Nathon Pier
Nathon Pier
3.5
About
Duration: < 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Top ways to experience Nathon Pier

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles46 reviews
Excellent
7
Very good
18
Average
18
Poor
1
Terrible
2

Gavi
Bangkok, Thailand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Nice spot to hang around dusk to catch the picturesque sunset by the bay /pier area - very nice sight in good weather. The area is home to Seatran Ferry pier for crossing over to Surat Thani. Most shops are closed at night so best to hang around the area during the day. Mostly nice quaint areas to visit for some lunch and nice coffee. Pop community market stalls do happen weekly (I'm not so sure how often), selling a variety of street food and drinks. Nathon is the place for both the locals and visitors.
Written February 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Vinanda S
Enschede, The Netherlands
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Nathon is a nice town to visit during the day. In the evening a lot of shops are closed. The shops and restaurants are close to the pier and there is a nice foodmarket. Prices are a lot lower than in the rest of Samui.
Written April 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Remlig
Western Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
Ko Samui Thailand is also known as Samui Island. It is the latest resort area promoted within Thailand. First there was Pattaya in the era of the Vietnam War, then Phuket Island and now Samui is being developed as a tourist resort. It still has a long way to go to match Phuket and Pattaya, but the potential is there. Chaweng Beach is the main hub of activity at the moment.

Your Cruise ship anchors out from the shore some considerable distance as the sea closer to shore is very shallow. You are ferried ashore by ships tenders and local ferryboats – a trip of about 30 minutes. You land at the fisherman wharf area (Na Thon Pier) among a fleet of fishing boats of all sorts, shapes and sizes. They also serve as home for the families of the fishermen as well as being used for fishing.

The anchorage was crowded when we arrived as the there had been a storm and the sea was too rough for the low decked fishing boats. the scene was complete along with one boat wallowing submerged in the shallows

Along the pier is a row of air conditioned coaches to take you touring. Your tour takes you to a variety of attractions depending on your selections and in our case ended up on the other side of the Island for an hour or so shopping at Chaweng Beach before returning us to the wharf and waiting tenders or local ferry boats, for the trip back to the ship.
Written February 28, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sojourn24229
Hong Kong, China
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Quite frankly, everything is always so disorganized and dirty....with this being the major lifeblood to outlying islands & the virus issue, I don't know why someone doesn't step in & manage the situation. In particular, I am shocked that even the elderly are asked to walk a narrow gangplank when boarding vessels...after lining up in the heat (nowhere to sit) and waiting for 30+min.
Written March 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Epic-Traveller
Rushden, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
Lots of boats stop here and the concrete is good to walk on.

There’s also a night market at the end which is really good. Recommended for families and eating.
Written February 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

pakabay
Adelaide, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We visited Koh Samui on a Princess cruise and, as it’s a large ship we were brought ashore via tenders.

There are few facilities but there is a large undercover area which some of the ferries use which provides shade & basic toilet facilities.

The process off the ship worked well enough but on the return, when our bus arrived the queue was several hundred people long. Rather than stand in the mid-afternoon sun we took to the shade and waited an hour or so for all the buses to disgorge the Princess passengers then joined the line, right at the end.
Written January 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

annakh👀
Singapore, Singapore
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Not by air. But by Genting Dream Cruise. Day trip to Nathon Pier and old town. Had lunch, groceries shopping and back to the cruise. A different kind of Fun i must say.
Written June 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Patrick L
Melbourne, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Not the best Pier but it does serves its purpose and gets our transportation needs covered.

Once out, it’s splendidly located right in Ban Nathon or Nathon Town with all the accommodation and restaurants in offer.
Written October 29, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MargaretPowell
Melbourne, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016
The pier itself is exactly as described a pier where ferries come in and out. You can walk along the pier to get a view back to the fishing town of Nathon. There are a tumble of shops along the waterfront including restaurants. This spot is popular to view the sunset. They really need to clean up the waterfront here as there is lots of garbage in the water. Further back along the main street is a smaller Tesco Lotus and a number of pharmacies and local services including doctor and many shops selling tourist gear and souvenirs. Further along still is the wet market, worth a walk around. If you need mending there's a little lady using an original treddle sewing machine just down the lane metres from the main road. The smaller streets leading between the main road and water front road have many massage and spa businesses.
Written September 16, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

allanriley9
Mandurah, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
cruise ships generally tender into Nathon Town and its quite a lively and interesting location. Many typical touristy shops offering bargains as well as a Tesco Lotus supermarket (small but adequately stocked with tourist consumable goods). Worthj taking a 15 min walk down the main street to a small temple (WAT CHAENG) which is next to a small local school. Great photo opportunity there.
Written August 11, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 22
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Nathon Pier - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All things to do in Ang ThongThings to do near Nathon Pier
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars