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Nathon Pier

Jutting out from the west coast of the island, this busy pier is the main entry and exit point for visitors to Koh Samui.

The Nathon Pier is often the first port of call for many travelers who visit the captivating tropical island of Koh Samui. It serves as the principal arrival and departure point for boats traveling between the island and mainland Thailand, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao. Visit this working harbor for a snapshot glimpse of the beaches and jungle-covered hills that characterize the island’s stunning natural beauty.

Step off your ferry and immediately feel the island’s charm. Peer down at the glistening water of the Gulf of Thailand and gaze up at the rolling, forest-covered hills. Watch as workers load and unload goods bound for the resorts’ bars, restaurants and hotels. A collection of colorful fishing trawlers moor in the harbor as local fishermen clean their catch of the day.

Nathon Pier sits on the northwest coast of Nathon Town, the island’s administrative center. It’s about a 45-minute drive from Samui Airport and 50 minutes from Chaweng, the island’s liveliest beach resort. Taxis line up at the entrance to the pier waiting to whisk travelers off to their hotels. Look for car and scooter rental companies here.

Just a short walk from the pier is Nathon Town itself. Its main street is lined with banks, bakeries, hotels, internet cafés and travel agents. Pick up cheap beachwear items and backpacker-styled clothing at the handful of shops. Poke around the traditional wooden Chinese shophouses, which sell everything from amulets and jewelry to herbs and spices.

Nathon Pier is a short distance from several pristine beaches. On its doorstep is Nathon Beach, a less-visited wide stretch of golden sand framed by excellent seafood restaurants. About 4 miles (6 kilometers) to the south is Lipa Noi Beach, characterized by its fine sand, shallow water, spas and beachfront bungalows. Travel farther south to Taling Ngam, where the crystal clear water and unspoiled coral are perfect for snorkeling adventures.

Popular Activities at Nathon Pier

Make the most of your time at Nathon Pier. Here is a list of the most popular activities:

You ought to consider buying a Samui Island Tour to Angthong Marine Park by Big Boat with Kayaking & Lunch or a Koh Samui to Phuket by Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran and Coach during your visit. These activities are a couple of the most popular.

Peruse our Koh Samui things to do page to learn about more activities while you're in the area.


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Coffee Island Rs590
Coffee Island

Coffee Island

26/5 Moo 3, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
     
    2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated by the ocean, this hostel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Ko Samui Hospital and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Hin Laad Waterfall. Lipa Noi Beach and Laem Yai Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    My Living Place Nathon Rs1,681
    My Living Place Nathon

    My Living Place Nathon

    31 moo 3 Angthong, Koh Samui, Suratthanee
       
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Koh Samui, this guesthouse is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Nathon Pier and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Hin Laad Waterfall. Ko Samui Hospital and Lipa Noi Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Sri Samui Hotel Rs1,484
      Sri Samui Hotel

      Sri Samui Hotel

      328/6 Moo 3, Angthong, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Offering direct access to the beach, this Koh Samui hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Nathon Pier and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Hin Laad Waterfall. Lipa Noi Beach and Ko Samui Hospital are also within 2 miles (3 km).

        Nathon Residence Rs1,357
        Nathon Residence

        Nathon Residence

        257/1-3 Taveeratpakdee Rd., Ang Thong, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Nathon Pier and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Hin Laad Waterfall. Ko Samui Hospital and Lipa Noi Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

          Win Hotel Rs1,385
          Win Hotel

          Win Hotel

          366 Chonvitee Road, Nathon, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Nathon Pier and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Hin Laad Waterfall. Ko Samui Hospital and Lipa Noi Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

            Ayundra Villa
            Ayundra Villa

            Ayundra Villa

            55/32 M.1, T.Angthong, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Nestled on the beach, this Koh Samui villa is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Nathon Pier and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Hin Laad Waterfall. Lipa Noi Beach and Ko Samui Hospital are also within 2 miles (3 km).

              Jinta City Samui Rs1,353
              Jinta City Samui

              Jinta City Samui

              310 Moo 3, T. Angthong,Nathon, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Nathon Pier and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Hin Laad Waterfall. Ko Samui Hospital and Lipa Noi Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

                5 Bedroom Oceanview Pool Villa
                5 Bedroom Oceanview Pool Villa

                5 Bedroom Oceanview Pool Villa

                Thawi Rat Phakdi Road, Koh Samui
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Koh Samui, this villa is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Nathon Pier and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Hin Laad Waterfall. Ko Samui Hospital and Lipa Noi Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).