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Big Buddha is only one km from Samui Airport and four km from Chaweng Beach. One can take highway 4171 straight to Big Buddha. The highway, which parallels the beach, is lined with a range of resorts. You can take the road further east to Chaweng via Thong Sai bay and Choeng Mon.
Some of the better hotels here are the White House or the Tong Sai Bay (in the north of the bay).

   


Big Buddha

Big Buddha Beach, officially signposted as Bang Ruk, is named after a 22 m gold painted Buddha image at the eastern end of Samui. It is a small  village in a calm and scenic bay. The beach is lined with about 20 resorts and a few private houses. There are capes at both ends jutting out to protect the bay so the water is calm and shallow. Choeng Mon beach is a very good and safe place for swimming, but even during the peak season it appears to be almost deserted. It is a peaceful and quiet spot for an escape from the crowds, but it is not too remote to connect with any other beaches in Samui. The only inconvenience was that there were not many restaurants here, but there are a number of vendors and food stalls which sell snacks such as grilled squid, mussels, fish cakes and shrimp balls. There are numerous restaurants on Big Buddha beach so you can enjoy meals from many parts of the world including Indonesia, India, and France, as well as local Thai food. The neighboring village of Bophut is also rich with cuisine from Italy and France as well as some fairly good seafood restaurants
               

 

There is one temple on Ko Samui that almost every traveller to the island pays a visit to: the Big Buddha Temple (or Wat Phra Yai, the official name; it is also known under the name of Hin Ngu Temple). The giant (12 meter tall) golden Buddha statue of this temple is a major landmark of Samui and is one of the first things that you can discern if you arrive via plane on the island. At this monumental landmark on the north coast of Samui you'll find elements of Buddhism, Brahminism and animism in the design, ornamentation and ritual connected with this popular shrine and meditation centre. Large Nagas (serpents from Buddhist mythology) with elaborate and really terrifying claws flank the staircase. Besides the big statue, the temple offers a shrine with a Buddha Maitreya (the Buddha of the Future), very fat and happy-looking. A decorated Viharn is currently under construction, but not yet finished. If you are coming from Chiang Mai or Bangkok and expect to see breathtaking masterpieces of temple architecture in Ko Samui, you are going to be disappointed, but the island`s modest monasteries definitely have a special charm of their own. The gaudy bazaar within the temple grounds offers souvenirs both secular and religious, everything from T-shirts and hats to protective amulets. Spiritual concerns and everyday life tend to overlap in Buddhist centres more than they do in some other religions.
A lot of tourists come to this temple - and the monks soon realized that these foreign visitors might be a good source of donations. Their current project is a new shrine hall, and for the future they plan to renew the gold paint of the Buddha statue (there is already a big billboard that states how many cans of paint will be needed - and how much money that will cost!). There is an astonishing array of donations boxes and "donation machines" that are sometimes funny or touching to see: machines where you insert a coin the machine gives you a horoscope (the more you donate, the better your prospects!).

                         

 
 

 

RECOMMENDED HOTELS & RESORTS

THE IMPERIAL BOAT HOUSE HOTEL & RESORT
Choeng Mon beach

 

The Imperial Boat House Hotel, one of the world's most original and beautiful resorts, has undergone a stunning overall upgrade that maintains its position as Ko Samui's favorite choice for visitors.  Major improvements have touched every section of The Imperial Boat House Hotel, from the lobby and main building to the gardens and leisure facilities.

At the same time, a host of exciting new amenities has been added, including a Spa Centre, and additional swimming pool.

DETAILS
Rating: ****and half
Rooms: 210 rooms, 34 suites, 165 deluxe rooms
Room Facilities air condition, IDD telephone, mini bar, sat tv, video, coffee and tea station, hair dryer, safe deposit
In-house facilities: swimming pool, children's pool, Jacuzzi, 4 restaurants, business center, spa, fitness centre,  massage, water sports
Price range: 3375, 4500, 5125, 6100 Thai baht
Description: Like a superior private home, the Santiburi Resort provides individual accommodation that offers the last word in luxury.   One of the finest places to stay on the island and certainly the best at Maenam beach.                                                                           

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THE TONG SAI BAY RESORT
Tong Sai Bay

 

 

Located on the northeast coast of Samui Island in the Gulf of Thailand, The Tongsai Bay is set in 25 acres of beautiful gardens and designed to blend harmoniously with the surroundings.
This is the only luxury resort with a private beach in Samui.

DETAILS
Rating: ****and half
Rooms: 44 cottage suits
Room Facilities air condition, IDD telephone, mini bar, sat tv, coffee and tea station, hair dryer, safe deposit, open air bath tub on each balcony
In-house facilities: salt water swimming pool, children's pool, Jacuzzi, 3 restaurants, spa, fitness centre,  massage, water sports
Price range: 8500, 9500, 18 000, 21 000 Thai baht
Description: Sitting on a gentle slope leading to the beach, the all - suite Tongsai Bay has one of the world's best views in a setting that is as near to paradise as you ever likely encounter.                                                                        

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