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Silver Beach

Set amid swaying palm trees and turquoise water is this postcard-perfect beach is ideal for relaxing on soft golden sand, swimming in warm water and enjoying breathtaking sunrises.

Located on Koh Samui’s east coast is the beautiful Silver Beach (aka Thongtakian Bay). It’s a fantastic setting for sunbathing, swimming and dining at waterfront restaurants. Silver Beach sits nestled in a protected bay. Popular with families and couples, it offers a more relaxed beach experience to the island’s larger resorts.

The beach is a small and idyllic strip of pristine sand that is only around 820-feet (250-meters) long. There’re no sun loungers to rent so bring a towel or blanket if you want to lay down. Find a quiet spot and gaze out across the turquoise water, which glistens in the sun and entices you to take a rejuvenating dip. Admire the back drop of forested hills and check out the smooth rocks, situated at both ends of the bay. Climb onto one of the rocks for a great photo opportunity.

Wake up early and come to the beach at dawn to experience it almost devoid of other people. Watch as the sun rises over the Gulf of Thailand and paints the sky in shades of orange, red and yellow.

A handful of bars and restaurants line the beach and have outdoor sea-facing terraces. Sample plates of fresh seafood cooked with tangy Thai spices and vegetables sourced from local markets. The restaurants belong to hotels and resorts, good options if you wish to stay overnight at the beach.

Silver Beach is easily accessible from all parts of Koh Samui via taxi, motorcycle taxi and songthaew (shared taxi). Many people visit on daytrips from Koh Samui’s bigger beach resorts. Lively Chaweng Beach and Lamai Beach are both about 10-minute drives away.

Rent a bike or scooter and combine your trip to Silver Beach with visits to other island attractions. Among these are the elegant Leam Sor Pagoda, Wat Khunaram temple and the intriguing Hin Ta and Hin Yai rock formations.


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Silavadee Pool Spa Resort P8,839
Silavadee Pool Spa Resort

Silavadee Pool Spa Resort

     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this Koh Samui resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Escape Break, Lamai Beach and Silver Beach. Chaweng Noi Beach is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) away.

    Silver Beach Resort P826
    Silver Beach Resort

    Silver Beach Resort

       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Nestled on the beach, this Koh Samui resort is just steps away from Crystal Bay and Silver Beach. Lamai Beach and Chaweng Noi Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Crystal Bay Yacht Club P1,733
      Crystal Bay Yacht Club

      Crystal Bay Yacht Club

         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nestled on the beach, this Koh Samui hotel is just steps away from Crystal Bay and Silver Beach. Lamai Beach and Chaweng Noi Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Crystal Bay Beach Resort P1,443
        Crystal Bay Beach Resort

        Crystal Bay Beach Resort

           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this Koh Samui resort is just steps away from Crystal Bay and Silver Beach. Lamai Beach and Chaweng Noi Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          Promtsuk Buri Resort P2,154
          Promtsuk Buri Resort

          Promtsuk Buri Resort

             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Nestled on the beach, this Koh Samui resort is just steps away from Crystal Bay and Silver Beach. Lamai Beach and Chaweng Noi Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            Thong Takian Resort P1,316
            Thong Takian Resort

            Thong Takian Resort

               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Nestled on the beach, this Koh Samui resort is just steps away from Crystal Bay and Silver Beach. Lamai Beach and Chaweng Noi Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              La Mer Samui Resort
              La Mer Samui Resort

              La Mer Samui Resort

                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Koh Samui, this resort is steps away from Crystal Bay and Silver Beach. Lamai Beach and Chaweng Noi Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

                Banyan Tree Samui P25,990
                Banyan Tree Samui

                Banyan Tree Samui

                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nestled on the beach, this Koh Samui hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Escape Break, Lamai Beach and Silver Beach. Chaweng Noi Beach is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.