All beaches of Samui and the best beaches of the island - a description of personal experience

Beach Reviews Phuket. Samui. Phangan. Pattaya. Koh Chang. Krabi. Phi Phi. Koh Lanta and Hua Hin already been written, it is now the turn of samui. Everything is also traditionally detailed with full descriptions and photographs, first-hand, so to speak. If any of your friends are going to Thailand, do not forget to give a link to my blog. :)

Samui’s beaches are listed clockwise,starting with the one on which we lived at the very beginning - Bang Po. And in order to better navigate where and what on Samui is located, look at the map of the beaches at the end of the post, where you can click on a point on the map and follow the links to a detailed description with photos. Below is a description of all the beaches of Koh Samui (34 pieces).

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List of the best beaches of Samui

The best beaches for longer stays in my opinion: Maenam. Chong Mon. Lamai. There is a good mix of tranquility, infrastructure and the beach itself. Come with reservations Ban Tai and Bang Po, as the sea is an amateur and infrastructurenot enough. And so, in general, the entire northern strip and the whole eastern are suitable for swimming and living, in fact, that's where everyone stops. Infrastructures are most common in Chaweng and Bo Phut, including hypermarkets there too.

From the point of view of coming on vacation or on vacation - I would not climb far from the airport and stop at Lamae or Chaweng (including Chaweng Noi), at least on Bo phute. Last I somehow did not sunk into the soul at all. It is better then to Maenam then, but in this case you will have to periodically go somewhere, since there is not much to be at Maenam. Lamai and Chaweng - the best beaches on the island, services in bulk, and Lamai also has a large supermarket (Tesco). That is, I would choose Lamai for almost all the layouts.

I can also advise for those who want to live inthe epicenter of civilization (bars, cafes, shopping center, nightlife) - Chaweng and specifically the center of Chaweng. Then everything will be within walking distance. But it must be understood that Samui is far from Pattaya, therefore the “epicenter” there is of an island scale.

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Main beaches

Bang Po Beach

Bang Po will appeal to those who do not fit the depthand the crowded family of Maenam. The beach is located in the north of Samui, next to Maenam. The building density of the coast is high, there is a lot of housing for rent, well-developed infrastructure and the ring road is close by. Bang On is smaller Maenam, but the sea is unclear, the bottom is muddy, stone placers at the bottom begin closer to the edges of the beach. The beach is suitable for swimming, especially with small children, but it is no different to special beauty. Not crowded, not replete with beach activities, with coarse yellow sand and many restaurants on the shore. More Detailed description of Bang Po Beach, with photos.

Bang Po Beach - Bang Po Beach

Bang Po Beach - Bang Po Beach

Ban Thai Beach

Ban Tai - a famous place among the mothers of the islandSamui The second name of the beach is Mimosa, after the name of the hotel and restaurant, which stands on the shore. The beach is in the suburbs, it does not suffer from crowds, it has only one, hundred-meter, clean entrance to the water. Basically, all the sea along Ban Tai is overgrown with algae, and the west of the beach is littered with huge stones. A lot of natural shadow, shallow sea, a small number of buildings on the shore. There are no noisy parties, beach vendors and drunken youths. All these characteristics combine to provide an excellent family beach in the north of Samui. More A detailed description of Ban Tai Beach, with photos.

Ban Thai Beach - Ban Thai Beach

Ban Thai Beach - Ban Thai Beach

Maenam Beach

The third most popular beach on Samui, afterChaweng and Lamai. The main characteristic of the beach - family. It is very good with independent rental housing, home for every taste and price tag. Excellent infrastructure, but no nightlife. After sunset, the entire area falls asleep, with the exception of bars. The beach is wonderful, almost all hidden under a continuous palm grove. The sand is yellow, loose, very soft. The depth of the sea allows you to swim despite the ebb, few beach vendors, no active parties, no beach entertainment. More a detailed description of the beach Mae Nam, with photos.

