I am going to Thailand in a few months but I still don't know where to stay. I read many things about the northern islands. Some of them are beautiful but very touristy. Is there any place that is nice, but still without many tourists? I am thinking somewhere next to Ko Samui.
I lived on Ko Samui about 7 months from september 2013 to march 2014. I visited all the beaches of the island several times each one of them.
- Chaweng and Lamai As far as I can remember the most most touristic beaches are Chaweng and Lamai, but even so this doesn't mean that this beaches was full of tourists.
- Mae Nam I lived near Mae Nam from october 2013 to january 2014. I think this is the golden mean: not so many tourists and clean beaches.
Lipa Noi I was on Lipa Noi beach several times and every time I saw there a few people.
Taling Ngam My friends lived near Taling Ngam beach and they told that this is the most quiet place on Ko Samui.
Bang Po I lived near Mae Nam from january 2013 to march 2014. Also quiet place, but mane seaweed in the water near beach.