The coastline of Samui, Thailand contains some of the best beaches you’ll find in the country – and South East Asia as a whole. If you’re planning for a tropical beach escapade in the region, here’re the best beaches you should visit.
Located just 5 minutes away from most prominent Koh Samui luxury resort and hotel establishments – for example, the Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort – the Chaweng Beach is a must-visit during your time here in Samui. The beach itself is perfect for swimming, surfing, and a spot of sunbathing. All around the beach you’ll find an array of bars and restaurants to keep you hydrated and sated as the day wiles on.
In terms of popularity, Lamai Beach is second only to Chaweng Beach. Every evening, both locals and tourists visit this destination by the droves –be prepared to deal with crowds if you’re planning to visit. There’s a thriving nightlife scene based around the beach as well, so you might want to make a visit as the sun begins to set.
Bo Phut Beach
For those who prefer a more tranquil and secluded beachfront, Bo Phut isn’t a bad choice at all. Found close to a famous fisherman’s village, you can spend some quality time alone at this hidden gem of a beach.
Lipa Noi is another quiet and peaceful retreat you can visit. Make sure to visit during the sunset for a truly spectacular view that is sure to be one of the many highlights of your time here in Samui.