Koh madsum private longtail boat

Koh Madsum, how to get to the island ?


About Koh Madsum ( Pig Island )

Koh Madsum, nestled in the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Thailand, offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Often overshadowed by its larger neighbor, Koh Samui, this hidden gem is renowned for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and, most notably, its friendly pig inhabitants. We invite you to embark on a journey of discovery where the charm of Pig Island unfolds in an array of colors and experiences. Whether you seek a tranquil retreat or an adventurous escape, Koh Madsum provides an unparalleled experience that captivates the heart of every traveler.

The adventure to the island begins from Thong krut pier in the south of Koh Samui, a voyage that is both convenient and scenic. Visitors can choose between the traditional longtail boat or the faster speed boat options, each offering a unique perspective of the breathtaking seascape. The journey is approximately 20 minutes but memorable, with the clear blue skies above and the turquoise sea below framing the perfect start to your island escapade.

  1. Meeting the pigs: A must-do activity on Pig Island is swimming alongside the friendly pigs that roam the beaches. These sociable animals are used to human interaction and enjoy spending time in the clear waters, providing a unique opportunity for visitors to join them for a swim and capture unforgettable moments.

  2. Beach relaxation: The island’s idyllic beach is the perfect spot for visitors looking to relax and soak in the sun. With its stunning sandy stretch and inviting sea, Koh Madsum offers a serene setting for sunbathing and gentle swims.

  3. Snorkeling adventures: The marine life around Koh madsum is rich and varied, making it an excellent location for snorkeling enthusiasts. The clear waters around the island are home to a multitude of fish and coral species, and snorkeling gear is readily available for rent, allowing you to explore the underwater beauty up close.

  4. Kayaking exploration: For a different perspective of Pig Island’s scenic beauty, kayaking along its coastline is a fantastic option. Kayak rentals enable adventurers to paddle through the calm waters, exploring hidden coves and enjoying the tranquil surroundings.

  5. Picnic by the sea: The island provides an ideal setting for a beach picnic. Visitors can bring their own picnic or order from the restaurant and enjoy a meal in the natural beauty of the island, surrounded by its peaceful and picturesque environment.

  6. Walk to the viewpoint: For those seeking a bit more adventure, a walk to the island’s viewpoint offers breathtaking panoramic views. This activity is perfect for capturing stunning photographs of the sunset, providing a serene and memorable end to the day.

  7. Sunset Viewing: Witnessing the sunset on Pig Island is an experience not to be missed. The island’s viewpoint or the beach itself offers spectacular views of the sun dipping below the horizon, creating a picturesque and romantic atmosphere perfect for ending the day.


Excursions to Koh Madsum

Koh Madsum is not just about its adorable pig resident. The island is a haven for snorkelers and adventure seekers. The excursion to Koh Madsum encompasses snorkeling in the vibrant coral reefs, where the underwater world comes alive with a plethora of marine life. The clear waters provide excellent visibility, making it an ideal spot for both beginners and experienced snorkelers.

We understand that every traveler’s dream is unique, offering both group tours and private tours to cater to different preferences. Group tours are ideal for those looking to share their experience with others, creating memories and friendships along the way. Private boat on the other hand, offer a more personalized experience, allowing visitors to explore Koh Madsum at their own pace and customize their itinerary to fit their interests. 

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The highlight of any visit to Koh Madsum is undoubtedly the opportunity to feed and swim with the pigs. These friendly creatures are eager to greet visitors, offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is both delightful and heartwarming. The pigs on Pig Island are accustomed to human interaction, making them perfect companions for a swim in the warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand.

  1. Sun protection and insect repellent : Ensure your skin is shielded from the strong tropical sun with sunscreen, and use insect repellent to keep away mosquitoes and bugs for a more pleasant visit.
  2. Respecting the pigs : While the pigs are accustomed to visitors, treating them with kindness is paramount. Feeding them appropriate snacks, especially their favorite, watermelon, is encouraged. However, it’s important to avoid chasing them and respect their space.

  3. Bring cash  : There are no ATMs or convenience stores on the island, so bringing enough cash is crucial for any extra expenses, particularly if your tour does not cover meals. This ensures you can enjoy your day without any worries.

  4. Camera: To capture the beauty of your adventure, including those special moments with the pigs, a waterproof camera is highly recommended. This ensures you can document your experiences without concern for water damage.

  5. Early morning trip: Arriving early in the morning by private boat offers a unique, serene experience. It’s the best way to enjoy the island’s peaceful environment and its delightful inhabitants before it gets busier later in the day.

  6. Bring snacks for the pigs: Bringing along snacks, particularly fruits like watermelon, can enhance your interaction with the pigs. They enjoy treats, and it’s a wonderful way to engage with them. Just ensure the snacks are pig-friendly and healthy for them.


How can I reach Koh Madsum from Koh Samui?
You can reach Koh Madsum from Koh Samui via a longtail boat or a speed boat. Pig island offers both group and private tour options for your convenience.

Can I swim with the pigs?
Yes you can swim with the pigs on Koh Madsum. They are friendly and accustomed to human interaction. However, it’s essential to follow the guidelines provided by your tour operator to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for both you and the pigs.

Can I snorkel on Koh Madsum?
Absolutely! There is a fantastic spot for snorkeling near Koh Madsum, with clear waters and vibrant coral reefs. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced snorkeler, you’ll find the underwater world mesmerizing.

Do I need to bring my own snorkeling gear?
While we can can provide snorkeling gear, you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Having your own gear may enhance your comfort and snorkeling experience.

Are the pigs on Koh Madsum wild?
No, the pigs on Koh Madsum are not wild. They are accustomed to human interaction, making them friendly and approachable for visitors.

Can I feed the pigs?
Yes, you can feed the pigs. It is a delightful experience for many visitors. However, it is crucial to feed them only pig-friendly food provided by the tour operators to ensure their health and safety.

Is Koh Madsum suitable for children?
Yes, Pig Island is suitable for children. The friendly pigs, along with the safe and serene beach environment, make it an enjoyable and memorable experience for visitors of all ages.

Can I stay overnight on the island?
No, overnight stays on the island are not possible. Visitors are encouraged to find accommodations on nearby Koh Samui and visit Koh Madsum as a day trip.

Is there an entrance fee to visit the island?
Yes, there is an entrance fee of 50 THB to visit the island. This fee helps with the maintenance and care of the island and its inhabitants.

What’s the best time to visit Koh Madsum?
The best time to visit Koh Madsum is from December to April when the weather is dry and sunny perfect for island activities.

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