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Nathon is on the southwestern coast of Ko Samui and hosts the port with the ferry to Surat Thani.

Get in

Nathon is connected via the Ko Samui ring road with the other villages on the island. Ferries from Surat and Ko Tao arrive here.

Get around

From the pier there are brown songthaews which go to Bophut/Chaweng to the left (and probably in the opposite direction also). These are local taxis and cost 50 baht for a local trip of about 5 km. There are also many taxis at the pier and you negotiate a price to where you want to go.


Nathon is famous for its very picture-perfect sunsets. Most tourists come specifically to enjoy the spectacular views and the quaint little shops and restaurants that line the ocean front. The town itself is quite picturesque and is fast becoming a known shopping and dining destination.

Best Mountain View is the place to be if you really want to get an eyeful of the grand views from 467 feet. It's sightseeing on a whole new level. It's quite an arduous trek to Best Mountain View but it is totally worth it.


Nathon Walking Street on every Saturday. Many local foods and local products.





  • Chytalai Palace Hotel, (300 m to the right of the pier). The hotel is a little dated, but has air-con, with hot water and costs 550 baht. Fan rooms are cheaper. Breakfast is not included, but there are plenty of nearby restaurants.

Get out

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