Travellers will enjoy the seaside area of Bang Rak Beach on their visit to Koh Samui. The area is located on the northern coast of the island, and as such has many opportunities for diving and sailing in the picturesque Gulf of Thailand. Bang Rak is not far from Fisherman's Village, a charming town with many restaurants.
HomeAway offers over 20 holiday rentals in the Bang Rak Beach area alone. These range from luxury Bang Rak Beach villas with sea views, to apartments in Bang Rak Beach for two.
Located very close to Bang Rak Beach, Luxsa spa offers a variety of massage and treatments packages. Various types of Thai and Siam massages are available for those first time massage recipients, and those well-versed in massage styles.
Visit the large Antantara Spa. Designed by Bill Bensley, this calming environment is designed with relaxation in mind. Various treatments are available, such as steam rooms, aromatherapy, organic herbs, and massages and facials. Couples' packages are also available, as well as a colour therapy room.
Nautiness Sailing Thailand:
Just off the coast of Bang Rak, Nautiness Sailing Thailand provides day tours in the Gulf of Thailand. Tours are tailored to groups, including families and children. In the event of inclement weather, a full refund or rescheduling is possible. Day tours drop anchor in a cove for an afternoon of enjoying the sunshine.
The Red Baron:
The Red Baron is a luxury yacht and sailing charter in the town of Bang Rak. Boats are available for sunset cruises, wedding receptions, private parties, and snorkelling trips. Both yachts and sailboats are available, and crew members for those less familiar with boating.
Big Buddha Temple:
The Big Buddha Temple, located slightly inland from Bang Rak Beach, is an especially wonderful stop at sunset. The large golden Buddha statue sits atop a staircase that visitors can climb to get a closer look. Visitors are encouraged to donate toward the construction of the surrounding buildings which make up a visitor centre.
Chaweng Boxing Stadium:
The Chaweng Boxing Stadium is located slightly inland from Bang Rak Beach. Visitors can watch multiple fights in one evening, and tickets are available for 1500-2000 Baht. Fights take place in the traditional Muay Thai boxing style, and begin nightly around 9pm. Drinks and refreshments are also available.
Weather at Bang Rak Beach is divided into two seasons. The monsoon season lasts from September to December on the eastern coast of Thailand and surrounding islands. Travel to Koh Samui during this time is not recommended, as flooding can be extensive. From January through the summer, temperatures range from 18-40°C. This is also termed the 'dry' season.
Flights land into Samui Airport (USM) daily, making travel to Bang Rak Beach extremely straightforward. Samui airport is located on the far northeastern side of the island, very close to a lot of the sites and tourist spots on the island. To reach Bang Rak Beach, simply follow the 4169 highway westward along the coastline