When you're ready for a break from the
beach, visitors will find many options for outdoor recreational activities await
those traveling alone, in couples or as families.
If you catch a spell of rainy weather, you
might take the opportunity to learn to cook Thai food or learn more about it.
With the establishment of a modern Culinary Institute opened in 1998 especially
for visiting foreigners, as well as cooking demonstrations at some of the
island's large hotels, you can immerse yourself in the study of one of the
world's great cuisines. For those who wish to learn to speak Thai, there are
also now Private Language Centers. Or you might learn the art of Thai massage.