The best beaches of Koh Samui in Thailand

What are the best beaches of Koh Samui in Thailand? Thailand is a faboulus destination for sea lovers, beaches lovers and sunbathers. After spending a few days in Koh Samui during my trip to Thailand, here I serve you a list with the most beautiful beaches of the island. Let’s begin with a brief introduction. If you are looking for crystal clear sea and white sand, all the beaches on the island of Koh Samui will be lovely. If you are looking for pristine location, silence, calm and relaxation not all beaches on Koh Samui are for you.

The most beautiful beaches of Koh Samui: Chaweng, Lamai and Bophut

best beaches on Koh Samui
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Chaweng Beach is one of the best beaches of Koh Samui in Thailand and, almost certainly, the most beautiful beach on the island. Of course, being the most beautiful beach of Koh Samui means to be always busy and virtually surrounded by clubs, bars, all kinds of tourist services. In short, Chaweng Beach has no rural landscapes and is not pristine. However, this beach is a real tropical paradise, with crystal clear sea and white sand. Moreover, in this area it’s possible to enjoy the nightlife without having to move by car, motorbike or taxi.
As mentioned, among the best beaches of Koh Samui there are Lamai Beach and Bophut Beach too. These two beaches are far less beautiful Chaweng Beach, however, are less frequented and less devastated from touristic buildings and various franchising such as McDonald’s, Hard Rock Cafe, and so on.

The other beaches of the island of Koh Samui

most beautiful beaches of koh samui
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The three best beaches of Koh Samui, in my opinion, are those described above. However, there are many other beaches to try, to see, to smell. Among these, there is undoubtedly Maenam Beach, a beach which attracts tourists in search of peace and tranquility. Maenam Beach is situated in the north of the island of Koh Samui and still retains the atmosphere which prevailed years ago on the island. Obviously, from this beach it’s a little more difficult to move and the night is less populated.
Consider it before deciding to book your hotel here.
Even Big Buddha Beach is among the most beautiful beaches of Koh Samui, the name reveals its proximity to the famous statue. The Beach is surrounded by Hotel and Resort. It offers accommodations and services which represent good value for money.
Moreover, there are still underdeveloped areas onthe island, which conceal some of the best beaches in Koh Samui in my opinion. I refer mainly to the south-west zone of the island. The area of the fishing villages and coconut growers. Here you can find isolated beaches and uncrowded seaside.
They are hard to reach, but a must see.

How to move among the beaches of Koh Samui?

Move among the most popular beaches of Koh Samui is quite easy. In particular, the three most beautiful beaches on the island are connected by a kind of shared taxi service. It carry tourists and residents along Chaweng Beach, Lamai Beach and Bophut Beach. You can move also by taxi, tuc tuc, and motorcycle taxi, although these solutions are significantly more expensive.
To reach the other beautiful beaches of Koh Samui I recommend renting a scooter or a car because the distances are greater, the transport services are less frequent and locations are much more isolated.

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