Bang Kao Beach Information Guide
Photo: Thong Krut Beach, Koh Samui
The beach is 2km in length and fairly good for running. The sand is flat down by the water’s edge and soft and fine elsewhere, so it’s fine for rolling around with beach games and merriment at your leisure. You’ll have to stay close to the palms for shelter. It gets hot, hot hot in the afternoon. Some people prefer to deck themselves out on the sands after 5pm when it gets little cooler.
It’s an isolated area, so the sands and sea are free. The waters are warm pretty much all year round, and like everywhere on Koh Samui are clear and clean so it’s great for a swim, and unlike anything residents of Europe or the US will have experienced.
At the end of the day, there’s nothing better than relaxing on the beach and enjoying the sunset. The Ban Kao sunset is one of the highlights of the island. The merging of sultry colours and abundance of meteorological marvels are a sight to see every evening.
One of the rare and most curious sights on the island is located on Ban Kao. Inside the vaults of Wat Khunaram temple, open to the public for a limited period of time, are the remains of a Mummified monk, miraculously deceased over 30 years ago and yet today, preserved by the powers that be, and still not looking a day older than Michael Jackson.
Easy Time Resort offers 17 rooms which are contained in a selection of low rise one to four storey buildings, surrounded by the oasis of a coconut grove and verdant tropical gardens. Read more
The Patio Restaurant, part of the Pavilion Samui Boutique Resort. Beachside dining at it’s best. Relax and enjoy delicious Italian and Thai cuisine from the extensive menu. Read more