Thong Plu Bay with the beach of the same name 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
- 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
Thong Plu Beach is 1.5 km long, of which 500 m lies in a Four Seasons closed area and is separated from the rest of the beach by stone scattering. The remaining 900 m are of the same width along the Ring Road, all the way to a rocky bank in the east. The sand on Tong Plu is divided by a surf strip, into two types:
- small, white and loose, farther from the sea;
- large, yellow with stones, closer to the water.
The water on the beach is so clean that boulders and coral areas can be clearly seen through it, which will not allow to pass normally along the bottom of the sea. The sea on Thong Plu beach is not swimable The beach is clean, the maximum that you can come across is the coconuts thrown out by the waves. Resorts keep employees clean, but garbage spills on the far ends of the beach.
Considering the incapacity, the nature of the development and the remoteness from the large settlements of Koh Samui, Thong Plu beach cannot be called crowded. 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
Low tide takes the sea 5-7 meters, exposing a flat, gentle coast. At high tide, it is possible to use these 5-7 m for imperfect swimming. Anything is better than tripping over coral debris in special swimming shoes. Like all the beaches of Koh Samui, the sea in Thong Plu is prone to roughness in windy and inclement weather..
Sun beds and shade
Of the facilities on the beach, there are several sun loungers that belong to the resorts and are intended for their guests. There are no sun loungers and other beach accessories for rent on Thong Plu.
The area of the island, where the beach of Tong Plu Bay is located, is quite remote. It is located at the base of the Nathonovskaya Gorka - a pass connecting the north and west of Koh Samui. The nearest settlement with all amenities is Nathon, five kilometers south or Bang Po.
It takes about half an hour to get to the hypermarkets. The nearest mini-market and café market are located two kilometers to the east, in the direction of Bang Po. Directly near the resorts of Tong Plu there is only a laundry service, for everything else you will have to ride. Nearby attractions:
- At the highest point of the pass, there is a viewpoint gazebo overlooking Thong Plu, Bang Po and neighboring Koh Phangan..
- 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 a stunning sunset view.
- Closer to Nathon, in the interior of the island there is an unpopular with tourists, but unusually pretty waterfall Zong Raue, in Russian transcription Zong Rya.
Houses and hotels on the beach
The coastal part of the beach is a green triangle between the water and the motorway, on which there are about five resorts. This is the only private rental accommodation available on Thong Plu Beach. The eastern edge is occupied by bungalows at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui Thailand on the mountain. The western edge is occupied by Villa Riva, also on the mountain.
In addition, villas are available for rent on the beach, for example, the luxury options Baan Laem Noi Seaside Cottages and The Emerald Residence and the democratic option of houses on the beach - Footprints Hotel..
Behind the ring road are large shops, shops for woodworking, stone processing and growing garden plants.
Across the road, opposite the granite workshop, is the Citin Urbana Hotel, where residents listen to the circular saw even on weekends. 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 Thong 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 along the Ring Road to Nathonovskaya Gorka. If you are driving from the side of Nathon, then the hill must be overcome and, immediately after the descent, turn left. And if from the outside Maenama, then before reaching the rise, you should turn to the right. Access to the beach is accessible through the territory of any resort, each of which has its own parking.
Thong Plu beach map
Thong Plu Beach Map: