Three Alternative Koh Samui Beaches

There are some beaches that you’ll have heard off if you’re planning a trip to the Thai isle of Koh Samui. Chaweng, Big Buddha and Bophut will be top of your list but there are plenty of others you can visit if you want to see something a little less busy and overpopulated. Once you’ve booked your flights, chosen your Samui villa and planned your break, consider these beaches as part of your stay.

Taling Ngam

Jungle shrouded and the epitome of exotic, Taling Ngam is one of the most remote beach locations on Koh Samui. It offers stunning views of the Anthong Marine National Park and it remains one of the most picturesque parts of the island.

If your holiday is all about chilling out, enjoying the weather and relaxing to the max then Taling Ngam will become your second home. It’s not particularly well served by amenities but there is a small restaurant to get your fill.

Maenam Beach

Maenam is quite well known but not to the degree of Chaweng or Bophut. It offers beautiful views of Koh Phangan and is known as the isle’s most popular backpacker beach. The beach also offers high luxury facilities including restaurants and health resorts.

Lipa Noi Beach

Lipa Noi is well located next to the main car ferry pier which is great for anyone who’s visiting the island from the mainland by car. It’s a fine white sandy beach with no rocks or coral in the water, making it a great choice for family with young kids. Swimming up to 100 metres out is also possible for less confident swimmers.

Getting the best out of the beaches in Koh Samui may be the main aim of your hols so definitely try out these options. Once you find the beach that’s right for you you’ll never want to go home.


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