Hotels Samui beaches. Where to choose a hotel?
Hotel in Koh Samui where to stay
Hotels on Samui a huge number, and you will not have problems to find a decent room in most areas (beaches) on the island. The only reason for which is to book in advance – the desire to save money because the proposed search rates are lower than on the spot. Note that in high season prices can rise about one and a half times. The most expensive months are the second half of December, January, February and March. So, some hotels manage to raise prices during this period twice.
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Areas and beaches of Samui
We can safely say that the beaches on Samui is almost everywhere excellent. They are clean, with turquoise clear water, palm trees. The bottom, in most cases, is convenient, the effect of the tides on most of the beaches are also a little different. Different color and size sand, clear water and surrounding beach environment on land. Some negative impact on the quality of the beaches have tides. On most beaches the tides is almost not manifest itself, but some at low tide the sea is completely unsuitable for bathing. Keep this in mind when choosing a place or plan to stay so that the tides had on the night. Show the prediction of the tides on Koh Samui can be found here: http://magicseaweed.com/Ko-Samui-Surf-Report/.
When choosing a beach for a long vacation (stay in hotel), in our opinion, should first pay attention to infrastructure development, the popularity of beaches (number of visitors), proximity to attractions, transport and to find the place congenial. Full list of beaches and areas of Koh Samui can watch hereand below we tried to briefly describe the most popular and developed beaches:
Chaweng Beach (Chaweng Beach)
This is the most popular beach of the island. Located on the East coast (Chaweng beach on the map) and has a length of 7 kilometers.
Here the maximum number of hotels, entertainment (clubs, bars, restaurants, water sports). We can compare this beach with Patong in Phuket, although the scale of entertainment are more modest. For a peaceful and relaxing stay here don't count – this is the most hilarious place on the island. The quality of the beaches here are: white fine sand and turquoise water. There is only one drawback at the beach: they are almost always filled with tourists and find a quiet peaceful place it is impossible.
Go to Chaweng if you want a day to relax on a great beach, shopping and markets, and at night to have fun in bars and discos.
However, within Chaweng is possible to allocate the Northern part, which is quieter and quieter. Here is the bottom very slowly goes under the water, causing the influence of the tides is manifested very strongly. But this place is not as crowded as the rest of Chaweng. In this part is to go for a vacation with children.
Lamai Beach (Lamai Beach)
That is quite possibly the best beach on the island. At least in the beauty and purity of most of the tourists prefer this beach. This beach is the second largest after the beach (about 4 miles) and second most popular after. The Lamai beach on the map
Over four kilometers of beach it is quite different: changes the depth, bottom profile and the influence of tides. The most convenient is the Central part, while in the North the influence of the tides is manifested strongly in the southern part there is a lot of big stones.
The area and the beach is more quiet and not crowded than Chaweng, but deaf village not call him. Everything is there for entertainment, but just smaller than Chaweng. On the beach there are water sports, plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas on the beach. Vacationers also quite a lot. In the evening along the head of the streets and lanes open door bars and a few discos, but they do not interfere with the sleep of those who are not interested.
Go here if you don't want to live and not sleep at night because of noisy bars and night clubs, but I wish the entertainment were nearby and available at any moment.
Beach Bo Phut (Bo Phut)
The name of this beach is often written also Bophut. Bo Phut is located on the North of the island only a few kilometers from the airport (the beach Bo Phut on the map). But don't worry, this will not deliver you inconvenience if you are staying on this beach. Planes at night don't fly and just won't bother you.
The beach is about three kilometers. The sand is quite large, of a dark color. The influence of the tides is manifested not much. The depth is big, not very suitable for families with children. The Bay protects the beach from winds and waves, and the sea is almost always calm. Water is not the most transparent among the beaches of the island, but it's not because it's dirty, but because of the peculiarities of the underwater ground.
Infrastructure this beach is well developed: there are water sports along the beach formed a chain of restaurants, cafes and retail shops, there are bars with girls. In General, the Bophut area is known for its themed restaurants and great food. Hotels are many, but they are mostly expensive and luxurious. A feature of the area is that it is like the most stylish and unique on Koh Samui: every cafe, restaurant, hotel decorated in an original way.
