Thailand_Ko Samui

In the southern Gulf, Thailand's second largest island has a cute airport to go with most of the same types of made-for-tourism attractions and lodgings that are found on Phuket.

Refresh at any of three mid-size waterfalls, including the easy to reach Na Muang. View the hulking statues of Hindu and Buddhist icons at Wat Phlai Laem and Wat Phra Yai. Be entertained by Spark Circus, and finish up with a stroll through the eclectic night market in the Fisherman's Village of Bophut. Also factor in a day trip to the majestic Ang Thong Islands and Ko Matsum, a wee island where docile boar snooze and pose with tourists on the beach.

Thailand with kids

Popular – and lesser-known – places to visit in Thailand with the family

If you're coming to Thailand with kids I'm sure the obvious contenders will already be on your radar: the temples of Bangkok, a cooking class in Chiang Mai, maybe an elephant sanctuary, one of the islands, and call it a wrap. Yes, these are all worthy additions to a family-friendly trip to Thailand, but take my advice: I've been living in and writing about Thailand since 2011 and I can tell you there is so much more to the country that doesn't make the standard "top 10" lists and travel brochures. If you're even vaguely interested in getting off the beaten path and seeing some of the 'real' Thailand with the kids, this guide is for more

Ko Samui Tours

Bangkok, Ko Samui, Ko Phangan

Barefoot Luxury in Thailand

Bangkok, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan

14 daysFrom £3,200
Ko Samui

Thailand Boutique Bangkok and Beach

10 days in Bangkok and Koh Samui

10 daysFrom £1,600
Chiang Rai, Khao Sok, Ko Samui (and 1 more)

Thailand: Rivers Rainforests and Reefs

18 day luxury holiday exploring Thailand

18 daysFrom £4,200
Bangkok, Ko Samui, Ko Phangan

Thailand Family Island Hopping

Hassle-free family beach holiday in Thailand

14 daysFrom £2,200
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Ko Samui

Family Holidays to Thailand

Elephants and islands family holiday

14 daysFrom £2,800
Kanchanaburi, Chiang Mai, Ko Samui (and 1 more)

Totally Thailand

2-Week Complete Thailand Family Holiday

13 daysFrom £1,915

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