Laem Yai Beach - a beach that appears only with the tide

Laem Yai is a beach for lovers.non-standard beach holiday. It is located in the northwestern part of Koh Samui, deep in the jungle, away from the main island, from the roads and shops.

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Beach description

The length of the beach is about one kilometer. It begins near a lonely mountain standing in the sea, and ends on a stone shallow bordering the beach Bang mckham. The island of Ang Thong National Marine Park is clearly visible on the horizon.

Throughout its length, Lam Yai Beach is the width, the composition of sand and debris. This is one of the most filthy beaches on Koh Samui. The width, it should be noted, is about two meters at high tide. The sand on Laem Yai is some kind of combination: a mixture of fine yellow sand with small stones, large individual pebbles and shells.

The sand is so thick that they walk on it.a few campers and local fishermen drive around in jeeps. Cleanliness, as mentioned above - leaves much to be desired, but it should be noted that the garbage is of natural origin.

Practically do not come across plastic and fishingpolyfoam with nets, but a lot of fallen trees, old coconuts, sticks and logs. At low tide, a muddy bottom is exposed, a lot of stones of different sizes, the entrance to the water in places is difficult because of this, but not so much as to refuse to walk.

It’s impossible to swim in Lam Yaya, this is a beach for walking, sunbathing and photo shoots. In case anyone is interested in reading about other places, I have a short overview of all the beaches of Samui, will help you decide on the choice of the beach.

Sunset, depth and waves

At the beginning of the description you probably drewnote that the width of the beach is about two meters, at high tide. And in the pictures you can see quite a very wide strip of sand that does not fit in with a little two meters. So, the uniqueness of Lam Yai beach is that it becomes a beach only at low tide.

The sea here is so shallow that it runs a distance of half a kilometer, leaving behind them bald spots of sand and puddle, ankle-deep.

Typically, the peaks of ebbs fall onmidday time, so the opened bottom areas have time to dry out and they make wonderful little beaches, on which the rest of the nearby hotels fit. Because of the shallow water there is never a big wave, except for the storm season. An ideal beach for children, but boring for parents.

Sun beds and shade

Sun beds on the beach are placed along the walls of the resorts and are intended only for their customers, but there is plenty of natural shadow. For the whole green, palm-covered coast there are only two resorts.


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The area in which is the beach Laem Yailocated on the outskirts of the Samui Ring Road. There is no shop, laundry or rental equipment - all these pleasures are either on the road along Bang mckham, on either Bang Po. Go to the nearest convenience store or loungeabout three kilometers, and the big three hypermarkets is located 15 km from Laem Yai, which is about 30 minutes by car. From the nearest sights, within ten minutes by car:

  • observation deck at the highest point of the Natonovskaya Gorka - the pass between Nathon and Bang Po;
  • wild observation deck on the mountain opposite the observation deck, which is indicated by the paragraph above;
  • Zong Rya waterfall, the road to which begins opposite to the Sitran Ferry clarifier;
  • several temples and churches of different religions.

Entertainment on Lam Yai is represented by onethe restaurant, which makes great cheap cocktails, two massage canopies with village grandmothers, tree swings for romantic sunset watching and kayaks for rent. If you ride a bike in the direction of the cape from which Lam Yai begins, you can find a reggae-rasta bar there, with good music and a sunset view.






Houses and hotels on the beach

There are only two resorts on the shore: Mai Samui Beach Resort & Spa

Laem Yai Beach - a beach that appears only with the tide

and The Passage Samui Villas & Resort

Laem Yai Beach - a beach that appears only with the tide

, the third, Garto Resort, is in the process of recovery after a long conservation and in May 2014 the construction process was just beginning.

There are no houses for rent within a radius of three kilometers. As I said, this is the edge of civilization. If you want to book a hotel here in advance or search for accommodation on other beaches, I have a selection of hotels in Samui with a good rating and reviews.

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How to find the beach

In order to get to Laem Yai beach, you needdrive in the direction of the naton hill to the “The Passage” sign. If you move from the direction of Nathon, then this pointer will be in the direction of travel, not reaching the hill. And if you move from Maenam, then do not hurry while descending the mountain, the sign will be on the right, the turn is not the most convenient and unsafe in this area. Better to go a little further and turn around.







Beach map

Laem Yai Beach Map

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