The area of Bang Por is located on the north west coast of Koh Samui where tourist activity is low key compared with other Koh Samui destinations. 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.