Bang Rak Beach Information Guide
Bang Rak beach is located in the north east of Koh Samui and has white sand, nice swimming options and safety for kids. Bang Rak is more than just a beach. The surrounding village and a must visit for its restaurants, low key but fun nightlife and general fun atmosphere.
It’s a quiet area, but there’s a lot on offer. The restaurants are of an international standard at one end, and impossibly cheap yet delicious at the other. A number of resorts offer dining right on the beach, close to the gentle water. Saboey and Quo Vadis is a good choice and has its own style of fusion cuisine.
You can enjoy swimming all year round because the waters are so clam. Then, retiring to the sands for a rest, you won’t be bothered by vendours selling their trashy trinkets like on so much of the island face. Big Buddha is within easy reach. It’s a big statue of the Buddha and Samui’s most visited tourist attraction.
Bang Rak is also home to one of our favourite sports bars, The Office: big screens, well managed, no pestering from bar girls and all the international sports of the day shown on schedule, a comfortable and lazy way to spend your days.
There’s a pier in Bang Rak, and from here you can pop over to the Full Moon Party once a month. To keep you occupied in the mean time, there are daily trips over to the Angthong National Marine Park. The place has a good claim to being paradise on earth and is a must visit.
Saboey is a beautiful, secluded resort designed to maximize serenity, space and privacy. It is nestled amidst lush tropical gardens and landscaped around a stunning double-infinity freshwater pool and cascading Jacuzzi. Read more
Antica Locanda is a fine dining pizzeria of the friendliest quality. Combining the warmth and hospitality of Italian and Thai culture, owner Stefano Giacomelli creates a culinary home away from home, full of Italian flavour, rustic charm and laid-back enjoyment. A resident of Samui since 1996, Stefano loves welcoming new and regular customers alike to his charming Bangrak establishment. Read more