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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.

Would you like to make your visit to Nathon Pier even more special? Remember to try out one or two of these things to do:

Why don't you consider trying out a Samui Island Tour to Angthong Marine Park by Big Boat with Kayaking & Lunch and a Koh Samui to Phuket by Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran and Coach?

If you're looking for more options, have a look at our Koh Samui things to do page.


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Coffee Island Rs597
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 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Nathon Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Hin Laad Waterfall and Mae Nam Beach. Ko Samui Hospital and Lipa Noi Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    My Living Place Nathon Rs1,613
    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 within 1 mi (2 km) of Nathon Beach and Nathon Pier. Hin Laad Waterfall is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.

      Nathon Residence Rs1,374
      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 within 1 mi (2 km) of Nathon Beach and Nathon Pier. Hin Laad Waterfall is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.

        OYO Dumrong Town Hotel Rs990
        OYO Dumrong Town Hotel

        OYO Dumrong Town Hotel

        349/6 Moo.3,, Tambon Angthong, Koh Samui, Suratthani
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars
          Sri Samui Hotel Rs1,494
          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 within a 10-minute walk of Nathon Beach and Nathon Pier. Hin Laad Waterfall is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.

            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 within a 10-minute walk of Nathon Beach and Nathon Pier. Hin Laad Waterfall is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.

              Win Hotel Rs1,494
              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 within a 10-minute walk of Nathon Beach and Nathon Pier. Hin Laad Waterfall is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.

                Jinta City Samui Rs1,370
                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 within a 10-minute walk of Nathon Beach and Nathon Pier. Hin Laad Waterfall is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.