This unique viewpoint made of a giant rock is one of the lesser-known hidden gems on Koh Samui island. It offers breathtaking views of Lamai Beach and the surrounding area. You can combine this spectacular view with other things to do like Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks and of course visiting the beaches of Koh Samui. In this blog post you will find everything you need to know about Overlap Stone viewpoint Koh Samui.
How to get to Overlap Stone viewpoint Koh Samui
To get around Koh Samui and be flexible in when and where you stop, the best option is to rent a scooter for around 200 baht per day. But if you’re not feeling safe driving a scooter, you can also go with a taxi or Songtaew.
Overlap Stone viewpoint Koh Samui is located in the upper jungle area of Lamai. Google Maps will help you to find the way. There are some signs along the way which makes it clear to you where the parking area is and which path to follow towards the Overlap Stone viewpoint Koh Samui. Be aware that the road will be a bit steep.
Once you’ve parked your scooter you have to walk for a few minutes through the jungle. You pass some abandoned cars and it almost feels as if you enter someones home. I don’t know if there is still someone living there, we didn’t hear or saw anyone in the hour that we stayed there.
What to expect at Overlap Stone viewpoint
After you’ve parked your scooter or stepped out of the car, you have to walk for a few minutes through the jungle. There are signs which lead you to the Overlap Stone viewpoint. There you will see the huge stone looking over Lamai beach and the surrounding area connected by a small bridge. This natural phenomenon is quite unique as the perfectly round-shaped stone is resting on a natural platform. Because of its unusual location, you really have the feeling of entering someone’s backyard. But if you’re lucky just like us, you have a chance of being alone at the viewpoint.
At the beginning of the small bridge, there is a tipping jar where you can put 20 baht in. This is for maintenance as well as a small tip.
Be careful on your way down with your scooter. After you’ve explored the Overlap Stone viewpoint Koh Samui, there is plenty of other stuff to do. You can visit Namuang waterfall, Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks or chill at Lamai beach. If Lamai beach isn’t what you were looking for, there are many more beach options nearby. You can check out Silver beach which is located in a hidden bay, or head to the areas Chaweng where you can find Bophut beach and Chaweng beach.
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.