The area of Bang Por is located on the north west coast of Koh Samui where tourist activity is low key compared with the popular areas in the north east and is classed as family friendly. It has a beautiful palm fringed coastline with a ‘walking’ beach stretching from Ban Tai beach to the rocky headland at Laem Noi beach. Swimming is possible most times of the year when they tide is not too low exposing the offshore coral reef.
Bang Por boasts excellent beachside restaurants, health and wellness spa retreats, beach resorts and hotels, including the luxurious Four Seasons Resort in the north west corner of the island.
Bang Por is within 30 minutes of the airport and just 10 minutes from Nathon, Koh Samui's main ferry port and administrative centre with its numerous shops, bars and restaurants.
Many of the first Koh Samui villa rentals available with thier own private swimming pools were located in Bang Por in the hills above the beach. They offered amazing west facing sunset views over the Angthong National Marine Park or stunning views over to the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan.
Beach projects in the form of Thai style beach houses were also popular in the early days but we are now seeing an ever increasing development of luxury contemporary design villas both in the hills and beachfront in this stunning north west corner of Koh Samui.
The Coral Cay villas including Villa Monsoon and Villa Lilly offer a complimentary shuttle service down to the beach and restaurants for guests. The villas also have access to he floddlit tennis court in front of the villas.
At the east end of Ban Tai beach, Bang Por are the beautiful beachfront villas of The Lotus Beach Villa and The Banyan Beach Villa part of the Lotus Samui development of just 5 holiday pool villas.
Ban Tai beach, leads into the narrower strip of Bang Po beach, Bang Por which is bordered mainly by beach restaurants however the stunning beachfront Kya Beach House and the majestic luxury Villa Riva bookend the beach.
Beyond Villa Riva is Laem Noi beach, Bank Por and the stunning contemporay designed Villa Malouna takes centre stage for accommodating the largest number of guests in a 5 bedroom villa and childrens dorm. Neighbouring Villa Malouna are 4 other beachfront villas also of contemporary design. A headland separates these villas beyond which is the 5 star Four Seasons Hotel.
The different types of holiday villas available to rent in Koh Samui can be found below and in our villa collections page
There are a number of rustic Thai style restaurants along the beach stretching from Ban Tai at the east to Bang Po at the west and all offering the stunning views over to the island of Koh Phangan.
On the beach you will find the following eateries and some provide sun loungers for you to relax on the beach after your meal. Also along the Bang Po bay guests can find several laid-back beach bars set in thatch-roof shacks all with sunset views and cocktail menus.
Bang Po Seafood, Takho, Krua Ban Po and Khanom Jeen Pla Khiao
Discover some of the best seafood in Samui at the above beach restaurants
Cow Man Gai
A rustic beach side restaurant offers delicious organic chicken with steamed rice or stewed pork that just falls off the bone with rice, unbelievably delicious, another short beach walk away.
A funky small beach coffee shop and bar has some delicious coffee creations.
The high end KOH restaurant at the 5 star Four Seasons hotel at Laem Yai beach perched on a breezy hilltop amid with stunning views is recommended to explore the island’s exciting flavors of the Southern Thailand’s cuisine.
Relax Sunset Bar & Restaurant
Dressed cabanas and fairy lights create a perfect spot a perfect for a tasty Thai early evening meal and enjoy the amazing sunset views
Celli's Pizzeria Italiano
This can be found on the ring road in Bang Por opposite the beach.
Should you wish to have ultra delicious and very good value Thai food - visit The Terrace restaurant run by a local Thai familylocated at Ban Tai come highly recommended. It is not in the best position just a few steps from the busy roadside, but in just a few minutes the environment you are in seated in a tropical garden has taken you to another place !