Overlap Stone – the best Koh Samui viewpoint

Probably the best viewpoint in Koh Samui, the Overlap Stone is still an underrated tourist attraction. The truth is that not many people get here. It might be because it’s hard to find or just because it’s not on the usual touristy route but one thing is certain: it’s definitely worth visiting.

1. About the Overlap Stone

This is an absolute natural wonder. A huge 8 – meter tall, round stone sits in a perfect balance on another bigger stone overlooking the Lamai Beach and the Koh Samui jungle.

Overlap Stone Koh Samui panoramic view

The place is very peaceful and quiet. The birds will be singing all around you, the wind will blow through your hair and the butterflies will dance just for you. I think it’s a really romantic place, one of the few places in Koh Samui where you can still enjoy the untouched nature.

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Right near the rock there is a house where locals live. You will actually have to go through their front yard to get to the stone but don’t worry, they won’t mind. You can leave a small tip in their tip box as a sign of gratitude.

How to get ot Overlap Stone Koh Samui
The house in front of the Overlap Stone

From their front yard there is a sturdy wooden bridge which leads towards the rock. You can actually go and sit on the edge of the stone and admire the views. The Overlap Stone is definitely one of the best photography spots on the island and the best Koh Samui viewpoint.

Tip: If you want to spend more time at the Overlap Stone Koh Samui, keep in mind that there are no supermarkets nearby. Bring a lot of water with you and some snacks too – you might need them. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen!

When we visited, there was nobody there. We had the entire place to ourselves for about one hour. We took many photos and stood on the edge of the rock enjoying the view.

I’m not sure why this place is not yet popular but I’m assuming it’s because of its location. Finding the Overlap Stone is an adventure itself but don’t worry, I’ll tell you exactly how to get to it.

Tip: After visiting the Overlap Stone, you can visit other amazing nearby tourist attractions such as the incredible Silver Beach, the secret Na Muang Waterall 2 or the Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram Temple.

2. How to get to the Overlap Stone step by step

Google Maps works but only up to one point – it won’t take you directly to the Overlap Stone.

Even better, there are just a few signs which indicate how to get to the rock. This is why I will include photos with the milestones you will have to reach in order to get to the Overlap Stone. It’s not that hard once you recognize the places in the photos below.

Let’s start.

Follow Google Maps from the main road until you will see some white signs with red painting saying that you should park your motorbike there. Park your motorbike and start walking towards the top of the hill.

How to get ot Overlap Stone Koh Samui
There is a small parking right near this sign. Park here

Tip: right after the motorbike parking, there is another awesome viewpoint on the right side. You will see some rocky terrain with big stones and another sign. Just follow the path and enjoy another amazing view!





How to get ot Overlap Stone Koh Samui
The other lookout point
Overlap Stone Koh Samui panoramic view
The view from the lookout point

After walking on the steep hill for about 5 minutes you will get to a bifurcation. To the left you will see an unpaved road going through the forest. Follow that road for about 2 minutes and then you should see a few abandoned cars.

How to get ot Overlap Stone Koh Samui
Follow this sign
How to get ot Overlap Stone Koh Samui
After a few minutes you will get to these abandoned cars

After passing by the abandoned cars, follow the path and in a couple of minutes you will see a house and the Overlap Stone.

Overlap Stone Koh Samui wooden bridge

3. Transport to Overlap Stone

There are a few transport options to get to the Overlap Stone: you can walk from Lamai Beach (not recommended, I’ll tell you why below) or rent a motorbike.

If you want to read more about all the Koh Samui transport options, with prices, check out this detailed article.

Walk from Lamai Beach

From the Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks there are only 2,2 km to the Overlap Stone. However, keep in mind the temperatures in Koh Samui can be extreme and once you will get off the main road you will have to climb quite a lot on a steep road in order to get to the Overlap Stone.

Is it worth it? Yes, it is but if you know how to drive a motorbike, I would definitely recommend renting one.

Tip: if you choose to walk, bring at least 2 liters of water with you. Trust me, you’ll need it.

Rent a motorbike

Renting a motorbike is cheap and convenient in Koh Samui ($7-$8/ day). Even though you will still have to walk a bit after parking your motorbike, I think this is the best alternative.

Tip: as I’ve already mentioned, the road is quite steep. When renting your motorbike make sure that the brakes work properly.

4. Where to stay in Koh Samui

I’ve searched for the best accommodation on Koh Samui. I recommend staying in the Bophut area near all the restaurants, bars and shopping malls. Here are the best hotels, for every budget:

  • Budget – Gecko Hotel – great location, clean & spacious rooms, very friendly and helpful owner
  • Mid Budget – Ban Mok – beachfront villa, beautiful infinity poolexcellent location, modern & spacious rooms
  • Luxury – Sensimar Resort & Spa – rooms with private pool, excellent location on the beach, modern & luxurious hotel, breakfast included

That being said, I am so glad that I had the chance to see this amazing natural wonder. Even though it is hard to find and well hidden in the jungle, the Overlap Stone in Koh Samui is an intriguing and breathtaking place.

This is one of the best viewpoints in Koh Samui and it’s definitely worth visiting!

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Aurelia Teslaru

Aurelia Teslaru is a professional travel blogger and the writer behind Daily Travel Pill. With a 4-year experience as a travel writer and photographer, Aurelia only shares travel guides about destinations that she visited.

She has been to more than 40 countries during the past 10 years and aims to explore 50 countries before turning 30 years old. Aurelia is a digital nomad who transformed her passion for travel into a lifestyle. Read more about her here.

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