Ooh, who doesn’t love luscious views out to rugged coastlines, emerald greenery and the azure ocean? The best views are enjoyed from a high vantage point, so we created a guide that points you towards the best viewpoints on Samui. Get your cameras and mobile phones ready – we promise that gorgeous Instagram-worthy sceneries await.
Some have called Lamai Viewpoint the “best viewpoint in Samui” – an excellent vantage point with unobstructed sea views. Vacationers who are keen on sightseeing may purchase a basic ticket that offers access to three attractions – the Valentine Stone, Siva Tara Waterfall and Lamai Viewpoint, while adrenaline junkies may want to pay extra for a thrilling zipline ride down the valley.
You’ll first pass by the Valentine Stone, a rock formed in the shape that resembles a heart, as well as the Siva Tara Waterfall, with its flowing stream, viewing platform and fish spa. A 10-minute trek along a concrete path leads you up to Lamai Viewpoint, where you’ll be rewarded with sweeping views over the surrounding greenery and ocean. Make a stop by the café at the entrance to cool down and rehydrate with a fresh juice.
Travelers eager to give zip lining a go will need to collect the necessary equipment and safety gear before taking a short walk down to the zip lining platform. This family-friendly activity can be enjoyed by vacationers across ages – all you need is a sense of adventure, and a love of heights!
- Location: 127/199 Moo 3 Lamai Beach
Paradise Farm Park
Paradise Farm Park is a great bet for families travelling with their little ones in tow. Set atop Khao Pom mountain, the park offers winding walking paths that snake through sprawling forest grounds spanning 20 acres. The cooler temperatures offer a nice respite from the tropical heat at other areas on the island.
If the little ones in your party are tired out from the walk, take a break by lounging at the infinity pool or getting a snack at the on-site restaurant – both of which offer uninterrupted views of the rugged coastlines and the surrounding Five Islands.
- Location: 217/3 Moo 1, Taling Ngam
Lat Ko Viewpoint
Arrive early at Lat Ko Viewpoint to catch a spectacular sunrise show and enjoy unobstructed vistas out to the ocean. Situated between Lamai and Chaweng Beach, Lat Ko offers an esplanade that’s ideal for a leisurely stroll. If you’re in the mood for frolicking along the beach, descend a path that leads from the top of the viewpoint down to the coast.
- Location: Along route 4169 between Chaweng Beach and Lamai Beach
Secret Buddha Garden
Just as its name suggests, the Secret Buddha Garden is an enchanting attraction housing a myriad collection of statues and structures. Enveloped by dense jungle forestry, the compact grounds of the garden holds many hidden gems – take a wrong turn about or a closer look, and you might chance upon a statue tucked away behind the tropical foliage. A waterfall and stream adds to the venue’s serene vibes, and its elevated position atop Tar Nim Waterfall means that you’ll enjoy stunning panoramas over the island.
- Location: 22/1 Moo 4 Ban Bangrak, Big Buddha Beach