Thong Krut is located in the relatively undeveloped south of the island and is considered a perfect place to stop off for a snack or lunch whilst having a tour around Koh Samui.
Here you will find a small picturesque fishing village with brightly coloured fishing boats and a backdrop of small islands to the one side, and coconut plantations to the other.
Several rustic Thai restaurants line the waters edge with some doubling up as tour operators offering charters or joining trips by long tail boat or fishing trips over to the neigbouring islands and beyond.
The scenic beauty of this area has more recently been discovered and there is now some waterfront development as well as some more upmarket dining choices.
Thong Krut is another village that retains it's authenticity with the community involved mainly in the fishing industry. It is not so much of a beach spot however some of the waterfront restaurant owners have now provided a few sun loungers on the hard packed sand in front of their restaurants so that at least you can relax and enjoy the view as a dip in the sea would not be recommended