Where to Stay in Koh Samui

Koh Samui is one of the best known islands of Thailand, is located in the south of the country and is part of an archipelago of about 80 islands, together with the neighboring Koh Phangan e Koh Tao.

To make the most of the island and its beaches, it will be essential understand where it is best to stay in Koh Samui.

To choose where to stay in Koh Samui you have to consider the type of holiday you want to do, which are the most beautiful beaches, the most lively areas or those most suitable for families or couples looking for a romantic holiday.

In this post we see what are the best resorts on Koh Samui and some recommended hotels for your stay on the island.

Where to Stay in Koh Samui

First of all it must be said that the most beautiful beaches of Ko Samui are located on the eastern side of the island, in particular the most popular places are Chaweng e Lamai.

The north coast also offers good options to stay in Koh Samui, such as the beaches of Maenam e Bophut, quieter but with less beautiful sea than Lamai and Chaweng.

Where to Stay in Koh Samui

Chaweng in Chaweng Noi

The most beautiful beaches on the island are certainly found in the Chaweng area, one of the best solutions to stay overnight in Koh Samui. Chaweng, however, is quite long and the beach is not all the same, plus a distinction must be made between Chaweng in Chaweng Noi.

I would avoid North Chaweng, which is the one with the least beautiful sea where the beach takes on a muddy aspect, not exactly inviting.

Much better the central or southern part. The central area of ​​Chaweng is also the busiest, with clubs, bars and restaurants.

South of Chaweng is Chaweng Noi Beach, beautiful sea and beach, the only thing is that there is not much for the evening, if you are looking for a little fun you have to get to Chaweng, close but not reachable on foot.

If you are looking for a beautiful beach with a beautiful sea but at the same time not far from the center of Chaweng, I would say the best solution is to look for a hotel in Cheweng South.

Council: to better distinguish the different areas of Chaweng, just see the various hotels on google map, for example the Ozo Hotel is located right in the center, where there is more movement, the Seascape Beach is located in South Chaweng, while the Fist Beach bungalow at the beginning of Chaweng Noi.

Hotel Chaweng

In Chaweng you will be spoiled for choice, one of the best hotels to sleep in is Chaweng l'Ozo Chaweng Samui, recently built, located in an exceptional position, right in the center on the main street where all the restaurants and clubs are located.

If you prefer to stay in a quieter area and at lower prices, South Chaweng offers good hotels such as: Seascape Beach Resort o il Chaweng Cove Beach Resort.

An upscale hotel in South Chawen is the Buri Rasa Village Samui.



Hotel Chaweng Noi

Among the best hotels located on the beautiful Cheweng Noi beach, there is certainly the luxury Sheraton Samui Resort




Another excellent area is Lamai, beautiful beach and sea, less chaotic than Chaweng, more suitable for families with children. The best area to stay in Lamai is the central one, the sea is cleaner than the northern area.

Basically if in addition to the beautiful sea you are looking for movement, choose Chaweng, if you prefer a quieter area Lamai is the right choice.

Hotel Lamai

Il Pavilion it is one of the best solutions to stay in Lamai, located in an excellent position, directly on the beach and close to restaurants and clubs.

The Pavilion is an upscale hotel, ideal for a honeymoon stay.




Between Lamai and Chaweng is the beach of Thong Takian, also known as Silver Beach. It is one of the most beautiful beaches on Koh Samui, with white sand and crystal clear sea. Same goes for the neighbor Coral Cave.

The area can be a good solution to stay in Ko Samui for those looking for a quiet place for a relaxing holiday. At the same time you will be close to the movement of Chaweng and Lamai, reachable with a few minutes by taxi or scooter.




North Samui certainly does not stand out for the beautiful sea, indeed it is perhaps the one with the sea among the worst on the island. However, if you are looking for a quieter area then the north area and in particular the village of Bophut can be for you, ideal for couples or families.

The strength of Bophut is the Fisherman's Village, a quaint village, with restaurants and shops. As I said, however, the beach and the sea are not that great, so it's better to choose other areas, such as Lamai or Chaweng and then spend an evening at Fisherman's Village.

Hotel Bophut

A good value hotel in Bophut is the Samui Palm Beach Resort, located about 1 km from Fisherman's Village.



Choeng mon beach

Located in the extreme north of the island, Choeng mon it is a splendid beach, with crystal clear sea. It is a very quiet area with a good choice of restaurants and shops, ideal for couples and families with children.

Choeng Mon is about 15 minutes by taxi from the nightlife of Chaweng and from the characteristic Fisherman’s Village.


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