#The cheapest rates in Samui hotels come via DIRECT BOOKINGS. Cut out middlemen, save the hotel money and some will give good discounts. We list hotels that Guarantee such discounts on the Samui map page.
This site also offers DISCOUNT ROOM VOUCHERS – the cheapest prices available on Thai beaches. But these are limited. See all Koh Samui deals here or e-mail Jade for advice on jadebeachfront@gmail.com

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Here is one of those nearby, but little-seen rocky coves that hide a romantic beach and make Koh Samui so special. This is a rugged stretch of the island where the mountain falls directly into the sea. Even the road finds it difficult to cling to the coast along here, yet somehow, a number of resorts have managed to build themselves into the mountainside, hidden among huge granite boulders and natural jungle.
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Naturally, all 6 accommodations have sea view rooms all round. Only Coral Cove Chalet and Coral Cove Resort have a real sandy beach, of coarse granite sand. Huge boulders carve out mini beach hideaways. With coconut palms swaying and throwing shade all around, it is v ery, very pretty.
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The ocean view cottages along this stretch are mostly budget 2-star, though the beautiful, boutique resort The Kala has introduced 5-star luxury to this special coastline, and Baan Hin Sai Chaweng Noi brings 4-star comforts to its deep forest setting.
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It is an 8 minute drive back into Chaweng for nightlife, restaurants and entertainment, and 15 minutes south to Lamai Beach and its entertainment village. Most resorts here can provide some transport, while occasional song taew truck-buses pass both ways. Then there is, of course, the option of renting a car, jeep or motor cycle to gain the independence to stay in a beautiful, quiet place like Coral Cove while being able to go anywhere on the island.
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by John Everingham
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