Ko Samui is so big, we’ve split it up into areas, select one of the below for detailed accommodation and food listings in that area. Sights and general overviews for Ko Samui as a whole can be found via the icons above. Don’t know where to start? Read an overview of Ko Samui’s different areas.
Choeng Mon Beach and its neighbour, Laem Samrong, host mostly upscale resorts with a few spots in the flashpacker range. Nearby Plai Laem and Thongson offer similarly priced digs with a more isolated feel.
Choeng Mon Beach is a rather pretty beach with a fair stretch at each end that isn't totally developed -- most of the resorts, from luxury digs to the cheapies run from the centre to the northern end of the bay. The quietest part of the beach remains at the far south-eastern end close to opposite Ko Farn Noi which sits just offshore.
Sala Samui, located towards the western end of Choeng Mon beach, offers contemporary luxury in the way of pool villas or spacious rooms in the main buildings. Four-poster beds with mosquito nets, oversized, cushion-filled day beds, huge sandstone bathtubs in spa-style bathrooms and mood lighting, all add up to give Sala a relaxed, romantic ambience. All facilities one would expect from a resort... Read our full review of Sala Samui.
Honey Cottages on Ko Samui’s Choeng Mon beach lies on an expansive garden-filled property shaded by large trees. The beach at the eastern end where the cottages are located has shallow waters, and at low tide, a short walk takes you to a small island not much more than a rocky outcrop called Ko Fan Noi. Those preferring deeper water for swimming can stroll about 100 metres along the beach for a... Read our full review of Samui Honey Cottages.
The White House is quite unusual in its architecture, with modern features such as aluminium sliding doors mixed with traditional Thai features. This aside, the resort has a lot to offer. The superior rooms are on the ground floor, and deluxe rooms on the upper level of small buildings hidden behind lush tall trees and creepers. Statues, sandstone carvings and huge vats of water plants decorate... Read our full review of White House Beach Resort.
Choeng Mon Beach Hotel consists of rooms in a four-storey building, as well as bungalows closer to the beach. The accommodation, although nondescript in style, is clean and spacious, and offers TV, air-con and WiFi in public areas. The best part of this hotel is its restaurant, located on the beachfront. Open from breakfast until dinner, the menu is vast containing both Thai and Western options,... Read our full review of Choeng Mon Beach Hotel.
PS Thana offers basic but comfortable accommodation on Choeng Mon beach. Rooms are either in the main building, or bungalows, set in the garden or on the beachfront. The restaurant is on the beachfront, and offers consistently good Thai and Western food; try the burgers. There is no swimming pool, but the resort is located on a good swimming section of Choeng Mon. Rooms offer WiFi, air-con, cable... Read our full review of PS Thana Resort.
Thongson Bay Bungalows is perched on the rocks overlooking Tongson Bay. Some with two bedrooms, and none have air-con, but fans are provided. The bungalows are simple, but more spacious than the average backpacker accommodation. The seafront units have been built around the rocks, and in some rooms, large boulders protrude from the walls. These seafront bungalows offer privacy, and have to be... Read our full review of Thongson Bay Bungalows.