Lamai Koh Samui

The southeast coast of Samui island is Lamai Koh Samui. To the north of Lamai Koh Samui is Chaweng Noi. To the south of Lamai is Hua Thanon. The Grandmother and Grandfather rocks are a popular tourist attraction south of Lamai. Lamai is a thirty-minute transfer from Koh Samui Airport. The songthaews public transport operates on Lamai’s main road. Lamai’s public taxis and motorbike taxis wait at the Family Mart store crossroads.

The coastal area of Lamai has a relaxed vibe in the daylight hours. The evenings in Lamai are lively but not to the extent of busier Chaweng Resort. The Lamai beach has views of the Hua Thanon rocks to the south. The Wat Lamai Temple and Folklore Museum is located on the 4169 ring road. The temple is a cultural centre and the museum is worth a visit.


Beach Lamai Koh Ko Samui

Lamai beach is a popular tourist location in Samui for the beach and watersports. The beach at Lamai Koh Samui has soft sand areas and rocky parts to the south. There are photo opportunities from the cluster of rocks at the far end of Lamai beach. The ocean is not clear but it is a great place for a swim. North of Lamai beach is prone to mud flats at the low tide. The oceans have undercurrents so observe the flags and only swim if it is safe to do so.

Visit one of the beach salas for a traditional Thai massage. The local vendors ply the beach with their crafts and clothes for sale. The sunrise in Lamai is breathtaking awe of nature. The locals search for shells on the beach in the early morning. The Mayan Bamboo Tattoo Lamai is a reputable Tattooist artist located by the pool at Kon-Tiki New Nordic Bar and Restaurant.

Lamai Beach is a hive of activity in the daytime. Spontaneous volleyball and football spring up anyone can join. The local children play on the weekends on Lamai beach. The bars and restaurants on the beach allow visitors to use the sunbeds if they purchase drinks or food. Free wifi is readily available in the bars and restaurants of Koh Samui. The beach has soft sand areas and rocky parts. The ocean is not clear but a great place for a swim and for the children to play on the shore. The ocean can have undercurrents so observe the flags and only swim if it is safe to do so. The beach is long enough to escape the noise if you prefer a laid-back scene.


Evening Lamai Koh Samui

A romantic meal for two or family party games there is a great selection of entertainment in Lamai. The sky lights up with the evening’s fireworks from the local bars on the beach. A popular bar located directly on Lamai beach is the Kon-Tiki New Nordic Bar. The Kon-Tiki bar has fire performers, party games, great beers, and cocktails and much more to offer visitors. On Friday and Monday evening it is party night at Kon-Tiki Bar.  Live music is played in the local bars of Lamai. The lady bars are contained in a section of Lamai.

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Watersports Lamai Koh Samui

For the thrill-seeking tourist head to Lamai beach Koh Samui. There is every description of water sports available from paragliding to pedal boats. Koh Samui Watersports by James Jetstar is a reputable company and recommended by We Love Koh Samui staff. The owner James and his staff are professional and fun. There is no lifeguard but James and his crew are the guards of the beach. When the water sports inflatables are not in use James happily lets the little ones play around them.

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Shopping Lamai Koh Samui

The Walking Street Market is located between the fish market and the bridge in Lamai. The main road of Lamai is a crossroads. Shops, bars, tour offices, and restaurants cram the main streets of Lamai. Sunday evening is the weekly market night. Market night in Lamai, the roads are closed to traffic until 10 pm. Lamai market is two streets with fire performers and entertainers at the heart of the action. The named brand clothes are not authentic, they are good copies. A part of the shopping experience in Thailand is haggling with the vendors without being offensive or disrespectful.


Dining Lamai Koh Samui

Traditional Thai and International food establishments line the streets of Lamai Koh Samui. The Lamai cafes serve specialties of the day and all you can eat barbeques. The restaurants serve the catch of the day from the oceans around Koh Samui.  The locals prepare food on portable barbeques while you wait. Fast food outlets are open 24hrs and offer delivers to the hotels and resorts of Lamai.

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There are hotels with spa pools and Traditional Thai guesthouses in Lamai. There are luxury beachside bungalows and backpacker hostels at affordable prices.  Lamai beach is a popular family friendly place to stay in Koh Samui.

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  1. John

    Love lamai beach. It is a very wide and long beach. Very nice to swim. My favourtie place at lamai is Swing bar cause there is also fire show available at night.

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