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Lamai Beach

Holiday Travel Guide
Lamai Beach which includes general coastal views and a house

Relax on one of Koh Samui’s most beautiful beaches, enjoy a massage in one of the many resorts and explore the surrounding picturesque fishing villages and temples.

Enjoy the beauty of Koh Samui’s coastline as you relax on Lamai Beach, discover the Buddhist culture at temples and wander market stalls to taste the local coconut sweet called galamae.

Lamai Beach has a bustling southern end, full of bars and markets, and a quieter northern end where the beach tapers into mud flats. The area has a diverse range of resorts, from high-end yoga retreats and spas, to cheap and simple bungalows.

There’s plenty of beach for sunbathing and swimming, but for those keen to do some dives, there are several dive shops in Lamai Beach which run trips to Koh Tao. To see some of Thailand’s typical green fields and fishing villages, head south.

Have a giggle at the Hin Ta and Hin Yai (Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks) near Hua Thanon fishing village. These genitalia-shaped rocks are said to be the transformed bodies of an elderly couple shipwrecked in a storm on their way to negotiate a marriage for their son.

For a more reverential experience, visit the Wat Lamai temple’s Folklore Museum to see the historic collection of items that tell a story of Koh Samui throughout the ages. In the Wat Khunaram temple you can encounter the miracle of the mummified monk Loung Pordaeng, whose body, encased in a glass coffin, has remained largely undecayed for over 40 years.

In the evenings there’s plenty of nightlife options to explore. Head to Central Plaza, to enjoy a beer from one of the many outdoor bars, grab some street food and catch a round of Thai boxing. If you’re after a more relaxed, upmarket atmosphere, head to one of the cocktail lounges.

On Sunday there is a night market in Lamai, offering up some of Thailand’s tastiest treats such as the caramelized coconut sweet galamae, fried insects and freshly caught fish which you can eat as you browse the souvenir stalls and enjoy the live music.

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Top 10 Hotels Near Lamai Beach

Villa The Spot Koh Samui
Villa The Spot Koh Samui
3.5 out of 5
110/67 Village No. 3 Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is SG$50 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in Koh Samui, this golf hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Coral Cove Beach, Chaweng Noi Beach and Silver Beach. Chaweng Beach and Chaweng Thai Boxing Stadium ...
Villa The Spot Koh Samui
The Lamai Samui (formerly Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa)
The Lamai Samui (formerly Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa)
5 out of 5
146/24 Moo4 Lamai Beach, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
This Koh Samui resort is located by the ocean and set on its own private white sand beach, a short distance from Escape Break, Silver Beach and Lamai Beach. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (372 reviews)
"This hotel gives us a good vibe and homey feeling. Spacious and secluded at same time, with good restaurant and access to beach."

Reviewed on 31 Mar,2021

The Lamai Samui (formerly Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa)
Ammatara Pura Pool Villas
Ammatara Pura Pool Villas
5 out of 5
128/75-76 Moo 3, T.Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$235 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Nestled on the beach, this Koh Samui resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lamai Night Market and Lamai Beach. Silver Beach is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.
4.6/5Wonderful! (80 reviews)
Amazing!
"Trip was amazing! We stayed as a couple with our 3 year old and she loved it too! Would defo recommend and go back in the future!"

Reviewed on 31 Dec,2019

Ammatara Pura Pool Villas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Lamai Beach Hotel Deals

Villa The Spot Koh Samui
Villa The Spot Koh Samui
3.5 out of 5
110/67 Village No. 3 Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is SG$50 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Villa The Spot Koh Samui
The Lamai Samui (formerly Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa)
The Lamai Samui (formerly Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa)
5 out of 5
146/24 Moo4 Lamai Beach, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The Lamai Samui (formerly Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa)
Ammatara Pura Pool Villas
Ammatara Pura Pool Villas
5 out of 5
128/75-76 Moo 3, T.Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is SG$235 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Ammatara Pura Pool Villas
Pavilion Samui Villas & Resort
Pavilion Samui Villas & Resort
4.5 out of 5
124/24 Moo 3 Lamai Beach Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is SG$186 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Pavilion Samui Villas & Resort
Samui Jasmine Resort
Samui Jasmine Resort
4 out of 5
131/8 Moo 3, Lamai Beach T. Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is SG$182 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Samui Jasmine Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.