Thong Tanod Beach is next door to Tong Krut beach, in the southwestern part of Samui. Tong Thanod is two kilometers of coastline between the concrete, abandoned pier and Cape Hin Khom (Laem Hin Khom). Like most of the island’s southern beaches, Thong Tanot is very shallow. However, almost in the center of the beach there is a 300-meter stretch of coast with a deep sea, to which boats and longtails, Thai boats, calmly fit. Here is the pier Tongtanod.
The content of the article
- 1 Beach description
- 2 Sunset, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach photo
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find the beach
- 8 Beach map
The sand on the Tong Tanot beach is brown andvery large, especially on the central part. The sand consistency slightly changes closer to the west of Thong Tanot, where it becomes lighter and shallower. On the borders of the beach often come across large boulders and concrete poles in the water. Clean the beach is maintained ... nowhere.
If we sum up the total length of the built-up partTong Tanot Beach, it turns out that of the two kilometers only 200 m are occupied by houses. Everything else is one big, green wasteland. Therefore, the beach is in the wild, polluted and removed only by waves.
Three kilometers to the south, so locatedcalled “Coral Islands”, a group of small islands, popular with tourists, snorkeling and wild beach recreation. These are the islands of Taen (Koh Taen), Mat Cum (Koh Mat Sum), Wang Nai (Koh Wang Nai), Rab (Koh Rhab) and several nameless pieces of land. In case anyone is interested in reading about other places, I have a short overview of all the beaches of Samui, will help you decide on the choice of the beach.
Sunset, depth and waves
Shallow water always strongly influences the quality of beach holidays, especially at low tides. Tong Tanot in this regard is no different from Bang Kao. Tong Kruta and Nahaya. The sea crawls to hundreds of meters to the horizon, leaving a wet strip of dirty sand on the shore and bottom areas covered with silt and stones. Without special shoes, it is not safe to enter the water.
Yes, and in special shoes have to go more than oneten meters knee-deep in water with algae and stumbling over cobblestones. The sea on Tong Tanote is unsuitable, either in good weather or bad. When the sea is rough, in the center of the beach, opposite the Tongtanod pier, the waves reach the buildings on the shore, so most of the owners protected the foundations of the buildings with concrete and stone parapets.
Sun beds and shade
Beach equipment at Tong Tanote notdetected. Five resorts, which are located along the coast, do not risk exposing beach chairs and umbrellas to the constantly flooded beach, so all the amenities clients of the resorts receive in the residence area.
For a wild getaway with a personalized beach matThere are many sources of natural shade, especially in the western part of Tong Tanot. In the center, tall palm trees grow more and look great in pictures and do not give normal shelter from the sun's rays.
If you already read the description of the beach Tong Krut, then remember that this is the most deaf of the island. Tong Tanot Beach is located even further, it is a quiet, forgotten by God and people corner of Samui. With large stores in Tong Tanote, everything is not very good, with convenience stores the exact same situation.
There are several tai-shops with beer, chips and noodles, but local longsters do the main grocery purchases in the nearest to Tesco Lotus Beach, on Lamai. Not far from Tong Tanota are attractions that are worth seeing:
- Pagoda Laem So (Laem Sor Pagoda);
- The stupa of the Buddha, she is Kao Chedi (Khao Chedi);
- Kirimat Temple (War Kee Ree Mat);
- Abandoned concrete pier near the temple;
- Mangroves with a footbridge;
Large flock of boats and boatmen, availabilitynecessary equipment for rent and offices that provide professional diving, snorkeling and fishing services, allow you to agree on a private tour to nearby islands or buy a snorkeling tour, or just go to sea, go fishing. On the shore there are several restaurants with sea views and the freshest seafood every day.
Houses and hotels on the beach
On the cliffs of Cape Hinhom, in the west of Thong Tanot Beach, is the huge and expensive Hotel Conrad.
. Despite its price range, itsConrad has no beach. Four or five resorts are located directly on Thong Tanot Beach, and several resorts and houses are scattered between the beach and the 4170 road, some of which offer accommodation for rent.
Two resorts right on the beach, with good reviews, this is a pleasant-looking and spacious Centra Coconut
and more simple Jinta Beach Samui
with small huts.
The eastern edge of the beach rests on a mountain on whichThere is nothing but a Buddhist temple and a beautiful observation deck. If you want to book a hotel here in advance or search for accommodation on other beaches, I have a selection of hotels in Samui with a good rating and reviews.
Hotels near Thong Tanod>
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How to find the beach
No need to go to the beachpass through private areas, there is plenty of wasteland for free access to the water. Take the Ring Road to either of the two exits to 4170 road. When you reach the big intersection, where 4170 leaves at 90 ° and see the beautiful Buddhist gate with a pointer to the Wat Kirimat - go through the gate.
Follow the temple and the road will rest on Tongtanod Pier. This is the middle of Thong Tanot beach.
Tong Tanod Beach Map
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