Mae Nam Beach - Maenam Beach

Mae Nam Beach - Maenam Beach

Beach Hotel W-Retreat Koh Samui (W-Retreat Koh Samui Beach)

The private beach of the cool hotel W-Retreat Koh Samui withrooms, the price tag on which starts from 90 000 baht per day. The beach is perfectly licked, equipped with all the amenities that are intended only for hotel guests. On the shore there are many sources of shade, the same palm grove grows here, as on Maenam. The highlight of the beach is the sandy spit, which for a couple of hundred meters goes into the sea, allowing you to make stunning photos. Sometimes the spit deteriorates after strong waves and becomes not so direct. Despite the closeness and exclusivity, access of strangers to the beach is not prohibited. More Detailed description of the beach W-Retreat Koh Samui, with photos.

Beach Hotel W-Retreat Koh Samui

Beach Hotel W-Retreat Koh Samui

Bo Phut Beach

Bo Phut is located in the north of Samui, next door.with the family Maenam. The beach runs along the ring road at a sufficient distance. The gap between the road and the sea is built up by hotels, access to the beach is possible only through the territory of one of the resorts or on the Fisherman Village waterfront. Excellent infrastructure and beach activities. Very populous and popular due to its good location. Nearby are the Macro and Big C hypermarkets. The beach itself is not uniform over the entire length. There are wild, untidy areas with fishing boats in the west; there is a lively, well-maintained central part and a desert eastern one. The sea is suitable for swimming only in the central part of Bo Phut. More a detailed description of Bo Phut Beach, with photos.

Bo Phut Beach - Bo Phut Beach

Bo Phut Beach - Bo Phut Beach

Bang Rak Beach

Bang Rak is located in the north of Samui, in one ofmost densely populated and busiest area of ​​the island. The high density of buildings on the coast limits access to the sea. Mostly there are restaurants, commercial organizations, two piers, resorts and bars. Excellent infrastructure and beach activities on the shore. Located near the airport and the ring road. The beach has the shape of the letter “U”, and at the edges of the beach the sea is shallow and rocky. In the middle of Bang Rak, the sea is deep, but proximity to the piers affects. You can watch and oil stains and debris in the water. In winter there are high waves and very muddy water. More A detailed description of Bang Rak Beach, with photos.

Bang Rak Beach - Bang Rak Beach

Bang Rak Beach - Bang Rak Beach

Plai Laem Beach

Play Lamb will appeal to those who are not committed tobeach holiday in the classic sense. The beach is uncrowded, located in the north of the island. Basically there are poor resorts, industrial buildings and fishing houses. The bottom of the sea is covered with silt and small stones, not suitable for swimming. The coast is mostly dirty, not cleaned, and the beach is not popular with tourists. Almost no entertainment, houses are rarely built, but there is a choice. The infrastructure of the area is below average, there are only the most necessary services such as rental equipment and laundries. Very close are the main attractions of the island and the airport. More Playaam beach description, with photos.

Beach Laeem - Plai Laem Beach

Beach Laeem - Plai Laem Beach

Samrong Beach

Samrong is hidden behind the walls of the only onecoast hotel in the north of Samui. Access to the beach is not limited by the hotel. There is no particular interest, especially if you live in another place. The beach is shallow, covered with algae and stones. No entertainment, no people, no beach equipment, you can come here just out of curiosity. The infrastructure of the area is poor, since this section of the island is located on the outskirts and is occupied mainly by expensive villas and hotels. More A detailed description of Samrong Beach, with photos.

Samrong Beach

Samrong Beach

Thongson Beach

Another children's beach on Samui. The shallow waters, combined with the easy accessibility and relative liveliness of the beach, make it attractive for family holidays. The sea is shallow here, in some places frogs in the rocks, after low tide. You need to move very carefully along the stones; under wet feet, the dry stone becomes slippery. The entrance to the water in places is complicated by coral debris and algae. Behind the stone rock to the right of the entrance to the beach there is a hidden bay where you can sunbathe nude. The building is loose, the infrastructure is underdeveloped. More a detailed description of Tong Son Beach, with photos.

