Samui's beach areas are very different; select beach atmosphere before hotel
With these seven sectors of the island being entirely difference in geography, development and atmosphere, Samui really does have something for virtually everyone – but each person has to find it. Deciding on the beach and atmosphere that suits your needs is the critical, first decision each new visitor should make before all else. The seven coastal areas we have divided the island into here are diverse and, each in its own way, quite interesting. Before thinking about at hotels, future visitors to Samui should understand and choose between these distinct zones of the island.
The success, or disappointment, of a beach holiday in Samui will depend largely on selecting the ideal beach in a part of the island that offers the best balance between activity and tranquillity, access and remoteness. Samui has 100s of hotel choices, so once you've identified 'your' part of the island, finding a beachfront hotel or resort in the right price range should not be so difficult.