Sun, Sand and Sea: The Ultimate Samui Beach Guide

Everyone’s idea of a perfect beach differs – energetic party animals will seek out a vibrant coast lined with fashionable beach clubs, beach bums will be on the lookout for sandy shores free from endless rows of sun loungers and crowded beach mats, while families with little ones in tow will desire a beach that offers a child-friendly environment and safe swimming conditions.

If you have no clue on where you should head to in Samui, take a look at our ultimate beach guide below, and you will discover a sandy spot perfect for laying your beach towel on: 

Big Buddha Beach

Big Buddha Beach

Bang Rak Beach / Big Buddha Beach

It is not hard to see why Big Buddha Beach is a hit with local families, for its swathe of fine sand and calm waters offers a kid-friendly environment. Travellers may leave their little ones free to frolick and swim in the waters, as strong or unexpected currents are not present in the sea here.

Activities:

  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba diving
  • Water skiing

 

Bo Phut Beach

Bo Phut Beach

Bo Phut Beach

Beach bums in search of a paradisical coast emitting laid back vibes will find what they seek at Bo Phut Beach, for its coasts are free from the busy crowds and bustle often found in Chaweng or Lamai. The shallow waters at this beach may not appeal to avid swimmers, but they serve as a perfect pool for young children keen on taking a dip in the sea.

Activities:

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Yachting
Chaweng Beach

Chaweng Beach

Chaweng Beach

Hip and happening Chaweng Beach emits a lively buzz – in the day, the sun beds and sandy coasts are filled with leisurely sun seekers, while a regular crowd of night revellers and party-goers flock towards its trendy nightspots after dusk.

Activities:

Choeng Mon Beach

Choeng Mon Beach

 

Choeng Mon Beach

Choeng Mon‘s clean waters, quiet shores and good selection of restaurants draw a family-friendly crowd. Its tranquil setting provides an ideal spot for beach bums to relax along the coasts, and the array of water sports activities available here leaves outdoor enthusiasts spoilt for choice.

Activities:

  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Scuba diving
Lamai Beach

Lamai Beach

Lamai Beach

Lamai Beach‘s laid back vibes will appeal to beach-goers and families seeking an alternative spot away from Chaweng’s hustle and bustle. Vacation makers will find a good selection of restaurants and bars here perfect for dining and chilling out after dusk.

Activity:

  • Dining
  • Swimming
Lipa Noi Beach

Lipa Noi Beach

 

Lipa Noi Beach

A slice of tropical paradise, Lipa Noi Beach charms its visitors with its white sand shores and clear, sparkling waters. Free from bustling crowds, the tranquil atmosphere of the beach makes it a fond favourite with families and travellers in search of peace and quiet.

Activities:

  • Watching the sunset
Mae Nam Beach

Mae Nam Beach

 

Mae Nam Beach

Picture-perfect Mae Nam Beach charms vacation makers with its golden sand, shady palms and azure waters. Avid swimmers will be delighted to know that Mae Nam’s clean, deep waters offer perfect conditions for a swim in the sea.

Activities:

  • Scuba diving
  • Swimming
  • Kitesurfing
Taling Ngam Beach

Taling Ngam Beach

Taling Ngam Beach

Picturesque Taling Ngam feels like a beach paradise painted upon a post card, for it is scenic, serene and secluded. The quiet shores are free from crowds, and overlooks the gorgeous coastlines of Ang Thong Marine National Park. The only company that beach-goers at Taling Ngam will find are a few old fishermen, and the occasional water buffalo traversing its shores.

Activity:

  • Swimming

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