Placed adjacent to one another, Samrong Beach and Thongson Bay are often considered a pair of twin beaches by the locals. Both beaches may be found on the paradise island of Koh Samui — at the most northeastern corner of the island, near the very popular beach of Choeng Mon.
But unlike Choeng Mon Beach, “the twins” aren’t really all that well-known — making them a most suitable destination for beach lovers who want to skip the crowds to enjoy a quiet evening.
The Twin Beaches — Samrong Beach & Thongson Bay
Both beaches are of similar shape, size, and appearance, and are only separated by a small cape. But the similarities don’t stop there as both Samrong Beach and Thongson Bay feature an out-of-the-way vibe which includes a beautiful tropical beach with shallow waters that are inhabited by an underwater garden full of magnificent corals and vibrant sea life.
And while both spots are home to some very charming albeit simple hotels, very few tourists ever find their way here — despite the fact that there are marked paths that lead to each. Most visitors will completely ignore the small nondescript side roads and instead drive straight past them, effectively missing out on one (or two, in this case) of the best-kept secrets on Koh Samui.
If you ever find yourself in this hidden oasis, you’ll be glad to know that pretty beaches aren’t the only things on the menu here. There are a couple of places of interest nearby including Wat Phra Yai and Wat Plai Laem Temple — both found within a short drive away.