Hotels near Big Buddha are conveniently located for Koh Samui’s best-known religious site. The 12m tall statue of Buddha in the Mara posture, sits on its own little island a short distance off the north coast of Samui, reachable along a short causeway. It is directly under the approach path of aircraft landing at Koh Samui International Airport, making it one of the first things that arriving visitors see. Being such a popular attraction, it is also often the first site visited.
As the statue is so close to the airport, Big Buddha hotels are naturally also convenient for air travellers who want to minimise the distance to the terminal. The ferry pier is also nearby, with services to Koh Phangan and Koh Tao sailing on a regular basis. The hotels listed below are not just convenient, though. They are situated in one of the more charming and attractive parts of the island, with Big Buddha Beach and Bangrak Beach both within easy reach.