As one of Thailand's leading tourist destinations, Samui has a great number of accommodations, ranging from simple bungalows to luxury resorts and hotels. Places to stay can be easily found on every beach of the island. However, the east coast, where the popular Chaweng and Lamai beaches are located, is more crowded than the west coast. On these two beaches, you can find accommodation of any kind at any price.
For those who find Samui too crowded and want to absorb the charm of nature on other nearby islands, Ko Pha-ngan, where the unmissable fullmoon party is held every month, is a good choice. Over a hundred inexpensive bungalows built in natural settings are scattered around.