Top 10 beaches in Koh Samui
Chaweng Beach is the most popular and developed beach on the island , located on the East cost , it’s the logest beach of the island with a staggering 7 kilometer of white sand and gently sloping into th esea allowing a safe swimming though all the year for famillies. Numerous accommodations can be find from the small cheap room the the luxuriouse 5 stars hotel, the amount of restaurants is simply impressive ,world class spas, gift shops , bustling night life and red district there is every thing for every one.Beach acctivities are all over the place from Jet skis to diving schools, taxi boat and others…
Lamai beach is the second on the island, amazing white sandy beach with deap water for excellent swimming nice granite boulders, at the end of the beach with the famouse iconic Samui landmark ’Hinta Hinya”
Night life is also very vibrant, several good restaurants in town and along the beac
A few Kilometers north of Chaweng Beach most charming place on the island , a perfect curve with two neighboring insland just a step away , you can walk at low tide and have a nice view from the beach from that point.
It s impresive 5 Kilometer curve makes Maenam the perfect post card, still very laid back with small bungalows resort for backpackers and a combination a international 5 stars hotels such as the W hotel, and the Santiburi resort makes it very eclectic beach. Swimmable all year round with a gentle slope she is very relaxing just a step away from the busy Chaweng beach. Amazing views on the sister island Koh Phangan creat a beautiful scenery.
Bophut beach managed to keep it’s traditional fising village, today named Fisherman village, this beach is a mix loctaion more of a dining place that to come for a swim. Plenty of nice beach front restaurant and wide varety of shops from Jewlery to massage center Bohphut beach really comes alive at night, you can miss it and wont it is one of the higlight of Koh Samui dining experience. Very enjoyable walking street once a week . Plenty of Dives shops and excusion departure point for the neighboring islands.
BangRak beach / Big Buddha Beach
Fastest developing areas,due to proximity the airport and Chaweng Beach. This long stretch of beach is home to a wide variety of bungalows and cheap accomodation , also the main harbor to catch a ferry to Koh Phangan and speed boats to Angthon Marin park
Behing very close to the main road you will find sevral option for local dinning, dives schools, and awaking around 6 pm many locals bar to enjoye a drink after the beach. Big Bouddha also know as Wat Phra Yai , is the most famouse temple of Koh Samui with his huge status dominating the bay. The beach is still very quite and very relaxing, no mass tourism here .
One of the entery point to Koh Samui by ferry directly from the main land , it is also now pined on the international party map due to the “Nikki beach” hotel and beach club operating sinc e a few years in the area. The beach is one of the best in Ko Samui and still deserted due to it s remotness from the northern area where most of the accommodation and hotel are. This area as still got a feeling of Tropical island a must see on a day tour.
Talignam beach / Taling-ngam beach
Adventure, this is the place to get lost and drive though the small roads trying to find the beach , many secluded paradise to be found here , dont look for the sun beds you will not find any other than is the prestigious 5 stars that have taken residence all along this cost, Conrad, Intercontinental, it’s prestine and very nature , time did not take affect here. The Jungle is all around you stunning views of Angthong Marin National park , the true place to catch the sunnset. Taling Ngam is becoming a paradise for luxury villas and prime real estate .
Hua Thanon/ Bang Kao
Hua Thanon is home to the well know muslim village , traditional fishing village nice for a visit and walk around and discover the real samui as it was long ago. Lots of restaurants along the cost msut stop will going around the island. Bang Kao located just after Hua Thanon is a natural area no resort or mass development here , part of the year the water is a bit shallow, amazing place to discover one of the rare place that you can find yoursel alone on the beach .
Ban Talay Leam Sor
Nice sandy beach out of the crown the water can be quite shallow part of the year, thsi location host a lot of luxury beach front villas due to the privacy of the area. A few accommodation around , a very relaxing place , Leam set beach host one of Samui best Spa “Kamalaya” you have to book month in advance in order to get a place.