The Beaches on Koh Samui
If you are coming to a tropical island,
I imagined that part of the reason is for the beach.
So here's a quick over view of
the beaches you will find here.
Let's star with Bo Phut on the northern end.
The Fishermen's Village with all it's charm,
is not blessed with the best of beaches of this island.
The water is a bit murky,
and is very shallow at times.
But the charm of the village,
with all it's restaurants and cafe,
sort of make up for this flaw.
Choeng Mon and Northern Chaweng is great for
those who prefer an upscale place to stay.
Great for families and romantic couples in love.
Again, the water is shallow and not great for swimming.
But the water is clearer and you might just enjoy floating around.
When the wter is really shallow,
you can also walk to the neighboring island of Ko Faan Yai.
Chaweng Central and South are full of tourist and chaos.
Really did not take spend any time here.
But if party and action is what you are looking for,
then this is the place for you to go.
A bit further south is Lamai.
Like a knife,
there is a double edge.
It just depends on what side of the strip you are on.
On the street side,
noise, prostitution and a bit of disorder is here.
But pass the strip to the sea side,
and the peace is resident here.
With a great clean beach,
plenty of bungalows under the palm trees,
this place gets my vote.
The beaches on the southern end
are more remote and quite
if that is what you want.
But again ,
the water is quite shallow
and muddy for swimming.
At Baan Pang Ka,
this is the place to get lost from civilization.
If no one is around,
maybe you can even go naked.
On the west coast,
shorelines are a bit thin.
Water is muddy.
Not as attracted as the other sides.