Samui Activities

At Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, you can choose between the pleasures of a peaceful relaxation holiday or the excitement of wide ranging leisure activities on Koh Samui such as: windsurfing, kayaking, diving, snorkeling, ping pong, petanque or playing pool at the ocean view bar.

Enjoy tennis or golf at the nearby Santiburi Resort & Country Club, one of the finest golf courses in Thailand. Learn to cook Thai cuisine. Our Thai Chef will show and teach you all the skills you need to cook one of Asia's most varied & fascinating foods.

Book some tours and excursions at our counter to discover the Koh Samui jungle on the back of an elephant or by jeep. Some other recommended tours feature a visit to the nearby islands or the national park of Ang Thong by sailing boat, catamaran or by speed boat, a Thailand highlight.

And if you book on-line, you can guarantee fixed prices before they go up and the assurance of a place on the most popular excursions on Koh Samui, Thailand.

ISLAND TOUR

Discover the Real Koh Samui!

The Island Tour of Koh Samui is a wonderful family day out, experiencing the sights, sounds and tastes of this exotic tropical is- land.

Start the day at the bay of Chaweng and see the symbolic rock formation ancestors of Koh Samui: Grandfather and Grandmother, locally known as Hin Ta and Hin Yai. Your next stop is an authentic coconut farm where you will see the monkeys at work and get a taste of the fresh milk from coconuts hand delivered by the monkeys themselves. The trip continues with a visit to the beautiful Samui waterfall Nam Muang for an afternoon swim, and then on to the capital of the island, Nathon, for some bargain shopping. You'll enjoy lunch in the village of Bophut, the French quarter of the island and end your excursion with a visit to the largest local temple, the highly photogenic Big Buddha.

To book this excursion, please contact our Concierge

Island Safari

This your chance to get up and personal with the exotic animal friends of Koh Samui. Ride the through the island jungles on the back of an elephant, and then meet the baby of the herd. Ride in a cart pulled by an ox and see how they do it in traditional Thai farms.

Itineraries may vary, so tell your e-concierge if you would like to visit a rubber plantation, watch a monkey show, take a cooking lesson or head to the hills for some high view-point photos. Hop in a jeep for the second part of your journey. Cool off in the waters of Nam Muang 2 waterfall, which is more than 80 meters high. You'll work up an appetite for a delicious meal on the sea shore to round off the excursion.

If you already have a full day, you can also choose to take an elephant tour by itself: For 30 minutes or for 45 minutes.

To book this excursion, please contact our Concierge

MOUNTAIN & JUNGLE TOUR

Discover all the sights of Koh Samui by jeep. You will begin your day by visiting a coconut plantation where you can admire the specially trained monkeys at work picking the fruit from high up in the trees. You can also taste the flesh and the milk from these coco- nuts which make the reputation of this island.

As you drive through the jungle, the chauffeur will show you his driving talents as the roads are quite narrow and winding. After this exciting drive you will reach a waterfall where you can even take a dip in the water. Lunch is reserved in a restaurant offering you not only a nice meal but a fantastic view as well.

In the afternoon you will have a great variety of visits: a mystic garden, a rubber plantation, banana groves as well as more splendid views and waterfalls when driving through the jungle of Koh Samui. This excursion can be combined with an elephant tour.

Please don't forget to bring your swim-suit, a towel from your hotel, walking shoes. sun-tan cream and anti-mosquito lotion.

To book this excursion, please contact our Concierge

DISCOVER SAMUI BY THE SEA

Discover the island of Koh Samui seen from the sea! You will board a two-floor boat in the morning and it will take you a whole day to make the trip around the island. You will leave from the beach of Big Buddha to discover the coves and beaches of Thong Sai, Choengmon, Chaweng, Lamai, Hua Thanon and Laem Set.

The purpose is to arrive on the island of Koh Tan which is also called the "green peace island." Here you can enjoy diving with snorkeling equipment in the coral reef or swim or relax on the beach. Afterwards you will enjoy a delicious meal in the house of the governor in the village of Koh Tan.

