To South West
Ao Wok Tum is the southern section of the wide bay that joins
with Ao Hin Kong. Most of the bay is undeveloped as the coral
reef lies about 300 metres off the beach. Mangrove trees line
the beaches and give the place a real untouched feel, great for
catching a sunset in solitude. A sign warns not to take seashells
and corals from the bay, respect this as it is a haven for nature
and it is illegal to take them home.
Plaay Laem is a the base of Khao Hin Nok, a granite mountain that
dominates and transforms the landscape, making it a fairy tale
of rounded boulders and hillside views over Ang Thong Marine Park.
The bay is fairly shallow preceding the reef that lies about 80
metres away. Over the reef there are corals and marine life for
snorkelling enthusiasts and a few resorts hire kayaks so you can
paddle around the huge boulders in the sea.
Nai Wok is the long bay that extends north from Thongsala after
the main pier. At the top end, walking distance from town yet
far enough away never to notice it, a number of resorts populate
the beach and rocks start to break up the coastline, There is
a reef about 80 metres out where the sea shelf drops allowing
for some reasonable snorkelling conditions. Kayaks are also available
for hire at a few resorts.
Bang Charu is a peaceful beach with sunset views over Koh
Samui; well away from the main road and big enough to really
get away from it all. There are several well established resorts,
some offering high standards of accommodation whilst others are
Ban Tai is the middle section of the long senset beach the runs
the length of the south-east coast. There is a small marina in
the centre of Ban Tai where you can commission boat and fishing
trips. Either side of the marina the wide white sand beach grandually
slopes to meet the coral reef about 200 metres away.
beach of Ban Khai bay is quite broad in places and countless coconut
palms populate the lowland plains of the area. There is plenty
of room on the beach if you're seeking solitude and a few beach
bars dotted along the coastline.