Where to stay in Samui
Koh Samui is one of the most popular Thai destinations for tourists, with a variety of beautiful sandy beaches to choose from for sightseeing and relaxation. Traveling there is easy. Tourists may choose to fly directly to the island or travel by land and then take a boat from Surat Thani, where many different types of boat offer ferry services. Four or five days should be spent unwinding on this island.
The best time to visit Koh Samui and its surrounding islands is February to April, as the weather is good, the skies are clear, the waters are still and there is very little rain. These are suitable conditions for diving, swimming, boat trips around the islands and visiting view points to take pictures. You’ll be witness to indigo seas, blue skies and pure white beaches, a most dazzling sight.
If you would like to stay in comfort, with shopping, entertainment venues and a wide range of accommodation to choose from at a variety of prices, you should consider Chaweng and Lamai beaches, as they offer everything that a tourists could need. On the other hand, if you would like to experience the local way of life and untouched nature of the island, which would be a little less expensive, Bo Phut beach is an interesting option.
If you prefer luxurious accommodation and an intimate peaceful atmosphere close to nature, Taling Ngam, Choeng Mon and Maenam beaches are recommended, although looking for accommodation around Laem Set beach may not be very convenient, as there are very few places to stay. The beach is short and full of stones and dead coral, and not suitable for swimming.
| ||Where to stay in Samui : Chaweng Beach|
The most popular beach in Koh Samui. Its beautiful clean white sand beach attracts tourists and is renowned all over the world. Chaweng beach is also the tourism centre of Koh Samui and offers a range of hotels and resorts at a variety of prices.
| ||Where to stay in Samui : Lamai Beach|
The second most popular beach with tourists, after Chaweng beach. It is more peaceful and natural than Chaweng beach, and tourists are able to find less expensive accommodation.
| ||Where to stay in Samui : Bo Phut Beach|
This beach is very natural and peaceful, and is renowned for its fresh and tasty seafood. It’s recommended for couples who enjoy a romantic evening atmosphere.
| ||Where to stay in Samui : Cheong Mon|
This is also a very quiet beach where you can feel close to nature. It’s suitable for families who prefer large rooms with a large swimming pool, and value privacy.
| ||Where to stay in Samui : Mae Nam|
Around 2km from Bo Phut beach, Maenam is a clean white sand beach with a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. It stretches about 4 km and includes a port harbouring boats bound for Koh Pha-ngan.
| ||Where to stay in Samui : Taling Ngam|
The most captivating aspect of this beach is the sunset viewpoint, the most beautiful on Koh Samui. In the evening, groups of tourists gather here to watch the sunset.
| ||Where to stay in Samui : Na Thon|
This beach is used as a port for travelling to other islands from Koh Samui, or travelling to Bangkok. In the evening, Na Thon beach is also a beautiful place to watch the sunset.