Tongson Bay is located on the northern most tip of Koh Samui. It is rekowned for its naturally occurring bay that seals its tropical beauty from the rest of Koh Samui. White sandy beaches and clear blue waters with Koh Phangan visible from its coastline make Tongson Bay another gem on the island's stunning coastline. Tongson Bay has seen more development over recent years with several luxury villas rising out of the rugged coastline and enough restaurants dotted along the beach to ensure your taste buds are well nourished during your Koh Samui holiday.
Tongson Bay may at times seem disconnected from other Koh Samui beach destinations with life in the area focussing on catering for a smaller but significant trickle of visitors. Among the hotels, spas and restaurants in Tongson Bay, you will find a few quaint guesthouses owned by locals, with traditional Thai cuisine on offer in their small restaurants. If you are looking for a more exciting shopping experience or some fun after the sunsets, then head off to Chaweng for a few hours, but you will quickly appreciate the tranquillity of Tongson Bay.
Tongson Bay may be a smaller spot in Koh Samui but has the same picturesque beaches without lots of tourists. As a growing Koh Samui holiday destination, with some luxury villas and the odd hotel and resort Tongson Bay offers a fair balance between the more laid-back island life of the north coast towns and tourist activity of east Koh Samui. Water sports facilities are readily available in Tongson Bay but for a break from the beach, Tongson Bay is within a short driving distance of the famous Golden Big Buddha and the temple at Plai Laem. If you are keen to venture off the Koh Samui shores, then Koh Phangan is a must see. Tongson Bay is at one the closest spots to Koh Phangan, which is rapidly growing as another popular island destination in the gulf of Thailand.