Photo: A sleepy corner of the island.

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Both Thong Ta Kien Bay and the nearby Coral Cove are worth considering if you're after quiet midrange accommodation that puts you within fairly easy striking distance of the dining and nightlife of Chaweng.

Thong Ta Kien Bay

Thong Ta Kien Bay has a range of accommodation from budget priced guesthouses to a rather good mid-range resort. The cheapest places are a little on the grubby side.

Promtsuk Buri
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
146/56 Moo 4
T: (077) 960 439

Promtsuk Buri Resort offers excellent value bungalows on the northern end of Lamai beach. Rooms are spacious, and have large bathrooms with open-air showers. Each bungalow has a large verandah with patio furniture overlooking the garden or sea. The only thing missing from this resort is a swimming pool, but a good swimming beach lies in front of the resort. A rolling lawn leads to the beach and... Read our full review of Promtsuk Buri.

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Coral Cove

Coral Cove Chalet
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
210 Coral Cove Beach (Entrance from the Ring Road between Chaweng and Lamai, next to Kala)
T: (077) 422 242

Although the bungalows and rooms are a bit dated in decor, they offer excellent value for money considering the views and pristine beach below. A path offers direct access to one of Samui's best snorkelling beaches, and most bungalows and rooms offer postcard-perfect views of the bay, each with a private balcony. Amenities included air-con, WiFi, minibar and satellite TV. All bungalows also have... Read our full review of Coral Cove Chalet.

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Thong Ta Kien Bay? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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