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Big Buddha Beach
What to do in Big Buddha Beach?

Is located in the northeast of Samui and has smooth sand, good swimming preferences and is safe for children. From here you have fantastic views over the 12 meter high golden Big Buddha and the neighboring island of Koh Phangan.

Big Buddha Beach has everything to offer like restaurants, bars and shopping opportunities and all kind of accommodations from simple beach huts to tropical resorts catering to all budgets. The nightlife of Chaweng is just a 10 minutes drive away and daily boats to Koh Phangan and the monthly Full Moon Party are leaving from here.

What to see

1. The Big Buddha (Wat Phra Yai)
This temple is the home of Samuis most famous landmark the Big Buddha. Most visitors come to marvel at the sheer size and beauty of this remarkable statue at some point during their holiday. Visible from several kilometers away and even from the air when arriving on or leaving the island , the 12 meter tall golden image stands proud.
At the base of the structure, several shops and restaurants cater to the needs of devotees and tourists alike. Wat Phra Yai is in the Northeast of Samui on route 4171 near the airport..
Located : Northeast of Samui on route 4171 near the airport.

2. Samui Crocodile Farm
On an area of 7,000 sqm you can find app. 100 animals of various kinds like Siam crocodiles, caimans, Saltwater crocodiles, snakes, lizards, monkeys and many others.
Located: behind the airport.
Open: daily. Show times: Crocodile show: 12am, 2pm, 4pm. Snake show: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm. Tel.: 077239002

Thing to do

1. Kia Ora Catamaran Charter
52ft multihull day charter vessel. Cruises to Koh Phangan and Angthong National Marine Park, Sunset cruises
Located: Big Buddha Beach.
Open: Sailing daily from Big Buddha Beach. Tel.: 077425264.

2.100 Dregrees East Dive Team
Located : Big Buddha Beach.
Open : Daily Tel.: 077245936


1. Premier Sports Bar
Screen monitors each showing a different sports channel. Win free drinks until full-time, Happy hour before 6 pm Karaoke every Friday.
Located : Bang Rak, Opposite the Samui Mermaid Resort
Open : Daily, Tel: 080 145 8060 , 085 222 3652, 081 081 0340

2.GeGe Bar
Locate: Bangrak road on Big Buddha Beach
Open: Daily

3.Boat Bar
Located: Near Bang Rak Pier, Big Buddha Beach
Open: Daily

4.Elephant & Castle Bar
Free internet access, pool table and large LCD on which most major sporting events are shown.
Located: Opposite Beach House Samui Resort, Bangrak on Big Buddha Beach.
Open: Daily


Fresh Markets
1.Big Buddha Fresh Markets
Located: Big Buddha Beach Road, Near Bangrak Pier.


1. Antica Locanda
This place is famous pasta and super pizzas to go with a perfect wine. The pizzeria boasts genuine Italian ingredients. A 10-year resident of the island, makes sure that memorable dining moments.
Located : Big Buddha Beach, Bangrak
Style : Mediterranean. Open : noon - 11 pm. Tel: 0 7724 5163, 0 818 531 783

2. Ocean 11 Samui
The official beach restaurant. Originally built more than 40 years ago this exciting mixture of quality restaurants and offers.
Located : Bang Rak Village
Style : Fusion Food. Open : Daily

3. Dancing Crab
Chilli Crab, Lobster, Tiger Prawns, Fresh Fish, Oysters, Mussels.
Located : Big Buddha Beach
Style : Thai Food. Open : Daily. Tel : 0 7742 5519

4. My Friend Restaurant
Located : Bang Rak road between Bophut and Big Buddha.
Style : Thai Food. Open : Daily. Tel: 077 425 123, 077 425 187

5. Sweet Asia Restaurant
Pizzeria, Breakfast Bar, Thai Foods Shakes Salad and Coattails.
Located : Bang Rak road, near Beach House Samui Resort
Style : International & Thai Food. Open : Daily. Tel :085 7899 495

6. Samui Pier Restaurant
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner, Good Food, Great value Excellent service! and Best sunset on the Island, Beautiful seaview of koh Phangan.
Located : next door to Petcharat Marina.
Style : International & Thai Food. Open : Daily 7am to 11pm. Tel: 077 417 337

7. Quayside Samui restaurant
Koh Samui sunsets to watch while dining on our beach front terrace.
Located : Bangrak, between Bangrak Pier and Big Buddha, Plai Leam.
Style : International. Open : Daily 11:00am to late. Tel : 077 246 131

Health & Beauty

1.High Pressure Relief Clinic
Located : Big Buddha Beach
Open : Daily

2.Ban Sabai
Spa with accommodations.
Located : western of Big Buddha Beach
Open : Daily, Tel : 077 245 175

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Big Buddha Recommended

The Big Buddha (Wat Phra Yai)
Type : Temple
Location : Big Buddha Beach

Samui Crocodile Farm
Type : Crocodile Show
Located : behind the airport

Premier Sports Bar
Type : Nightlife
Located : Bangrak beach

The Admiral Lord Nelson
Type : Nightlife
Located : Bangrak Beach

Elephant & Castle Bar
Type : Nightlife
Located : Bangrak beach road

Antica Locanda
Type : Mediterranean Restaurant
Locates : Big Buddha beach road

Ocean 11 Samui
Type : Fusion Restaurant
Locates : Bang Rak Village

Dancing Crab
Type : Thai Restaurant
Located : Big Buddha Beach

Ban Sabai
Type : Health & Beauty
Located : Bangrak Beach

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