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Na Muang Waterfalls 1 & 2 In Koh Samui – A Complete Guide

One of our favourite days on Koh Samui was visiting Na Muang Waterfalls. Not to be missed, here’s all the info for the visiting.

How To Get To Na Muang Waterfalls

Na Muang Waterfalls are easily accessible by road. The two falls are located right next to each other and you can take the highway all the way there.

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 40 minutes to drive across from Chaweng to Na Muang Waterfalls. Whilst nearby we recommend heading to Lipa Noi Beach for sunset!

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.

Na Muang Waterfalls Entrance Fees

It is free to visit Na Muang Waterfalls.

Parking is 20 Baht for bikes and 60 Baht for cars.

Na Muang Waterfalls Opening Times

Na Muang Waterfalls are open all day, every day of the year.

Best Time To Visit Na Muang Waterfalls

If you prefer less crowds and slightly cooler temperatures, it is probably best to visit early or late in the day.

You will find way fewer people at the top of Na Muang Waterfall 2 than at Na Muang Waterfall 1.

It’s quite a trek up to the top of Na Muang Waterfall 2 but well worth the effort and you get to cool down in the beautifully refreshing water.

If there has been recent rainfall you will find the ground quite slippery on the hike up to Na Muang Waterfall 2. The flow of the waterfall will also be heavier.

Appropriate footwear is recommended if climbing to the top of Na Muang Waterfall 2.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel

GoPro

Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

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The slight hill hike to get to Na Muang Waterfall 2

What To Expect At Na Muang Waterfall 1

From the carpark to the waterfall is literally a two minute walk.

The entrance and grounds, consisting of lush green jungle, are very well kept, as Na Muang Waterfalls are the most popular Koh Samui waterfalls and tourism is key for locals.

Na Muang Waterfalls are a really popular place for local families and tourists to relax and swim and make a refreshing change from visiting the beaches in Koh Samui.

This first waterfall is a high rocky waterfall. Not one that shoots over the edge of a cliff but one that runs down the rocks and into the swimming hole below.

We had an awesome day at Na Muang Waterfall 1. There were local kids playing around and dancing and tourists jumping from the small rock point at the side.

If you’re looking for an easy waterfall to get to and a chilled spot to cool off in, then Na Muang Waterfall 1 is your spot.

If you fancy including Na Muang Waterfalls into a day tour you should check out the 7-Hour 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Tour Including Lunch.

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Tourists jumping from the rocks at Na Muang Waterfall 1
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Lauren happy to see some cool water in the Koh Samui heat!

What To Expect At Na Muang Waterfall 2

Completely the opposite to the first waterfall, Na Muang Waterfall 2 is a bit of a hike to the best part of the falls.

It’s around a 1 kilometre walk from the carpark to the base, through beautiful jungle scenery and up and over gravelled grounds. Once you reach the base of the waterfall you’ll find that this is quite a cool area to stop.

However, if you really want the best of what Na Muang Waterfall 2 has to offer, we recommend hiking to the top.

On the day it seemed pretty painful because of the heat as well as it being a little tricky. So take your time and treading carefully, it should only take a 25-30 minute trek up through the jungle.

Once you reach the top you will realise that it was definitely worth the effort, as the views from the peak of the Na Muang Waterfalls are incredible!

There’s also little private rock pool giving some of the best feels of Samui ever and rewarding your legs after the trek.

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The base of Na Muang Waterfall 2 is where most people stop
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The best possible end to our day at Na Muang Waterfalls

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 Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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Namuang Waterfall 1 & 2 In Koh Samui Guide

Ilanit

Saturday 8th of September 2018

Today we try to get to the waterfall namung 2 it was imposible there are no sighns no way to get there it was very disapointing The Entarence costs money and it wasn't worse it :(

Charlie Pauly

Sunday 9th of September 2018

Hey sorry to hear that. We found the waterfall with no problems and many other people have used our blog to capture similar photos from the peak.

Christina

Friday 27th of July 2018

The waterfalls look great! Are there signs for the hike to the top of the 2nd waterfall or did you just strive through the jungle? If so where did you go?

Charlie Pauly

Friday 27th of July 2018

Thanks Christina! From the bottom of the 2nd waterfall you just follow the hike/ropes to the top! :)