Thong Plu Bay with the same beach is located in the northern part of the island, between Bang Po beach and the mountain on which the expensive Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui Thailand is built
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 length of Tong Plu Beach is 1.5 km, fromof which 500 m lie in the closed area of the Four Seasons and are separated from the rest of the beach by a stone place. The remaining 900 m represent the same width of the coast, which stretches along the Ring Road, right up to the stone bank in the east. The sand on Tong Plu is divided by the surf into two types:
- small, white and loose, further from the sea;
- large, yellow with stones, closer to the water.
The water on the beach is so pure that through itperfectly visible boulders and coral areas, which will not allow to pass normally along the bottom of the sea. The sea on the Thong Plu beach is not cupable. The beach is clean, the maximum that can be encountered is the coconuts thrown out by the waves. The servants of the resorts maintain cleanliness, but at the far ends of the beach there is rubbish.
Given the inconvenience, the nature of the building andremoteness from large settlements of the island of Koh Samui, Thong Plu Beach is not crowded. 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
Low tide leads the sea to 5-7 meters, exposing the flat,shallow shore. At high tide, it is possible to use these 5-7 m for defective swimming. Anything is better than stumbling over coral wreckage in special swimming shoes. Like all the beaches of Koh Samui, the sea in Tong Plu is subject to unrest in windy and inclement weather.
Sun beds and shade
Of the amenities on the beach there are several sun beds, which belong to the resorts and are intended for their guests. There are no rentals for loungers or other beach accessories on Tong Plu.
The area of the island where the bay beach is locatedTong Plu, quite deaf. It is located at the base of the Natonovska Gorki, a pass connecting the north and west of Koh Samui. The nearest town with all amenities is Nathon, five kilometers to the south or Bang Po.
To go to supermarkets about half an hour. The nearest mini-market shops are located two kilometers east, in the direction of Bang Po. Directly near the resorts of Tong Plu there is only a laundre service, for everything else you have to go. Nearest attractions:
- At the highest point of the pass, there is a gazebo-viewpoint overlooking Thong Plu, Bang Po and neighboring Koh Phangan.
- After a hundred meters from the gazebo there is a road that goes steeply up to the villas on the mountain. There is a playground with stunning sunset views.
- Closer to Nathon, in the depths of the island, there is an unpopular among tourists, but an unusually attractive waterfall Zong Raue, in Russian transcription Zong Rya.
Houses and hotels on the beach
The coastal part of the beach is a greena triangle between the water and the freeway, on which are located about five resorts. This is the only private rental property available on Tong Plu Beach. The eastern edge is occupied by the bungalows of the hotel Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui Thailand
on the mountain. The western edge is occupied by Villa Riva
, also on the mountain.
Also, on the beach are available to rent villas, for example, luxury options Baan Laem Noi Seaside Cottages
and The Emerald Residence
and democratic option houses on the beach - Footprints Hotel.
Behind the ring road there are large shops-workshops for processing wood, stone and growing garden plants.
Across the road, opposite the granite workshopVilla Citin Urbana Hotel is located, the tenants of which listen to a circular saw even on weekends. 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 Tong Plu>
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
- Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui Thailand
- Villa riva
- Baan Laem Noi Seaside Cottages
- The emerald residence
- Footprints hotel
How to find the beach
To get to Tong Plu Beach, you need to go onRing road to Natonovskaya Gorki. If you are coming from the direction of Nathon, then the hill must be overcome and, immediately after the descent, turn left. And if from Maenama, then before reaching the lift, turn right. Entrance to the beach is available through the territory of any resort, each of which has its own parking.
Tong Plu Beach map
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