On the return journey the boat will slow down at five small islands, famous for their nests of swallows. You will get back at Nathon – the capital of Koh Samui – at the end of the afternoon. From there you will be driven back to the Resort. Lunch, drinks and snorkeling equipment are included in the price of the excursion.

To book this excursion, please contact our Concierge

ANG THONG NATIONAL PARK

Discover the nationally protected archipelago of Ang Thong, a dream world of beautiful green islands, clear lagoons and exotic rock formations. You can visit the site in 5 different ways.

Ang Thong National Marine Park inspired Alex Garden to write his best-selling novel on the world's last untouched paradise, The Beach, which later became the hit movie starring Leonardo Di Caprio. This marvel of nature is a site to behold, and one of the finest sites in all of Thailand.

To book this excursion, please contact our Concierge

SNORKELING TRIP TO KOH TAO

Many visitors come to Koh Samui each year for the magical Koh Tao.

You'll leave the pier at Bophut village by speedboat, equipped with your mask and snorkeling equipment, and head out to the most beautiful coral reef in the Gulf of Siam.

To start your memorable day, you will discover Koh Nang Yuan, a petite island famous for its pristine sandy beaches. Admire thousands of colourful fish happily home in the turquoise blue seawater. You can also take part in a mini-trek, which will enable you to take photos of the unique formation of the sand-banks.

Eat lunch in a quaint Thai restaurant, situated on the island of Koh Tao. Enjoy the afternoon snorkeling near one of the white sandy beaches of Koh Tao, or while the time away with some shared family sunbathing. Please dont forget to bring your swim-suit, the towel from your hotel, walking shoes and sun-tan cream!

To book this excursion, please contact our Concierge

SAILING CATAMARAN AROUND KOH SAMUI OR KOH PHANGAN

Take the helm, help crewing or just lay back and enjoy listening to the sea. Choose among a variety of Sailing Yachts and Catamarans. A must try for every visitor on the island of Samui. Active sailors, young or old, will be spoilt forever!

You will be able to choose between half-day charters (4 Hours) and one-day charter (10 am.- 5pm.), for up to 8 people.

To book this excursion, please contact our Concierge

LUXURY CATAMARAN CRUISE

Come aboard the Catchasam, a unique Maxi Catamaran (23m), a perfect way to relax and take advantage of the amazing sea sceneries of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Three options are offered:

  • All day cruise around Samui (Monday & Friday) of Phangan (Wednesday & Saturday) starting at 8:30 AM
  • Half Day sailing tour on demand from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Sunset Aperitif including cocktails, sparkling wine and finger Thai food. Every Sunday from 4:30PM to 7:00PM

You can as well organize private tours upon request, please ask our Concierge for more details.

FISHING TOUR

Would you like and catch some big fish?

Then you should join Mister Ung who organizes this fishing experience! He will take you on board his typical Thai fishing boat and you will be able to catch the biggest fish around!

You will leave from the south of the island, depending on the weather conditions. At lunch time he will cook you a delicious Thai meal which will be eaten aboard the vessel.

You will have all afternoon to fish barracuda, white snapper or even...shark if you get lucky!!

To book this excursion, please contact our Concierge

DEEP SEA DIVING

Discover Scuba Diving : In 1 day in Koh Tao. 2 Options : Dive from the beach or dive from a boat.

Scuba Discover (in 2 Days) : Day 1 : Theory and swimming-pool. Day 2 : 2 dives from the beach or 2 dives in Koh Tao.

Open Water Diver (in 4 days) : 2 days of diving in the swimming-pool + the theory lessons. + 2 day by boat during which you will make 4 dives or "overnight" with 6 dives at Koh Tao.

Advanced Open Water Diver (in 2 days) : 2 boat trips with 5 dives or "overnight" with 7 dives.

Fun Dive : 2 dives in Koh Tao or 1 "overnight" with 5 dives (1 night dive) + 2 dives overnight.

Underwater Video Specialty (4 days) : 2 days theory + 1 "overnight" with 5 video dives during the next two days.

To book this excursion, please contact our Concierge

CANOPY JUNGLE ADVENTURE

Are you ready for a new adventure. So ,try this one!

