Lamai Beach Koh Samui is one of the most popular beaches on the island. It is famous for its laid back vibe, long stretch of white sand and blue water. You’ll find plenty of beach front cafes, bars and restaurants as well as large unique rock formations!
How to get to Lamai Beach Koh Samui
To get to Koh Samui, we used 12Go to book an overnight train and ferry from Bangkok. 12Go is a super cheap and reliable way to get around Thailand and other popular Southeast Asian countries.
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Lamai Beach Koh Samui is located on the east of the island and is also easily accessible from anywhere on Koh Samui. We drove our scooters from the popular tourist area of Chaweng Beach which took us roughly 15 minutes. You can rent scooters for 150 Baht per day. The access spots to the beach are hidden between bars and restaurants. We parked our bike next to Lamai Wanta Beach Resort and entered through the big sign saying ‘Public Beach Entrance’.
Where to stay in Koh Samui
The most popular area to stay in Koh Samui is on the east side of the island, close to Chaweng beach. We stayed close to the Samui Poshtel and found it to be the perfect spot. If you’re not on a budget then you can check out the resorts in the area such as The Samui Beach Resort as well as Baan Talay Resort.
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What to expect
Lamai Beach Koh Samui is the second most popular beach on the island. This beach is incredibly long with white sand and perfect blue water. When visiting, watch out for signs indicating to swim within the net. This is due to the box jellyfish that sometimes make an appearance. There are plenty of water sport activities available for those looking for a thrill. You’ll find jet skiing, banana boats, and even fly boarding and jetpacks.
Along the beach you’ll find no shortage of sun beds, bars and cafes. Although the beach has many different dining and relaxation options, the beach is much more laid back and quieter than the more popular beach on Koh Samui, Chaweng Beach.
Towards the south of the beach you’ll notice many different rock formations and around the corner there is also the famous Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks. If you walk towards the rocks at the end of the beach and walk up the stairs next to the last resort, you’ll come to the entrance of these famous rocks.