Sawi is situated about 260 miles (418 kilometers) south of the national capital Bangkok, and 80 miles (129 kilometers) northwest of Koh Samui.
The area around Sawi is crisscrossed with things to do and see, from perennial tourist favourites to hidden gems that lay slightly off the beaten path. You'll also find Lang Suan, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north, and Saphli 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southwest.
Approximately 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast of Sawi is Chumphon, an important regional center which is home to Wat Tham Sampaothong, Mu Ko Chumphon National Park and Chumphon Stadium. Chumphon has much to offer visitors willing to stay for a day or two. Chumphon Public Park, Chumphon National Museum and Thung Wua Laen Beach are other sights not to miss.
Discover the region's rich cultural fabric at South Thailand's history museums, art galleries and craft workshops. Spend the time to delve deeper into South Thailand by researching its past. A great way to start is with a visit to the area's historically significant old towns.
Relax like the locals in the South Thailand region. Try shore fishing and sunbathing while you are in the area. If you believe an excellent vacation is pushing yourself to the limit in unique natural environments, then sign up for one of the many rock climbing or hiking excursions the area around Sawi has to offer.
At the end of your time in Sawi, use your last baht on last minute keepsakes and say Laa gòn ná (farewell).