Plan a great beach trip at 1 or all 5 best beaches

in Koh Samui, Thailand

Beaches in Koh Samui

Ever wonder why Thailand is such a popular touring destination other than it being economical? Yes? No?, Well one of the prime reason for its popularity is its stunning beaches in specific Koh Samui beaches that encapsulates the whole of Thailand perfectly, from its rich culture to traditional Thai cuisine to hospitality and more.

There is no better place than Koh Samui, Thailand, to have the best beach experience, as it houses 40+ beaches suited for everyone, every preference, every occasion, and more.

Koh Samui beaches are a tropical paradise. The island located at the island situated in the east of Kra Isthmus is not just a beach sanctuary but has to offer so much more from Mountain landscapes to fruitful trees, great recreational experience, and other things. The best of all, it is pretty inexpensive to travel to Koh Samui from any part of Thailand through flight, ferry, bus, and more.

And with that said, we are certain that you might be wondering which out of 40+ beaches to visit, so don't worry, we have got you covered. We are listing down the top 5 beaches at Koh Samui Thailand that we and the majority of the visitors rave about. With no particular order, here are the top 5 must-visit beaches in Samui, Thailand.


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List of top 5 Koh Samui beaches


One of the famous beaches in the north of Koh Samui, Thailand, Bophut beach has an incredible Mediterranean atmosphere and is home to the fisherman village and pays homage to the history of the places through the culture and the fascinating local market located at the beach strip.

This beach in the 17th century was used as a French out spot for migrants from China and has hence had a Chinese influence in their day-to-day lives. From seaside resorts to restaurants and the market, all have Thai elements infused with the Chinese way of life.

There is so much to do at this beach, from touring the iconic Big Buddha Temple to eating out to the island hopping, enjoying water activities, or just lying on the beach. It is a great recreational spot to relax and explore.


Bophut Beach Koh Samui, Thailand



This east coast Koh Samui Beach is a popular tourist spot with a sandy white beach and exquisite nightlife. Integral to Thailand's tourism, this beach offers a wide array of recreational activities, from water sports to the eatery to spas, adventures, and more.

The great thing about this beach, in particular, is that it's like visiting two beaches at once; the shift from day to night showcases the beach in a completely different light. If daytime is chill, relaxing and adventurous, the nightlife is full of funky fun and allure. Being one of the party destinations, especially at night time, Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui Thailand is known for its popular Ark Bar Beach Club, hosting parties with International DJs, offering great cocktails, and having the best pool parties in all of Thailand.

And those for who party scene may not be the cup of tea, the beach also offers some low key street bars that are a great place to unwind and relax with the same great refreshing vibe and incredible cocktails under the starry night.


Chaweng Beach Koh Samui



Now beaches come in all different types of moods, and often beaches are associated with fun and adventure, but if you seek to have a laidback beach experience Lamai Beach in Koh Samui, Thailand if the right one for you.

With a calming atmosphere and lush green trees all around, Lamai Beach is the perfect place to relax and unwind. And to further elevate a relaxing ambiance, the local stalls on the beach and the fancy high-end eatery places offer an unbelievable variety of food, fruits, and refreshing drinks.

Lamai is comparatively a cheaper beach to visit with less crowd and more ease in vibing. But despite being low in tourism, the beach has excellent luxurious resorts that offer numerous recreational activities, from relaxing ones to fun ones. In fact, the beach to offers fun activities such as cliff jumping, snorkeling, amongst more.

As far as nightlife is concerned, this Koh Samui Beach has remarkable sunsets to offer, and fire shows too, with excellent pro fire spinners performing a week and best of all strolling thrice, and the beach strip is definitely the crowning activity at night at Lamai.


Lamai Beach Koh Samui



There is so much to say about Maenam Beach, known to be a great beach to have privacy; Maenam beach has a stunning landscape which stretches from sea to shore to land and beyond. In fact, this is one of the most romantic beaches in Koh Samui, Thailand.

Interestingly enough, this beach houses a wide range of affordable bungalows and has numerous activities which are highly economical, making it a great place to plan to go to, especially with less crowd around.

The days on the beach are exquisite, from relaxing on the beach to indulge in wacky activities; the beach offers all especially paired with the stunning view of shores and large palm trees, the whole beach experience is multiplied by crazy.

As for the nightlife, the unimaginable sunset to loud techno parties, great eatery places, rave parties, bonfires, and strolls make it a great place to be at.


Maenam Beach Koh Samui



Silver Beach, also commonly known as Crystal Bay, is a tropical paradise without a stretch. With crystal clear waters and glistening sunshine, swimming in the sea is a favorite activity of visitors – a standout feature, if you may.

Despite being the smallest beach on the list, the greatness of is far beyond its size. With great backgrounds, recreational activities, adventurous activities, food, parties, drinks, and lush green trees, it's a haven for anyone and everyone.

The silver beach is an excellent place for snorkeling and being in contact with beautiful fishes, turtles, coral reeds, and having Thai massages right on the beach. A blissful getaway is what Silver beach offers.


Silver Beach Koh Samui


And the list has come to an end but not the wonders of Koh Samui, Thailand's Beach range, but before you went and search the other beaches the island has to offer, we would advise starting with the five above to avoid going overwhelmed.

And with that said, we hope you find the best beach fitting for you. Trust us, going to any beach from this list will be the best decision you will make and elevate your Thailand trip exponentially.