Marvel at their ethereal glow. Wonder at their rhythmic undulations. Flee their excruciating grasp.
There’s nothing quite like the silky caress of a jellyfish, but up until now, high insurance premiums have been a real obstacle to getting nature’s most gelatinous animal in real, controlled, commercial contact with paying holidaymakers.
Finally, Koh Samui has become home to the world’s first (as far as we know) Jellyfish Petting Zoo.
Among the jellyfish represented are:
- the Portuguese Man O’ War with its boyish good looks,
- the charmingly named Flower Hat jellyfish (which would make a great flower but a very painful hat), and,
- the mostly white Purple Striped jellyfish.
Koh Samui’s Jellyfish Petting Zoo
Koh Samui’s Jellyfish Petting Zoo is certainly a welcome addition to the island, and we would like to extend a tentacle of congratulations to the hard-working team behind it who finally got their dream off the ground!
The Petting Zoo also features a small gift shop selling souvenirs and anti-inflammatories for treating the otherworldly pain.
Open year round except between 2 April and 31 March.
We recommend a morning visit, in order to leave your day open for Koh Samui’s First Annual Full Sun Party – starting at noon sharp.