Thong Son Beach - Thong Son Beach

Thong Son Beach - Thong Son Beach

Thongsai Beach

The private beach of the Thong Sai Bay Hotel, onwhich is easy enough to hit. Like Samrong Beach, Tongsai is a perfectly groomed strip of beach. The sea in this place is very deep, at low tide remains unchanged. It is not suitable for independent visits, as the hotel equipment is not allowed to use, and there is nothing to do without an umbrella - there is no shadow anywhere. Very wide beach, about 40 -50 meters. No entertainment, beach traders and infrastructure. Only hotel with its own beach. More Detailed description of Tong Sai beach, with photos.

Thongsai Beach

Thongsai Beach

Chong Mon Beach

Considered one of the family beaches, along withMaenam, Ban Tai and Tongson. Relatively well-developed infrastructure of the area, not the densest buildings houses. On the beach there are four large hotels, but access to the sea is free from the bypass road. A lot of natural shade. On Chong Monet shallow sea, gray sand. The beach is made up of bars and massage houses, a lot of restaurants, water sports and the rent of sun loungers. There are always crowded, come with whole families. There are parking difficulties. More Chong Mon Beach Detailed Description, with photos.

Chong Mon - Chong Mon Beach

Chong Mon - Chong Mon Beach

Chaweng Yai Beach

The most unappeasable, but exotic part of the beachChaweng. It is located north of the main Chaweng and consists of two halves - a shallow bounty and a deep-water rocky strip of the coast. The sea is not suitable for swimming, rather for walks along the bottom and photographing. Excellent infrastructure and many hotels on the beach. Water activities and beach equipment are also represented in a wide range. Crowded on the shore, a lot of bars and drunken youth, as well as a stone spit on the horizon, protecting from the waves. More Chaweng Yai Beach, with photos.

Chaweng Yai Beach - Chaweng Yai Beach

Chaweng Yai Beach - Chaweng Yai Beach

Chaweng Beach

The most popular and one of the most beautiful beachesSamui Excellent infrastructure, lots of houses, hotels and resorts. For rest and life on Chaweng has everything you need. Lively, noisy, crowded. The beach is popular and really beautiful throughout. Chaweng in the central part has a deep sea, almost white sand and a clear entrance to the water. A lot of beach and water entertainment, lots of bars and restaurants, beach vendors, animation and magnificent scenery. The most beautiful sea on the island is on Chaweng. More a detailed description of Chaweng Beach, with photos.

Chaweng Beach - Chaweng Beach

Chaweng Beach - Chaweng Beach

Chaweng Noi Beach

Chaweng Noi is located south of Chaweng and isits reduced copy. It runs along the ring road, and on the land between the sea and the road is built a solid wall of hotels. Entrance to the beach is possible only through the territory of one of them. The beach is clean, well maintained, deep sea with free entry into the water. Beach activities are presented in a reduced form, a lot of natural shade. Independent rest is quite real, without the additional cost of renting a deck chair. The beach is of different widths, with a very beautiful horizon. The infrastructure of the hotel, residential areas in the district there. More Chaweng Noi Beach Details, with photos.

Chaweng Noi Beach - Chaweng Noi Beach

Chaweng Noi Beach - Chaweng Noi Beach

Coral Cove Beach

One of the few beaches of Samui that enjoysdeservedly popular with most of the people who attended it. Because of their inaccessibility, many do not get here, but at any time of the year there are always a lot of people. Despite the fact that the beach is in the suburbs and is closed to the hotel, lovers of coral sand and azure sea still come with their rugs and umbrellas. There is no entertainment on the beach, no beach traders and noisy youth. Very clean, beautiful, exceptionally picturesque beach in the east of Koh Samui. All the amenities of civilization are available on Chaweng or Lamai. Coral Cove is designed for contemplation and swimming. The sea is deep and clear. More Coral Cove Beach, with photos.

Coral Cove Beach - Coral Cove Beach

Coral Cove Beach - Coral Cove Beach

Thong Takian Beach

A beach with four names. One of the most beautiful little beaches of Koh Samui. Located between the beaches of Chaweng and Lamai, in a beautiful bay between the huge round rocks. Separated from the whole island by the territories of three hotels. It has a hotel infrastructure, there is no sea entertainment and youth gatherings. Tongtakian is ideal for a beach holiday against the backdrop of these tropical landscapes. Very beautiful place, very popular and always crowded. More Tong Takian beach detailed description, with photos.

