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Silver Beach
Holiday Travel Guide

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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Banyan Tree Samui
Banyan Tree Samui
5 out of 5
99/9 Moo 4 Maret Koh Samui, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is £347 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

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.

4.7/5Exceptional! (284 reviews)
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"Great service every where in the resort.. I liked their spa and massage service and very helpful villa host ( Mr moss) .. thank you Moss for making this trip memorable"…"

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Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa
Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
208/1, Moo 4, Laem Nan Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is £61 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

Nestled on the beach, this Koh Samui resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Hin Ta and Hin Yai, Chaweng Beach and Phetch Buncha Thai Boxing Stadium. Fisherman's Village ...

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"Staff were lovely especially reception and breakfast staff. Breakfast were the best we have ever had in this hotel! Would recommend!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020

Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa
Am Samui Palace
Am Samui Palace
3.5 out of 5
124 / 39 Moo 3, Maret, Lamai, Koh Samui
The price is £37 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

Located in Lamai City Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lamai Night Market and Lamai Beach. Silver Beach is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.

4.4/5Excellent! (238 reviews)

"Lovely rooms with comfortable beds and linens, clean and well maintained . The grounds are beautiful and the staff very friendly and helpful. A very nice breakfast and a great happy hour around the pool from noon till 5:00. A short walk to beautiful Lamai beach in one direction and across the street ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Am Samui Palace
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Banyan Tree Samui
Banyan Tree Samui
5 out of 5
99/9 Moo 4 Maret Koh Samui, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is £347 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
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Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa
Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
208/1, Moo 4, Laem Nan Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is £61 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
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Am Samui Palace
3.5 out of 5
124 / 39 Moo 3, Maret, Lamai, Koh Samui
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Crystal Bay Yacht Club
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209/1 Moo 4, Maret, Lamai, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
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Crystal Bay Beach Resort
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205 Moo 4 Thongtakien Beach, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
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Silver Beach Resort
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124/4 M.4,T.Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
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