Breathtaking Koh Samui

With its lush tropical landscapes, pristine beaches, and blue-green waters, Koh Samui is a showcase of Thailand’s breathtaking seascapes. To truly appreciate the island’s beauty, head to these incredible viewpoints, with a rewarding hike or a visit to an easily accessible pier.

Fabio Achilli from Milano, Italy, Road from Chaweng to Lamai, Koh Samui (48107249946), CC BY 2.0

Lad Ko Viewpoint

A captivating blend of sea and sky, Lad Ko Viewpoint is a popular stop for a reason. Located on the island’s northern coastline, visitors can take in views of the sweeping vistas dotted with islands and fringed by palm trees. Additionally, enjoy a refreshing drink from a local stall as you admire the breathtaking scenery.

Thong Krut Pier

While primarily a transportation hub, Thong Krut Pier transforms into a magical viewpoint at sunset. A scenic drive from Avani+ Samui Resort, a high-end luxury Koh Samui resort, the quiet beach is lined with rows of intricately painted long tail boats, swaying gently on the waters of the gulf. Visitors can venture onto the pier amidst the showcase of Thai fishing traditions, to witness the vibrant colours of the sky as the sun dips below the horizon. Grab a quick dinner after an afternoon of scenic views by the sea, with a quick dinner of the freshest fish from this quaint, rural fishing village.

Laemset Seaview

For a unique perspective, head to Laemset Seaview. This viewpoint offers expansive views of Lamai Bay, showcasing its long stretch of golden sand and turquoise waters. Spot more colourful sailboats dotting the horizon, and capture breathtaking photos to commemorate your visit.

Khao Hua Chuk

Adventure seekers can embark on a scenic hike up Khao Hua Chuk, also known as Magic Mountain. The reward at the summit? An unparalleled panoramic spectacle of the entire island. Gaze upon deep rainforests, dramatic coastlines, and hidden coves, making you appreciate the true beauty of Koh Samui.