Hua Thanon - Bang Kao

Everything You Need to Know About Hua Thanon - Bang Kao

Hua Thanon, which starts just beyond Hin Ta & Hin Yai, is similarly quiet and is home to a few long-stay backpacker resorts as well as one of Samui's last remaining traditional fishing fleets. The Muslim village has a charming atmosphere and is well worth a visit for a glimpse into island life before mass tourism.

The fishermen's elegantly painted kor lae boats are very photogenic, as is the village's fish market. There are a few decent seafood restaurants by the side of the sea, which give you a taste of true Samui cuisine at bargain basement prices.  

Bang Kao is home to Centara Villas Samui which offers upscale accommodation that stretches down a steep hillside to the beach below.  There are also a couple of older mid-range bungalow operations and a few independent restaurants but little else in the area apart from the Samui Aquarium & Tiger Zoo, which is fine as long as you don't mind your baby tigers drugged and compliant for photo ops. A much kinder option is the nearby Butterfly Garden, which showcases indigenous varieties in a well-managed environment. 


Hua Thanon Travel Guide
Hua Thanon Hotels - Where to Stay in Hua Thanon Hua Thanon Hotels - Where to Stay in Hua Thanon

Hua Thanon And Bang Kao are amongst the least developed parts of Samui and there are only a few resorts spread at leisurely intervals along the two beaches on the island's south west tip. Read More...

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This five-star, all-suite hotel on a compact six-rai beachside property makes the most of its refreshing sea breezes and views out over the Gulf of Thailand as well as maintaining state-of-the-art touches in its facilities, design and attitude. Read More...

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