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Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks In Koh Samui – A Complete Guide

Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks are a couple of oddly shaped rock formations on Koh Samui. Here’s all you need to know about the grandfather and grandmother rocks.

How To Get To Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks

Hin Ta & Hin Yai rocks are located at one end of Lamai Beach.

Easily accessible by road it’s better to take the main highway and park at the correct entrance, than clamber over the rocks at the end of Lamai.

We stayed in the Chaweng area of Koh Samui and rented a scooter for 150 Baht per day. This gave us access to the whole island!

It took us around 25 minutes to drive down from Chaweng to Lamai and whilst in the area we recommend checking out Lamai Beach and Overlap Stone Viewpoint.

If you’re looking for transport to and from Koh Samui, you can pre-book all of your Lomprayah transfers.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks Entrance Fee

Entrance: Free

Parking: 10 Baht

What To Expect At Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks

We kept seeing it pop up, excuse the pun, on various things to do in Koh Samui blogs. So we had to take a drive down to Lamai Beach to see what all the fuss was about. 

And to be honest, the unusual tourist attraction it was pretty impressive!

The rock certainly resembled a penis and stood alone amongst all the smaller and less significant rocks.

There were tour buses piling in by the dozen, with tons of people lining up to get there photo taken with the resemblance of male and female genitalia.

So if you fancy including Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks into a day tour you should check out the 7-Hour 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Tour Including Lunch.

Hin Ta And Hin Yai Rocks Koh Samui Grandfather Rock
Spotted in the distance…Grandfather Rock
Hin Ta And Hin Yai Rocks Koh Samui Grandmother Rock
Oh, and there’s Grandmother

We guess ‘Ta’ meaning Grandpa and ‘Yai’ meaning Grandmother, are the locals way of softening the blow and taking away any kind of crudeness that they could from what can only be described as a giant penis boulder and a vagina waving to the ocean.

We floated around and watched on as elderly Chinese men and mothers with young daughters giggled their way around the viewpoint.

Aside from the rock formations, the views out to the ocean were pretty incredible. There were even a couple of rock pools to relax in.

Overall Hin Ta & Hin Yai rocks are well worth a visit if you have time to spare on Samui and fancy a giggle.

Hin Ta And Hin Yai Rocks Koh Samui Grandfather Rock
Playing around in the rock pools at Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks
Hin Ta And Hin Yai Rocks Koh Samui Grandfather Rock
This tiny bay backs on to Lamai Beach
Hin Ta And Hin Yai Rocks Koh Samui Grandfather Rock
How could we resist?
Hin Ta And Hin Yai Rocks Koh Samui Grandfather Rock
Well who put that there!

Where To Stay In Koh Samui

Luxury – Tango Luxe Beach Villa Samui

Tango Luxe Beach Villa Samui offers tropical villas with a private pool and free WiFi.

It has a main infinity pool, two on-site restaurants and pampering spa treatments. 

Luxurious ocean-facing villas come with a 42-inch flat-screen TV, iPod dock and sun loungers.

The large en suite bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower stall. 

Tango Luxe Beach Villa Samui is a 5-minute drive from Seatran Ferry Pier, which offers transfers to Koh Phangan. It is 1.9 miles from Samui International Airport.

Mid-Budget – Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana

Located along Chaweng Road, the charming Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana features cosy and comfortable rooms with free WiFi.

Offering 2 dining options, the property also boasts an outdoor swimming pool with pool bar. 

Just 550 yards from the beach, the hotel is a 15-minute drive from Samui International Airport. Samui Ferry Terminal is a 30-minute drive away.

The Thai-style rooms come with wooden flooring and furnishings. Each room has a tea/coffee maker, a safe deposit box and a minibar.

Guests enjoy satellite channels on a flat-screen TV. An en suite bathroom comes with a shower.

Budget – Arina Boutique Residence

Just off Chaweng Beach Road, the family-run Arina Boutique Residence offers cosy rooms decorated with traditional Thai artwork.

Providing free Wi-Fi, it is just 2 minutes’ drive from central Chaweng. Arina Residence is a 30-minute drive from Nathon Ferry Pier and a 45-minute drive from Tong Yang Ferry Port.

Koh Samui Airport is a 15-minute drive from the hotel. 

Decorated with dark wood furnishings, rooms at Arina feature a private balcony and a 29-inch flat-screen cable/satellite TV.

For more places to stay in Koh Samui, you can check the latest prices on

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