Koh Samui Beaches

Chaweng Beach, Lamai Beach, Bophut and Maenam Beaches...

Koh Samui beaches are world-famous for their fine white sands and crystal clear waters, as well as the wild parties under the soft light of the full moon. Bordered by nodding coconut trees to one side and lapped by the beautiful Gulf of Thailand to the other, they are just the kinds of beaches you find in the ads and exactly what you picture when you think of a tropical coastline.

Naturally, not all of the beaches in Koh Samui play host to nightly parties. Most offer peace and relaxation while some are almost entirely deserted at all hours, providing perfect isolation. The majority offer everything you could want or need from a day by the sea. Get a massage, have your hair braided, buy barbecued chicken or sarongs, get to know the locals or simply doze off and chill out.

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Most Popular Beaches of Koh Samui

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    First Time in Samui? Pick the right beach for your hotel...

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  • Chaweng Beach

    Chaweng Beach

    Samui's busiest piece of action has some of the Island's finest surf and shopping. Nightlife in Chaweng is Read More»

  • Lamai Beach

    Lamai Beach

    Samui's second major beach is located on a cozy corner in the south of the island. Smaller and a bit more Read More»

  • Bophut Beach

    Bophut Beach

    Two kilometres of white sandy shoreline fringed by coconut palms - an ideal place to chill out. Bophut's Fisherman's Read More»

  • Maenam Beach

    Maenam Beach

    Maenam continues to draw those in search of peace and quiet, retaining  its old Samui character. Some of Samui' Read More»

  • Lipa Noi Beach

    Lipa Noi Beach

    Lipa Noi Beach is one of the best locations on the island to view the sunset. During the week it's very quiet. A few Read More»

Other Beaches of Koh Samui

  • Taling Ngam

    Taling Ngam

    Easily the most remote spot on the island, Taling Ngam's appeal mainly lies with those who want to get away from it all. Read More»

  • Choeng Mon Beach

    Choeng Mon Beach

    Much more upmarket that its neighbour Big Buddha, Choeng Mon is made up of a series of bays on the north-western tip of Read More»

  • Hua Thanon and Bang Kao

    Hua Thanon and Bang Kao

    Hua Thanon And Bang Kao are amongst the least developed parts of Samui with a few resorts along the two beaches on the Read More»

  • Nathon Town

    Nathon Town

    Nathon is the island's main port (car ferries also dock at Lipa Noi, a few kilometres south) and jumping off point for Read More»

  • Silver Beach

    Silver Beach

    Silver Beach is a 250m-long tropical beach paradise set in a charming little bay facing northeast located just north of Read More»

  • Big Buddha Beach

    Big Buddha Beach

    Big Buddha benefits from its proximity to the airport and Chaweng Beach. It's one of the most convenient Read More»

Best Beaches in Samui

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    10 Best Beaches in Samui

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  • 5 Best Snorkelling Beaches in Samui

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