Quiet and peaceful Bang Po Beach (also spelt Bang Por) is an isolated piece of coastline in the north of Koh Samui. Far removed from the popular resorts on the island’s east coast, Bang Po offers a taste of Koh Samui as it once was 20+ years ago.
Ban Tai, Koh Samui, Thailand © webdesignsamui
At almost six kilometres in length, Bang Po is one of Koh Samui’s largest beaches. The beach is quiet, uncrowded and clean, with reasonably clear water and none of the noise from speedboats and jetskis that can ruin the atmosphere on Chaweng and Lamai.
A small coral reef located a short distance from the beach makes Bang Po a reasonable place to snorkel, although visibility isn’t fantastic. As Bang Po is on Samui’s northern coast, the entire beach has a great view of Koh Phangan.
Bang Po is far less developed than Samui’s east coast beaches. Accommodation is limited to a selection of hotels and bungalows, as well as the ultra-luxury Four Seasons Resort. The entire beach has a quiet, peaceful atmosphere that hasn’t at all been ruined by mass tourism.
Dining options around Bang Po range from cheap and simple Thai food to excellent seafood, a selection of Western restaurants and several cafes. There are also several bars set up right on the beach that are great for enjoying the sunset with a cool drink.
Ban Tai Beach, a small “secret” beach at the eastern end of Bang Po, is a great place to enjoy Samui’s stunning coastline without any crowds. If you’re searching for Koh Samui without any traces of mass tourism, Bang Po and Ban Tai are sure to satisfy.
Best Hotels on Bang Po Beach
- Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui
Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is an ultra-luxury private villa resort in the northwest corner of Koh Samui. The resort’s 73 private villas offer incredible views of the Gulf of Thailand, as well as direct access to one of Koh Samui’s most isolated and naturally beautiful beaches.
- Code Hotel
Code Hotel is a smart, modern four star hotel located less than 10 minutes’ walk from Bang Po Beach with great facilities and a variety of spacious, comfortable rooms and suites. The hotel’s hillside location gives all of its rooms beautiful views over Bang Po Beach to Koh Phangan.
- Mimosa Resort & Spa
Mimosa Resort & Spa is a four star resort located on quiet, isolated and largely undiscovered Ban Tai Beach. With one of the most peaceful locations on Koh Samui, Mimosa Resort is an excellent choice for couples and families seeking peace, quiet and privacy.
- Anna Resort
Anna Resort is an inexpensive two and a half star bungalow resort located less than a minute from Bang Po Beach. With 30 simple but comfortable bungalows and a quiet location close to several restaurants, Anna Resort is a great escape near one of the island’s best beaches.
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Koh Samui Travel Guide:
- Koh Samui – A Very Quick Travel Guide
- Things To Do On Koh Samui
- Places To Eat On Koh Samui
- How To Get To Koh Samui
- Koh Samui Airport
- Where To Stay On Koh Samui
- Koh Samui Villas For Rent
- Koh Samui Nightlife
- Koh Samui Day Trips
- Koh Samui Weather
- Koh Samui Beaches
- Bang Po And Ban Tai Beach
- Big Buddha or Bang Rak Beach
- Bophut Beach
- Chaweng Beach
- Choeng Mon Beach
- Lamai Beach
- Mae Nam Beach
- Taling Ngam Beach
- Thong Ta Kian Beach