Laem Sett is a Koh Samui destination aimed at nature loving visitors seeking a combination of land and aquatic flora and fauna. Whether you are an animal lover or just want to keep the kids entertained in a natural environment, the area around Laem Sett makes for a perfect Koh Samui family holiday away from mainstream tourism.
Laem Sett is located on the southeast coast of Koh Samui in an area of outstanding natural beauty with quiet sandy beaches and un-interrupted views to nearby tropical islands. The seasonal tides vary greatly along the Laem Sett coastline, in particular during the summer months when the water recedes over 100 m exposing the reef and creating a wide expanse of shallow water opening up the beaches to all sorts of other pastimes including kite boarding and kite surfing activities. Venture out a little further to snorkel in Laem Sett's coral reef.
While the south east coast around Laem Sett is very relaxing there are no shops or nightlife nearby, it is a 20 minute drive to Lamai and 40 minutes to Chaweng for the shops and vibrant nightlife, Koh Samui's number one entertainment destination. The unspoilt coastline at Laem Sett is fringed with towering coconut palms bending at steep angles creating a distinct landscape that makes Laem Sett a unique Koh Samui destination. This area of Koh Samui is just as tranquil and relaxing as some of Koh Samui's northern coastal towns and villages, with excellent restaurants, hotels and health and wellness spa retreats, set amongst luxury beachside pool villas.
If the Children are looking for alternative entertainment to playing in the sand or splashing around in the villa's private pool then Laem Sett has a few tourist attractions that are well worth visiting. A short drive inland from Laem Sett will take you to the Butterfly Gardens. Here you can observe many species of these beautiful creatures within their natural habitat under fine netting on a hillside location. Alternatively visit the Koh Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo at nearby Hua Thanon. Here you will see many species of marine life including sharks and numerous colourful and unusual species of fish. There is also the most amazing collection of tropical birds, royal Bengal tigers and leopards.