Although still relatively undeveloped, this part of the island has become increasingly popular in recent years and the area is now home to a number of 5-star resorts such as the Conrad and InterContinental Resorts, as well as a wide choice of charming and rustic beachside bistros and bars serving some of the best Thai and international food on the island. The area is also renowned for fabulous views of Samui’s blazing orange sunsets.
The Elite Concierge is well connected with the local dining and entertainment scene and can advise on how best to enjoy your stay. They will gladly assist with restaurant bookings and transportation too. Meanwhile, here are some suggestions for things to do while staying at Cape Laem Sor Estate.
Spend a day out on the water. Samui offers a wide choice of power and sailboat trips to the many islands which surround it. Choose between half or full-day excursions including lunch and snorkelling; sunset cruises; traditional wooden gulets or junks and even super-luxury yachts for private charter.
Explore the magical underwater world of the tropics by taking scuba diving courses and snorkelling tours. The beach is literally minutes’ walk from the villa, and depending on the tide, there is plenty of snorkelling to be enjoyed just off-shore at Cape Laem Sor.
Something new and exciting for food lovers, the island’s latest cooking school takes to the jungle to offer you an authentic and immersive experience. The Tamarind Tree Cooking School located high up in the mountains above Mae Nam invites you to pick your own ingredients and cook with them to prepare delicious dishes using traditional Thai techniques and recipes unchanged over the centuries.
Described as one of the most scenic and challenging courses in Asia, overlooking spectacular views of Samui’s north coast, the 18-hole championship Santiburi Golf Course invites you to work on your handicap on its stunning hillside fairways set amidst a preserved coconut palm plantation.
Indulge your adventurous side by taking a cable ride above the luscious canopy of Thailand's most beautiful rainforests. Or for more of an adrenaline rush, the island offers many other sports and adventure activities for all ages; from kite surfing and ATVs to 4WD jungle safaris and ziplines - all of them thrilling ways to enjoy Samui’s stunning, mountainous terrain and lush nature.
A wonderful retirement home for elephants who have worked exhausting hours in the logging and tourism industries, the Samui Elephant Sanctuary invites you to get up, close and personal with these beautiful gentle beasts. Feed then with bottomless baskets of bananas, walk with, and observe them as they roam, socialise, frolic in the mud and enjoy a peaceful happy life.
Of the few rum distilleries in Thailand, Magic Alambic Rum Distillery is the only one producing a Caribbean Agricole-style spirit. They offer a true island experience - local rum tasting. This style of rum is made from 100% pure, first-press sugarcane juice, which gives it a dynamic and delicate taste. There’s also a swimming pool and a shaded alfresco dining area serving Thai and French food. Reservations are advised and all ages are welcome.