In the southeastern part of the island there are two beaches, which are sometimes confused with each other, or even join together, omitting one of the names. These are the beaches of Na Thien and the beach Laem Seth (Laem Set).
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
Na Thien Beach begins in the west with a huge rock, next to which is built a house belonging to the Laem Set Beachfront Villa. Further, the beach passes by Centara Villas Samui and ends with a beautiful bend of the coast, which abuts the islet of Na Thien..
The length of the Natien beach is over 500 meters, the width is from 10 to 15 meters, approximately in the middle, the beach is divided by a bunch of cobblestones and small rocks that go 20 meters into the sea. The consistency of the sand is very fine, grayish with an admixture of large yellow and a mass of stones and corals in the water.
The beach is located on a separate section of the island, where it is not so easy to build buildings. There is only one hotel and one small resort on the shore, so the cleanliness of the beach is partially and periodically maintained.
In general, from Natyen there is an impression of uninhabitedness and savagery. 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
Entry into the water along the entire length of Natiena beach is hampered by stones. There are no areas on the beach free of boulders and large stones. With the tide, the next hundred meters of the sea becomes one big puddle, and to the depth you will have to wander in special shoes about twenty meters.
A boat channel has been dug along all Natien, which can be used for swimming. The beach is far from ideal for relaxing with children, although older children will be interested in digging into a sea puddle.
Due to the shallow water, there are no problems with waves on Natyen, they are only in case of severe bad weather. And what else is great about Natien - there are never many people here. The entrance to it is almost imperceptible, the sea here is uncapable, travel agencies do not advertise it, so the people on the beach are guests of the Centara hotel.
And there are not so many of them. The shallow waters are more than offset by the clarity of the water and the scenery, one of the most charming and serene on Koh Samui. In high water, the sea rises to the very edge of the coast, leaving a three-meter strip of sand for walking.
Sun beds and shade
There is still vacant lots on Natien Beach, and you can drive to the water for a wild getaway. And you are unlikely to be allowed into the hotel for more than five minutes, and there is not much point in this, if there is a public road. No sun loungers for rent and other beach joys, only sand and sun, only hardcore.
But unlike the neighboring Laem Seth, Natien is full of trees, sources of natural shade. For an independent holiday, you only need a beach mat and a bottle of water, you do not need to carry an umbrella with you.
On the beach itself, there is no rental of beach pleasures such as air mattresses, kites and kayaks. The area around Natien is very isolated, it is located on low mountains and is one large green patch of the jungle, which becomes more or less populated closer to Bang Kao.
5-10 longtail fishing boats are permanently parked near the coast. There are no shops within a radius of two kilometers. The nearest mini market is located in Hua tanone, and the nearest hypermarket is located at Lamai 10 km to the north, it's about 30 minutes by car.
Local attractions near Natien:
- Nahai Kitesurf School;
- Show of marine animals and tigers (Samui Aquatic Animal and Tiger Zoo);
- Butterfly Garden;
On the other hand, Natien Beach has a Cool Bar restaurant with an authentic island atmosphere, with bamboo furniture..
Houses and hotels on the beach
On the seashore, on the Natien beach, there is only one hotel - Centara Villas Samui, one dilapidated hotel and the rest of the coast is a wasteland with palm trees and a lonely resort near the Na Tien island. A more varied selection of homes for rent starts closer to the beach area On Hai.
If you want to book a hotel here in advance or look for accommodation on other beaches, I have selection of hotels on Koh Samui with a good rating and reviews.
Hotels near Natien>
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For the lazy, here is a direct link to the above hotel - Centara Villas Samui
How to find the beach
In order to get to the beach near Centara Villas Samui, you need to turn off the ring road onto road number 4170 near Hua tanona, and follow the signs for Butterfly Garden. Before reaching the butterfly garden, in the direction of travel there will be an exit onto a dirt road, where an advertising poster of Cool Bar & Restaurant hangs, you will go there. This is the only free access to Natien Beach.
Natien Beach Map
Natien Beach Map: