Bang Kao is on the south coast of the island. It is home to some of the most beautiful beaches on Koh Samui and is a good spot if you’re after the quiet life in beautiful tropical surrounds. The areas around Bang Kao are amongst the least developed parts of Koh Samui with only a few resorts spread along the beach on the island's south west tip.
The beach is about 2km in length and is fairly good for running. The sand is flat down by the water’s edge and soft and fine elsewhere. It is an isolated area of the island so the beach is relatively empty. The water is generally warm pretty much all year round, and like other beaches on Koh Samui it is clear and clean so it is great for a swim. At the end of the day there is nothing better than relaxing on the beach and enjoying the sunset on Bang Koa beach.
Bang Kao has a small pier where you can take a fishing boat to Koh Tan and Koh Mudsum; two small islands just off the coast.