Whether you’re coming to Samui during its rainy season, or meet some soggy weather for a day or two of your trip – here are a few activity ideas to best enjoy (or completely forget about) Koh Samui rain. You’ll need some loose-fitting clothes: we’re about to assign food and beverage homework.
#1. Eat two breakfasts… two lunches…
Most restaurants, including those on the beach, have rain screens. Consider precipitation an invitation to gluttony & rain is no hardship. With nowhere else to be, the day unfolds at a leisurely pace.
#2. Spa day
Samui is rightly known as ‘the best spa destination in Southeast Asia.’ Heed the call of “hello, massaaaage” and submit to the sublime. Indulge your inner brat at any of Samui’s famous spas.
#3. Foot massage
Reflexologists will easily pinpoint your troubles & ease any pain away. An hour of this heaven costs about 500THB.
Get on Skype, check your email or finish your postcards to friends at home. Many restaurants & cafés offer wireless. Or curl up with your iPad in an outdoor living room. Got a good view? Get comfy and watch the storm clouds from your bed.
#5. Get a new suit
We’ve posted our ‘buyer beware’ story about Koh Samui tailors – but to each their own!
#6 + #7. Take a cooking class
#8. Read stacks of books
Get comfortable and deservedly indulge.
#9. An Uno afternoon
Or, better yet, an irreverent and side-splitting game of Cards Against Humanity.
#10 + #11. The $5 solution
A trip to the cinema or the bowling alley could fill a rainy afternoon. Seeing a movie at a theatre in Thailand can be just as cultural an experience as visiting a night market.
#12. A nice yoga session
Put on something comfortable, and enjoy some Koh Samui yoga. A wide range of options are available on the island for all interests and skill levels.
#13. Settle the matter, once and for all
Do you prefer pineapple shakes? Or coconut shakes. Perhaps with some Koh Samui rum? Maybe it’s no contest – you’d rather have Thai beer. Happy hour starts early when it’s raining!
Certainly a day of Koh Samui rain demands a slower pace. No matter what the weather, many of these activities will be a relaxing part of your holiday. Note that we don’t recommend visiting Big Buddha when it’s raining – the steep, tiled steps are very slippery when wet – The Koh Samui Guide is chock-full of tips like this! Enjoy!