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Top 10 Beaches in Koh Samui – Have a euphoric holiday wooing enchanting beaches!

With an assortment of scenic beaches to choose from, Koh Samui is sure to bring out the mix of relaxation and exhilaration all beach lovers seek. Blessed with a tropical climate, the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand and the graceful coconut palms add to the allure of your holiday.

1

Lipa Noi Beach

Lying on the west coast of Koh Samui, this is a secluded yet delightful beach having shallow waters stretching up to about 100 metres. For those seeking more privacy, and families with children this is an ideal beach with a stretch of 03 kilometres of the finest white sand to spend a day of leisure away from your Koh Samui resort.

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Bophut Beach

This is a popular beach with turquoise blue waters contrasting with white sand providing many water sports activities from exciting banana boating to adrenalin-pumping jet skiing apart from swimming and enjoying the sun. There are other attractions too in the vicinity such as the Fisherman's Village which also has a lively night market on Monday and Friday evenings and the Big Buddha temple. Many visitors at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort tend to couple the Bophut Beach visit with another attraction.

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Cheong Mon Beach

A scenic beach that is a bay with a length of one kilometre making it a haven for those seeking quality time together and for families with young children. The calm sea makes it child friendly and stress-free for parents. The warm tropical water of the bay is ideal for relaxation by the beach and a long invigorating dip in the waters.

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Chaweng Beach

This 5-kilometre crescent-shaped beach is another beauty attracting locals and visitors. A great beach for swimming and water sports. Lots of local vendors keep moving about the beach selling snacks and cool drinks to keep the crowds happy whilst handicraft items and colourful sarongs too can be purchased.

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Silver Beach

A 250-metre long unique paradise lying on a scenic bay just north of Lamai Beach. A serene sliver of sand, with lukewarm water offering precious moments of sunbathing, and snorkelling to view the vibrant marine life or swimming as preferred by you.

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Lamai Beach

On the east of Koh Samui, this is a long strip of beach at 4 kilometres. Visitors love the soft sandy stretch and the blue waters fanned by the swaying coconut palms. A scenic beach for enjoyment and relaxation with good restaurants and exciting nightlife.

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Maenam Beach

A long stretch of beach, hence travellers tend to keep to their chosen area without trying to cover the entire beach as there is plenty of space for yourselves. Accommodation around Maenam is comparatively reasonable and the Night Market with a lot of things to see and buy and enjoy happens close to this beach.

8

Bang Po Beach

Another long beach in Koh Samui in the northwest part of the island. A favourite beach for those wanting a slower pace and tranquillity. The shallow waters and sandy bed make it a safe beach for all, especially children.

9

Talin Ngam

Located on the southwest end of Koh Samui, Talin Ngam lies in proximity to the famed Angthong Marine National Park and thus is clean and maintained well. A little away from the city yet worth the drive to experience this picturesque beach.

10

Ban Tai Beach

On the west-central coast of Koh Samui, this beach is close to Raja Ferry Dock as well as Thong Sala Pier making it possible to get there by boat. Blessed with the inviting beach, giant palms and gleaming blue water this beach too is bound to make you enjoy a day of swimming and leisure.