Discover tranquillity within ancient temples. Explore morning markets filled with vibrant colours and bustling people. Experience untouched natural beauty deep in the jungle or far from shore. Savour delicacies only found on Koh Samui.
Day or night, you can find myriad diversions along Chaweng Beach. One of the most popular tourist spots on the island, you can have some beach fun, shop for local souvenirs or high-end luxury goods, then dine and dance the night away.
Experience Thai Buddhism at Koh Samui’s most active temple, Wat Khunaram. Discover which Buddha pose represents the day of your birth. Talk to a monk and explore Thai Buddhist ideas of nirvana and reincarnation.
Learn about and view one of Thailand’s most revered monks, Luang Pordaeng, who passed away 40 years ago while meditating in a seated position.
Big Buddha Temple
Experience an atmosphere steeped in spirituality, surrounded by statues of Buddha and serpent nagas. At the island’s peak, gaze upon the temple’s prized possession, a 12-metre-tall seated gold Buddha. Listen to the soothing sounds of monks praying and chanting around you, contributing to the serene atmosphere.
Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks
Explore Hin Ta and Hin Yai, rock formations located on the southern coast of the island. Known to locals as Grandfather and Grandmother Rock respectively, discover the myth and legend surrounding these natural spectacles. Often a source of mirth for locals and tourists alike, their natural shape will encourage the wonder of guests.
Relish the true essence of the island – coconuts. Savour a Koh Samui delicacy, kalamae, a local treat made of coconut milk, palm sugar, and sticky rice flour.
Discover its sweet caramel flavour and chewy texture while hints of coconut and sesame linger on your taste buds. Observe residents fold and mold these candies into traditional wax papers as you stroll through nearby markets.
Explore a sense of inner harmony and clear the mind with the power of Hatha Yoga. Allow the beauty and tranquillity of Koh Samui to envelop you as our qualified and nurturing instructors guide you through a series of age-old breathing, stretching, and posture techniques. Discover island serenity through beginner or more experienced yoga practice.
Book a tailor-made Hatha Yoga class in the privacy of your own room or in one of Anantara Lawana’s stunning settings. Listen to the gentle lapping of morning waves on a calm stretch of beach or breathe in the crisp morning air of our lush gardens, aiding you in your meditation .
Learn the centuries-old art of Muay Thai, or Thai kickboxing. Relieve the stress of daily life with scheduled class or a private session with our professionals. Discover a discipline of not only the body, but the mind as well, diving a little deeper into your understanding of Thai culture.
Immerse yourself in Thailand’s famous gastronomy, renowned for its artistry and unique four-flavour balance of salty, sweet, spicy, and savoury. Enjoy a choice of culinary programmes that includes a local market tour, temple merit-making experience, visits to organic produce and coconut farms, and places of untouched natural beauty.
Learn about Thai cuisine’s cultural significance and health benefits. Cook your favourite and authentic regional recipes in a step-by-step class. Leave with superb memories and skills to entertain friends and family back home.
We believe our younger guests deserve memorable experiences that are just as rewarding, and have designed a terrific range of fun activities to educate, entertain and spark creativity.
Balloon art, yoga on the beach and origami are just some of the exciting activities to keep your little treasures safe and happy for hours on end.
Snorkelling & Diving
Discover the pristine oceanic flora and fauna of Koh Samui and its surrounding islands. Explore a spectacular underwater ecosystem rich in colours and diversity.
Koh Samui represents a unique environment for undersea exploration at every level, from the snorkelling beginner to the seasoned diving enthusiast. Become a certified diver with our two-day courses through our affiliated diving school or simply experience one of the school’s many dive tours.
Private Boat Charters
Explore amazing nearby islands, reefs, coves, and lagoons with a leisurely afternoon private boat cruise. Discover abundant life below the shimmering sea as you snorkel at key locations handpicked by our experienced guides.
Sail past magnificent limestone formations and glimpse some of the tropical island wildlife that thrives around Koh Samui’s waters.
Relish the serenity of Koh Samui’s waters with a half-day fishing excursion around the island on a beautifully equipped speedboat.
Sail past impressive limestone formations rising high above the waters before stopping at selected spots handpicked by Anantara’s expert fisherman depending on the season and the weather.
Glide along the glimmering waters of the Gulf of Thailand under your own power, either solo or tandem – the choice is yours. Weave through calm oceanic waters, surrounded by towering limestone formations and secluded islands as you gaze upon Koh Samui through the eyes of local fishermen.
Relieve stress with Anantara Lawana Koh Samui’s fully equipped fitness centre. Enjoy a full body workout with treadmills, free weights, bicycles, and other strength-training and cardio equipment. Train with a personal trainer to maximise your workout regime.
Curl up with a book from our library’s eclectic selection. Drift from reality with abundant titles of fiction and non-fiction. Sip a cup of coffee surrounded by a haven of peace and quiet or keep up-to-date with the rest of the world with wireless internet access.
Gently swim up to the curved edge of our beachside infinity-edge pool and look out onto a horizon of blue skies and clear seas. Soak up the sun or bask in the serenity of our main pool, which mirrors the waves on the sand just below with its sweeping edge and crystalline water.
Spend an afternoon or quiet morning on the greens at the nearby Santiburi Country Club, one of Koh Samui’s golfing highlights. Try your hand at this par 72 course nestled in the hills in the northern reaches of Samui.
Set amidst coconut gardens and featuring views of the ocean from nearly every one of its 18 well-designed and challenging holes, the course is a delight for pros and novices alike. Enjoy a 250-yard driving range found between Bophut and Chaweng as well.
Discover hidden treasures such as exquisite Thai silks, unique local handicrafts, and hand-woven cotton clothing on a guided handicraft tour of the island. Scour local markets, appreciate endless displays of artwork, and bargain for jewelled and textile masterpieces.
Island Safari – Mountain Tour by Land Rover
Travel off the beaten track to explore lush greenery and diverse Koh Samui wildlife that is otherwise inaccessible. Explore inland temples and stunning virgin rainforest with a well-outfitted Land Rover ready to accommodate up to five other friends or family members as you venture into the heart of this immaculate isle.
Experience Koh Samui at its most tranquil with a leisurely mountain bike tour to some of the area’s most intriguing local spots. Discover some of the nearby island temples and local morning markets, or explore the mountainous terrain of the island’s rugged hinterlands.
Breathe in fresh mountain air while enjoying a spectacular sunrise from perfect viewpoints before you return to the resort just in time for breakfast.
Take an enlightening journey into the spiritual heart of Koh Samui. Experience the vibrant colour and beauty of local rituals at two of the island’s most stunning Buddhist temples.
Gaze upon the golden Buddha at Big Buddha Temple. Find inner serenity with the chants and prayers of Thai monks at Wat Plai Laem. Make merit, receive a blessing, and get a glimpse into the future using traditional siem sii (fortune sticks).