Koh Samui, many people love to check-in on this island, and there’s truly a lot to enjoy on Koh Samui! Beyond its natural beauty, there are charming lesser-known spots that deserve attention. Today, Blue Voyage wants to invite you to check-in at 8 stunning locations on Koh Samui, so you’ll know that the island is a treasure trove! If you’re ready, let’s explore together.
Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks
These are undoubtedly the top highlights of Koh Samui. Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks are natural rock formations by the sea, known for their unusual shapes resembling male and female genitalia. Formed through natural erosion by the sea, these rocks have become a significant and symbolic site on the island. Visitors are drawn to capture these unique formations as memories. For those who want to see the rocks for themselves, they can be found at the southern end of the island.
The longest and most beautiful beach on Koh Samui, Chaweng Beach boasts fine white sand stretching along the clear blue sea for a remarkable 6 kilometers. This stunning beach is a popular destination for tourists. Visitors come here to sunbathe, relax by the shore, take leisurely strolls, watch the sunset’s reflection on the serene waters, and enjoy the variety of shops and restaurants along the beach. It’s a must-visit spot for those exploring Koh Samui.
Koh Madsum (Pig Island)
Starting off with the first island, Koh Madsum, also known as Pig Island, is a small island located to the south of Koh Samui. It’s another popular tourist spot. The island gets its nickname because it’s home to friendly pigs! These sea pigs are adorable and tourists can feed them up close. Getting to the island is easy, just take a short boat ride from Koh Samui’s southern coast, around 20-25 minutes. Since the island is small, visitors can easily explore it on foot, relax on the beach, or even engage in water activities such as snorkeling and kayaking.
For those who seek a tranquil escape away from the crowds, Koh Tan is the perfect destination. It’s a peaceful haven characterized by its untouched beauty. As a small and quiet island, Koh Tan offers visitors a chance to experience nature at its finest. It’s a conservation-focused tourism spot with pristine beaches, coral reefs, and clear waters, making it ideal for snorkeling and kayaking. Visitors can take a short boat ride from Koh Samui to reach this serene paradise.
Located north of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan is a renowned coastal tourist destination both in Thailand and internationally. It’s famous for hosting the Full Moon Party, but beyond being a party haven, the island is exceptionally beautiful. The majority of the island is covered in hills, beaches, and flatlands, with only one-fourth of its total area being plains. Koh Phangan features sandy shores, picturesque rocky coastlines, and maintains its historical and natural significance. Besides its popular party scene, the island also offers stunning beaches, mesmerizing emerald waters, waterfalls, and the chance to observe the traditional way of life of coconut farmers and local fishermen. These natural wonders allure travelers from both Thailand and around the world to come and experience the enchantment of Koh Phangan.
Koh Rab is another hidden gem of Samui. As a relatively unknown tourist spot, it boasts tranquility, pristine white sandy beaches, and clear blue waters. This island provides a high level of privacy and is perfect for those seeking a serene getaway. Visitors can spend the entire day here, enjoying a peaceful atmosphere, relaxing by the beach, taking leisurely walks, and capturing beautiful photos. The island offers various photo opportunities, including large quirky signs on the beachfront, hammocks, and shaded seating areas under palm leaves. Whether you choose to unwind by the sea, swim, or sunbathe, you won’t be disturbed. To get to Koh Rab, you can take a boat ride from the southern part of Koh Samui, which takes approximately 40 minutes. There is a small fee to access the island, and if you bring your own tent, it costs 500 Baht. Alternatively, you can rent a tent from the island for 900 Baht.
Ang Thong Islands
The Ang Thong Islands, or Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park, lie approximately 20 kilometers west of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. It comprises over 40 islands, with Koh Wua Talap being a popular one. The park spans a total of around 63,750 acres or 102 square kilometers and offers spectacular natural beauty. Notable attractions include the pristine white sand beaches, the stunning panoramic views from Koh Wua Talap, and the serene emerald lake surrounded by lush hills. The park also features hiking trails leading to breathtaking viewpoints overlooking the vibrant blue-green sea, framed by tall cliffs and lush greenery. Additionally, the area is ideal for diving and exploring underwater marine life. Admission rates to the national park vary, with Thai adults paying 40 Baht and foreign adults paying 300 Baht.
Samui is rich in beautiful attractions, brimming with breathtaking nature and captivating seascapes. To provide you with a unique and extraordinary experience, Blue Voyage offers a Samui Yacht Tour, visiting four islands: Koh Tan, Koh Phangan, Koh Rab, and the Ang Thong Islands. This exclusive journey guarantees unparalleled, unseen scenery, accompanied by a 5-star service, creating unforgettable memories.”