Bang Po Beach is located on the northwest corner of Koh Samui
, between Nathon and Maenam. The beach is 4km long and faces to the north with views of Koh Phangan.
The waters are calm in this area of Koh Samui and the beach is very clean, palm trees line the edge.
Accommodations, vacation rentals and condo rentals in and around Bang Por Beach
are simply charming.
There are shallow coral reefs nearby which provide excellent snorkeling.
The road in this part of Koh Samui is very close to the ocean and quite hilly. The views are very picturesque which is clear as soon as you arrive. Some vacation rentals, condo rental and accommodation options have wonderful views. The bay look out over Koh Phangnan, Samui’s little sister, and is secluded by natural rock formations at either end. The sand is soft and white and the sea, churned by gentle winds, keeps the soft waves rolling
to a pleasantly audible effect. The warm waters are great for swimming, and the breeze makes this one of the best locations for sailing year round.
Bang Por might not have much in terms of tourist shopping or nightlife but it is right by the sea and provides an array of well served restaurants, providing fresh fish daily, cooked in a variety of styles.
You’ll see the catches being brought in each day and the chefs choosing the prime choices for that day’s cooking. Try your hand at catching and cooking fresh fish at your own beachfront accommodation, vacation rentals or condo rental.
Once you’ve had enough of relaxing on the beach, take a trip and explore Ko Samui’s various waterfalls.
The Na Muang 1 Waterfall is one of the more popular waterfalls on the island for its ease of access and picturesque swimming area. You’ll find the well signed turning off the 4169 Ring Road between Nathon and Hua Thanon in the southwest of the island. Natural rock formations form a steep and scenic stairway down to the base of the fall. Elephant trails run nearby, and seeing the elephants amble over waters downstream with trekkers on their backs ads to the other-worldly feel. The heavily populated pool at the base of the fall must be approached with caution as the waterfall’s foam hides sharp edged rocks underneath.
Ko Samui has set itself apart as one of Thailand's
most popular resort destinations. There’s plenty to do and see on the island, out and about on the water, underwater and in the forest. It also offers some of Thailand’s best lodging, accommodations and vacation rentals.