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Namuang Waterfall 1 & 2 In Koh Samui – A Complete Guide

One of our favourite days on the island was visiting Namuang Waterfall Koh Samui. Not to be missed – here’s all the info for the visiting.

How To Get To Namuang Waterfall Koh Samui

Namuang Waterfall Koh Samui is 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 Namuang Waterfall. 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.

Namuang Waterfall Opening Times

The waterfalls are open all day, every day of the year.

Namuang Waterfall Entrance Fees

Entrance: Free

Parking: 20 Baht for bikes / 60 Baht for cars

Best Time To Visit Namuang Waterfall + Tips

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 Namuang Waterfall 2 than at Namuang Waterfall 1.

It’s quite a trek up to the top of Namuang 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 Namuang Waterfall 2. The flow of the waterfall will also be heavier.

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

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel


Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

What To Expect At Namuang Waterfall 1

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

The entrance and grounds are very well kept, as Namuang Waterfall are the most popular Koh Samui waterfalls and tourism is key for locals.

Namuang Waterfall 1 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 Namuang 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 Namuang Waterfall 1 is your spot.

If you fancy including Namuang Waterfall 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 Namuang Waterfall Koh Samui
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Lauren happy to see some cool water in the Koh Samui heat!

What To Expect At Namuang Waterfall 2

Completely the opposite to Namuang 1, Namuang 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, up and over gravelled grounds. The base of the waterfall is quite cool and looks something like this…

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The slight hill hike to get to Namuang Waterfall 2
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The base of Namuang Waterfall 2…this is where most people stop

If you really want the best of what Namuang Waterfall 2 has to offer, we recommend hiking to the top.

On the day it seemed pretty painful because of the heat. Although looking back it was only a 25-30 minute trek through the jungle.

The views from the peak of the Namuang Waterfall Koh Samui are incredible! There’s a 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 pools at the top of the Koh Samui waterfalls
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The best possible end to our day at Namuang Waterfall Koh Samui

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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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.


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! :)