Hat Na Thon

Ko Samui

When the tide is out, it's fun picking your way along the sand flats around Na Thon, especially south of the scrawnier beach near the pier. These really widen out at low tide when you might spot the odd local fishing for shellfish in the shallows. Sunsets are great here, too.

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Nearby Ko Samui attractions

1. Wat Chaeng

0.16 MILES

Saffron-robed monks shuffle around quietly in this peaceful wát, where a huge seated golden Buddha in front of the wheel of dharma is amongst the standout…

2. Hainan Temple

0.42 MILES

Fronted by a pair of golden Chinese lions and adorned with bright coiling dragons, this is probably the most colourful Chinese temple (and guildhall) on…

3. Coconut Museum

0.81 MILES

This tiny museum is a nod to Ko Samui's history as one of Thailand's premiere coconut supplying islands. As well as the chance to become educated on Samui…

4. St Anna Catholic Church

0.85 MILES

This small green-tiled church north of Na Thon is an interesting Catholic outpost on the island. Visitors can simply push down the latch and let…

5. Wat Hin Lat

1.75 MILES

Near the waterfalls of the same name, this temple houses two beautiful white Buddha statues surrounded by naga (snake god) heads – one overlooking the…

6. Nam Tok Hin Lat

2.07 MILES

Near the wát þàh (forest temple) of the same name, this waterfall is reached after a mildly strenuous 30-minute hike over streams and boulders. The reward…

7. Hat Bang Po

3.43 MILES

Stretching along several kilometres of the island's northern shore, this beach is a quiet length of sand and an excellent choice for escaping the crowds.

8. View Top

3.73 MILES

For the best views over the island, take your scooter up to the View Top near the Mae Nam Viewpoint. There are some pretty steep switchbacks, but you'll…