Intricately painted wooden boats are used to this day to catch and deliver fish directly to the local markets. The beach is a working environment and not very pleasant, but take a stroll through its market and capture a glimpse into the lives of one of the island’s original communities. Beyond Hua Thanon, the southern coast offers some of the most unspoiled natural scenery on Samui. You will find quaint local villages and coconut plantations that have endured the test of time, and remained unaffected by the new development of resorts and residential areas appearing sporadically throughout the landscape. The pace of life here remains as it has been over the past 50 years or more.
It is located on the opposite side of the island from your holiday home at Coconut Resorts, about a 45-minute drive. This beach is not one for sunbathing, however does have some amazing winds for those interested in Kite-Surfing. This is an area not tended to by tour companies, and as you stroll through the streets you will be greeted with surprised looks, and with also some of the brightest smiles Thailand has to offer.
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