Hat Bo Phut

Ko Samui

Rather coarse and shelly, Bo Phut’s beach inclines quite steeply into cloudy water, but the views are scenic to Ko Pha-Ngan, an island that acts as a buffer to seasonal winds and calms the waters.

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Nearby Ko Samui attractions

1. Fisherman's Village

0.13 MILES

This concentration of narrow Chinese shophouses in Bo Phut has been transformed into cool boutique hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars. The accompanying…

2. Samui Elephant Sanctuary

0.83 MILES

The (high) entrance fee here reflects visitors desire to support a project genuinely caring for rescued elephants, and the half-day experience is more an…

3. Masjid Nurul Salsabeel

1.92 MILES

The lush jungle-covered hills surrounding the bright yellow onion domes of this tiny mosque is an idyllic picture. Built in 2013 by Imam Adam, for the…

4. Wat Phra Yai

1.95 MILES

At Samui’s northern end is Wat Phra Yai. Erected in 1972, the modern golden Buddha (sitting in the Mara posture) stands 15m high surveying an area…

5. Wat Khao Hua Jook

2.33 MILES

This golden pagoda – gloriously illuminated at night – sits on top of the hill north of Chaweng Lake, offering spectacular panoramic views over the island…

6. Wat Plai Laem

2.44 MILES

The most arresting statue on the island is the thousand-arm Guanyin (Kwan Im), the Buddhist bodhisattva of compassion, displayed with 18 arms in a fan…

7. Mae Nam Chinese Temple

2.51 MILES

With four dragons coiling up its pillars, two inside and two outside, this very colourful temple in the heart of the village is worth a visit; the Chinese…

8. Wat Phukao Thong

2.57 MILES

A dark Buddha is seated under a golden pavilion up a long flight of steps lined with glittering green dragon banisters at this quiet wát away from the…