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.
1What makes you say those places?– CMasterJun 29, 2016 at 12:15
Cause I was there and saw those places ;) Jun 29, 2016 at 17:17
@choster ok I'll complement my answer with some details Jun 30, 2016 at 3:03
@vitalkr - Thanks, that's a great answer now. We know what seasons you saw the state of these, and that you aren't just basing your opinion off one visit to each place.– CMasterJun 30, 2016 at 7:49