Samrong Bay is a bay on the northernmost edge of Koh Samui, on the shores of which Samrong Beach is located. The beach is about 230 meters long from cliff to cliff, between which it is enclosed. The width of the beach is the same along its entire length - about 20 m of sandy strip.
The content of the article
- one Beach description
- 2 Entering the water, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach photo
- five Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find the beach
- eight Beach Map
The sand on Samrong is fine, with an admixture of coarse golden, and its consistency is very similar to sand Lipa Noi beach. The section of the beach along the surf has been compressed by waves to the state of a marble slab, but you won't be able to walk on dry coarse sand just like that. The bottom is muddy, with corals and large boulders. Closer to the northern edge, there are more corals and stone obstacles under the water.
The beach is managed by The Bay Samui. Therefore, Samrong is kept in perfect cleanliness and order, garbage is collected in a timely manner, and the sand is smoothed. Due to the remoteness and intimacy of Samrong, there are few people on the beach at any time of the year. Sometimes tourists come who do not hesitate to enter the territory of an expensive resort with a request to show them the beach, but there are very few of them..
In case anyone is interested in reading about other places, I have a short overview of all the beaches of Koh Samui, will help you decide on the choice of the beach.
Entering the water, depth and waves
With low tides, the sea recedes by 5-7 meters, slightly affecting the change in the appearance and swimability of the beach. The depth here is the same as on Lipa Noe - to enter the water up to your chest, you need to wade along the coral bottom for about 50 meters. Waves happen in high winds, but they are especially bad here during the rainy season..
Sun beds and shade
There are almost no sources of natural shade on the beach. The main shelter will be beach umbrellas that line the sun loungers, but there are no sun loungers for rent. And if you bring your own umbrella, then most likely you will not be able to stick it into the dense sand of the beach..
There is a kayak and jet ski rental on the beach, and a volleyball net is stretched for fans of outdoor activities. To the nearest tayshop you need to drive half a kilometer. Right there, near the shop, there is a water pump. To the nearest convenience store «711» you will have to drive almost a kilometer to the intersection with road 4171.
On the way to the ring road, you often see laundries, water dispensers and Thai cafes. The distance to large supermarkets is about 9-10 km, it is twenty minutes by car, if without traffic jams and without haste.
The nearest attractions for those living in the Samrong area are a ten minute drive from the beach: Plai Laem Sor temple and Big Buddha.
Koh Samui airport is located five kilometers from Samrong. Airplanes on the beach itself are not heard, there is no discomfort from such a neighborhood. But the cost of a taxi to the airport is the most pleasant on the island..
Houses and hotels on the beach
On the beach are the buildings of The Bay Samui, on the cliffs of the northern edge of Samrong are the bungalows Idyllic Samui Resort and even further behind it - Six Senses Samui .
The southern edge of the beach is under construction. At a distance of up to two kilometers from The Bay Samui, there are several private resorts and the Samui Emerald condominium. Currently, there is more jungle in this area than buildings. On the right, in the mountains, work is underway to build a road, along which, soon, the development of the territory will begin.
If you want to book a hotel here in advance or look for accommodation on other beaches, I have a selection of highly rated and reviewed hotels on Koh Samui.
Hotels near Samrong>
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
How to find the beach
You need to get to the arch, which is located above the road leading to Big Buddha. Near this arch, the road turns to the right, and after 500 meters in the direction of travel there will be a Family Market. Turn left after it and do not stop until the large wooden stele with the name of the Melati Hotel.
Further you will be led by signs to Thongsonbay Bungalow. In front of the entrance to the beach there is a small free parking with a shade, about 3-4 parking spaces.
Sam Rong Beach Map
Sam Rong Beach Map: