Breakfast on the Beach. Go for an early stroll to the powdery white-sand beach, Choeng Mon, and enjoy the solitude of a nearly empty beach. Breathe in the ocean air as you watch local fishermen head out to sea.
Massage for Two. Book the Thai for Two treatment at Spa Village Koh Samui. It begins with the signature Songkran Shower, followed by a Custom Thai Massage and ends with a traditional Thai Herbal Facial that uses tamarind and turmeric, along with rice, honey, yogurt, coconut oil and din saw pong (Thai white mud).
A Stroll Through Town. Head to Fisherman’s Village, a historic district near Bophut Beach. What used to be the epicenter of a lively fishing community is now a bustling area of shops, restaurants, cafés and hotels. Spend a couple of hours leisurely exploring its narrow streets and experience the local culture of Koh Samui.
Take a Cooking Class Together. Since 1999, the Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts has been teaching amateur and professional cooks the secrets of Thai cuisine. Prepare, cook and eat your food, then make it again when you return home from your visit. People with dietary restrictions need not worry — most of the recipes can be adjusted and adapted.
A Piece of Paradise. Though you’ll be right next to Chaweng, Koh Samui’s most popular beach, skip the crowds and head south to Coral Cove, a secluded stretch of sea that’s great for snorkeling or lying in the sun, admiring the gently swaying coconut trees.
The Greatest Show on Earth. Koh Samui is known for its stunning sunsets, and there may be no better place to catch the show than on Bophut Beach. Grab a pre-dinner drink at one of the bars that scatter the shoreline and watch as the sun slowly dips behind the horizon over the Gulf of Thailand.
Bon Appétit. For dinner, head to one of the island’s top restaurants, Chez François, on a small street near Fisherman’s Village. Spot the neon sign and walk through its ornate wooden doors for a delicious French meal. There is no menu — just a four-course meal prepared by Chef François Porté-Garcia that changes daily. Reservations are a must.