Hua Thanon is a large village located on the south east coast of Koh Samui. It is one of the places on the island that really gives a glimpse into what daily life is like for the residents of Koh Samui. It is a fishing village but has lots to offer as a destination away from the more tourist populated parts of the island.
The people in Hua Thanon are extremely welcoming and warm and are always glad to see people who come to explore their way of life. The village being largely Muslim while the rest of the Island is largely Buddhist. It is here in Hua Thanon that you will find the only Mosque on the island tucked away behind the main part of the town.
The beach here is lovely for a walk along but is not recommended for swimming. The village is also well known for the artistry of the local fishermen who take pride in intricately painting their boats making watching them at work even more interesting. It is a delightful place to while away an afternoon just watching the local way of life and the fisherman as they go about their day.
Hua Thanon is the place to go if you love seafood and want to go shopping for delicious local seafood that is sold for incredible prices and is said to be the very best that you will get anywhere on the island. In the village itself you will find a lively market as well as some restaurants, but there is not a huge amount there in the way of attractions and resorts however, there are of course, some lovely beach front villas in the village which offer some truly beautiful views of the southern coast of Samui.
Life in Hua Thanon continues in much the same manner as it has for the past few centuries, with the local businesses being based mainly around the supply and demand of fish and seafood as well as a few other different types of business such as small shops, a barbers and a bike repair shop.