Thong Takian Beach - Thong Takian Beach

Thong Takian Beach - Thong Takian Beach

Laem Nan Beach

Lam Nan is located north of Lamai, alongterritory owned by expensive resorts. The building density here is low, but the price of housing is far from budget. Despite the availability of luxury real estate, the sea on Lam Nane is very shallow, stony, with a silt bottom. It is practically not suitable for swimming, but you can observe tourists strolling along the bottom, half a kilometer from the shore. For holidays with children there is quite a nice place. There are many sources of shadow on the shore, lack of people, no noisy and drunk neighbors. The favorite place of farang from Europe, many of whom come with their families. More A detailed description of Laem Nan beach, with photos.

Laem Nan Beach - Laem Nan Beach

Laem Nan Beach - Laem Nan Beach

Lamai Beach, Northern part (Lamai Beach)

Lamai - the most popular beach on Samui, afterChaweng. It has an impressive length, so the description of Lamai is divided into three parts. The northern part of Lamai is located near the ring road of the island, has a dense building and population. However, for the most part there are commercial organizations, one large hotel, and several small ones. North Lamai is located on the outskirts of this huge village, so in the evening there is no nightlife. The sea is shallow, the bottom is rocky, there is a pit for fishing boats and a lot of these boats. There are no beach entertainments, there are very few stretches of beach with clean sand. More detailed description of the northern part of Lamai beach, with photos.

Lamai Beach, North - Lamai Beach

Lamai Beach, North - Lamai Beach

Lamai Beach, Central (Lamai Beach)

Lamai - the most popular beach on Samui, afterChaweng. It has an impressive length, so the description of Lamai is divided into three parts. The central part of Lamai is an ideal place to relax on the island, if you do not seek privacy. Lamai in this part has an excellent infrastructure (including the Tesco hypermarket), a large number of beach activities, dense buildings in both commercial and residential buildings. There is everything you need for a good rest on Samui. The sea is deep, the sand is clean, light yellow and loose. A more detailed description of the beach, with photos. There is not a single mouth of the river stinkers. The only disadvantage of Lamai in the central part of the beach is the lack of sources of shadow. Have to look for an umbrella for rent or bring your own. More a detailed description of the central part of Lamai beach, with photos.

Lamai Beach, Central - Lamai Beach

Lamai Beach, Central - Lamai Beach

Lamai Beach, South (Lamai Beach)

Lamai - the most popular beach on Samui, afterChaweng. It has an impressive length, so the description of Lamai is divided into three parts. The southern part of Lamai Beach is located along large wastelands and has a somewhat abandoned character, although there is a Macro supermarket and an Orthodox church. There is worse sand, stony and algae overgrown entrance to the water, there are no sources of natural shade. Beach entertainment did not get here, even beach merchants do not go. People usually gather on the northernmost outskirts of Lamai, near the rocks of Hin Ta Hin Yai. Access to the sea is restricted to resort areas, with the exception of a private bridge that is built over a stinky river in the wasteland area. More a detailed description of the southern part of Lamai beach, with photos.

Lamai Beach, South - Lamai Beach

Lamai Beach, South - Lamai Beach

Non main beaches

Hua Thanon Beach

One of the dirtiest and most unpleasant beaches of the island.Samui Located in the east, right after Lamai Beach. Much of Hua Tanona runs along the eponymous fishing village and its environs. Here the beach is filled with boats and dirtied with wastes of fishing activity. Accommodation for rent is offered only in the depths of the island. The beach is relatively close to the ring road. Very poor infrastructure, all purchases have to do at Lamai. The sea is shallow, the bottom is rocky. More or less it can be called a cupable in the area between the village and the temple. More Detailed description of Hua Thanon beach, with photos.

Hua Thanon Beach - Hua Thanon Beach

Hua Thanon Beach - Hua Thanon Beach

Nahai Beach

Nahai is known as a favorite placewindsurfers. Located on the east coast of Samui. Very shallow, unwindable sea, which at low tide goes 300-400 meters from the coast. Built with private villas and resorts that are not very friendly to strangers. Nearby is one of the main tourist attractions - the zoo of tigers and marine animals. The infrastructure of the area is weak, not focused on the large influx of tourists. There are few people, mostly because of the beach. No fun, a lot of beach, little sea. More a detailed description of the beach Naha, with photos.

