Koh Som is one of two tiny islands just off the north coast of Koh Samui. Koh Som and Koh Lum Mu Noi are the two uninhabited islands.
Both of these islands are located quite close to each other and are connected by a small sand pathway. As there is no population on this island, Koh Som has no man-made roads or other amenities. There is no electricity on this island. Today, Koh Som is considered as a perfect nature-sanctuary where you will find scenic lush foliage, an unspoiled beach, and breathtaking nature. Some recent proposals include new ideas to develop this island for tourism.
Koh Som is also one of the least visited tourist spots in Thailand. Although it has some of the best beaches in the entire Gulf of Thailand, tourists often miss coming here.
The island is very close to Koh Samui; In fact, it is just 650 metres off Koh Samui’s shores. Many local visitors come here to enjoy the incredible sunrise and sunset views. Therefore, many locals also call Koh Som the ‘Orange Island’. The island’s scenic beach setting, with coconut jungle and palms, offer a serene and picturesque setting that you will love to explore.
Koh Som’s favorable location and property offers incredible real estate development opportunities. This island is suitable for resorts, private bungalows, and other residential developments. Koh Som’s peaceful setting and secluded neighborhood makes is a suitable location for property investment. Therefore, a number of real estate companies are looking forward to build tourist infrastructure on this island. In fact, there is a conceptual plan for a five-star resort to be built. This movie was taken some years ago before the pier was removed following storm damage.