Beaches - on Koh Samui

Samui - Coeng Mon Beach
Bangpor beach
laemsor beach Koh Samui
Koh Samui - Taling ngam Beach
Samui - Maenambeach

Samui is famous for its beautiful beaches, whether introspective or tumultuous, everybody finds their beach here.


The most famous beach is the miles long Chaweng Beach. This is a favourite beach for sun worshippers and families with small children alike, because of the fine sand that is gently sloping into the ocean. Everything that you could wish for is being offered from water sport to numerous restaurants and massages.

Lamai Beach is another tourist beach. This beach is also suitable for non swimmers and small children. It’s a pretty beach, but also not crowded. Prices in Lamai are usually a bit cheaper than in Chaweng. Here you also find numerous restaurants, bars and stores along the Beach Road, but not as many as in Chaweng, even so you find many hotels and resorts also.

Between Chaweng and Lamai in a cove is the smaller Silver Beach. The sandy beach is flanked on both sides by rock formations. Most of the time the water is crystal clear. This is also a safe haven for children. A few beach restaurants provide you with refreshments and food.

Hua Thanon and Bang Kao Beach is located at the south west tip of the island. If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful beach, you at the right address with these two beaches. Here you only find miscellaneous resorts with their restaurants. The Aquarium, the Tiger Zoo and the Butterfly Garden are nearby also. Apart from that Hua Thanon is still a pristine fisherman village with good fish restaurants.

A further very quiet beach is Taling Ngam. This area is not so much found by tourists yet. The palm trees and other trees reach into the beach area spending shade. Here you can watch the sun going down in the most fantastic ways.

Lipa Noi Beach is another beach with trees trellising the beach, where you can watch the sunset also. During the weekend the Thai locals like to come here, but during the other days it is very contemplative.>

Along the Bang Por Beaches you can find smaller resorts and vacation villas with their restaurants. The beach is quiet and the sand is not quite so fine than on the other side of the island. There are occasional coral reefs which interfere with swimming at low tide, but snorkeling and splashing around is always possible.

Maenam Beach is another quiet beach filled with palm trees. Ideal for swimmers with its steeper shore line, the sand is coarser also. This long drawn out beach has several of the most exclusive resorts as well as attractive and inviting, but simpler bungalows. A few offer watersport also.

You can find many resorts and restaurants at the 2 kilometer long Bophut Beach. The palms here also provide shade in case it gets too hot directly at the beach.

Now we come to Big Buddha Beach, with full view on one of Samui’s landmarks. This area is fast developing, with all kinds of offerings, like stores, restaurants and bars. From here you have the possibility to take a ferry to Koh Phangan.

Choeng Mon Beach is pieced together with several coves at the north east tip of the island. Here you find several 3 to 5 star resorts. The hotels are oriented to German and French guests and have the according menus.

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