Silver beach is also known as Crystal bay, and it quickly becomes clear why. This beautiful hidden beach is a true gem from all the other beaches on Koh Samui. Located on the East coast but more south and further away from the touristic places like Chaweng and Lamai beach. On Silver beach you have everything you need for a relaxing day on the beach. The sand is beautiful and soft, there is natural shade, there is a restaurant and above all, the beach is just perfectly clean with the softest sand! Read in this blog post everything you need to know about Silver beach.
How to get to Silver beach Koh Samui
To get to Silver beach Koh Samui can be a bit misleading because it looks like you’re entering a beach resort. But after you’ve parked your scooter on the car park you actually have to walk through the resort to reach the beach an restaurant. The beach also goes by the name Crystal bay, and the crystal clear water of the sea makes sense where this name comes from.
You can combine a visit to Silver beach together with other things to visit in Koh Samui like Overlap viewpoint. The best way to get around the island is by renting a motorbike for around 200baht per day. You can also go by taxi or Songtaew, but of course you are way more flexible to go with a scooter.
What to expect at Silver beach
Located on the South East coast of Koh Samui, this beautiful beach is hidden in a bay, but still very easy to access. Only one restaurant and a resort can be found at the bay which gives it a very intimate feeling. The beach is clean and offers natural shade through the trees. There is a restaurant where you can order food and drinks, or just sit down and relax in the shade. There are some rocks scattered through the waters of Silver Beach but it’s not directly necessary to wear water shoes because the sand around is super soft. Silver beach is actually one of the best beaches in Koh Samui with the softest sand!
Close to Silver beach there is plenty of stuff to do. You can go to Overlap viewpoint, read more about that site here. Or visit Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks, read more here. If Silver beach isn’t what you were looking for, there are many more beach options nearby. You can check out Lamai beach which is located more on the touristic side of the island, 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.