Po Beach is located on the northwest corner of
Koh Samui, between Nathon and Maenam. The beach
is four kilometers long and faces to the north
with views of Koh Phangan.
The waters are calm in this area of Koh Samui
and the beach is very clean. Palm trees line the
edge. There are shallow coral reefs nearby which
provide excellent snorkeling.
There is not much development in this area. Very
limited accommodation, no tourist shopping or
nightlife. The price for land in this area is
less than other areas of Koh Samui. The result
is many housing developments with houses for sale
and rent. The road in this part of Koh Samui is
very close to the ocean and quite hilly.
fairly close to the port of Nathon, Maenam beach
had some of the first bungalows on Koh Samui.
Maenam beach is a four kilometer stretch of firm,
clean sand and sparkling water. Maenam is located
on the north side of Koh Samui, east of Bang Po.
The warm water is perfect for swimming, snorkeling,
sailing and other water sports.
There is an interesting village here with a definite
Chinese influence. Lots of wooden shophouses with
a Chinese flavor, and even a small Chinese temple!
There are plenty of interesting shops and restaurants
in the village. Many tour companies and dive shops.
There is accommodation for all budgets.
There are two piers in Maenam, one for express
boats and the other for speedboats to Koh Phangan,
Koh Tao, Koh Nang Yuan and Angthong National Marine
This is a pleasant, quiet spot, for families,
couples and singles alike. If you are looking
for night life, you will have to travel out of
Phut Beach is sleepy little fishing village located
on the north side of Koh Samui, between Maenam
and Big Buddha. Bo Phut Beach is one of Koh Samui's
older settlements, maintaining it's Samui authenticity,
while welcoming charming restaurants, bars and
cafes, many directly on the beach. Lots of dive
shops and tour companies for all of your travel
There is one pier at Bo Phut for speedboats to
Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Koh Nang Yuan and Angthong
National Marine Park.
The beach at Bo Phut is three kilometers long
and is white smooth sand. Water skiing and other
water sports are popular here. Swimming is best
at the eastern part of the beach, as there is
a lot of seaweed and algae in the bay.
Bo Phut is known for its charming, quaint and
romantic atmosphere, perfect for those seeking
privacy, peace and quiet.
Buddha Beach is located on the northeast corner
of Koh Samui and takes it's name from the 12-meter
statue of Buddha (called Phra Yai) in a seated
position. The Big Buddha is actually on the island
of Koh Fan, which is joined to Koh Samui by a
short causeway. There are a few interesting Wats
in the area, with the Big Buddha residing at Wat
Big Buddha Beach is a quiet and peaceful place.
The beach is two kilometers long, not very wide,
and is lined with palm trees.
Swimming is good at this beach as it is well protected
by the headlands. The water is shallow and calm
(except when the weather is not calm!).
Bungalows, private homes and restaurants line
the beach at the water's edge. There is a pier
here for express boat service to Koh Phangan.
A quiet place where people come to contemplate