Taling Ngam Beach is a quiet cove, well away from the crowds. Bang Por Bay has calm seas and fringing coral reefs offering some of the islands better snorkelling. The four kilometres long beach is undeveloped apart from a few traditional bungalows. Thong Krut Bay at the south of the island has a very small village and an unscheduled ferry service to Koh Taen (known also as ‘No Dog Island’) which is just three kilometres away.
Lipa Noi beach is also one of the best locations on the island from which to catch a beautiful sunset. Especially on the weekends, the shallow waters and white sands attract many local families and children. During the week though, it’s very quiet. A few bungalows and a restaurant can be found close to the beach.
Apart from the beach, there’s little else to do in the area – its very remoteness is what makes it most attractive to the regular visitors, who come in quite large numbers. It is certainly not the place to come for a party and this is reflected in the older demographic of tourists here. There’s not much in the way of entertainment in the area but driving through the coconut plantations will provide you with a pleasant and relaxing sense of being in tropical paradise.
Hua Thanon And Bang Kao are amongst the least developed parts of Samui with only a few resorts spread at leisurely intervals along the two beaches on the island’s south west tip. So if you want total peace and quiet…this is it.