Lamai Beach The southern part - deserted and uncrowded

Lamai Beach, or Lamai, is one of the three most famous beaches of Koh Samui, along with Maenam and Chaweng. In fact, Lamai cannot be described in threewords and a couple of pictures taken from one place. In contrast to the Samui three dozen beaches, Lamai is very different throughout all 5 kilometers. We can say that these are three beaches in one, which are conditionally divided into centralsouthern and north lamai.

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Beach description

The southern part of Lamai is about 600 m of a flat line of the beach, about 40 m wide near boulders Bill Resort

and tapering to the rocks Hin Ta Hin Yai to 15 m. The sand on this site Lamai is light yellow, almost white, very loose and mixed with coarse yellow sand. The beach in this place of Koh Samui is located at the foot of a rocky mountainside.

Along the beach, on the slope, are locatedhotels that are not very carefully monitor the cleanliness of their sites. Dirt can be observed not only with strong agitation or early in the morning, when Lamai had not yet been cleaned, but at any time of the day.

Lamai is one of the most popular beaches on Samui,making it one of the island’s most crowded and noisy beaches. Due to the steepness of the slopes, there are not so many hotels on the southern Lamai as on the central one, so the density of people here is slightly lower. But this does not apply to the 50-meter stretch of beach opposite the Bill Resort Hotel, where huge, round rocks jut out in the middle of the sand. Due to the distance between the stones, the beach in this place narrows to 10 meters, taking a steep, steep view. The coarse sand is made by the hotel’s lounge chairs and in this place Lamai is rather cramped.

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 on the southern section of Lamai is difficultstones and coral thickets along the entire site, and under the rocks on the borders of the beach - great depth. Due to this depth, southern 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 the southern 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 from 15 to 40 meters of sand, whichlying under the sun all over the southern part of Lamai without any protection. Opposite some hotels there are sun loungers and umbrellas that can be borrowed for rent. Trees grow very rarely, on the very edge of the shore, where the sand ends and the grass begins. In southern Lamai there is not a single source of natural shadow at the water’s edge.

Beach photo

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Infrastructure

Mini Markets, Macro Supermarket, Orthodox church - this is the main infrastructure of the southern part of Lamai. For a large number of different institutions you need to move to the central part of Lamai, which is like a small city.

The southern part of Lamai is located on the outskirtspopular beach and you can not worry that at night your child will disturb the cries of drunken farang and girls of easy virtue. On the beach itself a bit of entertainment. It is precisely in the southern Lamai that there is practically no rental of the Jetskaev, kayaks and inflatable mattresses. Here reigns a certain abandonment, uninhabited, which contrasts sharply with the crowded and noisy central lamai.

The closest attractions on Lamai include the following:

Houses and hotels on the beach

300-meter space between the sea and the ringexpensive occupied by hotels. Behind the roundabout there are mainly shops and rare houses. This is the most built-up area of ​​Lamai, so for housing you will have to go towards the center of the village. After Bill Resort

the mountainside is waning. Closer to the rocks of Hin Ta Hin Yai, vacant lots begin to fall, and the resorts located in this place look extremely unpresentable. There are even simple fishing houses on the very seashore.

Closest to the rocks is the Beluga Boutique Hotel

- A great hotel with modern interiors and high ratings. Next to him is Sunrise Bungalows

- cozy houses on the beach.

Another couple of nice bungalows on this beach: Thai Ayodhya Villas and Rummana Boutique Resort

. 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:

How to find the beach

Access to the beach is possible through anyhotel, but there is a nuance - you have to walk on a steep mountain road to the beach. And then on it to return. It will be better and more convenient to get to a large parking lot 50 meters from the water, cross the bridge along a large ditch and get to the middle of South Lamai.

Beach map

Lamai Beach Map

Lamai Beach Map:

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