Bang Por takes up the north west corner of Koh Samui located between the towns of Maenam in the north and Nathon in the west. This tranquil area boasts a stunning coastline of white sand beaches, swaying palms and amazing views from the hills above. A stunning location to relax and enjoy one of our Bang Por holiday villas.
Bang Por is located on the north west coast of Koh Samui midway between the towns of Maenam and Nathon and covers quite a large area on this corner of Koh Samui.
With it's stunning coastline of beaches with white sands, clear water, swaying palms and beautiful views over to the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan it was chosen as one of the first places for the development of luxury ocean view villas on Koh Samui in the hills above the beach. Some of these villas also have the advantage of breathtaking west facing ocean views over the beautiful Angthong Marine Park in the Gulf of Siam.
The Thai beach land owners held on to their land much longer and are slowly releasing this to small resorts and luxury villa developments, which appear to have been planned to fit in with the environment. Many of the bungalow resorts remain.
Bang Por, considering it's size is quiet, and lacks the mass development going on in and around the rest of the island and there is certainly no noisy nightlife in the immediate vicinity. The area really just reflects what life on tropical island should be, retaining its original charm and enhanced by the palm-fringed beaches and beautiful scenery and creating a true paradise.
The two main beaches within this area are a length of 4km stretching from Ban Tai in the east to Bang Po in the west.
A small headland separates Bang Po beach from the bays of Laem Noi and Laem Yai that continue round to the extreme north west corner headland of Koh Samui, where the high end Four Seasons Resort is located.
There is no village street as such and the locals mostly live in clusters of accommodation, hidden within the palms in roads or tracks off the main Samui ring road close to the school and temple. There are a few shopping outlets scattered along the ring road and a 7/11 convenience store is never far away.
Although the area is tranquil, Bang Por is just 5 to 10 minutes drive to the less sleepy village of Maenam. There are a number of banks, restaurants, markets and convenience stores here. A further 5 to 10 minutes to the Old Fisherman's village of Bophut, beyond which is the nightlife of Chaweng.
10 minutes drive in the other direction takes you to the ferryport and authentic town of Nathon with ample tourist shops and cafes to browse and enjoy during the day.
In general, the area of Bang Por is an ideal location for a tropical Koh Samui holiday to chill out and relax and enjoy this paradise and perhaps socialize with many like-minded holidaymakers in the various local restaurants.
Ban Tai beach is located at the east end of the Bang Por area, joining up with Maenam beach via a rocky headland, due to the curve of the bay it is a good spot for enjoying the sunsets. The beach is hard to find unless you know about it already.
The beach, like most in this area are what you would expect on a tropical island with white sands and bordered by small resorts nestled in the palms. Whilst it is fine to paddle in the sea on the shoreline, there is a coral reef further out which restricts swimming. On the most eastern section of the beach however, there is a small coral free zone creating ideal swimming conditions.
Bang Po is the longest of the two beaches and again a palm-fringed beach that looks like it came out of a brochure, but there is an offshore coral reef which restricts swimming in places here too. The road gets narrower the further you travel west and this beach is easier to discover and has easy access and more amenities. The western most stretch of the beach in particular only has room for a single dwelling between the road and the beach, this strip features many eateries. The restaurants here serve mainly Thai dishes, but western favourites as well.
As with many of the north and west coasts of Koh Samui, there is an offshore coral reef and whilst swimming is best between the months December to March, during the summer months the coral is exposed.
Spa and Wellness
Natural Wing Health Spa is a stand alone spa and is renowned for being the leading wellness centre on Koh Samui specializing in detoxing slimming programs, several different types of massage and body scrubs.
Check out our stunning villas in Bang Por, from hillside retreats with a view to tranquil beachfront properties.
Ban Laem Noi B3 is a Thai style Koh Samui villa within a small beachside developments of 7 villas on the beautiful north coast. Has an oceanfront communal swimming pool. Situated a few minutes stroll from Bang Po beach. Good choice of beachfront rustic Thai style restaurants.
Banyan Villas comprises of 2 adjacent villas with a retracting wall between them accommodating 14 persons. Both villas have a private pool and set within a small project on palm fringed Bang Po beach on the beautiful north coast of Koh Samui. 10 mins to Bophut.
Celadon is a very private villa nestled in a secluded hilltop offering stunning views over the islands of the Angthong National Marine Park and Koh Phangan. Cutting edge architecture and luxurious interiors embraces tropical indoor/outdoor living at its best.
Kao Lom is a very private Koh Samui villa with fabulous sea views located on an exclusive hillside village just a few minutes from a palm fringed beach lined with restaurants. Stunning views of Koh Phangan. Offers rates for 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom occupancy.
Pad Thai is a beachfront Thai style beach house set within a small development on the beautiful north coast of Koh Samui. Large communal pool adjacent to the villa and kayaks available for guest use. Walk to nearby beach restaurants and Can sleep up to 8 adults and 2 children.
The Banyan Beach Villa is a luxury beachfront Koh Samui villa set within a small beachside resort. Sophisticated interior, views over to Koh Phangan, private 27mm lap pool and 25m resort pool. Offers rates for 2 bedroom, 3, bedroom, 4 bedroom and 5 bedroom occupancy.
The Emerald Villas 3 is a contemporary style self catering beachfront villa located on a small stretch of quiet beach off the main ring road of Koh Samui. Housekeeping every 3 days. Walking distance to rustic Thai style beach restaurants.
The Lotus Beach Villa is a stylish luxury Koh Samui villa located on a beautiful beach in a small secure beach resort with stunning views to Koh Phangan. Has it’s own gym, a pool table, private lap pool as well as resort pool. Offers rates for 3, 4 and 5 bedroom occupancy.
Villa Malouna is a stunning beachfront Koh Samui vacation villa located on a quiet beach and ideal for large parties to spend time together yet have their own private space. The villa offers rates for 4, bedroom, 5 bedroom and 6 bedroom occupancy.
Villa Monsoon is a spacious Koh Samui sea view villa with stunning views featuring 3 master bedrooms plus 3 guest rooms. Has access to a tennis court. The beach and several restaurants within a few minutes drive. Offers rates for 3 bedroom and 6 bedroom occupancy.
Villa Mussoorie is a very private villa situated on an exclusive hillside village on the north west of Koh Samui enjoying stunning views over the ocean to Big Buddha Temple. Located close to 18 hole golf course. Palm fringed sandy beach and beach restaurants nearby.
Villa Neung is located on a small beachfront development of contemporary style Koh Samui villas located on a secluded cove in the up and coming north west of Koh Samui adjacent to the Four Seasons hotel. The villa offers a 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom occupancy.
Villa Riva is a unique luxury villa set on a headland above a semi private beach on the north west coast of Koh Samui. Has stunning sunset views, tennis court, gym, sauna steam room and cinema. Offers rates for, 4 bedroom, 5 bedroom, 6 bedroom and 7 bedroom occupancy.
Bang Por is a quiet and tranquil destination so the main activities centre around the peaceful beach, great for snorkelling however teh area is well located for travel to other more lively areas if you did want to join in with the many activities on the island of Koh Samui.
What it lacks in nightlife it makes up for in restaurants as there is plenty of choice to dine on the beach.
Som Seafood and Bang Po Restaurants, both have good reviews and are recommended for a tasty meal.
On the small headland at the west end of Bang Po Beach is Relax Restaurant decorated with lanterns and dining on the ocean edge.
For those who prefer fine dining, the Four Seasons Restaurant is in a stunning location on the headland of the north west corner of Koh Samui.