The Sunday morning in Koh Samui I spent on the bike touring around to a few waterfalls and taking in some of Koh Samui’s attractions.
My first stop was Lardwanorn Waterfall in the south of the island. It is a small waterfall about 5 mins drive down a good cement road off the main ring road. The walk is only a short 50m walk. It is not anything special but always interesting getting off the main road.
Hin Lad Waterfall was much more special. It was a 1.3 km moderate jungle walk with a gradual incline to get to the waterfall. It took me 40 mins to get to the waterfall and 25 mins to get back, not including stops. There are lots of stops you can do on the way into the river but make sure you always come back to the track or you will miss getting to the waterfall itself. The track is rocky and slippery at times and so not suitable for thongs. Hiking sandals are OK.
At the start of Hin Lad Waterfall there is a Buddhist temple and gardens and so this provides a place to relax and recover once you get back from your hike.
There are a number of other waterfalls and hikes on Koh Samui and so if you are into hiking it is worth doing a big of research before you arrive.