If you’re looking for the best beach in Koh Samui, look no further. Also known as Crystal Bay, here’s all you need to know about Silver Beach Koh Samui.
Silver Beach Koh Samui – A Complete Guide To Visiting
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Silver Beach is located on the East side of the island, just a short drive down from the popular tourist area or Chaweng.
We stayed in the Chaweng area of Koh Samui and rented a scooter for 150 Baht per day. This gave us access to the whole island!
If you’re looking for transport to and from Koh Samui, you can pre-book all of your Lomprayah transfers here.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Silver Beach Koh Samui was definitely our favourite beach and it was all down to the pure white sand and perfectly transparent water. You can even see little fishes swimming around your legs.
The beach is surrounded by beautiful rocks and private sandy areas. With it having the perfect location and chilled atmosphere, we had to make Silver Beach our best beach in Koh Samui. It’s also a great place to wind down after exploring the island.
To get to Silver Beach Koh Samui, it can be a little misleading. It also goes by the name of Crystal Bay because of the resort that sits right on the beach.
So, when you’re entering the beach it actually looks like you’re driving up to a hotel but if you keep passing through you will find the entrance to the beach.
It was a little busy when we visited but that definitely doesn’t affect it standing as our best beach in Koh Samui.
Luxury – Tango Luxe Beach Villa Samui – Tango Luxe Beach Villa Samui offers tropical villas with a private pool and free WiFi. It has a main infinity pool, two on-site restaurants and pampering spa treatments. Luxurious ocean-facing villas come with a 42-inch flat-screen TV, iPod dock and sun loungers. The large en suite bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower stall. Tango Luxe Beach Villa Samui is a 5-minute drive from Seatran Ferry Pier, which offers transfers to Koh Phangan. It is 1.9 miles from Samui International Airport.
Mid-Budget – Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana – Located along Chaweng Road, the charming Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana features cosy and comfortable rooms with free WiFi. Offering 2 dining options, the property also boasts an outdoor swimming pool with pool bar. Just 550 yards from the beach, the hotel is a 15-minute drive from Samui International Airport. Samui Ferry Terminal is a 30-minute drive away. The Thai-style rooms come with wooden flooring and furnishings. Each room has a tea/coffee maker, a safe deposit box and a minibar. Guests enjoy satellite channels on a flat-screen TV. An en suite bathroom comes with a shower.
Budget – Arina Boutique Residence – Just off Chaweng Beach Road, the family-run Arina Boutique Residence offers cosy rooms decorated with traditional Thai artwork. Providing free Wi-Fi, it is just 2 minutes’ drive from central Chaweng. Arina Residence is a 30-minute drive from Nathon Ferry Pier and a 45-minute drive from Tong Yang Ferry Port. Koh Samui Airport is a 15-minute drive from the hotel. Decorated with dark wood furnishings, rooms at Arina feature a private balcony and a 29-inch flat-screen cable/satellite TV.
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