Opened late. Drinks and food availabe as well as private karaoke rooms for further entertainment.
Location: Behind Tesco Lotus, between Chaweng and Bo Phut.
Go Karting Samui Go-Kart
Samui Go-kart, at Northern Koh Samui, has three different karts to choose from. Suitable for youngsters as well as adults. Remember that the fastest ones can reach about 100 km per hour, so it can be wise to try the slower one first, if you are not so experienced.
Location: At Samui Ring Road, Bo Phut. (North Samui)
Water sports Canoeing and Kayaking
You can rent canoes and kayaks at Chaweng beach and on a few other locations. Travel agents do often offer canoe and kayak trips to destinations such as Mae Koh and Angthong National Marine Park, West of Samui and Phangan islands.
Sailing, Windsurfing, Waterskiing, Kiteboarding etc.
You can rent different kind of sailing boats, catamarans and windsurfing boards on a few locations on Chaweng beach etc. The bigger boats often includes one or a few crew members. There are also sailing courses available here. Water skiing equipment, a boat and driver is also available to rent on many of the beaches here. Or try the fascinating sport of Kiteboarding (or Kitesurfing) at Samui Orchid Resort (Ban Harn Beach close to Hua Thanon) and Shamballa resort (Big Buddha beach in the North of Samui) Parasailing can be done on the beaches of Lamai and Chaweng. A jet ski can be rented in many locations of the main beaches of these islands. Please drive carefully! A yearly yacht race named Koh Samui Regatta is held in the water around Samui island. There are three classes in this Regatta: IRC 1, IRC 2 and Multihull.
Fishing tours can be booked from many travel agents, hotels and tour operators on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. Fishing equipment can be rented or you can bring your own. It can be wise to bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect you from strong sunshine. Often is food and drinks provided at these tours. If you are lucky you can eat a tasty fish at dinner.
Top Cats fishing
Top Cats in Ban Saket, Taling Ngam (West Samui), has a lake or big pond where you can catch giant fishes like the Giant Mekong Cat, Red Tail Cat, Fresh water Sting Ray and Niger Cat etc.
Diving and snorkeling
There are many schools on these islands. Please go to our Samui diving section for further information. Daily snorkeling tours to Angthong National Marine Park or Koh Tao can be booked at any travel agency. You can choose between going with a speed boat or a slower one.
Golf Santiburi Samui Country Club
This is an 18 hole absolute top course in South East Asia. Surrounded by palm tree jungle you will have a stunning view from the natural hills, while overlooking the turquoise ocean and Phangan island in the North. This is a true dream course for most golfers, but it might be a real challenge for the beginner. Green fees are about 4000 baht per person. A driving range is also found in the area, close to the first tee. You can book an exclusive room or villa at Santiburi Resort from hereLocation: Not far from Maenam and Bang Por beaches.
Samui Golf Club and Driving Range
This club provides a first class driving range and putting green. Perfect for improving your golf on your vacation. Location: Near Ring Road between Chaweng and Bo Phut.
Lamai driving range
A nice driving range found in Baan Lamai. Golf clubs for rent.
Location: In Lamai village. Behind Wat Lamai (Lamai temple)
Mini golf Mini Golf International
Member of the World Mini Golf Federation. Professional mini golf courses for both beginners as well as advanced players. Location: Ban Plai Laem/Choeng Mon on North East Samui.
Treasure Island Mini Golf
A very nice miniature golf adventure in the heart of Chaweng, 20 meters from the Beach Road. Do 9 or 18 holes. Food and refreshments are also available here.
Location: Chaweng, between Pizza Hut and Burger King.
Frisbee golf Samui Frisbee Golf
An alternative way of playing golf with a frisbee instead of clubs and golf balls. This club provides a 18 hole course with beautiful surroundings and even a bar available.
Location: Bo Phut. Close to Ring Road on North Samui.
Football golf Samui Football Golf
Also an alternative way to play golf. This is a hybrid between soccer/football and golf in exotic surroundings. There are 18 holes and drinks and food are available. Why not try it?
Location: North of Chaweng, near Imperial Boat House.
There are two tennis clubs on Samui; Samui Tennis Club in Nathon and Koh Samui Tennis Club at Santiburi Resort, Mae Nam. You will find good tennis courts on Samui. Most of them are located in hotel areas as; Santiburi Resort, Imperial Samui Hotel, Amari Palm Reef Resort, Central Samui Beach Resort and a few other locations. Prices are from about 200 baht per hour.
There are nice badminton courts at 99 Sports Club. Location: Between Chaweng and Bo Phut at Bandon Hospital.
Other ball sports Football (soccer) and Beach volleyball
There are not many local soccer teams on Samui, but groups of friends often meet up for a game. Occasionally there are also small tournaments held. There are no big arenas though, but a few fields with soccer goals. On many beaches, people occasionally plays beach volleyball In most cases you will be able participate if you just ask.
Dart, pool and billiard
Found on many, many bars and restaurants around the islands. You will almost always find someone who want to join you for a game or two.
Other activities and sports Running, jogging, walking and swimming
Before, walking and running was great on the Ring Road. It still can be, but be careful as the traffic can be intense. There are also tracks and small roads in the mainland and jungle. Find a Samui map and ask the local people if it is ok to walk or run there. Beach walking and jogging also comes with a tan! Not bad at all! But use sunscreen. Koh Samui Hash House Harriers are located at Red Fox Pub on Lamai and on The Pub in Bo Phut. The members meet up and run about two times per months. Swimming is great in the Thailand Gulf or at the hotel pools. Buddy Beer in North Lamai has a nice pool.
There are some mountain bike tracks on Samui, between Lamai and Chaweng. Red Bicycle near Hinta Hinyai has information, bicycles and all equipment. If you are biking along the Ring Road, be careful!
Canopy and bungy jump
Canopy Adventures have cables in the mountains of Samui. The lines are connected to tree houses. Incredible views. Next to Reggae Pub there is the bungy jump om Samui located. Only for people who can stand an adrenaline rushing adventure and are "not weak at heart".