The best things to do in Maenam don't stray far from the superb and tranquil 7-km long beach facing Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand. Nestled between Bang Po to the West and Bophut to the East, Maenam is the perfect place for a tranquil beachfront vacation in one of the many resorts available along the shore.

    Regarding attractions and activities, Maenam has enough options to keep the most active vacationers entertained: water sports, golf, eco-friendly and cultural activities can easily be found in Maenam. Read on for our selection of the best attractions and activities to discover and experience while on vacation in Maenam.

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    Samui Disc Golf (aka Samui Frisbee Golf)

    Fun for families in a fruit orchard

    Samui Disc Golf (also known as Samui Frisbee Golf) is an extremely popular venue for the whole family located 1.2 km south of Samui Ring Road in Maenam. The origins of Disc Golf (aka Frolf or Frisbee Golf) date back to the beginning of the 20th century, but this fun activity only started to be recognized in the ‘60s before it became mainstream with the doubling of Disc Golf courses in the world since 2000.

    Samui Frisbee Golf’s 9-hole course is set in a fruit orchard, therefore, offers an agreeable shaded area to play. This leisure activity offers Samui visitors a half-day of fun at affordable rates, and it also organizes professional tournaments and private events for groups.

    Location: 62/5 Moo 3, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)98 670 3315


    Santiburi Samui Country Club

    Samui's only championship golf course

    Santiburi Samui Country Club is the renowned and only championship golf course in Koh Samui. Offering an 18-hole course stretching through the magnificent lush hills, coconut plantations, rock-filled valleys, streams and waterfalls above Maenam in Samui’s northern area, Santiburi has spectacular views over to the Gulf of Thailand and is indeed a world-class golf course.

    Recognized as one of the best golf courses in Thailand, Santiburi features sumptuous facilities – a clubhouse with a top-notch restaurant, comfortable changing rooms, and a well-stocked pro-shop.

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    Location: 12/12 Moo 1, Maenam Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)77 425 031


    photo by Per Meistrup (CC BY 3.0) modified


    Samui Canopy Adventures

    Exhilarating fun in a hinterland rainforest

    Samui Canopy Adventures offers an exhilarating day of fun and discovery in Maenam's hinterland rainforest. After completing a thorough training with safety instructions from their professional staff, wannabe zip-liners are taken deep into the forest where 7 platforms linked by strong steel cables are highly-perched in the trees.

    The zip-lining course measures 500 meters through a superb natural environment featuring lush vegetation, centenary trees and waterfalls. After gliding from tree to tree, participants enjoy a refreshing bath in one of the basins at the foot of the waterfall. Canopy Adventures is a thrilling eco-friendly activity for the whole family that kids 7 years and up can participate in. 

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    Location: Soi 5, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)77 300 340


    Kitesurfing in Maenam

    One of Samui's most popular water sports

    Kitesurfing or kiteboarding is a popular activity in Koh Samui which hosts a good number of schools dispensing courses of this extreme sport that combines surfing and paragliding. Maenam is one of the favorite spots for kitesurfing in Samui due to its excellent location.

    Maenam is sheltered by Koh Phangan to the north (another great kiteboarding spot holding Phangan Breeze Kite Jelly yearly competition) and features perfect wind conditions – from 8 to 20 knots – from November to March. The main Kitesurfing center in Maenam is Samui Kiteboarding Club; the shop also sells all the equipment necessary for kitesurfers.

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    Location: 76/1 Moo 1, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)84 190 6228

    Stephan Audiger | Compulsive Traveler

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