Maenam Beach Koh Samui – Ultimate Laid Back & Sleepy Beach

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Maenam Beach Koh Samui is the islands sleepiest and most relaxing beach. Once you step onto the sand you’ll notice many beach front resorts in the process of being built. You’ll also notice tall palm trees and people having massages. This beach is fairly quiet with people sleeping on the sand and sitting in the shade of the palm trees.

How to get to Maenam 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 get around Thailand and other popular Southeast Asian countries.

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Maenam Beach is located on the north of the island and is roughly a 30 minute drive from the popular tourist spot of Chaweng Beach. We drove ourselves from Chaweng on our scooter which we rented for 150Baht per day. Maenam Beach is located behind resorts and hotels in construction so keep your eye out for the beach entrances.

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 at Maenam Beach Koh Samui

If you’re looking for a beach where you can relax under a palm tree and fall asleep on the sand, then Maenam Beach Koh Samui is the spot for you. This beach is very quiet as it’s filled with people getting massages and hotel guests relaxing in the sand outside their bungalows. The beach itself is full of still blue water which on some days can look slightly murky. It also has fine course sand which is clean and well maintained.

There is currently a bit of construction on the south end of the beach. This is due to the new hotels that are in the process of completion. You can easily avoid any noise by heading up to the north of the beach. This is where the finished hotels are and where you will find many people having massages along the beach. You’ll also see some small local stalls selling snacks and water as well as popular restaurants.

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If you plan on visiting Koh Samui and are looking for somewhere to relax, check out Maenam Beach!

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