Nahai Beach

Nahai Beach

Laem Set Beach

Hard to reach, obscure and unpopularSamui beach. A favorite place of supporters of secluded relaxation and uninhabited shores. Located in the southeast of Samui in a sparsely populated area of ​​the island. Along the entire coast there are hotels or a fenced territory for building. Hotels are quite expensive, they are not allowed to pass through their territory to the beach, explaining that they value the safety of their guests. The sea is shallow, stony, along the entire coast. More Detailed description of Laehm Seth Beach, with photos.

Laem Set Beach - Laem Set Beach

Laem Set Beach - Laem Set Beach

Beach Natien (Na Thien Beach)

Natyen is hidden behind the walls of three largeluxury hotels on the island. It is a winding coastline with sandy beaches in the intervals between huge round boulders. Access to the beach is possible only through the territory of hotels, but not all of them allow it. The sea is shallow, stony, unsuitable for swimming. Beach entertainment is not, except those that offer the hotels themselves. Great for a one-time visit, for the sake of a picturesque coast and horizon. Get beautiful photos. Natyena is sparsely populated, with poor infrastructure. More a detailed description of the beach Natyen, with photos.

Natien Beach - Na Thien Beach

Natien Beach - Na Thien Beach

Bang Khao Beach

The longest beach in the south of Samui. It is located far from the ring road and the main densely populated areas of the island. The territory around Bang Kao is poorly developed, the building is presented in the form of private villas and rare resorts. On the coast there is very little housing. The sea along the beach is disastrously shallow. For fishing boats, ditches are dug, and for swimming there are practically no normal sections. The bottom is silty, stony. The beach is mostly wild, untidy, with lots of trash. Bang Kao - a favorite place of "savages" and fishermen. For a beach holiday there is nothing here, you need to bring everything with you. More Detailed description of Bang Khao Beach, with photos.

Bang Khao Beach - Bang Khao Beach

Bang Khao Beach - Bang Khao Beach

Thong Krut Beach

Tong Krut, like all beaches of the south of Samui, has oneA big disadvantage for lovers of swimming in the sea. Shallow water. The sea with a tide retreats almost half a kilometer, leaving a rocky bottom. To the nearest centers of island life you need to go about an hour. Tong Krut is the farthest corner of the island, only Tong Tanot is farther from it. There is no infrastructure, few houses, too few tourists. The beaches are deserted, dirty, wild. From here it is convenient to hire a boat with a boatman to ride to the southern satellite islands and swim on an even more uninhabited coast. More A detailed description of Tong Krut Beach, with photos.

Beach Thong Krut Beach - Thong Krut Beach

Beach Thong Krut Beach - Thong Krut Beach

Thong Tanod Beach

Tong Tanot - the farthest corner of the island. Its only attraction is its remoteness. Few people, few houses, no infrastructure. To the ring road far, to Nathon to go about the same as to Lamai. This is the edge of the island. The sea is shallow, the bottom is stony, the sand is coarse and yellow. Ideal for those who need a desert island. More Tong Tanot beach detailed description, with photos.

Thong Tanod Beach

Thong Tanod Beach

Phang Ka Beach

Pang Ka is very similar to flooded sandycareer. The nearly perfectly square shape of the bay, in which it is located, creates a strong association. The sea on Pang Ka is exceptionally shallow, with a tide of 400 meters and the bottom dries out. With the exception of the channel, dug for jet skis, boats and boats. Oddly enough - there is some marine entertainment, sun beds for relaxing and even offered tours of the sea. The main user of the beach is a contingent of neighboring hotels located on the hillside and in the jungle, which do not have their own sea. More a detailed description of the beach Pang Ka, with photos.

