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.
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.
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
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.
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…
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.
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.