Hin Ta and Hin Yai
Meaning 'Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks', these unusual rock formations, named for their similarity to the sexual organs, can be found at the south end of Hat Lamai, are one of Koh Samui's most photographed features.
This is the island's main town and port, situated on the west coast, and is constantly bustling with visitors arriving and departing. It is the place to go shopping for beach gear, extending visas or just watch the port activities from a street cafe.
Namtok Na Mueang
There are two levels to this attractive waterfall, which tumbles down out of the highlands. The nearest one to the road has about a 20-metre- drop and refreshing pool to cool off in. A steep side road leads to the higher level, which is even more impressive, and where elephant treks are also possible.
Samui Butterfly Garden
Set on a gentle slope in the southeast corner of the island, the garden contains a wide range of bright and unusual flowers, above which flit hundreds of butterflies, creating a captivating environment beneath meshed nets. The garden also features a display of insects, moths and some beehives.
The monkeys' famed ability as coconut collec tors once formed the basis of Samui's economy, and at the shows their skills are displayed for all to see.
For anyone fascinated by snakes, a visit to one of the island's snake shows is a must. The fearless handlers play with deadly species, and offer visitors the chance to get up close and touch their slithery skin.