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Top 07 Beaches to Visit in Koh Samui - The Ultimate Tropical Paradise!

Wild parties on full moon nights, crystal clear turquoise waters and white sandy beaches– you will find that these are the words that are often used to describe a great many beaches of Koh Samui. Here are the top five beaches you must explore.


Chaweng Beach

This beach is located close to the biggest and busiest town of this island and is claimed as the best beach too. There is a mighty range of accommodation types offered here close to the beach. But what often attracts people to this beach, is not its accommodation, but rather the bustling and entertaining nightlife. This is the key highlight here and if you are looking for evening activities, you better watch out for this beach!


Bophut Beach

This is another favourite among the locals and tourists alike and is also considered to be one of the best beaches here. This beach is rather long and spans several miles and is located between the Maenam beach and the Big Buddha. If you are looking for a Samui resort close to popular attractions like the Big Buddha, you can check out properties like Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort.


Lamai Beach

Another beach that tourists often rave about is Lamai Beach. So, what makes it so famous? Well, the beach is well known for people who are looking for some peace and serenity and to be surrounded by exotic coastline views. On top of that, you can also enjoy a good range of activities and accommodation along this beach.


Maenam Beach

This is a backpacker capital of this island and you will see many people just hanging out on hammocks and whatnot along this beach. The secluded location of this beach gives all the privacy the tourists often seek. And what you will be surprised by is the fact that it accommodates everyone, ones who are looking for extreme luxury to those who are looking for extremely budgeted options. Therefore, this beach often prides itself for accommodating all kinds of pocket sizes.


Lipa Noi beach

If you are travelling with family, you must take your children to this beach for sure. The waters here are known to be shallow at least for around a hundred metres. The absence of rocks and corals make it all the more ideal for kids to go swimming. It also offers the perfect beach vacation for those tourists who are seeking a relaxing as well as a rejuvenating holiday!


Samrong Beach

If you are heading towards the northern side of this island, make sure you stop over at this beach. The Samrong is one of the best beaches that offer breath-taking views of Koh Phangan which is located quite close to it. You can relish in these crystal-clear turquoise waters and swim with all kinds of tropical life.


Taling Ngam Beach

This is known to be one of the most picturesque beaches of this island and it's covered in thick lush green jungles to one side. It also offers sublime views of the of the Angthong Marine National Park too!!