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Why Lamai Beach is special ?
Lamai Beach is Samui's second largest after Chaweng, and lies on the southeast coast, with Chaweng Noi to its north, and Hua Thanon to its south. Driving from Chaweng to Lamai offers spectacular scenery along the 4169 Ring Road, as the route takes one over steep hills and around giant boulders high above the bay.
The general atmosphere is laid back and Lamai has slightly older, and by extention cheaper tourist facilities than Chaweng, although there is some indication that the area is slowly being rejuvenated. Along with the rest of Samui, there is a steady trend away from the 'cheap and cheerful' toward smarter, high-end accommodation and dining facilities and new resorts in Lamai such as The Pavillion, The Renaissance and Lamai Wanta bear testament to this upgrade.
What to explore at Lamai Beach?
Just to the north of Lamai are two beautiful bays. First off is Coral Cove, one of Samui's best snorkelling spots with fish taking advantage of the bay protected by huge granite boulders.
Many fishing boats take refuge in this bay when there is news of a storm brewing.
Coral Cove offers some good accommodation alternatives for those not wanting to be in the main tourist areas, but only a short drive away.
Right before you reach Lamai you'll find Thong Ta Kien Bay. The waters are crystal clear, surrounded by limestone rocks, and fringed with soft white sand palms and shady trees.
- “Calm and wonderful !”
- “Cozy town with nice beach”
- “A complete experience”
- “Great for walking lots of bars and resturants”
- “A decent walk”
Lamai Beach Thailand
Tips for you
What a beautiful beach!! Water is clear, clean and very inviting!!Don't miss grandfather rock, it's quite amusing and you can get some extremely imaginative photos - you'll know what I mean when you visit! Fabulous little market area near the entrance to the rock. Had a great day in Lamai - go check it out you won't be disappointed !
Lamai beach is a rocky beach with calmer waters compared to the other beaches in Koh Samui.There are lots of good beach facing restaurants which give you an awesome view.A must visit place when in Koh Samui.
If you're looking for paradise then this ain't it unless you have some strange contorted vision of paradise.We were the youngest people around and I'm 46! Ok there were some younger people around but generally this is a place for older people, Saga probably sell a lot of holidays here.The ocean is constantly crashing away giving a sense of constantly bashing away your aural senses.And the accomodation leaves a lot to be desired. You can either stay across the main road (main road and beach, words which should never be used in the same sentence) and face the noise of traffic or the constant buzzing from the electricity cables, or you can stay in a slighty grotty place on the beach, or of course you can pay western prices for accommodation and stay in a swanky resort but that's not what i come to thailand for.
What a beautiful beach!! Water is clear, clean and very inviting!! Don't miss grandfather rock, it's quite amusing and you can get some extremely imaginative photos - you'll know what I mean when you visit! Fabulous little market area near the entrance to the rock. Had a great day in Lamai - go check it out you won't be disappointed !