Renowned for the endless miles of sea and sugar white sands, Koh Samui is a location every beach lover will adore. Bordered by an assembly of the world’s most stunning beaches, each offering something slightly different to the next.
Spanning from the northern to eastern side of the coast are the main beaches of Koh Samui. Chaweng, situated on the east side is the liveliest with an array of activities and entertainment, whereas the northern beaches (Bangrak, Bophut, Maenam etc) are more peaceful, boasting a tropical flair.
The esteemed Chaweng beach is most popular with tourists. There’s many reasons why it’s a favourite spot; showcasing a collection of shops, accommodation, restaurants, bars and home to the longest beach in Koh Samui. Split into three sections, each area offers its own unique charm: from the quieter region in the North to the fun filled water sport and entertainment on the central beach ending in the south, where the main island’s events are hosted. Whether it’s complete tranquility, exciting activities, delicious eateries or to attend annual events, Chaweng beach is fit for every holiday maker.
Acclaimed as the ‘Big Buddha Beach’, this incredible bay is named after the famous Buddha statue in Koh Samui, the island’s most impressive vocal point, seen upon arrival. Located on the northeast coast, nearby to Chaweng Beach and home to the waved soft sands, Bangrak provides a complete tranquil ambiance. If that isn’t enough water sports are a must, with energetic activities including kayaking, scuba diving and snorkelling available, take to the water and discover the unknown. Our Concierge team can arrange any excursions for you. There’s even the opportunity to experience the magical full moon party, travelling out by boat to Koh Pha Ngan from the Bangrak beach!
During your Koh Samui holiday, we always recommend Maenam as a number one, must see destination. It is celebrated as the most picturesque beach on the island, beyond the phenomenal golden sands and astounding view of Koh Pha Ngan will take your breath away. In between this perfect blend of serenity, you can enjoy regular boat trips along the crystal waters and fine dining at John’s Garden. Not forgetting the ‘Walking Street’ weekly event, every traveller will fall in love again and again with Maenam.
Situated away from the buzzing crowds, Bohput Beach is the perfect peaceful destination, also referred to as Fisherman’s village; a traditional and well maintained area of Koh Samui. Stretching out for an extensive two miles of pristine white sands, the beach’s centre is home to an array of charming wooden Chinese style houses, tucked away to blend in with the natural surroundings. The laid back family friendly vibe and quaint location is ideal for exploration especially on Friday nights when the village comes alive with music, local street vendors and community spirit – a great opportunity to haggle for the unique Thailand trinket.
Choeng Mon Beach
Nestled in Koh Samui’s northeast corner, Choeng Mon Beach is esteemed for the quiet ambiance and remote bays. With the main beach offering a wide selection of water sports including Kayak trips over to Koh Fan Yai island, it’s a once in a lifetime experience. Showcasing delicious restaurants, bars away from the main beach and other beaches located nearby, plenty is available to add to your itinerary. To get around, car hire can be arranged by our Concierge team, who can also sort any other excursions or requests you may have.
We offer a wide selection of Koh Samui vacation rentals in various locations including Choeng Mon, Maenam, Bophut, Bangrak and Chaweng, nearby to these array of stunning beaches. If you’d like to book or find out more information about our homes in this location, you can speak to one of our travel experts on 1-866-341-8086 (US) or 0800 43 34567 (UK). For additional help regarding excursions, car hire or any other services, our Concierge team are always on hand to help you through the holiday planning process.