Koh Saui is not just an island of amazing beaches there are many other beautiful and interesting sights to see inland such as the Hin Lad waterfall - if you can drag yourself away from all those palm trees and golden sand.
A few kilometers away from the headland villas is the well known attraction of the Hin Lad Waterfall and Temple (also known locally as Wat Namtok). Hin Lad Waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls found on the island. It is acessible by car and offers parking. This tranquil temple and the falls are surrounded by lush tropical jungle which makes them a very picturesque location. Hin Lad is a great destination for photographers.
When you arrive you will first discover the temple. It is a shady calm spot so do take time for a stroll around the gardens and ponds, you can sense the contemplative ambiance. If you purchase a bag of food from the shop you can enjoy feeding the fish from the bridge. Throughout the gardens and alongside the paths are religious statues and Buddhas, also a number of signs with words of wisdom and religious sayings.
Whilst this is a great destination for the visitor who likes to unwind with some peace and quiet this is a active temple and is popular with local residents. This means it can be busy at the weekends.
The Hin Lad Waterfall itself is further along the trail. Do equip yourself with footwear suitable for walking in the jungle, allow at least 30 minutes for your hike. Whatever the weather during your stay do remember to take along a bottle of water.
The falls will be at their most impressive during the rainy season (check our post on Samui weather) when there will be a greater volume of water cascading over the rocks. The pools at the foot of the falls is a great place for swimming and very refreshing after a hike on a hot day.
Take care on the rocks as they are nearly always slippery particularly if you have young or older members of your party.