Although not really a spot for swimming, Thong Krut Bay still
has the image of a small fishing village, with a nice view
of islands to the south. On the beach, wooden restaurants
built on stilts are nice places to have a drink. At the end
of the beach, the road goes back to the mainland for a short
while on its way to Bang Kao Beach. But before arriving at
Bang Kao, take the small road to Laem Sor on your right-hand
side and drive a kilometer to discover a surprising, yellow-tiled
pagoda built right on the seaside. It's a great place to take
Along the road are many typical, old Thai homes and some
very small shops selling basic necessities for the local population.
These shops are often run by smiling, friendly old people,
so why not stop in and say hello! Some places seem not have
changed in decades and are interesting to have a look at.
Bank Kao in the southeast of Samui
Bang Kao is another nice and very quiet beach, although it
is difficult to access without going through the hotels. Once
there though, it's easy to enjoy the peace and solitude while
soaking up some beautiful sunshine. On the left-hand side
of the main road you will find a smaller street which leads
to a temple. For those who appreciate curiosities, check out
the mummified body of a famous monk there.