Bo Phut Beach, Thailand

Let’s get un-confused! If you carefully study a detailed map of Samui you will find that both Bo Phut Beach and Bang Rak Beach (the two bays that are next to each other) are in an area that is generally all referred to as ‘Bo Phut’. And this extends right the way from Bang Rak, way past Fisherman’s Village and up to the edge of neigbouring Mae Nam. So to be realistic, the area that’s called ‘Bo Phut’ is made up of two separate beaches, Bo Phut Beach and Bang Rak Beach – and they run directly into each other, being connected by one long strip of coastal road. This is an interesting area and in flavour falls somewhere halfway between Chaweng and an utterly deserted bay! It’s one long ribbon-development that skirts both beaches, with dense patches of bars, resorts and restaurants interspersed with big chunks of untouched land. It’s quiet and lazy in the daytime and lively and laid-back at night, when the bars and restaurants come to life. Bo Phut Location The area of Bo Phut is on the north coast of Koh Samui, filling the north east half of the island. It’s close to Samui’s airport, being about ten minutes ride away by car. And it’s also one of the two parts of Samui that the Ring Road bypasses. Bo Phut Beach Well … there’s...

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