If you’re looking for the best beach in Koh Samui, look no further. Also known as Crystal Bay, here’s all you need to know about Silver Beach Koh Samui.
Silver Beach is located on the East side of the island, just a short drive down from the popular tourist area or Chaweng.
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!
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.
Silver Beach Koh Samui Entrance Fee
It is free to visit this beach.
Silver Beach Koh Samui Opening Times
Open all day, every day.
Best Time To Visit Silver Beach + Tips
The best time to visit Koh Samui is between the months of December and March, when the weather is most settled.
The hottest month of the year is June, with temperatures reaching 33°c.
This is quite a popular beach, so if you want it to yourself you need to get up early and get there before everyone else is up and about.
What To Pack
Silver Beach Koh Samui was definitely our favourite beach and it was all down to the beautiful pure white sand and perfectly transparent water.
It offers the perfect spot for sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling. You can even see small fishes swimming around your legs if you step into the water.
This 250 metre long tropical beach paradise is set in a charming little bay just north of Lamai Beach . It is surrounded by beautiful rocks and has some private sandy areas to relax in.
With it being such a perfect location along with its lovely chilled atmosphere, we had to make Silver Beach our best beach in Koh Samui.
To get to Silver Beach Koh Samui, it can be a little misleading. It also goes by the name of Crystal Bay because of the name of one of the resorts that sits right on the beach.
So, when you’re entering the beach it actually looks like you’re driving up to a hotel but if you keep passing through you will find the entrance to the beach.
It was a little busy when we visited but that definitely doesn’t affect its standing as our best beach in Koh Samui.
Resorts At Silver Beach
The hotels and restaurants running along the back of the beach include Crystal Bay Beach Resort, Silver Beach Resort, Thongtakian Resort and the Crystal Bay Yacht Club.
If you’re looking for a nice meal whilst at the beach, all the resorts have beachfront restaurants serving fresh local seafood as well as classic international dishes.
Crystal Bay Yacht Club, at the southern end of the beach, hosts a dive centre offering a wide choice of day trips and PADI courses. It also has a beach club/restaurant that has live music, a beachfront pool and fresh Thai and international dishes.
Sea kayaks are available to rent from the hotels and there are a couple of beach massage parlours under the shade of the trees that offer a range of massages, manicures and pedicures.
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.