Kids in Paradise

568 Meters above sea level….nestled into 8 hectares of lush tropical gardens….near the top of Samui’s tallest mountain….you’ll find Paradise Park Farm. 

This is a great place to visit, not only because of the grounds and the fun experience for kids, but because of the location.  Coming here will get you way off the beaten path and will guarantee you some of the nicest, most unique views that Samui has to offer. 

You know we work to bring you nothing but the best of Samui on this blog, and if judging this place on its merit alone, it might not be on our list. But….because of the location and views (and if you’re lucky, amazing sunset photo opportunities!), it is definitely recommended…especially as a family friendly adventure.

Don’t expect too much, enjoy the trip getting here, and make some other stops along the way.  In fact, if you want to make it a full day, then follow the treasure map laid out in this blog post, making Paradise Farm your last stop of the day.

So what is Paradise Farm?  The best way to describe it is a petting zoo with a gorgeous infinity pool.  If your kids are at the age where they love getting up close with some animals then this is a good place to put smiles on their faces. 

They’ll giggle as they are able to hold big iguanas, small jungle squirrels, tiny baby rabbits, and adorable gibbons.  All the while they get to pet goats, deer, emu, and ostriches.  And they’ll have fun holding and trying to teach the various parrots, cockatoos and other talking birds how to say ‘Hello’ in whatever language is their own.  Being from Canada, our daughter tried to teach one bright ruby red parrot how to say “G’day eh” but no luck!

Whatever you do, don’t forget to bring bathing suits on this journey.  After walking the picturesque grounds and getting up close and personal with all your kids’ favorite animals, you’re sure to be getting hot by now.  Taking a dip in the infinity pool is an absolute must. 

The pool is one of the nicest I’ve seen on Samui, all things considered.  But let’s be honest, it’s the view that scores it the most points and makes it extra special.  You’ll enjoy this sweeping view over the entire south coast of Samui with the 5 islands in the deep background.  Breathe it all in, let the kids enjoy play time in the pool, order some chilly beverages and relax.  You’re on top of Samui…..literally! 

If you’ve played it smart you will have arrived at Paradise Farm after lunch, so by the time you are settling in to enjoy the pool it’s getting close to sunset.  You really should make sure you are here for sunset.    

Here is a Google Map Pin so it’s easy for you to find.  The entrance fee is 400 baht for adults and 200 baht for kids.  Towels are normally available at the pool for a 200 baht deposit, but you may want to bring some just in case.  

One final note is that I should mention that these animals are often kept caged and the birds are kept with small chains so if this type of animal captivity puts you off, then you may not enjoy this place.   

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