Rainy day activities in Koh Samui (Part 1)

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Koh Samui is an attractive destination that you should not miss when traveling to Thailand. This island offers a lot of fascinating activities to do even when it rains. These are top things for a rainy day in Koh Samui.

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Shop, eat, plat at Central Festival Samui

Located in the heart of Chaweng, between the lake and the beach, Central Festival Samui is a massive dining, shopping and leisure entertainment complex hosting a wide range of options to spend a great time while avoiding the rain. The four sections comprised in this large lifestyle shopping complex feature a gaming arcade, XD theatre, Pirate Adventure Horror House, and enough boutiques and restaurants for the whole family to spend a great rainy day in Samui.

Central Festival Samui (via gishoppingthailand.com)

Indulge in a spa/massage treatment

Koh Samui Spas and Thai Massages are extremely popular. The island has always attracted those in search of a place to relax and recharge, with many new age centres established years before Spas became mainstream. The alternative venues with liver fasting and meditation are still around, complemented by an increasing number of sophisticated new Spa resorts, many located in hotels. Asian beauty secrets, traditional massage, de-stressing body treatments…Samui is the place to find them. Check out below some of the most reputed spas in Koh Samui. Even a simple reflexology session at any of them is sure to make you feel better.

Join a Thai cooking class

If there is a constructive way to spend the day, it is by learning something new. As everybody likes to eat, spending a rainy day learning to prepare Thai cuisine will certainly not be wasted. The popularity of Thai cuisine has steadily increased since the end of the 20th century, and Koh Samui now hosts many reputed Thai cooking schools. Learn how to concoct delicious exotic dishes, then sample them; is there a better way to spend a rainy day? The cherry on the top of the cake is that you will be able to surprise your friends and family with your new culinary knowledge once you get back home.

Thai cooking class at Koh Samui (via thaicookingsamui.com)

Go bowling or watch a movie at Tesco Lotus

Tesco Lotus Chaweng was the first large shopping centre to settle on Samui Island. Apart from its interesting shopping opportunities – supermarket and boutiques, as well as dining options (mostly chain-brand restaurants) – it hosts a few recreational choices apt to entertain everyone on a rainy day. The cinema-going public can enjoy the three-screen Major Multiplex Theatre showing Thai and western movies; indoor-sport enthusiasts can go and throw a few balls at the bowling alley; and wannabe singers can break into a tune at the karaoke booths (including large family/group booths).

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