Come join us on an adventure that will catapult you back in time and space, back to when Koh Samui and its islands were undiscovered and well-kept secrets.
We have created this new trip over this past two years for you, and we´ve been allowed to do this because of our integrity as a company. We recommend this trip to guests who prefer to avoid the crowds, who would like to visit unspoiled islands for not only unusual snorkeling experiences and other activities, but also for the simple experience of visiting pristine beaches and land.
We only offer private and semi-private trips to this destination in an effort to keep the islands as private and untrammeled as possible - our version of eco-friendly tourism.
We strive to make your unique trip as exciting, flexible and interesting as possible: The tour itinerary will be tailored in accordance to your requests and preferences. Your tour can also be modified at any time: If for example, you wished to extend your time at the beach to enjoy a longer swim or snorkelling in its refreshing water, you need but say so!
After arriving to one of Koh Mudsum´s or Koh Taen secluded sandy beaches you will have time to relax, sunbathe, swim snorkel at one of the sandy, pristine bays of this amazing islands. If we select to visit snorkelling sites away from the beach snorkelers and non-snorkelers alike would be able to enjoy our Lounge and Soaker floating just above the reef at our exclusive relax & splash zone.
Koh Taen is a small, tranquil, and unspoiled island, not yet on the radar of the Koh Samui tourist map. We´re inviting you to join us in visiting its picturesque beaches and clear, calm waters where you will be able to snorkel, scuba dive, sunbathe and explore the island by foot, mountain bike and kayak.
Koh Taen is a natural paradise located off the south-western coast of Koh Samui´s Taling Nam fishing village. There is just one small village on Koh Taen, with very limited tourist facilities, such as five humble bungalows and an authentic Thai restaurant. There are only approximately 30 people who earn their main livelihood from fishing who populate the island. The island is roughly triangular in shape. Topographically, the island has 3 distinct hills: Khao Kiam, at the south of the island, is its highest at 218 M above sea level. It is covered with a lush evergreen forest.
Koh Taen actually has one Buddhist Temple and it´s located along the coastline. Here, you will be allowed to take a first-hand look at a temple that is committed to operating in a sustainable fashion, and also, you´ll be able to view wale shark bones that were found more than 50 years ago.
For the more adventuresome, we invite you to ride on and off-road on a quality mountain bike through the back roads and trails crisscrossing Koh Taen. You will be escorted by our guide who is familiar with the Koh Taen cultural heritage and ecosystems. There is no better way to explore this island wilderness and this version of a rural Thai life than with our guide and our specially chosen itinerary. We will able to visit the the mangrove forest as part of the trail. Alternatively, you may take a ride aboard our conservation club Exploration Vehicle to visit the mangrove forest where you can go for an optional Sea Kayaking tour to uncover the island´s more secluded beaches (please note that the rental fee of 400 THB per double or triple kayak is not included in the price of the tour package - exploration vehicle will be available from 10 November onwards). On most days we will also be able to see Komodo monitors, the large species of lizard similar to the Komodo dragon near to the mangrove forests.
Because we have planned this as a trip for everyone to enjoy, please know you can come with your children, and we will be delighted to oversee them in activities at our Coral Island Kids Beach Club. We offer sand castle building, frisbee, volleyball, and we´re equipped with a kiddie pool and trampoline.
At the Koh Taen Mangrove Forest you will be able to find trees that branch out over the water and grow roots upward; seeds that have spores and begin growth before they fall from their parent tree and fish that hop or walk about in the mud. These bizarre-sounding creatures are some of the many that make up one of southern Thailand´s most intriguing ecosystems: the mangrove swamps. A wooden platform was built by locals to facilitate visiting the mangrove forest. Or, you may select to paddle your sea kayak through some of these beautiful mangroves and secluded bays to discover the natural bounty of Koh Taen. It will be your choice. On most days we will also be able to see Komodo monitors, the large species of lizard similar to the Komodo dragon, which lounge in the bays nearby the mangrove forest.
Koh Taen has unofficially been named "Coral Island" for the abundance of coral and marine life that exists in its protected bays. The island´s white sandy beaches are surrounded by coral reefs which are what our snorkelers and divers will be coming to experience and enjoy.
We have established 8 snorkelling and diving sites, ranging from 2 to 18 meters, on Koh Tean, Koh Mudsum (Koh Taen´s small sister island) and Koh Lap. Each offers something special for all levels of snorkelers and divers. The sites we visit are fairly shallow, with healthy fringing or patch coral reefs that attract a variety of reef fish species, turtles, and interesting invertebrates.
We promise your trip will be unique and also quiet, and also exciting and also flexible. From a temple visit, to a mangrove forest, to secluded bays, to coral reefs, to unravaged beaches. You can select to go on a private tour or semi-private tour, on a morning or sunset schedule. Regardless of your selection, we tailor the tour itinerary as well as the activities to you and your preferences as best we can.