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Silver Beach in Koh Samui

Haad Thong Ta-Khian (Crystal Bay) near Lamai

Silver Beach is a 250-metre-long tropical beach paradise set in a charming little bay just north of Lamai Beach. It faces northeast from the foothills and cliffs separating Lamai from the popular Chaweng area, on the east coast of Koh Samui.

Also known as Haad Thong Ta-khian (which, in Thai, means ‘the beach of the Ta-khian trees’) Silver Beach hosts 4 long-established hotels and restaurants: Crystal Bay Beach Resort, Silver Beach Resort, Thongtakian Resort, and Crystal Bay Yacht Club which occupy the full length of the beach. Nevertheless, according to Thai law, even if you’re not staying at one of the hotels you still have free access to this tranquil strip of sand, which offers some particularly good sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling opportunities.

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Silver Beach activities and highlights

Silver Beach may be small, but it still has plenty of room to welcome visitors due to the fact it is not (yet) very well-known. The bay is stunning and offers excellent snorkelling opportunities along the rocks at both ends. A few large granite boulder rocks stand in the water and on the beach, obliging swimmers to be a little cautious.

Sea kayaks are available for rent for a few hundred baht at the hotels occupying the beach. There are a couple of beach massage parlours under the shade of the trees that offer a great range of massages, treatments and manicure/pedicure. Prices here are comparable to anywhere else on Koh Samui.

Where to eat on Silver Beach

Crystal Bay Beach Resort and Spa’s restaurant features a terrace overlooking the emerald waters of the bay. Thai and international favourites are served here from 8am to 10pm. Silver Beach Resort & Restaurant's restaurant features both indoor and outdoor areas, also offering great views to the sea. Being a more recent addition to the landscape, Thongtakian Resort has a contemporary style. The resort’s beachfront restaurant is a great place to lunch or dine on local seafood and western classic dishes.

Crystal Bay Yacht Club (aka Samui Yacht Club) is set at the southern end of the beach. It hosts a dive centre – Easy Divers – offering a wide choice of day trips and PADI courses. It also has a beach club/restaurant – Crystal Bay Beach Club – that has live music, a beachfront pool and fresh Thai and international dishes.

Recommended Hotel on Silver Beach

Crystal Bay Beach Resort

When you stay at Crystal Bay Beach Resort in Koh Samui, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Silver Beach and 13 minutes by foot from Lamai Beach.Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and ATM/banking services.A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite. Read More...

Silver Beach

  • Location: Silver Beach, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
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