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7 Activities for Kids on Koh Samui

[SPONSORED CONTENT] These family-friendly activities ensure that everyone will enjoy their stay on this tropical island.

Published on Mar 22, 2018

Despite its status as one of Thailand’s most popular island getaways, Koh Samui still boasts relatively serene patches ideal for families in search of a little R&R. Taling Ngam Bay combines postcard-perfect scenery with luxe accommodations and every convenience a traveler could want. Guests at the InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort enjoy the best of all worlds; parents can soak in the idyllic atmosphere, while tiny travelers enjoy these fun games and activities.

1. Cook up a feast

There’s no better way to convince children to embrace the flavors of a new cuisine than to teach them how to cook a few of the dishes themselves. Even little ones can help pound fragrant herbs and spices into curry paste at one of the many cooking classes offered around Taling Ngam Bay.

2. Go on a boat ride 

Taling Ngam Bay is an ideal departure point for guests hoping to explore the marine marvels of Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park. Hire a private speedboat to take the whole family around striking rock formations, secluded coves and unspoiled islands. 

3. Get creative with sand drawing

Let your kids show off their artistic side with a friendly game of sand pictionary. The only materials you need are a stick for drawing and a patch of white sand beach for a canvas. Younger children might enjoy a game of tic-tac-toe instead.

Use The Beach As A Blank Canvas; See How Creative Your Little Ones Are

4. Head to the Kids’ Club

The Kids’ Club at the InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort offers all sorts of fun activities to keep kids and teens entertained for the morning, afternoon, or whole day, while mom and dad spend a few blissful hours snorkeling or sipping piña coladas. 

A kids’ club with a twist. Learn local crafts and play Thai games.

5. Run a water bucket relay race

Sure, you could easily spend the whole family vacation hooked up to the Wi-Fi, but some of the best family games are still tech-free. Convince your kids to put down the smartphones and go for an old-fashioned relay race. Simply divide the family into two teams and arm each with a bucket. Next, have one team member run to the ocean, fill the bucket, dump the water, and pass it to the next team member. It’s a good way to work up an appetite for a seafood barbecue in the evening.

6. Create an obstacle course in the sand

Families with small children in tow may want to organize an impromptu obstacle course in the sand using seashells, stones, bits of driftwood, and anything else you can scavenge on the beach. 

7. Practice your photography skills

Create a designated Instagram account for the trip and challenge your kids to fill it with gorgeous photos of island sunsets, pristine seascapes, and waving palm trees. They’ll love exploring and, in the process, will create memories that last a lifetime. 

Explore Koh Samui’s Natural Landscape with Your Family

The family getaway at InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort starts from THB 26,500 per night, based two adults and two children under 12 years sharing a Club Two Bedroom Residence Villa or Club Napa Reserve Three Bedroom Residence Villa. It includes breakfast, all kids meals, two hours of babysitting by certified nannies, daily access to the Planet Trekkers Club, one junior master chef cooking class for children and welcome children’s amenities. A minimum three-night stay required.  Visit for more information. 

To book call  +66 (0) 2 656 0440 or email

Tropical Jungle, A Suspension Bridge, Pool Villas, Kids’ Club – It’s All Waiting In Talig Ngam Bay.



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