Samui Beach Guide
The paradise island of Koh Samui is famed for its powdery white sand, coconut trees and crispy blue ocean. The island has many beautiful and beaches around its coast. Samui has no gay beaches or typical gay areas.
This is Samui’s longest and most developed beach. Chaweng town is the main town on this island which the largest concentration of hotels, restaurants and nightlife. While Samui has no gay beaches the beach area at the end of Soi Lamdin (off Chaweng Beach Road) can be popular with gay tourists.
Chaweng beach has all the attractions one expects, with a large selection of beachfront bars, restaurants, and water actives, including jet skis, banana boats, para-sailing etc. Chaweng beach also is home to a number of luxury resorts.
Lamai is Samui’s second largest beach located in the south of the island. Its quieter and more relaxed that Chaweng beach. If you are looking to swim the southern end of Lamai beach is best.
Again the beach offers a wide selection of restaurants both on the beach and on the road behind. Often restaurants behind the beach are cheaper than the ones directly on the beach front.
Bo Phut Beach and Fisherman’s Village
Located in the north of the island is Bo Phut bay, a beautiful bay stretching a couple of miles long. Behind the beach is the local village with its narrow twisting streets, boutique restaurants and shops.
A quiet paradise beach lined with coconut tress located in the north of the island. This beach houses many luxury hotels and resorts including the fabulous W Resorts and Spa.