Koh Samui

Koh Samui – Beaches, Attractions & Tours

map of Koh Samui island
Koh Samui is Thailand’s third biggest island located about 700km south of Bangkok on the western coastline in the Gulf of Thailand.

The tropical island measures 25km from north to south. 21km from east to west and has a total area of 247km² with a ring road with a total length of 51km. The ring road connects all major areas and beaches of Samui, the south and north can be reached by smaller roads connected to the ring road.

The center of the island is mostly jungle and mountainous area with its highest peak of 635m above sea level. Dirt roads are leading up into the mountains which can only be accessed by 4×4 cars or jeeps.

The eastern and northern beaches with their sandy beaches are good for swimming and bathing. Beaches in the south and west of Samui are mostly coarse sand, some of them even rocky.

The Beaches on Samui

Maenam Beach Koh Samui

Maenam Beach

Maenam Beach has a 7km long, white sandy beach lined with hundreds of coconut palms which jut out over the sand until the water. Maenam Beach is …
About Maenam

Bophut Beach on Koh Samui

Bophut Beach

Bophut Beach located on the northern coast between Maenam Beach and Bangrak Beach, is one of Ko Samui’s oldest areas and is famous for its’ …
About Bophut

beach on koh samui

Choeng Mon Beach

Situated on the north eastern part of Samui, only 10 minutes away from the bustling area of Chaweng Beach, Choeng Mon Beach is a quiet …
About Choeng Mon

Chaweng Beach on Koh Samui

Chaweng Beach

Chaweng Beach located on the east coast is Samui’s longest beach. The popular beach of Chaweng consists of 3 sections, north Chaweng, central Chaweng …
About Chaweng

Silver Beach / Crystal Bay Koh Samui

Silver Beach

Silver Beach or Crystal Bay is located between Chaweng and Lamai Beach. Silver Beach on the east coast is surrounded by rocks. Snorkeling is possible …
About Silver Beach

lamai beach on koh samui

Lamai Beach

Lamai Beach – Samui’s second largest Beach offers good possibilities for both swimming and sunbathing. It is Ko Samui’s widest beach strip, with golden coarse …
About Lamai

Attractions on Koh Samui

Big Buddha Temple

Big Buddha

Big Buddha Temple – Wat Prah Yai Wat Phra Yai or Big Buddha temple is Koh Samui‘s most famous landmark. This temple has a 12meter (40foot) ...

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Hin Ta Hin Yai Koh Samui

Hin Ta Hin Yai

Grandfather & Grandmother Rocks Grandfather & Grandmother Rocks, situated south of Lamai Beach, between Lamai and Hua Thanon. Hin Ta Hin Yai are one of the ...

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Monkey School

Monkey pick Coconut Coconuts and products created from coconut were and are a big industry on Koh Samui employing many people and monkeys. Monkeys are trained ...

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Waterfall Koh Samui

Samui Waterfalls

Samui Waterfalls Koh Samui has several waterfalls spread over the west and south of the island. The most beautiful and famous waterfalls are Namuang 1 Waterfall ...

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Wat Khunaram Temple

Wat Khunaram - Mummified Monk The Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram is a special place to visit. This well known monk, Luang Pordaeng, who passed away ...

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