Koh Samui, often called just "Samui" is an island in the Gulf of Thailand, some 700km south of Bangkok and about 80km from the eastern coastline of Southern Thailand. Chaweng Beach is the major beach on Ko Samui and one that has developed tremendously since the early 1990s.
- This quiet beach is located in the north of the island, and is decent enough for swimming and sunbathing especially for families with children due to the shallow water.Bophut Beach -
Situated in the north of the island, this beach is a popular starting point for diving tours. There are also plenty of restaurants, shops and bars in the area.Choengmon Beach
- Located in the North-East of Samui, just 10 minutes from Chaweng. Unlike other destinations, it is a perfect place for relaxing.Big Buddha Beach
- Located in the north-east of Samui, Big Buddha offers visitors good swimming and lovely views. The area has developed a lot over the past few years and there are now a multitude of restaurants, shops and bars.Na Thon
- The island's major seafront settlement where shops, restaurants and tour agencies are concentrated.Namtok Hin Lat
– This waterfall is easily accessible by car. Some of the numerous tiny levels hold a large basin for swimmers.Namtok Na Mueang
– A local road leads to the Na Mueang 1 Waterfall. A walk of about 30 minutes ends at the more scenic Na Mueang 2 Waterfall. Purple rocks surround the stream of water, which gushes in from an impressive height of around 79 metres. Ban Lipa Yai
– This village grows high quality fruits, including rambutan, durian, mangosteen and the famed langsat.Old House
– This Chinese-style house is almost 200 years old. It represents Samui’s cultural identity. Grandpa Si and Grandma Maen Hancharoen - the present owner, opens the house to visitors.