Bang Rak is in Ko Samui and is known for its Big Buddha statue. Due to its proximity, the area is commonly referred to as "Big Buddha Beach."
Bang Rak is not one of Samui's better beaches for beach activities like swimming or sunbathing. It is a very busy place as ferries depart from near here to Ko Pha Ngan and Bang Rak lies under the flight path of planes using the airport.
- Antica Locanda, ☎ +66 77 245163. 13:00-23:00. Some of the best Italian cuisine on Samui. Very reasonably priced.
- Shambala. Food at great prices, well established. Cooking without MSG. Large selection of curries.
- Tam Thai. Great Thai food at Thai prices.