Beautiful Waterfalls in Koh Samui That You Can Visit

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Beautiful Waterfalls in Koh Samui

The waterfalls in Koh Samui may not be as impressive as those on the mainland, but they do have a unique charm of their own. Among the twelve waterfalls on this list, the most popular ones are Hin Lat, Tan Rua and the Na Muang waterfalls. Most of the other waterfalls are either seasonal or require some effort to reach. But that only adds to their charm as tourists looking for some peace away from the large crowds head to the lesser-visited cascades.

Here is the list of 11 Beautiful Waterfalls in Koh Samui That You Can Visit

1. Hin Lat Waterfall

4.0 /5

Located around 5 kilometres to the southwest of Na Thong lies Hin Lat waterfall. You can take a ride to a certain point from where a moderate hike to the waterfall begins. After hiking up the trail leading to the waterfall, you can enjoy a refreshing swim at the pool. Remember to wear proper shoes as the hike can be demanding. Along the hike, you'll spot a Buddhist temple as well.

2. Tan Rua Waterfall (Secret Falls)

3.2 /5

Popularly known as the Secret Falls, Tan Rua waterfall is located close to Mae Nam. This waterfall got its name due to it initially being hard to find, known only to a handful of locals. Today, there are roughly places wooden steps leading upto the Mae Nam viewpoint, past which you can further hike up to the waterfall. You'll find a small pool at the bottom which is usually full enough during the rainy season and for a period after.

3. Na Muang 1 Waterfall - Tallest Among the Waterfalls of Koh Samui

3.8 /5

Namuang Waterfalls roughly translates to 'Purple Waterfalls'. Na Muang 1 along with Na Muang 2, which lies higher than it, makes up the Na Muang Waterfalls. Both these waterfalls get their name from the water gushing down the purple rocks and giving off purple tints under the sunlight. Na Muang 1 is the highest among all the waterfalls in Koh Samui. It is best visited during the rainy season as there is almost no water during the dry season.

Be wary of locals asking you for an entrance as no such entry fee is required.

4. Na Muang 2 Waterfall

The other half of the Na Muang waterfalls, Na Muang 2 lies higher up than its bigger sibling. About a hundred metres past Na Muang 1, this waterfall lies at the end of a slightly more endearing hike. A small shop selling refreshments can be found at the base of Na Muang 2.

Be wary of locals asking you for an entrance as no such entry fee is required.

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5. Tar Nim Waterfall - Crowned by the Secret Buddha Garden

The Tar Nim waterfall is located inside the Tar Nim Magic garden or the Secret Buddha Garden. Entry to this garden is THB 80. The waterfall itself is quite small and mostly can be described as a large stream flowing down many steps, but coupled with the statues of Buddha at the Tar Nim Magic Garden makes it a top-notch attraction.

6. Khun Si Waterfall

A remote waterfall, accessible only by an arduous trek, the Khun Si Waterfall is not for the faint-hearted. It is a beautiful sight, perfect for a relaxing swim in the right weather. A small cafe located close to the waterfall is a must-visit with an engaging ‘kitchen lab’ for visitors to experiment dishes in. If you’re adventurous enough, you are likely to stumble upon a hidden cave behind the waterfall.

7. Tartain Waterfall

One of the hardest to reach among the waterfalls in Koh Samui, Tartain waterfall is named after the person who owns the property on which it is located. If you happen to be at the Secret Buddha Garden, an arduous ride further up and past it will take you to a parking spot. Many signs can be followed to this spot. Keep in mind that this patch of road is tricky to traverse and beginners should refrain from riding thought it themselves. Once at the parking spot, a short hike further will take you to the waterfall itself.

An entry fee of THB 100 is charged.

8. Khao Yai Waterfall - Most Beautiful among Waterfalls in Koh Samui

Khao Yai Waterfall is among the gentler waterfalls in Koh Samui and arguably one of the most beautiful as well. If you are visiting the Secret Buddha Garden, then you can reach this waterfall by driving past it. The road is steep and curvy but definitely nothing too difficult to drive on. Once you are at the parking lot, you can walk upto the waterfall itself. You will find the waterfall to be quite rocky and as you walk the narrow stone steps on the side, encounter mini statues along the way. Towards the foot of the waterfalls there are small pools where you can enjoy a swim.

9. Wang Sao Thong Waterfall

3.1 /5

Just north of the ring road close to the Ban Hua Thanon lies Wang Saotong waterfall. This serene waterfall is quieter and smaller compared to the others, making it the perfect spot for a relaxed afternoon drive and swim away from the buzz of the tourists.

10. Lat Wanorn Waterfall

Located on the western end of Koh Samui, the Lat Wanorn waterfall is one of the simpler ones to reach among the waterfalls in Koh Samui. From Lipa Noi Beach following the 4174 main road will get you to a point where a short hike to the waterfall starts. This waterfall is seasonal and hence it is recommended to visit in the monsoon season.

11. Zong Raue Waterfall

The Zong Raue waterfall is a difficult waterfall to reach due to the fact that it isn't marked on most maps nor on smart maps online. Add to it that is a rather smallish waterfall so most locals don't recommend it either. But for those looking for a challenge and perfect privacy, this waterfall checks all the boxes. Located inside a fruit plantation, this waterfall is best visited during the peak rainy season. Small pools at the foot of the waterfall are ideal for swimming with kids.

Head on to these waterfalls in Koh Samui for a slightly atypical experience on the island! It offers the perfect reprieve from the fierce tropical sun, and a swim in the cascading pools of these falls sound like a great time for any visitor!

This post was published by Harshitha

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