Many beaches are seldom seen by mainstream visitors; hiding their most alluring views away from the public eye, and making them available either to the adventurous or those who have opted to stay in an all inclusive resort. However, we have made it easier for you, so if you are ready to retreat into paradise, these three perfect little coves may be just what you are looking for.
SAMUI’S SAMRONG BEACH & THONGSON BAY BEACH
These picture-perfect beaches can be found next to each other on the far northeast corner of the island close to Choeng Mon; they share similar features such as size, shape and appearance. These quiet escapes from the hustle and bustle of Koh Samui require a few tricky turns on side roads, but once you find them they are both great areas to relax and watch the sun set. Lastly, while they are both beautiful beaches, the shallow waters at low tide makes it impossible to swim.
CORAL COVE BEACH
Between Chaweng and Lamai on the east coast is a stunning beach, which can only be seen when driving slowly as the thick foliage makes it difficult for those who are passing by quickly. Known as Coral Cove with its hypnotic coarse white sand composed of granite particles and little coves that have been carved out for a romantic setting, this beach is a picture perfect escape. While there are resorts at both ends of this beach, and a set of bungalows in the middle, surprisingly it is not visited frequently.
Just north of bustling Chaweng you will find the crowds start to dwindle as you come across Lamai Beach. Just half the size of the hugely popular Chaweng Beach, Lamai sits in a sweeping bay with white sands stretching almost as far as the distant Hinta-Hinyai (Grandmother and Grandfather rock formations) with a high, rocky headland and plenty of lush jungle into the mountains.