Lamai Beach, or Lamai, is one of the three most famous beaches in Koh Samui, along with Maenam and Chaweng. In fact, Lamai cannot be briefly described in one paragraph and shown with a couple of pictures taken from the same place..
Unlike the other three dozen beaches of Koh Samui, Lamai is very different along the entire 5 kilometers, stretching from northwest to southeast. We can say that these are three beaches in one, which are conditionally divided into the central, southern and northern Lamai.
The content of the article
- one Beach description
- 2 Entering the water, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach photo
- five Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find the beach
- eight Beach Map
The central part of Lamai is one kilometer of a flat beach line with the same width, from the Lamai River (in the common people, the Vonyuchka River) to the Aloha Resort. On Lamai, here the Pongponrat road makes a 90 ° turn.
The sand in this area of Lamai is light yellow, almost white, very loose and with an admixture of coarse yellow sand. Along the entire beach there are hotels that monitor the cleanliness of their sites. Dirt can be observed only during strong excitement or early in the morning, when Lamai has not yet been cleaned.
Lamai is one of the most popular beaches on Koh Samui, which automatically makes it one of the most crowded and noisy beaches on the island, and its central part beats all records for 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 Koh Samui, will help you decide on the choice of the beach.
Entering the water, depth and waves
Entering the water in the central section 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, there will be no bottom underfoot. Thanks to the depth, Lamai does not suffer from low tides. The sea is literally 2-3 meters away, without affecting the characteristics of the beach in this area. But with a slight wind on Lamai, there are good waves, which become dangerous when the wind is strong enough.
Sun beds and shade
The width of the beach reaches 40 meters, which are open to the sun throughout the central part of Lamai. Sun loungers and parasols are displayed in front of each of the hotels, which can be borrowed for rent. Trees grow very rarely, at the very edge of the coast, where the sand ends and the grass begins. There is not a single source of natural shade in central Lamai closer than 30 meters from the water.
Mini-markets, Tesco Lotus hypermarket, night and day markets, banks, gas stations, coffee shops, cafes, restaurants of all cuisines of the world, equipment and bicycle rentals, children's and clothing stores, laundries, spas, massage parlors and the red light district, a water park , children's entertainment center - Lamai is equipped with everything you need for a full, interesting rest and living on Koh Samui.
The central part of Lamai is located at the very epicenter of the day and night life of the area. At night, bars and discos can disturb with music. The beach itself offers all kinds of water activities possible on Koh Samui. Jet skis, bananas, kayaks for rent. Lots of bars and restaurants, street vendors and massage therapists. Some of the nearby attractions on Lamai include the following:
- Cultural Center on Lamai (Wat Lamai Culturall Hall);
- Valentine Stone;
- Overlap Stone;
- Grandma and Grandpa Stones (Hin Ta Hin Yai);
Houses and hotels on the beach
There is only one old wasteland in central Lamai, about 50 meters of the felled area. The rest of the space is occupied by hotels. Self-rental is possible only in the interior of the island, on both sides of the Ring Road. This is one of the richest in private housing areas in Koh Samui..
Of the hotels on the beach, closest to the sea, Marina Villa Koh Samui can be noted, not the most luxurious, but with good reviews. Lamai Wanta Beach Resort is another good hotel right on the beach. I myself have stayed at Lamai Coconut Beach Resort (here is my review), I really enjoyed.
The spacious and bright Lamai Inn 99 Bungalows are nearby. Highly rated luxury hotels include Pavilion Samui Boutique Resort and The Privilege Hotel Ezra Royal Beach. If you want to book a hotel here in advance or look for accommodation on other beaches, I have selection of hotels on Koh Samui with a good rating and reviews.
Hotels near 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 the territory of any hotel, but if you do not want to communicate with the security or administration, you can always turn into one of the many lanes that lead to the shore. And don't forget about the wasteland. One of the convenient and convenient places is the Bamboo restaurant, which stands on the shore and can be reached by scooter. There is also a medium-sized parking lot for motor vehicles..
Lamai Beach Map
Lamai Beach Map: