Coco Splash Waterpark
This popular and colourful attraction in Lamai Beach lets kids of all ages have fun beating the heat with 7 water slides, a Jacuzzi, a splash pool, a regular sized swimming pool, bungee trampoline, a mini-golf area, and an inflatable castle. There’s also a restaurant—open till 10pm daily—serving yummy snacks and drinks. Basic admission for kids is B329, which includes a t-shirt, and for adults it’s B349, which includes a cocktail (the park is run by a fabulous French couple so that explains that intriguing deal).
Open daily: 10:30am-5:30pm | www.samuiwaterpark.com
With four different go-kart models to choose from, as well as a 350 metre beginner’s track and an 800 metre racing track, speed demons young and old can enjoy EasyKart, an outdoor funpark located at Chaweng lake, (close to Chaweng Beach Rd). Race packages—about 10 laps—are B600 for adults and B500 for kids, while a couple of 8-minute sessions on the big track will run you B1,300. However, if you want a more “uplifting” experience try EasyFly indoor skydiving, at the only indoor wind tunnel in Thailand. As 200 km/h winds blow upwards, you float safely on a cushion of air in your specially designed flying suit. There’s no parachute, no airplane, and no experience needed to make flying a reality. Of course, this isn’t just something you can “jump” into. First-time flyers go through a brief training session before getting properly suited up, and an experienced instructor is in the wind tunnel with you for your first two attempts, making sure you get the positioning right—and it’s harder than it looks, trust us! The initial cost is B1,800 for adults (B1,400 for kids under 1.4 m. tall) and after your first two flights each additional extra attempt is B600. Finally, after you’ve conquered these two daredevil diversions, relax with drinks and finger food, and perhaps a game of pool, at the facility’s outdoor terraced restaurant.
Open daily: 10am-1am (flying from 1pm-9pm) | www.easykart.net/koh-samui
If you love amazing dining experiences, and you happen to be in Koh Samui sometime between Thursday May 18th and Saturday May 20th, be sure to make your way to the W Retreat Koh Samui (4/1 Moo 1 Tambol Maenam Maenam Rd) where Master Chef Tim Butler will be the man of the hour at an unforgettable series of gourmet events. It’s all part of the ongoing S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Fine Dining Lovers series.
Those familiar with Tim Butler (right) know that he is the mastermind behind the long-standing Bangkok restaurant Eat Me. He is also involved with Bangkok’s much lauded Bunker restaurant, and just recently he opened Esenzi, at Iniala Beach House in Phuket.
For more information, or to make your reservations for this special event, please contact the W Retreat at 07 791 5999.