If it is a holiday full of beachside bliss as well as water sports and partying you are after, then Koh Samui has got you covered! Here are some of the top beaches on this enchanting island.
One of the most popular beaches in Koh Samui, Chaweng Beach is famed for its 6 km long white-sandy shore and happening nightlife. To avoid the crowds visiting early morning is a good idea, while you can look forward to water sports during the day and plenty of bar, pub or club hopping once the sun has set!
Stretching for 3 km, Bophut Beach is another idyllic coastal hotspot in Koh Samui. Luxury resort properties can be found right beside the shore including the likes of Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort. You can spend your days lazing on the sand or trying water sports, while nearby is Fisherman’s Village ideal for some shopping and dining.
Also well-known is Lamai Beach that features a palm-fringed, white sand shoreline amidst mountain backdrops and distinctive granite boulder rocks. Like most beaches here, it is ideal for sunbathing and swimming as well as water sports and has a lively nightlife scene near the shoreline as well.
Providing a relatively secluded coastal hideaway, Maenam Beach is also well worth a visit. It features some amazing views of Koh Phangan and has yellow-sandy shores bordered by coconut trees which provide plenty of shade. It’s a great spot to unwind, swim or even get a beachside massage.