Phang Ka Beach Phang Ka Beach

Phang Ka Beach Phang Ka Beach

Taling Ngam Beach

Taling Ngam is considered the pearl of the West.coast of samui Very different along its length, Taling Ngam is located along the wild, unpopular coastline of ordinary tourists. Partially the coast is covered with stones, partly cut off from the rocks. The coast is mostly unkempt, dirty, with a shallow sea and a muddy bottom. Taling Ngam is considered to be its main ploy, its authenticity and stunning sunsets overlooking the Five Islands. There is little housing in the area, the infrastructure consists in Thai shops and laundries. The ring road is very far away. The edge of civilization. More Taling Ngam Beach Details, with photos.

Taling Ngam Beach - Taling Ngam Beach

Taling Ngam Beach - Taling Ngam Beach

Lipa Noi Beach

Lipa Noah, he's Tong Yang - a long beach,consisting of two parts. Lipa Noi is located on the west bank, immediately after the administrative center of Samui - Nathon. Small, gray sand, sometimes clean, sometimes abandoned. The sea is shallow, with an oozy bottom. On the beach scattered a lot of trees, giving a natural shade. District Lipa Noah is located far from the ring road, in the district a small number of houses and shops. No infrastructure, but there is one of the coolest entertainment bars - Nikki Beach. Mostly family people have a rest here, many mummies with children. More a detailed description of the beach Lipa Noi, with photos.

Lipa Noi Beach - Lipa Noi Beach

Lipa Noi Beach - Lipa Noi Beach

Nathon Beach

The administrative center of Samui, with allresulting consequences. Nathon is a mini-town, with two huge piers, a navy of various ships, boats and boats. Half of the conditional beach is sewn into concrete and is a promenade, and the second is a wild beach with mangroves. The advantages of Nathon are a well-developed infrastructure, proximity to major government institutions, the ferry and distance from noisy Chaweng. Cons - the sea is unsuitable, shallow, dirty. Great for photo shoots on the wet sea bottom after low tide. A favorite place for local photographers. High building density, but mostly it is the home of local residents. More Nathon beach detailed description, with photos.

Nathon Beach - Nathon Beach

Nathon Beach - Nathon Beach

Bang Makham Beach

Bang Mcham, or Bang Maqam, is called the beachconditionally. It is located in the north of Samui, and runs along the ring road. Almost half of this road passes at a distance of five meters from the water's edge. The beach itself appears only at low tide, when the seabed is exposed. The sand is very white, but everything is filled up with stones and pebbles, sea debris and is teeming with marine life. In the east of Bang Khao, there is a small stretch of sandy beach, opposite the only resort. All the rest of the space is not suitable for swimming or for sunbathing. This beach is suitable for a romantic shooting with a motorcycle or a car on the background of the sea. More A detailed description of Bang Bangham Beach, with photos.

Bang Mcham Beach - Bang Makham Beach

Bang Mcham Beach - Bang Makham Beach

Laem Yai Beach

Lam Yai is a beach that becomes a beachonly at low tide. With the departure of the sea, a shallow water bottom is exposed, covered with fine white sand that dries quickly in the sun. Water remains in small and large pools, among which are formed islands for recreation. The beach is located on the outskirts of the main busy places of Samui. Building around Lam Yai is extremely rare, only three or four resorts and hotels. There is no infrastructure, except for the plastic pier and reggae bar. The place is wild, uncrowded, hidden by a palm forest. Stones of different sizes are scattered along the shore, there is no beach entertainment. Like people. More a detailed description of the beach Laem Yai, with photos.

Laem Yai Beach

Laem Yai Beach

Thong Plu Beach

Tong Plu is located on the very edge of the norththe coast of Samui, near the beginning of the Natonov Hill, a pass through the mountains. There is literally 30 meters between the sea and the ring road, where about a dozen of resorts are located. The sea is uncountable, shallow, with a rocky bottom. There are few people, there are practically no tourists, except for local inhabitants. The infrastructure of the district is poor, everything you need to buy in Nathon, to which it takes about 5 minutes. The building density of houses is low, there are many workshops for processing wood and stone. More Detailed description of Tong Plu Beach, with photos.

Thong Plu Beach

Thong Plu Beach

Koh Samui beaches map

Samui Beaches

Samui Beaches:

Map of beaches of Samui, north

Map of beaches of Samui, north

Map of Samui beaches, south

Map of Samui beaches, south

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