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Best Beaches and Sightseeing Spots in Koh Samui – A Fab Tropical Destination

Beautiful Koh Samui is an island of many allures; look forward to long sunny days, basking on the beach, swimming in crystal clear waters and discovering your inner peace. Here are its best beaches.


Popular Chaweng Beach

Chaweng is the most popular tourist resort town in Koh Samui; it is the largest and most developed area, where a range of touristy allures await visitors out to have loads of fun. Sitting along the eastern edge of the island, Chaweng Beach is a huge sandy oasis, where one can enjoy a range of water-based activities. On offer, there is banana boat riding, kite surfing, snorkelling and parasailing. The area is well-serviced with a bevy of sunny cafes and restaurants, as well as, dive shops, and tour operators for booking further adventures across the waters.


Picture Perfect Taling Ngam Beach

Definitely one of the more 'prettier' beaches in Koh Samui, Taling Ngam is located just an hour from Chaweng Beach. Tucked away in a quiet corner of the island, this beach is surrounded by lush vegetation and offers scenic views of Ang Thong Marine National Park. Home to Sunset Coast Samui Resort & Villas, this beach is perfect for a holiday of total rest and rejuvenation, far from the touristy throngs of Koh Samui. Look forward to loads of swimming in the ocean, catching magical sunsets, and easy travel to nearby beaches when you crave some action on the water. Taling Ngam Beach is an ideal location to book a beachfront villa, Koh Samui and enjoy pristine, sun-drenched shores.


Lamai Beach for Fun

Lamai Beach was at one time, a precinct favoured by backpackers and budget travellers; however, this beach, the second largest in Koh Samui, is now changed and just as charged-up as Chaweng. Here too, you will find a range of water activities as well as, restaurants, cafes, shops and other tourist-oriented activities and attractions; which come together with the usual crowds.


Maenam Beach for Simple Pleasures

Maenam Beach is a place, which promises solitude and beachside attractions. Swaying palms and glistening waters, beckon visitors, who seem to prefer enjoying the beach on day visits. The sand is a soft powdery white while water is shallow and calm.


Bophut Beach for Tourist Allures

Located along the northern coast of Koh Samui, Bophut consists of two locations; these are Bophut Beach and the popular Fisherman's Village. Bophut Beach extends along the coast for several kilometres from the iconic Big Buddha statue to Maenam Beach, while Fisherman's Village is located towards the centre of Bophut Beach. This village is a must explore, home to vintage Chinese shop-houses and traditional fishing boats which can be seen doing their daily rounds.


Koh Phangan and Koh Tao

Koh Phangan is best known for its Full Moon Parties. Apart from this enormous attraction, the beach there is ideal for sun worshipers to enjoy some time on the sand. Koh Tao, better known as Turtle Island, can be reached from here, and is ideal if you are up for some adventure.