Samui’s best beaches line the northern and eastern coasts, the most popular being Chaweng and Lamai, where generally attractive accommodation can be found. Bo Phut and Mea Nam are other popular beaches. Besides beaches, other island attractions include coral beds at Laem Sed and Tong Takien; The Hin Lat and Na Muang waterfalls; the phallic rock formations at the southern end of Lamai Bay; the nearby butterfly garden and honey farm; a massive seated Buddha image on Fan isle in Plai Laem Bay; a herbal garden at Ban Makam; a monkey training centre at Ban Khao Phra; and Na Thon, the island’s major seafront settlement where shops, restaurants and tour agencies are concentrated.


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