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The small but beautiful Crystal Bay area is set on the southeastern headland of Samui, just a few kilometres south of the popular Chaweng Beach district. The bay boasts, as the name suggests, crystal clear water between two palm-covered headlands. It is only a short distance from both Lamai and Chaweng, where plenty of dining, shopping and thrilling activities await. Don’t Miss
The area around Crystal Bay is home to many different activities and sights to keep tourists entertained for days.
The resorts around Crystal Bay boast incredible spa packages, so visitors can always find the perfect rejuvenation package. Body wraps, Thai massages, facial treatments and more can be arranged. Prices are not always cheap, but the service is always five-star.
Crystal Bay is one of the calmest and most pristine bays on the island of Samui. Both the northern and southern headlands feature excellent snorkelling possibilities. The water is aqua-blue for most of the year, and without a doubt, beachgoers will absolutely adore swimming in this bay. Many believe the best sunrises in Samui can be seen from here.
Just behind and a little to the north of Crystal Bay are several viewpoints that provide spectacular panoramas of Samui. They can be reached by motorcycle or by car, and are great for couples. The viewpoint along Highway 4169 is an awesome place to view the early morning sunrise.Restaurants and Bars
Crystal Bay is not overly large, but still offers several delightful dining venues for guests. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurants within Crystal Bay’s nearby resorts are stunning. They offer a variety of cuisines, including Thai, Asian and Western. There are also several local restaurants close to the beach and behind the bay offering cheaper Thai menus. Don’t forget, Chaweng and Lamai are both just a short drive from the bay, and provide excellent dining and nightlife for travellers.Shopping
Shopping in Crystal Bay is almost non-existent. However, tourists can easily travel to nearby Chaweng Beach to enjoy Samui’s best shopping spot. Plenty of souvenir stores are found here, but tourists are advised to bargain as much as possible, as merchants have been known to put sales prices up by 400 per cent. The beach is also littered with vendors selling everything from beach toys to cheap clothes.