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Where to stay in Koh Samui

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Where to stay in Koh Samui

Hello I'm looking for recommendations of an area to stay in Koh Samui and then also some hotels / resorts.

We are going in September for eight nights.

This will be our second trip to Koh Samui - the first time we went at the same time of year about 2 years ago and stayed at Bhundari spa resorts and villas (which was close to the airport at the Northern end of Chaweng??).

We are in our early 40's and we liked this area very much, close enough to Chaweng to get there by scooter but not in the crazy hectic part. (We didn't like the look of the crowded beaches at Chaweng during the day) .The hotel was lovely too, quiet but with good service and pools etc. Food and drinks etc were v.reasonably priced.

We didn't really get to explore the island last time as much as we would have liked to and we were thinking of trying a different hotel (but with the same vibe) and the same kind of distance from shops. bars,nightlife. Any suggestions - we would probably look at spending around 45,000 baht for the eight day stay.

I have been looking around at websites but I dont really know many of the other areas and as we had such a nice stay last time I want to make sure this time is just as good or even better!

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1. Re: Where to stay in Koh Samui

Hi there

Just a bit of back ground

North chawrng ( Bhundari situated) the beach are not the best very shallow and lagoon like.

Chaweng central very busy hustle and bustle everything in your door step.

South chaweng beach away from hustle and bustle with walking distance to shops and bars restaurants. The beach are beautiful. 25 mins to the main central of chaweng beach.

Chawrng noi beach, beautiful very quiet with just only 6 resorts with minimal bars and restaurants but only short taxi rides to south chaweng and Lamai beach.

Cheonmon beach, beautiful quiet with plenty of places to eat and drinks both on beach and on the main road with just short taxi rides to chaweng and bophut beach. If you can visualize from Bhundari facing the ocean on your left is cheongmon and bophut beach on your right is chawrng central, south and then chaweng noi then Lamai beach.

On Friday must go to bohut ( fisherman village ) for walking street, where you will find plenty of street food and drinks to sample.

I think either cheongmon or chaweng noi beach ( we loved it here) will suits you.

White House

Samui honey cottage

Sala Samui

Imperial boat house

These are in cheering on beach

Imperail beach resort

The fair house


New star villas

These are in chaweng noi beach

Good luck

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2. Re: Where to stay in Koh Samui

I think you would like South Chaweng as the beach is wonderful and it's still within walking distance to Central Chaweng.

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3. Re: Where to stay in Koh Samui

South Chaweng [and Chaweng Noi], Cheong Mon and Bophut would be places you can check out. I agree with Pea that Cheong Mon or Chaweng Noi beaches would be a great place to start your searches.

I am at least a decade older than you, and love southern end of Chaweng. Find Maenam a bit too quiet.

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