The Most Romantic Things To Do in Koh Samui for Valentine’s Day

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Updated on 26/09/2022

With its aqua blue waters, white sand beaches and lush green tropical landscapes, Koh Samui is the perfect spot for you and your partner to spend a romantic valentines day together. Whether you want to enjoy a busy day of fun activities, or a relaxing day lounging poolside in your very own private villa, there is an abundance of leisure activities and relaxation options for you to choose from. Below is our Top 5 list of the best things to do for Valentine’s day in Koh Samui.

1. Private Gourmet Beach Picnic On a Deserted Island

romantic beach picnic in samui

Enjoy a private beach picnic tour with your partner far away from the typical busy tourist crowds found on the main island of Koh Samui. Take a short boat ride over to nearby Koh Tan and Koh Mudsum (two nearby islands located just south of Koh Samui) in your own private traditional Thai longtail boat. There you will enjoy a fun day of exploring empty beaches, snorkelling and fish feeding in pristine water — followed by a romantic gourmet picnic lunch in a secluded beach location. This unique and romantic island picnic tour does not have a set itinerary, which allows you to customize your valentines day so you can spend it exactly how you want.

2. Kayaking In Ang Thong Marine Park

Kayaking in Samui
Credit: Sébastien Bertrand | Flickr

If you are looking to experience a more active valentines day in Koh Samui, then you should definitely spend an amazing day of tandem kayaking with your partner around the world famous and picturesque Angthong Marine Park. Your adventurous day will be comprised of different parts, which includes snorkelling, cave exploration and sightseeing, then lunch — then more sightseeing! During your kayak excursion, you will visit the astonishing ‘Green Lagoon’ or ‘Emerald Lake’ which is a hidden saltwater lake inside the tranquil waters of the Marine Park. Make sure your camera is ready to go at all times and definitely keep your eyes and ears alert as you might be lucky to see the families of whales, dolphins and monkeys that make this majestic place their home.

3. Enjoy a Private 5 Star Romantic Dinner on the Beach

dining on the beach in samui

Have your romantic valentines day dinner prepared by a skilled chef from one of the local 5-star restaurants, and be served inside your very own private cabana down on the beach. Indulge in a delectable series of local Thai dishes and a great selection of the finest wines and cocktails prepared especially for you, while being pampered by a small team of highly professional wait staff who are there to make sure your valentines day dinner is an experience that you will never forget. Special decorations, aromatic candles, a warm tropical breeze and uninterrupted views of the ocean will create the perfect valentines day ambience for you to enjoy this amazing and unique outdoor dining experience.

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4. Professional Photo Shoot with Your Loved One

romantic beach photoshoot

Remember and relive your special valentines day in Koh Samui for the rest of your life with a professional photo shoot. From wonderful waterfalls to marvellous beaches, Koh Samui provides idyllic backdrops almost everywhere you look. And while you may think your photography and ‘selfie-skills’ are better than most, there is nothing quite like the finished product of a professional photographer to help you encapsulate your love for each other when spending valentines day in a tropical paradise.

5. Stay in a Private Villa

Romantic villa in Samui

Staying in a private villa in Koh Samui brings the romantic experience to a whole new level. Imagine waking up to the sounds of local fauna and amazing scenery, then walking straight outside your bedroom to take a morning dip in your own private swimming pool. The friendly staff will take care of everything, and an on-site chef can be hired to prepare a wide range of delicious meals for you. Take a leisurely stroll down to a pristine white sandy beach which can be found only meters away from your villa — or spend the entire day relaxing in complete privacy and seclusion to enjoy an intimate and unforgettable valentines day with your partner.

Where to stay in Koh Samui for Valentine’s Day?

Many of Koh Samui’s private villa accommodation options are comparable to the five-star hotels and resorts found all around the island. Samui’s large selection of different types of villas features private swimming pools, luxurious bathrooms, spacious relaxation and dining areas, as well as state of the art kitchens and outdoor cooking facilities.

Below is our selection of the best private villas in Koh Samui for Valentines Day. These villas are available for 1-bedroom rentals but still give you private access to everything the villas have to offer.

Villa Lipa Talay See

Villa Lipa Talay See

Villa Lipa Talay See is a delightful and affordable two bedroom villa situated just meters from the beach – with a serene tropical garden, a private pool, large lounging areas with plenty of sunshine and an open plan living space. Spend the morning relaxing in luxurious comfort and privacy, then go to enjoy the beautiful local beach nearby.

Around Villa Lipa Talay See:
The amazing white sandy beach of Lipa Noi is only meters away – where you can enjoy swimming, snorkelling and fewer crowds than most other beaches on the island. There is also a great selection of local restaurants in the area.

Key features
Private swimming pool | Open plan living space | Large wooden pool deck | Modern furniture and amenities | Alfresco dining option in a private gazebo| Private Chef available (extra cost) |

Prices start at US$88 per night (low season) and US$110 (high season).

Villa Lipa Talay Saam

romantic stay koh samui

Villa Lipa Talay Saam is another captivating and affordable villa situated only meters from the beach – with a private pool and large relaxing outdoor lounge area right outside your bedroom door. Wake up to the peaceful sounds of the local birds and fauna and be greeted with an inviting view of the pool from every room in the villa.

Around Villa Lipa Talay Saam
The tranquil white-sand beach of Lipa Noi is just meters away – where you can enjoy swimming, snorkelling and a peaceful uncrowded beach. There is also a fine selection of local restaurants in the area for your convenience and the bustling town of Chewang beach and its colourful nightlife is just a short drive away.

Key features
Private swimming pool | Open plan living space | Large wooden pool deck | Modern furniture and amenities | Alfresco dining option in a private gazebo| Private Chef available (extra cost) |

Prices start at US$88 per night (low season) and US$110 (high season).

Villa Yao Noi

Villa Yao Noi in Koh Samui

Villa Yao Noi is part of the larger Comoon Samui estate, a complex of boutique villas. Even so, couples staying at the Yao Noi suite are still ensured of their privacy at the multi-level complex. This two-story villa houses a living area, dining table for two, fully-equipped kitchen, and a king-sized bedroom (with ensuite) upstairs. Housekeeping services are included in the renting of this contemporary-styled villa, as well as daily breakfast. With the additional facilities such as the sun lounges on the private deck and a private pool, guests can enjoy themselves in the sunny Koh Samui weather.

Around Villa Yao Noi
The villa is located in the Chaweng area, a short distance from the Fisherman’s Village. The Chaweng Noi beach is a 10-minute drive from Villa Yao Noi. If guests are looking for a livelier area of the beach, it is a 20-minute drive away. As part of the Comoon Boutique Villas, this property has a perfect panoramic view of the Andaman Sea.

Private swimming pool | Private balcony | Fully equipped kitchen| | Panoramic view

Prices start at US$206 per night (low season), US$253 per night (high season) and US$347 per night (peak season).

Villa Roucin

Villa roucin in Samui

This superb villa consists of four spacious bedrooms, including two VIP suites and two deluxe bedrooms which are spread around the entire compound. This private villa is surrounded by leafy foliage and tropical vegetation to create the ultimate sense of privacy for guests. Both deluxe bedrooms also offer wheelchair-friendly access and amenities – making it the perfect tropical getaway for those with a wheelchair disability.

Around Villa Roucin
This villa is located in the quiet area of Bang Kao and is situated only 100m from the sea. There is a wide selection of local shops, temples, markets and restaurants nearby and is within an hour’s drive from the vibrant nightlife of Chaweng Beach.

Key features
Private swimming pool & Jacuzzi| Wheelchair friendly access | Fully equipped kitchen| Modern furniture and amenities | Billiards/Snooker Table| Outdoor BBQ Area | Personal Guest Assistant

Prices start at US$320 per night (low season) and US$385 (high season).

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