The Virgin Coast (South Koh Samui)

Stretching from the west coast port town of Nathon to the popular tourist hub of Lamai,  Koh Samui’s Virgin Coast is home to sleepy fishing communities, bustling local markets, and a smattering of select resorts and private residences.

Although this stretch of stunning coastline is far less developed that the bigger tourist areas on the island’s east and north coast; what it lacks in amenities, it more than makes up for in tropical tranquility and a peaceful ambiance.

Residents of the various villages that pepper this exclusive coast, which include Laem Set, Taling Ngam, Thong Krut, Lipa Noi, and Laem Sor,  enjoy privileged access to a serene side of Koh Samui that most tourists don’t even realize exists.

Just offshore, Koh Tan and Koh Matsum speckle the horizon, enticing visitors to embark on a day trip of snorkeling and exploring the sandy shores. Other attractions and activities on offer along the Virgin Coast include cooling off at Namuang waterfalls, visiting a artisanal rum distillery, taking in the hilltop panorama from the ruins of Chao Chedi, or simply relaxing on one of the area’s palm-lined beaches.

For nightlife and shopping, Chaweng and Lamai are just 30 and 20 minutes away respectively. Koh Samui International Airport is an easy 40 minute drive.

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