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Chaweng

Chaweng is perhaps the most popular town in Koh Samui and is located on the east-coast of the island. All visitors should visit Chaweng beach as its vibrant...

Koh Samui Towns

There are many towns on the island of Koh Samui from small fishing villages to large bustling towns.

Make sure to pick the right place to stay in Koh Samui that serves your holiday needs as some places have lots of restaurants and bars, whilst others have quiet beaches and sunsets.

Best Towns & Accommodation Locations on Koh Samui


For those looking to be the centre of the action, head to Chewang. Chaweng is the perhaps the most popular town in Koh Samui and is located on the east-coast of the island. All visitors should visit Chaweng beach as its vibrant and pulsating nightlife are a sight to be seen. There is also a lot to see and do around this area and choices of activities and sightseeing tours are close to endless.

Bophut boasts a laid-back setting for those who enjoy quiet and relaxation. This beach village is located on the northern coast of Koh Samui, and just like Chaweng, Bophut is a well established community. The town is known for its beautiful beaches, luxury accommodation, a wonderful seaside community and Thai-Chinese atmosphere.

Lamai is known for its scenic coastline and picturesque setting – just south of Chaweng and is easily accessible from most of the prime locations around Koh Samui. Lamai beach is perfect for families and couples alike because it offers an idyllic setting compared to Chaweng. So if you love peace and tranquillity, then choosing a hotel, guesthouse, apartment or resort in Lamai is a great choice.

Head down to the south of the island for quiet relaxation or up to the north-west to party!


Chaweng

Chaweng is perhaps the most popular town in Koh Samui and is located on the east-coast of the island. All visitors should visit Chaweng beach as its vibrant and pulsating nightlife are a sight to be seen. There is also...

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Bophut

Koh Samui’s famous fishing village in Bophut boasts a laid-back setting for those who enjoy quiet and relaxation. This beach village is located on the northern coast of Koh Samui, and just like Chaweng, Bophut is a well...

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Lamai

Lamai is known for its scenic coastline and picturesque setting – just south of Chaweng and is easily accessible from most of the prime locations around Koh Samui. Lamai beach is perfect for families and couples...

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Maenam

Maenam

Unlike the other white sandy beaches in Koh Samui, the Maenam Beach features golden yellow sand and is one of the most under-rated beaches on this island. Those who love a serene beach will certainly love the delightful...

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Bang Rak

Koh Samui’s stunning Bang Rak beach is 4km long with white sands and clear blue water; adjoining the popular north-eastern corner. The Bang Rak beach is known for its excellent scenery and lively parties. Bang Rak is...

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Taling Ngam

Taling Ngam is Koh Samui’s best hidden secret. Although this beach doesn’t have the party atmosphere like Chaweng, it is a beautiful and quiet area that you’ll love to explore. The area around Taling Ngam is not...

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Choeng Mon

Koh Samui’s Choeng Mon beach stretches over 2km and boasts powdery white sand and pristine waters. Choeng Mon is located towards the north-eastern peninsula of the Koh Samui island and is known for its picturesque...

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Bang Por

Compared to other towns in Koh Samui, Bang Por is actually quite different; featuring a laid-back and tranquil setting that is quite a contrast to the parties and nightlife of Chaweng. As the urban development in Bang...

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Nathon

The town of Nathon in Koh Samui is close to the island’s main car ferry pier; making it a convenient choice for many visitors and locals who want to drive to Koh Samui from the mainland. Nathon features a...

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Lipa Noi

Located towards the western edges of Koh Samui, you’ll come across the beautiful beach of Lipa Noi. This beach is small and uninhabited and features an idyllic setting and crystal clear waters. In fact, it is one...

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Hua Thanon

Hua Thanon

Located on the south-east coast, Koh Samui’s Hua Thanon village is a quaint and picturesque beachfront village. The town’s stunning coastline and picturesque setting will fascinate visitors and unlike other towns...

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