If you are visiting Koh Samui one of the must visit things is Na Muang Waterfall in the middle of the island. There are actually two waterfalls in the complex, but no worries, they are right next to each other. While there is no public transportation to Na Muang Waterfall most people in Koh Samui take a taxi or have a rental car. As we were staying at our villa Mae Nam, we had a rental car so it was an easy drive. You can also rent a scooter/motorbike and ride there as well.
The best way to get to the waterfall is to simply tell your taxi driver to take you to the Na Muang Waterfall entrance, or use your phone GPS when you drive there yourself. The address is: Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
From our place in Mae Nam it was only about a 15-20 minute drive, although it can be longer if you are closer to the airport or in Chaweng.
I recommend going straight to Na Muang Waterfall 2 as 1 is not as beautiful and tends to be much more crowded. There are tour groups that go to Na Muang Waterfall 1 and plenty of people play around in the pools. This makes it better if you have small children, but not if you want to go for an amazing waterfall hike.
The parking lot is 60 baht for cars, and 20 baht for bikes. I recommend getting there as early as possible to avoid the crowds and have the entire waterfall to yourself to enjoy and take pictures. We got there at 8 am, and were seemingly the first ones there, however we did see people show up about 10 minutes after us, so maybe even try to get there earlier.
From the parking lot you’ll arrive at, you will pass by an unethical elephant sanctuary. Just keep passing by, nothing to see here. Keep walking on the dirt road, you will see signs that point towards Na Muang Waterfall 2. It is a bit of a trek up the dirt road, however you do have the chance to rend 4-wheelers or catch a ride on the back of a jeep. I recommend walking though, as it is not too bad of a hike, and you’ll be able to see more stuff.
There is a small café at the base of the waterfall where you can get drinks. I recommend the sugarcane juice as it gives you some good energy for hiking.
You can take pictures at the base of the waterfall, but the real spectacular view is hiking up high to the water pools atop the falls and looking out over the jungle. There is a somewhat trail with ropes to guide your way to the top. I suggest being in good shape, as the ground is quite uneven and you don’t want to hurt yourself.
Na Muang Waterfall Address: Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
Entrance Fee: Free, but parking is 60 baht for cars, 20 baht for bikes.
Hours: Daylight Hours
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