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Koh Samui Information


Situated on the west coast of Koh Samui, Nathon is the capital town of the island. It may not look obvious at first sight as Nathon has been somehow outdistanced by the resort towns of Chaweng and Lamai since the advent of tourism in Samui. It somehow offered Nathon to keep a quaint vintage atmosphere. The city hosts all the official administration offices, as well as the main ferry pier on the island. The two main companies operating at Nathon Ferry Pier are Seatran and Lomprayah. From Nathon, there’s a ferry departure to Donsak every hour between 05:00 and 19:00. Read More...

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Lipa Noi Pier


Located just north of Taling Ngam on Samui west coast, Lipa Noi Pier is also known as Raja Ferry Pier, the name of the company that operates the ferries from this pier. There’s a ferry departure to Donsak Pier on the mainland every hour between 05:00 and 18:00. The location of Lipa Noi Pier is slightly off the Ring Road, which makes it less easy to get to. Taxis are usually more expensive fro and to this pier.

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Bangrak Pier


Bangrak Pier is also known as Big Buddha Pier, due to its location just south of Koh Fan, the small island on which is built Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Temple). Recently upgraded with the addition of a couple restaurants and bakery shops, as well as a sound system playing music and announcing ferry departures, Bangrak Pier has the advantage to be the closest port from Chaweng Beach and from Samui Airport. From Bangrak Pier, you can get to Donsak Pier on the mainland, and to Koh Tao and Koh Phangan. Note that there’s a daily scheduled transfer from Surat Thani Airport to Donsak by bus, then by ferry to Bangrak Pier.

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Maenam Pier


Maenam Pier is known under two other names: Pralarn Pier and Lomprayah Ferry Pier, the name of the company that operates ferries from this pier. It’s located toward the western end of the tranquil Maenam Beach. It features an open-sided restaurant overlooking the sea, with Koh Phangan in the background. Maenam Pier serves Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Donsak Pier, and Chumphon. Two ferries for each of these destinations are scheduled every day at 08:00 and 12:30.

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