Silver Beach Overview

The 250-meter beach called Silver is one of the most popular places to visit in Koh Samui. It lies close to the more popular Lamai and Chaweng beaches and is less frequented by nagging tourists, so if you want some tranquility and quiet time – this the place to be at.

The beach is also famous for snorkeling and deep-sea diving, so if you like adventure sports, do check it out. Enjoy a quiet day at the beach sunbathing with a cocktail, or take a long walk down the white strip of sand.

Highlights - Serene and calm environment, snorkeling, sunbathing

Location - Maret, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani

Timings - Open 24 hours

Price - Free

Silver Beach is located on Koh Samui Island which is located along the eastern coast of Thailand, in the Gulf of Thailand. Popularly known as Crystal Bay and Haad Thong Ta-khian (meaning ‘beach of Ta-Khian trees), it is highly visited by tourists and is one of the most popular beaches on the island. Silver Beach is a paradise which is located close to the highly visited and  popular area of Chaweng.

It is one of the rare beaches because of its location amidst the mountains of Chaweng. Offering a stunning view of the ocean on one side and the hills on the other, Silver Beach is slowly becoming a tourist hub in Ko Samui Island.Nevertheless, one can still enjoy the tranquil white sand and azure water of the beach.

One can do various activities near the beach like swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling and fishing. Along the coast of the beach, various massage and spa centers offer various relaxing massages.
This small but majestic beach has a lot in its basket to offer to the tourists.

How To Reach

By air: Koh Samui Airport is around 11 km from Silver Beach. From the airport, one can take private cabs to the beach which can cost you $30-$40 per day.

By road: Silver Beach is easily accessible by road. It is located near Chaweng, a popular tourist spot. From Chaweng, you can hire scooters which can cost you around $8 per day or ride in the Songthaews which are local tuk-tuk rickshaws.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Silver Beach is during the late afternoon and early evening, as one can get a glimpse of some small fish and a few marine animals who visit the sea shore.The best time of the year to visit Silver Beach is from February to November.

From February to early May, Koh Samui Island has a lot of sunny days so one can enjoy sunbathing on the island. During the monsoon season (from September to November), one can experience a mild and humid climate with the cool breeze blowing all day.

Other Essential Information

 Maret, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand.

Timing: Silver Beach is open 24 hours a day.

Places to Stay near Silver Beach

Silver Beach has many hotels and villas where one can have a wonderful stay. Chaweng town near the beach houses many famous and budget-friendly stay options.
Below are some places to stay near Silver Beach.

1. Tango Luxe Beach Villa: 
Offering facilities private and beach-facing villas, Tango Luxe is one of the finest places to stay near Silver Beach. In its private villa, one can get facilities like en suite bathroom, private pools, separate shower decks, free wifi, sun loungers, etc.

Alongside its magnificent villas, one can also opt for its famous spa-treatments and its restaurants. There is a massive pool in the middle of the villa which has a DJ and rain dance facility. Due to its proximity from Silver Beach, Tango Luxe Beach is a very popular stay option.

2. Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana: 
A beautiful stay option near Silver Beach, Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana is located on the Chaweng road. All the rooms and villas of this place are floored with traditional wooden flooring making it a more unique stay option. Other than its traditional flooring, it offers cozy rooms with free wifi and swimming pools.

The rooms are also equipped with things like tea and coffee maker and minibar.
Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana has a big pool which has a wave pool system and a separate pool bar. It is around 500 meters from Silver Beach and is one of the best stay options for groups. 

3. Arina Boutique Residence: 
A pocket-friendly stay location, Arina Boutique Residence is located on the Chaweng Road and is very close to Silver Beach and Central Chaweng Market. Each and every room of this hotel is decorated with traditional Thai artwork.

The rooms of the hotel have a sea-facing balcony and first-class interiors and bathroom.

Travellers’ Tip for visiting Silver Beach

Locals and tourists advise people not to wear shoes on the sand of the beach. This is because the sand is very soft and one should experience the soft sand. 

The way to Silver Beach can be confusing as it is located behind a beach resort. 

It is advisable to carry proper sunglasses on the beach. Also, to prevent heatstroke, wear a cap or hat. 

If you want to enjoy the beach in perfect solace and privacy, visit the beach early in the morning or late at night.
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