About Kirsty S
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Feb 2015
I have travelled extensively through Southeast Asia. I know Thailand and Malaysia particularly well, but also love Vietnam, Cambodia and Singapore. I travel to this part of the world whenever I can, sometimes on a short trip while on route to Australia, and sometimes for extended periods of time so that I can really get beneath the skin of a particular area – whether I’ve been to that spot before or not. I've spent a lot of time in Bangkok – it's a fascinating melting pot of a city where there's always something new to explore. I also love Hanoi and have explored it both independently and as part of an organised tour. More than anything, I love discovering something new while travelling and sharing it with those who have the same passion for travel as I do. I’m a bit of a foodie and never get bored of the beach.
4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Private Tours
Game & Entertainment Centres
Scuba & Snorkeling
Geologic Formations, National Parks
A day out with X-Quad Samui is every outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Explore Ko Samui’s beautiful countryside on an ATV or buggy ride up on the island’s tallest hill, with lunch at the top included. Get two outdoor experiences for the price of one when you visit a waterfall in the heart of the island too.
If you like your sport, the Samui Football Golf Club is something a bit different. It’s set in one of Ko Samui's beautiful coconut plantations and is a must for both football and golf fans, although it won’t disappoint families and other groups looking for a fun outdoor activity either.
Get out onto the water and sail around some of the most stunning parts of Thailand’s south islands. Boutique Yachting operates a luxury 30-metre vessel with an expansive sun deck and plenty of room for everyone to relax and take in the stunning scenery, not to mention all that fresh sea air.
If you’re into diving (or want to be) the 100 Degrees East Dive Team are the go-to people in Ko Samui. Highly professional, yet friendly and accommodating too, the team offer training courses plus dive tours to Ko Tao and the unutterably beautiful Ang Thong National Marine Park. The small group sizes are also a major plus.
Do yourself a favor and hire a moped and ride up to the Treetop Cable Ride. The journey there is stunning enough, and outdoor types won’t be disappointed with the main event. Run by a friendly local family, you’ll get a clear demonstration of what to do before climbing to a platform for your first zip-line through the trees!
Chaweng Beach is the most popular beach in Koh Samui and manages to retain its beauty despite the crowds. There are a whole host of watersport activities to keep the adrenaline junkies happy, plus plenty of shops, restaurants and beachside bars lining the coast here.
For a laidback outdoor activity, take a wander around Bophut’s charming Fisherman’s Village. Despite being lined with high-rise hotels and restaurants, it has a laidback attitude and features a gorgeous beach with some stunning views. The village also has a charming walking street, allowing you to enjoy a traffic-free stroll through the area.
The staggering beauty of the islands of the Ang Thong National Marine Park deserves a whole day of exploration. Huddled close together in the Andaman Sea, the park’s islands are carpeted with lush forest inland and fringed by stunning stretches of beach and pristine waters. There’s a popular viewpoint on one of the main islands, where, after a steep climb, you’ll be rewarded with jaw-dropping, unparalleled views of the islands. Simply stunning.
For a less energetic tree-top experience than zip-lining, the Tree Tops restaurant is just the thing! Grab your loved one, your friends or your whole family and enjoy fine food and wine from the privacy of your very own tree house. Tree Tops is a unique outdoor dining experience not to be missed.
Chaweng Beach and others like it are great but if you want a more secluded place for strolls along the beach and perhaps a dip in the ocean, head over to Bang Po Beach instead. A good dose of lounging on the beach is a must in Ko Samui and this serene, narrow strip of beach is delightfully free from hawkers, jet skis and, most importantly, crowds.