Bays of Koh Samui
The small tranquil bays of Samui offer a ideal alternative to the larger beaches of the island. Found in some of the more remote areas of the coastline away from the more developed locations they are often the places to find local brightly coloured fishing boats at anchor in the heat of the day or when weather conditions are poor. The clear warm waters of Samui's bays, protected by headlands and coral reefs, provide possibly the best conditions for swimming on the island. Breathtaking scenic views out to the Gulf of Thailand, pristine white sandy beaches with few visitors and the scent of the tropical sea puts the sheltered bays of Samui among the best of any tropical island worldwide.
Samrong Bay is located at the most northerly point of Samui to the east. Well off the beaten track, you may be lucky and find yourself completely alone on the beach... View pictures
Thong Son Bay
20-25 min from the airport
Isolated on the northeastern tip of Samui, Thong Son Bay is a veritable site of peace and tranquility. To get to the bay and enjoy it's beach and wonderful ocean views you take the Tong Sai Road to it's northern extreme then a short walk through the resort grounds and you're there... View pictures
Thong Takian Bay
Situated between Chaweng and Lamai on the west coast of Samui is the wonderfully peaceful bay of Thong Takian. Crystal clear tropical waters, fine white sands with a backdrop of rainforest covered hillside makes Thong Takian Bay a first class retreat from its busy neighbouring towns. To get there follow the 4169 road from Chaweng heading south, just after The Elephant Rock turn left off the main road and follow the small winding road to its end.
Thong Sai Bay
is situated in a quiet cove on the northeast coast of Koh Samui and is one of the most deserted places on the island. It has a stunning beach that is often empty. It offers great swimming in a part of the ocean that is untouched by jet-skis and motor boats. View pictures
Phang Kha Bay
On the west coast just before the southern headland is the hideaway of Pang Ka Bay. A simply beautiful bay of Samui with fantastic sunsets looking west over the rocky islets of Koh Mae Koh , Koh Chetta Mun, Koh Din and Koh Thalu with Angthong National Marine Park beyond. A safe haven for local fishermen you can see many colourful fishing boats sheltering here when sea conditions are unfavourable. View pictures
Coral Cove Bay
Coral Cove Bay is a small but beautiful bay on the east coast of Samui between the tourist centre of Chaweng and Lamai to the south. The white sandy beach is broken up with fantastic natural rock formations and behind is a tropical forest covered hillside giving this bay a wonderful feeling of seclusion and tranquility. Experience the awesome sight of a tropical sunrise from this idyllic spot. View pictures