Beaches in Koh Samui

Beaches in Koh Samui

Housing some of the country's best beaches, Koh Samui is the second-largest island in Thailand. Some of those mesmerising beaches in Koh Samui are Lipa Noi, Maenam, Lamai, Chaweng, Bophut, and Choeng (Read More) Mon, among several others. Each seashore is a tranquil attraction with white sands and crystal clear turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. Most of these beaches also host hotels, restaurants, and beach bungalows. Water sports, leisure activities, food and entertainment also attract tourists in a considerable number to the shores of Koh Samui.

Here is the list of 10 Beaches in Koh Samui

1. Chaweng Beach

Chaweng Beach
4.5 /5

Chewang Beach is Koh Samui's best beach, with a large stretch of white sand and palm trees. It is divided into four parts - North, Central, South, and Little. The beach area is filled with bars, restaurants, and souvenir shops and has a buzzing nightlife. It is also popular for watersports like snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboarding.  

2. Lamai Beach

Lamai Beach
4.4 /5

Lamai is the second most popular beach in Koh Samui and is less crowded than Chaweng Beach. The powdery white sand beach is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and watersports. It is also home to unusual yet amazing natural rock formations. You will find a couple of beach bars and many vendors selling local delicacies. This beach has a good mix of restaurants, bars, and shops.

3. Mae Nam Beach

Mae Nam Beach
4.1 /5

Known as one of the quieter and more peaceful beaches. Even though it is said to be rather slow and nascent, it has amazing scenery and a handful of local activities to engage in. This Koh Samui beach is a tranquil option for tourists looking to escape the crowds. You can relax on the soft sands, swim in calm waters, and visit the Maenam Walking Street, where local vendors sell street food and crafts.

4. Bo Phut Beach

Bo Phut Beach
4.3 /5

One of the oldest places on the Island, Bo Phut Beach is a beautiful long stretch that runs between the Big Buddha and Mae Nam Beach. The beach is lined with restaurants and bars and offers some water sports activities. The water here is not clear and thus not great for swimming. You can explore boutique shops, dine at beachfront restaurants, and enjoy the Friday night market with live entertainment.

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5. Silver Beach (Thongtakian Beach)

Silver Beach (Thongtakian Beach)
4.4 /5

Silver Beach (Haad Thong Takhian) is a pristine 250-meter-long tropical paradise in a charming bay north of Lamai Beach. It faces northeast from the foothills and is a favorite among beach lovers, sunbathers, and divers. It's perfect for those who seek a peaceful beach day.

6. Choeng Mon Beach

Choeng Mon Beach

Blessed with coconut trees that line its soft, white sand shores, Choeng Mon Beach is a lesser-known beach getaway in Koh Samui. It is a family-friendly beach with shallow waters. You can enjoy water activities and relax on the secluded sands. The beach is close to the Big Buddha Temple and offers a mix of resorts and restaurants.

7. Lipa Noi Beach

Lipa Noi Beach

Lipa Noi is a calm and family-friendly beach on Koh Samui's west coast. Tourists can relax on soft sands, watch beautiful sunsets, and swim in gentle waters. With coconut palms surrounding the area and shorelines covered with seashells, Lipa Noi Beach offers a rejuvenating beach experience.

8. Taling Ngam Beach

Taling Ngam Beach

Taling Ngam is a quieter and less crowded beach. You can relax in luxurious resorts, indulge in spa treatments, and take in breathtaking sunsets. The beach offers a serene escape for couples and honeymooners. It is renowned as a beautiful and quiet beach with fewer tourist activities as compared to other beaches. This is also one primary reason why it is known as the ‘Paradise Corner.’

9. Bang Po Beach

Bang Po Beach
4.5 /5

Bang Po is a peaceful beach with local charm. You can enjoy quiet moments on the beach, savor local cuisine at beachside restaurants, and explore the nearby Hin Laad Waterfall. With gorgeous views at every turn, the Baan Tai side of the beach is a treat to the eyes.

10. Coral Cove Beach

Coral Cove Beach

Coral Cove Beach is a beautiful beach in southern Koh Samui with reddish sand and clear, deep waters for the ideal day of swimming and relaxation. You can go snorkeling or scuba diving to explore the underwater world. The beach is relatively quiet, making it a great choice for nature lovers.

So, how did you like our top picks? Have you been to any of the beaches in Koh Samui? Do you plan to visit any? Let us know in the comments section below!

This post was published by Joysurjya Hagjer

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