You will leave the resort to go to the center of the jungle where a professional team will be expecting you. You will discover the rainforest's flora and fauna by gliding on a cable from treehouse to treehouse. Don't worry, you will be assisted by highly trained staff present on every platform.

This way, you will be able to admire the beautiful view of the landscape from high up in the trees!

To book this excursion, please contact our Concierge

YOGA

Yoga is a system based on different techniques by which the body is kept healthy and strong and by which it is possible to prevent various ailments, as well as to facilitate healing. Asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and proper diet are essential to keep the body and mind free from disease.

Hatha Yoga is the style practiced by Simona and it follows Swami Sivananda's teachings. These are based on proper breathing, proper, exercise, proper relaxation, proper diet, positive thinking and meditation.

Each class starts with breathing exercises, followed by Sun Salutation (the warm up) and a series of postures to balance, strengthen, and cleanse the body, as well as releasing tension from muscles. The classes are gentle or more dynamic depending on the health of the client and they are tailored to the individual requirements. Each class ends with a guided relaxation (meditation) which has the purpose of calming the mind.

To book this excursion, please contact our Concierge

GOLF AT SANTIBURI GOLF COURSE

Set deep in the hills and overlooking breathtaking panoramic views of Koh Samui and beyond is Santiburi 18 hole Golf Course.

The golf course offers the finest playing conditions and all equipment is available for hire. Golf lessons may also be arranged for per hour for more details and for booking your tee off times please contact the concierge.

ATV QUAD ADVENTURE IN THE JUNGLE

Discover all the sights of the jungle by quad!

This sport and adventure circuit will show you the Thailand rainforest like you've never seen it before! You will depart for four hours of pleasure throughout the most beautiful places of the island. You will have lunch on the highest point of Koh Samui and you will enjoy the most wonderful views of Samui and its neighboring islands.

To book this excursion, please contact our Concierge

Sailing "Dreamcatcher" around Koh Samui or Koh Phangan

Take the helm, help crewing or just lay back and enjoy listening to the sea. Choose among a variety of Selling Yachts and Catamarans. A must try for every visitor on the island of Samui. Active sailors, young or old, will be spoiled forever!

Charter Dreamcatcher 33 ft. cruising catamaran for a sunset, half day, full day or overnight trips to the neighboring islands of Koh Phangan, Koh Tao or the Marine Park. It offers large deck space and facilities for live on board up to 5 guests and up to 18 people a day charters. This boat is a favorite in Samui and is ideal for honeymooners, families and larger groups seeking the privacy and comfort of a private yacht!

For more information or to book this excursion, please contact our Concierge

Sailing "Viva 2" around Koh Samui or Koh Phangan

Take the helm, help crewing or just lay back and enjoy listening to the sea. Choose among a variety of Selling Yachts and Catamarans. A must try for every visitor on the island of Samui. Active sailors, young or old, will be spoiled forever!

Charter Villa 2 for a sunset, half day, full day or overnight trips to the neighboring islands of Koh Phangan, Koh Tao or the Marine Park. Perfect boat for small groups or honeymooners! Maximum 4 guests.

For more information or to book this excursion, please contact our Concierge

Chantara -Traditional Burmese Junk Boat

Originally constructed with beautiful teak wood, The Junk Chantara was put into service in Burma near the end of the 20th century.

First sailed from the magnificent Burmese Banks, the former owner decided to move after the Tsunami of 2004. The Chamtara sailed to the South, via Singapore, then up the East coast of Malaysia to enter in the Gulf of Thailand.

Since the renovation, the boat was called “Fortune”, but has since changed its name again in October 2009 to take on its Thai name “Chantara”. Presently, the Chantara is based in Bangrak bay, in the north of the island.

The Chantara sails inside the Gulf of Thailand. Generally, it travels around Koh Samui, to places such as And Thong Marine Park, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao

For more information or to book this excursion, please contact our Concierge

Thai Cooking Class

Come and enjoy our private Thai cooking class, where our Thai Chef will make you discover the rich universe of Thai delicacies. Learn about the spices, the herbs and other ingredient which make Thai cuisine so unique. Learn how to prep them and how to cook with a high temperature wok.

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