Thong Krut is a secluded beach on the south west coast of Koh Samui. It offers breathtaking scenery with views out over Koh Tan and Koh Mudsam in the Gulf of Thailand. There are many trips out to these two islands where you can snorkel and dive. The south coast is generally very quiet and relaxing; there is no shopping or nightlife nearby but it is only a 20 minute drive to Lamai or 30 minutes to Chaweng.
Thong Krut Bay is not really a spot for swimming. It is a picturesque small fishing village with a beautiful views of the islands to the south. On the beach there are many local restaurants that are built on stilts into the sea where you can relax and have a meal and drink.
Along the road through Thong Krut there are many typical, old Thai homes and some small local shops selling basic necessities for the local population. These shops are mainly run by locals and seem not to have changed in decades.