Hin Ta Hin Yai rocks are a couple of weirdly shaped rock formations located on the East coast of Koh Samui. These rocks are also known as “Grandfather and Grandmother” rocks because of their ehm well… obvious shapes. It’s a fun thing to see, especially when you are already on the East coast of Samui, exploring Lamai beach or Overlap Stone viewpoint for example. Read in this blog post everything you need to know about Hin Ta Hin Yai rocks!
How to get to Hin Ta Hin Yai Koh Samui
The best way to get around the island is by renting a motorbike for around 200baht per day, depending on the season. You can also go by taxi or a Songtaew, but of course you are way more flexible if you go with a scooter. It is easy to find Hin Ta Hin Yai rocks with Google maps and besides that the site is located along the beach close to the main road. You can combine a visit together with other things to do in Koh Samui like Overlap Stone viewpoint and Lamai beach.
What to expect at Hin Ta Hin Yai
Funnily enough, this natural attraction is a very famous thing to do on Koh Samui. There is a whole touristic scene around these rocks but no entrance fee, only a parking fee of 10 Baht.
Hin Ta Hin Yai is also known as Grandfather’s and Grandmother’s rocks where ‘Ta’ means Grandfather and ‘Yai’ means Grandmother. The rock formations with an incredible view of the ocean are worth to visit. Funnily enough, the most exciting people who take a lot of pictures and giggle the most are the Chinese! The reason for that is, the rock formations have a bizarre shape, it resembles the female and male genitalia.
If it’s one of the things you can’t miss while on Koh Samui, I would honestly say no. You’re not missing out on something spectacular if you haven’t been to this place. It’s a funny spot and the view is beautiful, there are even a few rock pools where you can relax in! But there are far more beautiful spots on Koh Samui. It’s just a cool place to tick of from your Koh Samui itinerary!
Koh Samui weather
If you are planning to visit Koh Samui, of course you want to go in the best months with the driest days. The monsoon usually lasts from October through December with November as the wettest month. February and March, on the other hand, are the sunniest months. January is (statistically) the coolest month and April the hottest time of the year. Broadly you can travel to Koh Samui from January until October to have the best chance on a sunny vacation.
Where to stay in Koh Samui
This depends on what you are looking for and what your budget is considering the Samui hotels or beach resort you can choose. If you’re looking for entertainment and nightlife you have to stay around the Chaweng area. But if you’re more into relaxing and quiet beaches, then book your accommodation around the more in the south or around Maenam beach area as it’s much quieter.