Beautiful Lamai Beach On the Island of Koh Samui
A visit to Lamai Beach is definitely something that cannot be missed when traveling to the Island of Koh Samui Thailand! A magnificent peaceful stretch of beach with a more relaxed town center for those that prefer a quieter atmosphere but still all the amenities one desires while on vacation.
This part of the island was most certainly my favorite destination when we visited a short time ago.
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Spectacular Lamai Beach in Koh Samui Thailand
Situated to the South of the main busy town center of Chaweng and the more popular Chaweng Beach, you will find the village of Lamai and its beautiful stretch of beach.
Lamai is the smaller than Chaweng center, but ranks second in village size on the island. So there is no shortage of shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, as well as accommodation to most anyone’s desires and budget. Definitely a more laid back atmosphere to that of the hustle and bustle of Chaweng, but an easy and quick cab or Songtaew ride to this area for those wishing a day visit from town.
The Small Town of Lamai
If I were to return to Koh Samui, this is where I would hang my hat for my next stay! 🙂 We ventured off in our Songtaew Taxi truck and were in Lamai in no time from where we were staying at Choeng Mon Beach located on the north east tip of the island.
Plenty of Shopping & Restaurants in Lamai
One never has to leave the comfort of your rented lounge chair and umbrella all day long!
Lamai Beach – Activities Galore
Friendly Beach Vendors
Lovely white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and areas of the beach to suit all ages for safe swimming. If you enjoy quiet days relaxing on the beach, with friendly vendors offering freshly prepared barbeque corn on the cob, chicken, fish, egg rolls, fresh fruit and so much more during the day, this is the perfect place for you! 🙂
Loved the Egg Rolls and BBQ Corn!
For those who enjoy water sports, Lamai has pretty much everything available to choose from. There are plenty of rental businesses that offer a variety of water sports.
You can …
Jet ski waterski;
and so much more!
Get a Great Massage on Lamai Beach
As with any other place on the island, treat yourself to a wonderful Thai massage on or off the beach! These people are well trained in their craft and at least a foot massage is something you must do when visiting Thailand! Treat yourself to incredibly affordable professional massages, manicures and so much more, easily found on most beaches, villages and main town centers.
This is definitely a main attraction for most visitors when traveling anywhere in Thailand.
Map of the Island of Koh Samui
Lamai Beach Muaythai Boxing
Lamai Beach is also known for its professionally run Muaythai Boxing Camps. We happened to walk past a club and were able to watch some individuals train for a short while. People come from all over the world to learn Muaythai and train here in Lamai.
Attractions Around Lamai Beach
One of the most visited and most extraordinary attractions in this area are the Hin Ta – Hin Yai Rock Formations. These rocks are definitely unusual resting along the shores of Lamai area. I will let your imagination run wild and you decide what these formations resemble! A huge attraction for photography buffs along with many embarrassing and smiling faces as well.
A typical lovely Buddhist Temple, like so many others to discover in Thailand, but this one comes with a unique twist. Here, lie the mummified remains of the monk Luong Pordaen. This temple is full of history for those wishing to learn more about the Buddhist faith, this extraordinary exhibit and the teachings of Luong Pordaen.
A worthwhile visit for those people who enjoy the beauty and peaceful surroundings of a Buddhist temple.
It really does not matter where on the island you choose to stay, as there are lovely, unique places scattered all around making your Koh Samui Island Holidays perfect! I do however suggest a visit or stay to Lamai and its beautiful beach to be added into your vacation plans. Below, I have added a link directing you to a very nice Koh Samui Island website. It is filled with holiday planning tips and advice, things to do and so much more.
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