Plai Laem Koh Samui

Located northeast is Plai Laem Koh Samui. Conveniently located for the early morning and late night flights from Samui Airport. Close to the popular tourist areas of Chaweng and Bophut. Shopping and tourist attractions are nearby. Shops restaurants and cafes are dotted around. Thai and international food is served at a good range of restaurants to suit everyones budget. Public Transport is available on the main ring road 4169.

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The beach at Plai Laem Koh Samui stretches for 2km. Not a beach for swimming but good shallow waters for children to play. Watersports are available but not in great numbers. Views from the beach at sunset are just stunning. Beach vendors sell freshly cooked corn and chicken. Sarongs hats and souvenirs are also peddled on the beach. Moored along the shore are luxury yachts. At sunset local fishermen prepare for the nightly catch. Photo opportunities are amazing on the beach.

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Plai Laem Koh Samui boasts incredible temples. Wat Plai Laem houses the Chinese Buddha and the 18 armed Guanim Goddess. A lake with pedal boats and opportunities for children to feed fish and chickens. Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) seen as you approach Koh Samui by air. An impressive popular temple in Samui. Both temples are colourful traditional places. Blue Vanilla cafe is a perfect pit stop when visiting Big Buddha. Observe temple rules and immerse in the culture and tradition of Koh Samui.

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Accommodation in Plai Laem Area

The accommodation is sparse but diverse. The majority of accommodation is Choeng Mon. Five-star establishments such as The Melati Beach Resort perfect for families. Backpackers Euro Hostel cheap for the traveller. Absolute Sanctuary a retreat dedicated to yoga and fitness. Plenty of accommodation can be booked in the area, suitable for all travellers budgets.

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