The Taling Ngam area is on the south west coast is a beautiful introduction to Koh Samui if you are looking for a palm fringed quiet beach and just want to find that hammock and chill.
Known as the “virgin coast” the beach is divided by rock formations and sunsets here are beautifully by the Five Islands and the islands of the National Marine Park
The centerpiece on this west facing coastline is the 5 star Intercontinental hotel and offers fine dining spa services and some watersports activities. The exclusive Conrad Hotel forms the south west corner of the area.
Long boat tours over to the Five Islands and the Marine Park are available from a beach restaurant nearby. There are good quality restaurants nearby and some will provide transport to and from your villa.
Taling Ngam is away from the normal tourist hubs it a great place to visit to get away from to enjoy the untouched beauty and authentic Thai life in a small village
There are an array of things to do in Taling Ngam. Take an adventure in a boat from the beach to nearby Five Islands and Koh Matsun for unforgettable views, go on a mountain adventure and discover Na Muang waterfalls and the secret Magic Garden.
Long tail boat trips out to the Five Islands as well as Koh Matsun and Koh Taen can be arranged from a nearby restaurant.
Some of the small resorts may offer Kayaks for hire, to explore the bay. Hobie Cats are on the beach too, however these may be restricted to particular hotel guests only.
Paradise Park Farm
High above Taling Ngam on Koh Samui's highest mountain is the Paradise Park Farm. Originally a bird zoo with different exotic species, there are also now animals spread out over the park in different zones where you can pet and feed them. If not for the park, the view would be worth the trip alone. Take lunch at the restaurant and relax afterwards round the infinity edge pool. Would recommend taking some kind of wrap as the air is cooler at this level.
There are 2 waterfalls. 'Na Muang 1' is 18 metres high and can be reached by vehicle. 'Na Muang two' is about 80 metres high and can only be reached by a 30 minute walk. These waterfalls are the most scenic on the island.
A serene and quiet place high in the hills of the interior of Koh Samui. The Magic Garden also known as Heavens Garden, with an unusual collection of sculptured ancient Thai figures and animals in lush jungle surrounds. It is recommended this should be taken as part of a tour.
Wat Kiri Wongkaran
A beautiful white temple that features some amazing artwork and unique architecture. Just like any other Wats in Koh Samui, Wat Kiri Wongkaram exudes a peaceful setting. The temple is also famous for the renowned mummified monk Loung Por Ruam. Visitors can view the body that has been kept inside a glass case for many years and has baffled scientists with the lack of decomposition.
Taling Ngam, although a secluded part of the island, is well located. Nathon the administrative and ferryport capital is only a 20-minute drive away to the north for shopping. Here you will find banks, many tourist shops and street cafes lining the main one way street as well as a small Tesco supermarket.