Lamai Beach, or Lamai, is one of the three most famous beaches of Koh Samui, along with Maenam and Chaweng. In fact, Lamai can not be briefly described in one paragraph and show a couple of pictures taken from one place.
Unlike the other three dozen beachesSamui, Lamai is very different for all 5 kilometers, stretching from northwest to southeast. We can say that these are three beaches in one, which are conditionally divided into central, south and north lamai.
The content of the article
- 1 Beach description
- 2 Sunset, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach photo
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find the beach
- 8 Beach map
The central part of Lamai is one kilometer of a flat line of the beach with the same width, from the Lamai River (common for the Stinky Stinker) to Aloha Resort
. On Lamai, the Pongponrat makes a 90 ° turn.
The sand on this stretch of Lamai is light yellow, almostwhite, very loose and mixed with coarse yellow sand. Along the beach there are hotels that monitor the cleanliness of their sites. Dirt can be observed only with strong agitation or early in the morning, when Lamai had not yet had time to clean.
Lamai is one of the most popular beaches on Samui,which automatically makes it one of the most crowded and noisy beaches of the island, and its central part beats all records in the density of pink bodies per square meter of sand. 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
Entry into the water in the central area of Lamai is ideal. This is the best sandy entrance to the sea on the island, the coast here has a rather steep slope, and the depth increases instantly.
Five meters from the beach under your feet will not bebottom. Due to the depth, Lamai does not suffer at low tide. The sea goes literally 2-3 meters, without affecting the characteristics of the beach in this area. But with a small wind on Lamai there are quite good waves that become dangerous when the wind is strong enough.
Sun beds and shade
The width of the beach is 40 meters, which are open.the sun all over the central part of Lamai. Opposite each of the hotels there are sun loungers and parasols, which can be borrowed for rent. Trees grow very rarely, on the very edge of the shore, where the sand ends and the grass begins. On central Lamai there is not a single source of natural shadow closer than 30 meters from the water.
Minimarkets, hypermarket Tesco Lotus, night andday markets, banks, gas stations, coffee shops, cafes, restaurants of all world cuisines, equipment rentals, bicycles, children's and clothing stores, laundries, spas, massage parlors and the red light district, water park, children's entertainment center - Lamai is equipped with everything you need full, interesting rest and stay on Samui.
The central part of Lamai is located in thethe epicenter of the day and nightlife of the area. At night, bars and discos can disturb you with music. On the beach offers all possible types of water activities on Samui. Hydrocycles, bananas, kayaks for hire. Many bars and restaurants, street vendors and massage therapists. The closest attractions on Lamai include the following:
- Lamai Cultural Center (Wat Lamai Culturall Hall);
- Valentine Stone;
- Overlap Stone;
- Stones Grandmother and Grandfather (Hin Ta Hin Yai);
Houses and hotels on the beach
There is only one old wasteland on the centralLamai, 50 meter cut plot. The rest of the space is built up with hotels. Rental housing alone is possible only in the depths of the island, on both sides of the Ring Road. This is one of the richest in private housing areas of Samui.
Of the hotels on the beach, closest to the sea, you can note Marina Villa Koh Samui
, not the most luxurious, but with good reviews. Lamai Wanta Beach Resort
this is another good hotel right on the beach. I myself stayed at Lamai Coconut Beach Resort (here is my review), I liked it very much.
Nearby are the spacious and bright Lamai Inn 99 Bungalows
. Among the top-rated luxury hotels are Pavilion Samui Boutique Resort
and The Privilege Hotel Ezra Royal Beach
. 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.
Hotels on Lamai>
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
- Marina Villa Koh Samui
- Lamai Wanta Beach Resort
- Lamai Inn 99 Bungalows
- Pavilion Samui Boutique Resort
- Zara Beach Resort Koh Samui
How to find the beach
Access to the beach is possible through anyhotel, but if you do not want to communicate with the security or administration, you can always turn into one of the many side streets that go ashore. And do not forget about the wasteland. One of the convenient and successful places is the Bamboo restaurant, which stands on the shore, and can be reached by scooter. There is also a medium-sized parking for motorcycles.
Lamai Beach Map
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