Koh Samui archipelago
Off the coast of Suratthani, in the Thailand gulf, this archipelago count 80 islands - only 5 of them are inhabited. There are of all sizes, shapes and faith. The biggest island, Koh Samui, tropical island, is a one of the most popular holiday spot in south-east Asia.
Rocky promontory separates beaches, of some wonderful wilderness bays. The nightlife will not disappoint you. All the touristic infrastructures are high standing.
Chaweng beach - East coast
Stretching on 7 km, this fine sand beach lined with coconut trees is one of the longest and most frequented beach.
In the background, the uneven relief of the island is covered by a thick vegetation. It looks like a postcard landscape.
Lamai beach - South west
Second most popular beach of the island. A transparent turquoise bleu water run the length of an amazing fine sand beach, lined with coconut trees.
Choeng mon - North east
Heading to the north, a secondary road go the length of a splendid promontory enable the access to isolated coves, before getting to the curved beach of Choeng Mon, one of the most beautiful bay in the island. At the end of the promontory appear Laem Samrong, a jagged cape. Hiding behind, you will find rocky coves and little fine sand beaches. You will be able to reach it with narrow path.
The road goes on, passing by a golden BIG BUDDHA, height of 12 meters. The statue overlook Bangrak beach. Behind this cape, Bophut beach, mostly famous for its village who succeed to keep its authenticity and for its beach and sea quality, lined with coconut trees standing out from green hills behind.
West of Bophut - Maenam
Maenam village with its narrow fine sand beach surrounded by a transparent sea on 5 km. Deep and quiet, this sea will make kite surf and sailboard enthusiasts happy.
The rest of the rocky coast of the northern island with its villages and its bays surrounded by coral reefs. After, you turn off to the south headed to Nathon.
This is where ferry boats come alongside from Surat Thani.