Discover one of the most inspiring beauty spots in Thailand, Koh Samui...
Ko Samui island is located in the southern province of Suratthani in the Gulf of Thailand, approximately 700 kilometers southeast of Bangkok.
Baan Samlarn is located on the West side of the Island within sight of the Raja Ferry Pier. The west coast of Samui is where most locals live and this means that the area around the villa is quiet, but also within easy reach of the busy tourist areas such as Chaweng and Lamai on the opposite side of the Island.
Should you require more advice or information about any of the activities, the villa manageress will be happy to tell you more. The manageress will also arrange transport to any of the activities or locations on your request.
A handy map with all roads and amenities marked is available to download here.
Ko Samui is a fairly big island. The most popular and commercialised beaches are Chaweng and Lamai, while the northern beaches and their adjacent villages of Mae Nam, Bophut, Bang Rak (Big Buddha) and Choeng Mon are more peaceful choices, and the west coast beaches are still comparatively quiet.
Clockwise from Nathon on the west coast, the main beaches are:
- Nathon - Samui's port and administrative center, but with little to attract tourists
- Mae Nam - a quiet and beautiful beach on the northern coast
- Bophut - known for its Fisherman's Village, laid-back but growing fast
- Bang Rak - at the northeastern tip, home of the Big Buddha
- Choeng Mon - quiet North shore beach
- Chaweng - the largest and most-developed beach, with a curious mix of luxury hotels and backpacker guesthouses and a hopping nightlife
- Lamai - Samui's "second" beach south of Chaweng, more backpackery than Chaweng
- South Coast - the small beaches of Ban Hua Thanon, Na Khai, Laem Set, Bang Kao and Thong Krut