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Koh Samui can be a fine alternative for kids 6 and 10 years old. Chose one of the Northern beaches – Bo Phut and Maenam can be fine options, but there are others, however Chaweng and Lamai are not especially child-friendly IMO – which are normally calm and swim-able most of the year, eventually a resort with pool also. Besides the beaches you will find a number of other activities of interest for kids at that age – and some gown-ups also – including day trips by boat, swimming and snorkling with tropical fish, small water-parks, funny rides, small cozy zoo's with for example sea lion and bird shows, etc.

 

post-122720-0-87509000-1463543591_thumb.jpgMaenam Bay, you can live beach-front in the many resorts ranging from affordable to relative priceless, and shopping and restaurant are normally within few hundred meters or less walking distance.

 

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Bo Phut Beach (Fisherman Village) – beach-font living like Maenam above.

 

(For info: I'm living at Samui for 10+ years, and has a daughter now 11 years old, so I've been through the island's various kids-activities by experience.)

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On 3/31/2017 at 7:28 PM, stevenl said:


In monsoon season if the sea is calm there there will still be dangerous undertows.

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I liked that by mistake, what you say is nonsense, do you know what causes undertows? Look it up.

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17 minutes ago, Grubster said:

I liked that by mistake, what you say is nonsense, do you know what causes undertows? Look it up.

 

Perhaps stevenl meant rip current ,,,,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undertow_(water_waves)

quote .... "Confusion with rip currents

Main article: Rip current

In popular usage, the word "undertow" is sometimes used correctly, in the same sense it is in oceanography. However the term "undertow" is also often used incorrectly, in the mistaken belief that near beaches there is a water flow or current that can pull a person down vertically and hold them underwater until they drown. This misconception stems from a basic lack of knowledge about water currents, and from confusing undertow (which is usually not dangerous) with the more substantial dangers of rip currents. Rip currents also cannot pull a person down, but they can carry a person out beyond the zone of the breaking waves.

In contrast to undertow, rip currents are responsible for the great majority of drownings close to beaches. When a swimmer enters a rip current, it starts to carry the person offshore. If the swimmer understands how to deal with this situation, he or she can easily exit the rip current by swimming at right angles to the flow, in other words swimming parallel to the shore, or by simply treading water or floating. However, if the swimmer does not know these simple solutions, or does not possess the necessary water skills, they may panic and drown, or they may exhaust themselves by trying unsuccessfully to swim directly against the flow."  unquote

 

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3 minutes ago, LivinginKata said:

 

Perhaps stevenl meant rip current ,,,,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undertow_(water_waves)

quote .... "Confusion with rip currents

Main article: Rip current

In popular usage, the word "undertow" is sometimes used correctly, in the same sense it is in oceanography. However the term "undertow" is also often used incorrectly, in the mistaken belief that near beaches there is a water flow or current that can pull a person down vertically and hold them underwater until they drown. This misconception stems from a basic lack of knowledge about water currents, and from confusing undertow (which is usually not dangerous) with the more substantial dangers of rip currents. Rip currents also cannot pull a person down, but they can carry a person out beyond the zone of the breaking waves.

In contrast to undertow, rip currents are responsible for the great majority of drownings close to beaches. When a swimmer enters a rip current, it starts to carry the person offshore. If the swimmer understands how to deal with this situation, he or she can easily exit the rip current by swimming at right angles to the flow, in other words swimming parallel to the shore, or by simply treading water or floating. However, if the swimmer does not know these simple solutions, or does not possess the necessary water skills, they may panic and drown, or they may exhaust themselves by trying unsuccessfully to swim directly against the flow."  unquote

 

Yes and rip currents can not happen on a calm beach.

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