Hin Ta Hin Yai rocks are a couple of weirdly shaped rock formations located on the East coast of Koh Samui. These rocks are also known as “Grandfather and Grandmother” rocks because of their ehm well… interesting shapes. It’s a fun thing to see, especially when you are already on the East coast of Samui, exploring Lamai beach or Overlap Stone viewpoint for example. There are also natural pools to relax in, so don’t forget to bring your swim clothes. Read in this blog post everything you need to know about Hin Ta Hin Yai rocks!
Best Koh Samui tours
If you want to explore the best of Koh Samui, and eventually the surrounding islands such as Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Ang Thong Marine Park and Koh Nang Yuan, then you can find the best tours here. All of these tours include air conditioned transport with hotel pick up and drop off, certified guides and sometimes also lunch and the entrance fees. You can reserve now and pay later, with cancellation up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
- ATV Quad bike safari tour in the jungle of Koh Samui. Explore Koh Samui on an ATV quad bike on this guided tour through lush jungles and dirt roads to get your adrenaline pumping.
- Beach Yoga Class & Full-Day Sightseeing Tour Koh Samui. Start the day mindful with a yoga class on a quiet beach. After that you will visit the highlights of Samui island such as the biggest waterfall, famous rock formations and beautiful pagoda’s and viewpoints.
- Traditional Thai cooking class with market tour. Learn how to make traditional Thai food in a half-day, small group cooking class. Choose four dishes to cook and take an educational tour of Koh Samui’s local market to discover the beauty of Thai herbs, spices, and vegetables.
- Go on a 4WD wild Jungle Safari tour with lunch. Enjoy a half-day tour visiting the highlights of Koh Samui in an 4×4 army jeep and have lunch at a mountain-top restaurant with beautiful views of the island.
- Koh Samui night market, sunset view at Laem Sor Pagoda and beach dinner. This private tour starts with a visit to the night market. Then you will visit the famous rock formations and Laem Sor Pagoda for a romantic sunset. To end the evening you will have a private dinner on the beach.
- Visit an ethical elephant home on Koh Samui. During this ethical, half-day program you have the opportunity to participate and spend quality time caring for elephants while observing their natural behaviour.
- Fishing and snorkeling trip with BBQ. Embark on a fishing journey with a traditional wooden fishing boat and fish in the Gulf of Thailand. Snorkel with the marine life at a special location and enjoy an amazing barbecue out at sea.
- Discover Koh Phangan by 4×4 Full-Day Tour. Enjoy a full day of adventure in a 4×4 Jeep on Koh Phangan island and explore the natural beauty and hidden gems of the island.
- Go island hopping to 5 secret nearby islands on a luxury yacht. Visit the 5 secret islands nearby Koh Samui and snorkel, swim or sea kayak to explore the coastline & mangrove forests. Feed the resident deers and pigs on Koh Rap island and have a lovely lunch on board of the luxury yacht.
- Visit Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan on this day tour. Enjoy sightseeing and snorkel at Ao Muang. Swim and snorkel at Koh Nang Yuan and hike to the top of the mountain for an incredible panoramic view.
- Ang Thong Marine park day tour. Explore Ang Thong Marine park from Samui and snorkel at Koh Wao or Koh Tay Plow. Visit Emerald Lake, go kayaking and hike up Mae Koh for the breathtaking viewpoint. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board of the boat.
- Long tail boat tour to Coral and Pig Island. Go on an island hopping adventure and discover the beautiful coral reefs. Swim amongst colorful marine life and meet the friendly pigs of Pig Island Koh Madsum.
How to get to Hin Ta Hin Yai Koh Samui
The best way to get around the island is by renting a motorbike for around 200baht per day, depending on the season. You can also go by taxi or a Songtaew, but of course you are way more flexible if you go with a scooter. It is easy to find Hin Ta Hin Yai rocks with Google maps and besides that the site is located along the beach close to the main road. You can combine a visit together with other things to do in Koh Samui like Overlap Stone viewpoint and Lamai beach.
What to expect at Hin Ta Hin Yai
Funnily enough, this natural attraction is a very famous thing to do on Koh Samui. There is a whole touristic scene around these rocks but no entrance fee, only a parking fee of 10 Baht.
Hin Ta Hin Yai is also known as Grandfather’s and Grandmother’s rocks where ‘Ta’ means Grandfather and ‘Yai’ means Grandmother. The interesting rock formations with incredible view over the ocean are worth to visit. Funnily enough, the most exciting people who take a lot of pictures and giggle the most are the Chinese! The reason for that is, the rock formations have a bizarre shape, it resembles the female and male genitalia.
If it’s one of the things you can’t miss while on Koh Samui, I would honestly say no. You’re not missing out on something spectacular if you haven’t been to this place. It’s a funny spot and the view is beautiful, there are even a few rock pools where you can relax in. But there are far more beautiful spots on Koh Samui. It’s just a cool place to tick of from your Koh Samui itinerary!
Koh Samui weather
If you are planning to visit Koh Samui, of course you want to go in the best months with the driest days. The monsoon usually lasts from October through December with November as the wettest month. February and March, on the other hand, are the sunniest months. January is (statistically) the coolest month and April the hottest time of the year. Broadly you can travel to Koh Samui from January until October to have the best chance on a sunny vacation.
Where to stay in Koh Samui
This depends on what you are looking for and what your budget is. There are many Samui hotels or beach resorts you can choose from. If you’re looking for entertainment and nightlife you have to stay around the Chaweng area. But if you’re more into relaxing and quiet beaches, then book your accommodation around the more in the south or around Maenam beach area as it’s much quieter.
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