Koh Samui Guides
- Towns and Villages in Koh Samui
- Bang Por Travel Guide
- Big Buddha Bang Rak Travel Guide
- Bophut Travel Guide
- Chaweng Travel Guide
- Choeng Mon Travel Guide
- Coral Cove Travel Guide
- Hua Thanon Travel Guide
- Laem Sett Travel Guide
- Laem Sor Travel Guide
- Lamai Travel Guide
- Lipa Noi Travel Guide
- Maenam Travel Guide
- Nathon Travel Guide
- Plai Laem Travel Guide
- Taling Ngam Travel Guide
- Thong Krut Travel Guide
- Tongson Bay Travel Guide
- Wine and Dine in Koh Samui
Lamai Travel Guide
Explore Lamai in Koh Samui
Our Lamai Travel guide looks to describe some of the reasons why this part of Koh Samui remains so popular.
Lamai is a small town on the south east coast of Koh Samui and home to the second largest beach on the island. The white sand and clear waters are typical of those pictured in the travel brochures. Though it caters primarily for tourists, the area is much quieter than the big town of Chaweng, located just up the coast and therefore more suited to those looking for a more relaxing and more authentic holiday.
As a growing town catering for tourists, Lamai has retained its picturesque island settings but with all the services and amenities you would need to make for the perfect Thai holiday.
Any visitor to Koh Samui is expecting the picture perfect beaches seen in travel brochures and will not be disappointed. With the second largest beach of the island, the coastline is stunning, studded with coconut trees and spotted with huge granite boulders.
Lamai is not a remote region of Koh Samui but is significantly quieter than Chaweng and you can still expect to see other travellers in the streets, restaurants and shops around the town. Sporting activities are also widely available and you can expect first class services whether you want to go kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, or kite surfing. For the more reserved traveller, you can opt for a quiet stroll in the beach and even wade out into the ocean, as
Lamai has some of Koh Samui's most calm and shallow waters. Surrounded by a number of smaller fishing villages, you can expect some of the best seafood around, tinged with distinctive Thai tastes.As the sun goes down, whether you opt for a quiet night in your villa overlooking the calm ocean or want to get out and about, exploring the town's offerings, you will not be disappointed with the nightlife, as scores of restaurants, bars and clubs are available.
Whether you want a calm relaxing holiday, a more lively affair or a mixture of the two, Lamai can offer the best of both worlds and you can enjoy a dose of island life without the hustle and bustle of Chaweng.
Has reading our Lamai travel guide inspired you to visit? Click the link below to view the stunning villas we have available in this area.