Koh Taen is a tiny island that can be found on the southern tip of Samui. This small island is a great place for visitors who like nature, snorkelling, deserted white sandy beaches and some quiet time away from the busy tourist sites. There are limited tourist facilities on the island, like only one restaurant and a handful of basic bungalows.
On the eastern part of the island, you find a long beach which often looks like it’s entirely for you. If you are a fan of snorkelling, you should go to the Southern part, where you find coral reefs with plenty of different sea life species just below the surface. Finally, to have a nice walk through a mangrove forest, head over to the west of the island, where you can enjoy nature from a boardwalk walking path.
To visit Koh Taen for a day trip, you have to make your way to the fishing village of Thong Krut and take a small boat for about 15 to 20 minutes. You can either book this at a tourist agency (only a few have this on offer) or get a long-tail boat to take you there, allowing you to negotiate a fair price.