Koh Samui is the third largest island in Thailand and is well known for coconut trees and sunny beaches. Small and unique, the island is a stunning place for a luxury holiday. The island is green and lush and filled with tropical waterfalls, forest, coconut trees, Buddhist temples, and small shops. It is located directly south of Bangkok in the Gulf of Thailand and is about a 50 minute flight from Bangkok
Our resort is situated directly on the beach in a secluded cove approximately 1.5 km from Lamai Beach, the second largest beach on Koh Samui, Thailand. The location is private and romantic, with no resorts directly on either side of us, which gives the resort a feeling of privacy and isolation. However, it is only a short ride to the center of Lamai for shopping, restaurants and nightlife.
Rocky’s offers a complimentary shuttle service which operates three times daily to Lamai Beach and once daily to Chaweng Beach
Grandfather and Grandmother Rock are among the most popular attractions on Koh Samui near Lamai Beach.
Their names are Grandfather Rock and Grandmother Rock they are just simple granite rock formations.
The reason why they are so famous is simple as they resemble male and female genitalia.
3 min.by car (950 m)
The Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) is an impressive 12 meter high golden Buddha. The airport of Koh Samui is a few kilometers away, so chances are you can see the Big Buddha from the airplane! The Buddha statue was built in 1972 and has the task to protect the people of Koh Samui. The big golden wheel and the dragon were only put on the back of the Buddha much later. The small temple complex of which the Big Buddha is part stands on an island called Fan Island. You reach Fan Island via an approximately 400 meter long bridge from the mainland of Koh Samui. You can see the Buddha from far away and is therefore not to be missed. To be able to see the Big Buddha up close, you will first have to climb 72 steps. The temple is free to visit.
34 min. by car (19.9 km)
Wat Plai Laem is an impressive colourful temple complex. You can see the smiling Buddha and the 18-armed Buddha from afar. Between the two statues there is also a large temple. The temple and the Buddhas stand in the middle of a landscaped pond which makes it extra special. To be able to see the temple and statues up close, you first have to cross colourful bridges.
36 min.by car (20.5 km)
Deep in Koh Samui’s jungle-clad hills is the Secret Buddha Garden (Magic Garden), where a waterfall tumbles past stone sculptures of the Buddha. The oasis was created by local durian farmer Nim Thongsuk, whose tomb sits among the carvings of Buddhist spirits, musicians, and animals.
20 min. by car (9.5 km)