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Koh Samui Beaches – Koh Samui

Koh Samui’s beautiful endless coastline fascinates many beach and nature lovers. Millions of visitors vacation to this island every year just to explore its pristine beaches. The island of Koh Samui offers you many beaches, with each boasting unique features.

Now with so many choices, which one should you visit? Here’s a review guide and map of some of the best beaches on this island for you to refer to.

Best Koh Samui Beaches, Swimming, Diving, Snorkelling & Resorts, Map


Start your beach tour at the most popular beach in Chaweng. This vibrant beach setting features a wide array of beachfront hotels, condos, eateries, shops and plenty of seafood restaurants. This beach is lined with coconut trees is one of the best and cleanest beaches in Koh Samui. Explore this breathtaking beach setting that features 4 miles of the clearest water for you to enjoy some of the best watersports.

If your definition of a perfect beach spot includes some family-friendly attractions, then head straight to the popular Lamai Beach. This beach is just south of the famous Chaweng Beach and Lamai’s typical scenic setting and welcoming atmosphere is perfect for those who are here with families. This beach has a healthy nightlife and an array of family-friendly restaurants. Also, the crowds at this beach are much lower compared to Chaweng.

While visiting the northern coast of Koh Samui, you will come across the beautiful Bophut Beach. Although the area around this beach is less developed, the beach boasts great restaurants and shops nearby. Bophut beach’s relaxed setting is perfect for everyone.

Visitors can also enjoy a number of water activities here and if you are looking for inexpensive, yet upscale bungalow accommodation, then check out the lodging choices near Mae Nam Beach. This beautiful beach is Koh Samui’s best serene setting to sit back to relax.



Chaweng Beach

Chaweng Beach

Chaweng, Koh Samui

Chaweng Beach is where all the action is on Koh Samui. It is found on the island’s north-eastern coast and is the longest beach area of the island. It is also the biggest and busiest resort town, and it is where...

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Silver Beach

Silver Beach

Laem Nan, Koh Samui

Two hundred meters of nothing but white sandy beaches make up Silver Beach, one of Koh Samui’s key attractions. Sun, sand, sea; this is what comes to mind whenever one thinks of the beach, and this pristine...

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Lamai Beach

Lamai Beach

Lamai, Koh Samui

Lamai Beach is a quiet, relaxing resort destination in Koh Samui. It’s the second-largest beach area next to Chaweng, and it offers a wide range of accommodation, activities, shopping, and dining. It has lots of...

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Choeng Mon Beach

Choeng Mon Beach

Choeng Mon, Koh Samui

Choeng Mon beach is a highly recommended destination in Koh Samui for travellers who value privacy. Located on the north-eastern area of the island, there’s a handful of elegant resorts to choose from. The beach...

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Bophut Beach

Bophut Beach

Bophut, Koh Samui

Bophut beach is a popular fishing village in Koh Samui. It features two primary attractions: Bophut beach itself, which is found between Maenam and the Big Buddha; and the tranquil Fisherman’s Village, which is...

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Coral Cove Beach

Coral Cove Beach

Bophut, Koh Samui

Coral Cove Beach is, for many, the best beach in all of Koh Samui. It’s characterised by a rocky, rugged coastline that frames the bay, breathtaking ocean views, and a stunning natural environment. The granite...

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Bang Rak Beach

Bang Rak Beach

Bophut, Koh Samui

Bang Rak Beach, also known as the Big Buddha Beach, is one of Koh Samui’s most popular areas. The nickname of Big Buddha Beach came from the sight of the massive Buddha statue, which is visible from the eastern...

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Bang Por Beach

Bang Por Beach

Bang Por, Koh Samui

Bang Por Beach is one of the best-loved beach areas in Koh Samui. If you’re looking for a beach with local flavour, a serene atmosphere, and picturesque seascapes, this is it. Located on the island’s north...

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Taling Ngam Beach

Taling Ngam Beach

Taling Ngam, Koh Samui

Taling Ngam beach is one of the most picturesque parts of Koh Samui; thanks to the emerald jungles framing the beaches and the breathtaking views of the Ang Thong Marine National Park. Travellers flock to this area...

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Thongson Bay

Thongson Bay

Bophut, Koh Samui

Thongson Beach is one of the northernmost bays in Koh Samui. Although it’s only 8 kilometres from the busy area of Chaweng, this beach has an entirely different vibe because of its serenity. There are only a few...

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Bang Kao Beach

Bang Kao Beach

Na Muang, Koh Samui

Bang Kao Beach is one of the quieter beaches on Koh Samui. Located on the island’s southern coast, this beach is loved for the fact that it’s less commercialised than the eastern part of Koh Samui. If you...

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Laem Nan Beach

Laem Nan Beach

Laem Nan, Koh Samui

Laem Nan Beach is recommended for travellers who are looking for a pristine and quiet beach area to unwind. Located on the eastern cape of Koh Samui, this beach is endowed with spectacular views of Lamai beach, green...

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Laem Set Beach

Laem Set Beach

Na Muang, Koh Samui

Laem Set Beach in Koh Samui is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing. The massive boulders on the beach make it distinct from others, but what makes this beach unique is that it has barely any nightlife...

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Thong Krut Beach

Thong Krut Beach

Taling Ngam, Koh Samui

Thong Krut Beach is a charming hideaway in Koh Samui. It’s a great spot to position yourself for exploring the stunning and diverse islands of the region, but there are also plenty of relaxing and exciting...

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Samui Stadium

Amphoe Ko Samui Stadium

Hua Thanon, Koh Samui

Sports, especially boxing, are a common feature in Koh Samui, which is why there are several sporting locations known as “Samui Stadium”. As a result, it can be confusing for tourists to locate the proper...

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