It is Surat Thani's major tourist attraction. The island has numerous lovely beaches
and bays. It is almost literally an island of coconuts and forested hills, and is fast
be coming a resort of international stature. Samui's best beaches line the northern
and eastern coasts, the most popular being Chaweng and Lamai where, generally,
the most attractive accommodation is found.
Besides beaches, other island attractions include the Hin Lat and Na Muang waterfalls the phallic rock formations at the
southern end of Lamai Bay; a massive seated Buddha inage of Fan isle and Na Thon, the island's major seafront settlement
where shops, restaurants, tour agencies and hotels are located.