Koh-Samui is the 2nd largest island, located off the east coast of Thailand.
Beautiful beaches, lush tropical forests, turquoise sea, scenic sunsets will leave you in awe - especially the simplicity of the place which makes the island a busy tourist destination.
With so many things to see and experience, there are some unseen beaches that are still hidden from the public eye. So if you are ready to retreat into paradise...then let's go!
Silver beach is one of the hidden secret beaches of Samui's success. Nestled between Chaweng and Lamai beach, it is easy to miss this beach as you drive down the winding hill. Drive slow or you'll miss this hidden gem.
With crystal clear turquoise waters Silver beach gets its glamorous name from it's soft white sands that shines silver in the sun. Whilst this tiny beach is becoming gradually more popular with tourists it still retains it's picture perfect looks!
Pro’s: Clean, quiet, soft white sand
Con’s: Becoming more popular with tourists
Samrong beach lies in the northeast corner of the island near Choeng Mon. Beautiful, relaxed tropical beach with shallow waters covered with coral gardens and seaweed. This beach is a good option to get away, with limited leisure activities due to the seaweed bed and corals, including just volleyball and kayaking . There are some nice hotels like Arayaburi which offers a free passage to the beach through its territory. The nearest places of interest are the Big Buddha and Wat Plai Laem Temple . It is also close to the airport & will take you not more than 25 minutes. Being one of the most convenient options to stay for those, who travel to Samui by air. This is a perfect getaway from the hustle bustle of the city life to just relax & rejuvenate in the silence of nature.
Pro’s: Clean & quiet
Beautiful Ocean View over the hills
Close to the Airport
Con’s: Sharp Corals
Shallow Waters – restricted swimming
Lamai is a sandy beach about 5kms south east of Samui. For those wishing to stay further afield amidst dense jungle mountains, with white sands stretching through the distant deep waters for swimming, along a wide-range of water-sports, beach bars and restaurants, close to various tourist attractions. One of the funny favorites is the famous ‘Hin Tai Hin Yai’ or ‘Grand Mother and Grandfather’ – giant, granite, rocks naturally shaped like huge genitals. Lamai is also well known for the worlds best wellness centres. Those who prefer an organic lifestyle would like the place. Although it is the second most popular beach on Samui, it doesn’t have that crowded feel, and falls to be one of the secret unseen beaches.
Pro’s: Clean & social
Good entertainment facilities
Good for swimming & water Sports
Con’s: Sometimes overcrowded
With deserted golden beaches, located in a peaceful and quiet area, Lipa Noi has a more intimate feel - perfect for romantic walks or sunset dips. The beach has fine white sands with no corals or seaweeds, making it one of the best beaches especially for young children. The water is shallow for up to 100 metres and the sands are reddish sand with the water being a bit muddy. There is a lot of development in the area with many luxury properties in Koh Samui, giving you a relaxing sense of being in tropical paradise.
Pro’s: Smooth soft white sands
Good Infrastructure development
Con’s: Muddy silt/sand under the water
Ban Tai beach
Located on the north side of Koh Samui, on a small lagoon with clear waters and fine sands is the beautiful beach of Ban Tai. It is one of the few “secret” places on the island, of which tourists know very little as it is also situated very far from the main road. The total length of Ban Tai beach is approx 2 km. Great spot for swimming in the island
One of the best part is the amazing coast line to the west, where you will be able to watch the amazing sunsets. There is a great option for houses for sale Samui with its good location close to shops, markets and restaurants, without losing the originality while making it a perfect place for a peaceful relaxation.
Pro’s: Good for swimming
Real Estate development
Con’s: Far from centre
Having said all this, it is best to come explore & experience the magic of the island of Samui yourself!
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