Hua Thanon

Hua Thanon - Koh Samui - Thailand

Hua Thanon - Koh Samui - Thailand

Hua Thanon starts just beyond Hin Ta and Hin Yai in the south of the island and is one of Samui's last remaining traditional fishing fleet with it's brightly painted fishing boats, creating quite a spectacle in this corner of Koh Samui where it appears that time has stood still.

Map of villas in Hua Thanon

Hua Thanon starts just beyond Hin Ta and Hin Yai in the south of the island and is one of Samui's last remaining traditional fishing fleet with it's brightly painted fishing boats creating quite a spectacle in this corner of Koh Samui where it appears that time has stood still.

Hua Thanon has a charming atmosphere, with old wooden 2 storey shop houses lining the ring road. At the right angle of the road as it turns inland, a small rough narrow street will take you into the heart of the vibrant village market, with it's ramshackle living accommodation and makeshift stores. It is well worth a visit as it gives a glimpse of Koh Samui prior to the mass tourism.

Not surprisingly this fishing village is known for it's seafood and not far from the entrance is the seafood market, which naturally is popular with locals and tourists alike. The best seafood prices you can get and even if you're not buying it is great to observe.There are a few decent small seafood restaurants on the seafront, which give you a taste of true Samui cuisine at bargain basement prices.

The village is known for it's Muslim community which dates back many years to when the Chinese migrants settled here and some converted to the faith. Deeper into the fishing village stands the Chinese influenced Guang Yu shrine, the Buddhist faith is also represented close by.

Some luxury villa resorts have been established along the beach from Hua Thanon village, providing good family holiday accommodation in a safe environment within a few minutes from the village


Hua Thanon Beach
This beach is mostly undeveloped, it is quite close to the busy fishing village and occupied by locals.

Natien beach
Located further south of Hua Thanon Village, east of Lam Set beach, protected by an offshore coral reef. At certain times of the year the tide recedes quite a way out and therefore is not the best for swimming, but safe for children looking for a dip and a paddle.
However the long and wide expanse of sand opens up to many beach activities to enjoy. Beyond the coral reef it is possible to do a spot of snorkelling.

Hua Thanon Beaches

Natien Beach

South East - Protected by a coral reef, swimming and snorkeling is only possible beyond that at certain times of the year. Mostly occupied by resorts the wide expanse of sand the rest of the year provides for plenty of other activities such as kiteboarding and volleyball.

Hua Thanon is a charming traditional village with a tranquil atmosphere, so relaxation is the order of the day. Most visitors tend to opt for relaxing on the beach, but kitesurfing at Natien beach is also popular. 

Kite Surfing
The beach is perfect for kite surfing and there is a school and shop located at one end of Natien Beach at the Orchid Resort and perfect conditions would be between November and March.

Hua Thanon shops cater mostly for the locals, it is worth a stop and a browse around and you may find a bargain or two. Thete is a shop that makes silver jewellery to order and a lovely little fashion shop selling clothes and jewellery is nestled amonst the wooden shop houses

The nearest tourist shops are in the town of Lamai - 10 minutes drive away.

Watersports and Sea Tours

Water ski

The busier beaches of Chaweng and Lamai will have speed boats offering the traditional water ski trips and lessons and some will also offer wakeboarding, paragliding and banana boat rides.

Windsurf and Paddleboard

Windsurfing and Paddleboard rental is available on Lamai beach as well as lessons for both kiddies and adults. Maenam beach also a windsurfing facility as well as other sail boats.


Kayaks can be hired on most of the beaches around Koh Samui either through hotels or concessions for paddling around locally.

Diving and Snorkelling

Koh Samui does not have much in the way of coral and therefore very little marine life. Many dive companies operate diving and snorkeling trips to other dive sites as well as PADI dive courses.

Deep Sea Fishing Trips

The waters surrounding Koh Samui are teaming with fish and there are many day or night-time game fishing tours available, catering for beginners and experts with all equipment provided.

Sight Seeing Boat Trips

One of the most popular is to the stunning islands of the Angthong National Marine Park Optional snorkelling and kayaking is usually available with equipment provided and lunch. A private speedboat trip around Koh Samui's coast exploring secret beaches is another option.


Kiteboarding is availabel on Koh Samui at two locations at different times of the year on the south and west coasts when the water is shallow and has ideal conditons


An adventrure playground for  great day out for the family with fun for kids of all ages and the adults! Swimming pools, waterslides, boating, bungee trapeezing, mini go karts, mini golf course, tree to tree rope bridge course (2 levels), inflatable bouncey castle.

Sailing Charters

A great way to see the coastline of Koh Samui for a few hours or have an overnight stay visiting other islands is to charter a sailing boat. Different size boats all for a romantic sunset cruise for two or to have fun with a large group of family or friends.

Other Activities

Namuang Safari Park

Tours include 20min ATV Quad bikes fun , elephant trekking and show and a cable ride which includes one ride for 6 - 11yearolds.

Go Karts

There are three Go Kart tracks now on Koh Samui and provides a fun time for all the family. There are both single and double karts should you wish to drive wth younger kids.

Football Golf

Get family and friends playing, laughing and enjoying this fun game of kicking the football into 18 holes on a tropical course with a cold drink provided.

Muay Thai Boxing

The national sport of Thailand with venues to spectate or partake in professional Muay Thai are found in Chaweng and Lamai.


There is a PGA International championship 18 hole par 72 golf course and two 9 hole courses all with stunning views. There are also two driving ranges.

Temple Visits

There are many temples in and around Koh Samui representing the history and the different cultures of the Thai residents all well worth a visit some of which have amazing views.


There is ample souvenir and fashion shopping in the popular coastal towns with Koh Samui’s biggest shopping "mall" Central Festival located right in the centre of Chaweng. There are also the "Walking Street" markets in different places every night of the week

Walking Street Markets

There is a "walking Street" market in one of the towns and villages on everyday of the week - the most popular being the "Od Fisheman's Village" at Bophut which takes place on a Friday night from around 4pm until 10 - 11pm.

4 W/D Jeep Jungle Tour and Waterfall

Enjoy an exhilarating trip on the back of a jeep through Koh Samui's jungle and across rivers reaching the highest point on the island experiencing amazing view.

Cinema and Ten Pin Bowling

There is just one cinema at the present time located at the Tesco Lotus Supermarket and shopping mall alongside a small bowling alley. Another bowling alley is located in the centre of Chaweng.

Thai Cookery School

SITCA is the original Thai cookery school on Koh Samui based in Chaweng and has both morning and afternoon sessions to learn all about the ingredients and preparation. The manager of your luxury Koh Samui villa will be able to assist with recommending other cookery schools nearby.

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