The Beach Of Mae Nam (Mae Nam)
The different pronunciations of this beach Maenam. The most Northern beach of the island (Beach of Mae Nam on the map), adjacent to the beach Bo Phuket from the West.
The beach is almost 5 kilometers, and located its line in the form of a Crescent Bay.
The sand on the beaches of the large yellowish-brown, often it compare in texture with the brown sugar. The influence of the tides on this beach, perhaps the lowest among the island's beaches. The bottom fairly quickly goes under the water, small almost non-existent (except for a couple of meters from the shore). The water here is never clear. The cause is not only natural silt from the bottom, but muddy water, which bring to the sea three rivers, the mouth of which are on the beach. If possible, try to live away from these places (especially from the mouth of the big East river). Rivers visible on the map, the beach, the ' bad ' ones on the right (East).
There on this beach, another small drawback: the hotels are located interspersed with the homes of locals and at a great distance from each other. The atmosphere in the village, take a walk or go nowhere. Entertainment for tourists, there is almost no, even the merchants the spring and summer on the beach missing.
The drawbacks of the beach are more than kompensiruet prices for accommodation: they are very low. Moreover, in addition to hotels, it is very easy to find housing for the long term, again, at the lowest prices. If you are going to Koh Samui for a long time and not have a large budget, it is better to Mae Nam place you will not find.
Samui (Choeng Mon)
The area of Choengmon is the protruding part of the island in the North-East (From the map). Hotels are scattered throughout the area and along the coast, while the beach is just a small part of the coast. The length of the beach Choengmon is just one kilometre away. Keep this in mind when choosing a hotel in the area, not to be in a hotel far from the beach.
The beach is hidden in a small Bay, protected from winds and waves. The sand here is very fine and white. The water is very clear. The bottom quickly goes under the water, and big surprises from the tides here do not have to wait.
But more than sand and water, this beach is different from others by its environment. This is a very quiet place, no nightlife. In addition to hotels, restaurants and several shops for basic necessities, nothing more here. Therefore, we can recommend this beach for those who want to be in peace and quiet. And for fun at any time to go to nearby Chaweng beach.
The Beach Of Taling Ngam (Taling Ngam)
This is one of the most quiet and secluded beaches of the island located in the South-Western part of the West coast (the beach of Taling Ngam on the map). In addition, according to visited this beach tourists, this place could not be more in line beach ideal "bounty".
But, unfortunately, the ideal beach meets only during high tides, and as long as you don't try to go into the water. Due to the shallow depth and sloping profile of the bottom at low tide the water goes away, leaving the natural debris, usually hidden under water. The bottom is littered with seaweed, rocks and coral. Therefore, when planning a trip to this beach, it is best to plan well in advance and find out the schedule of the tides that the tides had on the night. Although, in General, the beach is very clean, the water clear, the sand is fine and pleasant.
Most of the hotels here are very expensive, but there are hosting the middle tier. No life outside of the hotels and beaches there. Even for inexpensive food or drink you have to get on the transport.
The Beach Of Chaweng Noi (Chaweng Noi)
Some believe that the Chaweng Noi beach is just South of Chaweng beach. This is not so. Chaweng Noi beach is a separate, "little Chaweng", continuing the East coast of the island South of Chaweng beach (Chaweng beach Noi on the map). It is a small Bay with a length of about one kilometer.
The sand is very fine and white. The bottom under the water goes just so to avoid strong waves and the influence of the tides is manifested minimal. The water is very clean and suitable for simple snorkeling.
Despite the fact that nearby is the busy and lively area of the island Chaweng, Chaweng Noi is almost always quiet and peaceful. Line along the beach is littered with hotels and entertainment nightlife here. For fun on Chaweng can be poisoned even by foot.
Nathon, to put it mildly – not the best place for a real "beach-goer". We can say that Nathon is the business center of the island and the beach, only to him, and the worst. Honestly, it's hard to find the reason which is here to stay, but, nevertheless, tourists often settle here to hang out and have fun. Though, probably, one plus still have low rates.
The sand is fine and pleasant, but the bottom is very shallow and at low tide takes the water line almost a kilometer. They say that during high tide the beach turns into quite a decent, and here you can swim, but because of the dirt and debris is unlikely someone here will pull in the water.