Amari Koh Samui

14/3 Chaweng Beach, Samui 84320
Tel. +66 (0) 7723 0077   Fax. +66 (0) 7730 0311

Location

GPS: 9.536754,100, 100.069431

Popular Local Attractions

Big Buddha (Wat Phra Yai)

Big Buddha (Wat Phra Yai)

Built in 1972, the Big Buddha (Wat Phra Yai) is a 12-metre tall ornate golden statue sitting on an elevated platform. A major landmark and place of sacred worship, many locals visit the Big Buddha to light incense to make offerings and pray. The temple complex houses other statues and buildings making it ideal for a half-day visit. If you venture just beyond the temple, you’ll come to a shoreline with stunning oceans views called Big Buddha beach.

   

Distance:
5 kilometres
Approximate Time:
10 minute drive
Fisherman’s Village, Bophut

Fisherman’s Village, Bophut

Charming and quaint, the Fisherman’s Village on Bophut beach is a great way to spend an afternoon or evening. Built by Chinese immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th century, you’ll be able to see some of the original historical wooden homes. Now home to a number of trendy guest houses, coffee shops, restaurants and shops along the beach, the Fisherman’s Village is a popular dining and entertainment spot. There is also a walking street on which you can enjoy a traffic-free stroll and enjoy the lovely sea views.

Distance:
7 kilometres
Approximate Time:
30 15 minute drive
Hin Lad Waterfall & Temple

Hin Lad Waterfall & Temple

beauty offering both adventure and relaxation. There is a comfortable 3 – 4 kilometre hiking trail up the waterfall and if you begin to tire take a break with a cooling dip in one of the many freshwater pools along the way. Or if you prefer to take it easy simply station yourself at the natural pool at the base of the waterfall. Don’t miss out on the Hin Lad Waterfall Temple – a peaceful forest monastery located just before the hiking trail begins. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a bottle of water and your camera.

Distance:
28.1 kilometres
Approximate Time:
50 minute drive

Transport

From Amari Koh Samui Distance Approximate Time By
Koh Samui Airport 3 kilometres 10 minutes Car / shuttle bus
Nathon Pier 23 kilometres 40 minutes Car
Chaweng Town 500 metres 10 minutes Walk