Top 7 Beautiful Beaches in Koh Samui
Koh Samui, the southern tropical island of Thailand, is renowned for its beaches, and millions of visitors come to this island every year to enjoy the beach. Here is the list of seven most beautiful beaches in Koh Samui that you must not miss.
This beach with the classical tropical image is so beautiful that even people who know the island accurately find it hard to believe that this beach is on Samui. Without a boat, you have to check into Silavadee Pool Spa to enjoy this unique private world of white sand, huge rocks, coconut palms, and obviously crystal water. The resort features a wooden walkway over the granite boulders to the sand. The strongest feature of the resort is the big granite rocks tumbled down the mountainside over the eons. The guests can swim out to the rocks and also sunbathe here. The ocean also has lots of stones on the bottom, so swimmers should be extra careful during low tide. Still, this is the best beach for swimming in Koh Samui as there is no offshore reef here, and the bottom slopes down into ever-deeper water. The beach lies on the easternmost projection of the peninsula that separates Lamai Bay from Thongtakian Beach.
Located on the east coast of Koh Samui, Chaweng Beach is the most popular one of the islands. Despite the many visitors, the beach is immaculate, mostly due to the hotels situated right on the beach. It's located right in the hub of the most touristy part of the island and is generally where people book their stay. In the northern end, you can find some cheaper bungalows as well as the renowned Ark Bar. Every night, there will be a beach part with nice cocktails, live DJs, and a fire show. In the south of the beach, there is public beach access near Chaweng Walking Street. If you don't want to come from here, you can enter through one of the resorts at the Chaweng Beach Road. In the time of sunset, you will see many Thai people visiting at the southern end of the beach. Here, you can also buy a spicy Papaya Salad, meat on a stick, or some fish, which are very delicious. Most of the locals come here to eat cheap food rather than swim, so you should definitely try it too. The water here is also very good for swimming as there I almost no stones. There are just white sand and crystal water. It is easily accessible; it gets super busy during the peak season. However, this doesn't mean that it is not the most beautiful among the beaches in Koh Samui. For the most beautiful parts of the beachhead as far North on Chaweng as possible.
A bit far from, you will find the Silver Beach, actually known as the Thongtakian Beach. You will see some signs on your way to the beach. If you follow the signs to the Rock Salt Restaurant, you can park your scooter over there. After passing the restaurants and a few bungalows, you will start to see the beach. The beach has powdery white sand and is outstandingly gorgeous. If you want to swim, you will find a few stones at the beginning, but after some meters, there is only sand, and the water is suitable for swimming. Beautiful rocks and private sandy areas surround the beach. With it having the perfect location and chilled atmosphere, it is undoubtedly one of the best beaches in Koh Samui. Besides, the beach sees very few visitors and is peaceful although the number of visitors coming to this beach is increasing nowadays.
Also situated on the east coast of Koh Samui, Lamai Beach is the second largest beach of the island. The sand of the beach is not quite fine, like at Chaweng Beach, but it is still very nice. This beach has almost the same vibe as that of Chaweng Beach. Moreover, the water surrounding the beach is excellent for swimming. Even though this beach is trendy, the atmosphere is always peaceful and calm. Right at the beach, there are a few resorts and hotels as well as restaurants and bars if you like to have some food or drinks at the beach. Within the area of this beach, you can also head to the Overlap Stone Viewpoint and Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks.
Lipa Noi Beach
Lipa Noi Beach lies on the west coast of Koh Samui and sees very few visitors. So, the stretch of the sand will be almost entirely bare, and you might have the beach all for yourself. The beach might not be the greatest, but it is perfect to have a romantic night at Koh Samui. The beach is easily accessible as the roads around Samui is excellent. You can take a scooter on the beach. The beach is about an hour's drive from Chaweng. On the way to Lipa Noi Beach, we recommend you visit Namuang Waterfalls, which is extremely beautiful.
Bang Por Beach
The Bang Por Beach lies in the northwest of Koh Samui and is a small isolated beach with fine white sand and a superb view at Koh Phangan. The beach is very secluded, and often, you will be the only visitor there. If you get hungry, you can go to a small restaurant called [email protected], directly at the beach. The beach is also fine for swimming; in the beginning, you will find a few stones, but after that, it is pretty clear.
Big Buddha Beach
Situated in the village of Bangrak, the Big Buddha is often known as Bangrak Beach. The name of the beach comes from the Big Buddha of Koh Samui. You can see this Buddha from the beach or explore it on your own by scooter. Furthermore, you can take the boats of the Haad Rin Queen from this beach to get to Haad Rin on Koh Phangan. There are also a couple of resorts right at the beach. This beach also sees very fewer visitors; it is mostly empty, and you won't find many people swimming here as Chaweng Beach or Choeng Mon Beach is not far away and better for swimming. The sand here is fine, and you can enjoy some nice sunsets from here.