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Hua Thanon - Bang Kao

  • 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. 

  • Most Booked Hotels
    (Hua Thanon)
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    1. Rocky's Boutique Resort 4.7/ 5
    2. Centara Villas Samui 4.0/ 5
    3. Banburee Resort and Spa 3.7/ 5
    4. Shiva Samui 4.4/ 5
    5. Villa Nalinnadda 4.4/ 5
    6. Samui Orchid The Ocean Resort 3.7/ 5
    7. Baan Chaba Samui / 5
    8. Sarocha Villa 4.7/ 5
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