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Maenam Travel Guide

Maenam Travel Guide

Explore Maenam in Koh Samui

Our Maenam Travel guide looks to describe some of the reasons why this part of Koh Samui remains so popular. 

Amidst a lush tropical backdrop. The town lies to the west of Bophut and it has earned a reputation as a quiet sleepy destination, but with no shortage of the pristine beaches and tropical scenery which makes the island so popular.

Maenam has one of the longest beaches on Koh Samui, its palm fringed sandy shores and calm shallow waters offer the perfect surroundings for families with younger children. Along the vast 4 km stretch of beach, you will find a mixture of luxury hotels, backpacker accommodation, seafood restaurants, beachside bungalows and luxury beachfront villas with sparkling infinity edge pools. You will also find a few water sports shops and other facilities catering for these activities, but a stay in Maenam is more about relaxing in the sun and enjoying the tranquillity of a quiet island town away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist hotspots of Chaweng and Lamai.

Although more private and peaceful, Maenam has a healthy mix of restaurants, spas and hotels. Many small shops and quaint market stalls can be found along the narrow roads leading to the beach and along the entire length of the main through road. Located in the hills above is the world famous Santiburi Country Club attracting thousands of visitors every year. The 6930-yard par 72-championship golf course is set within a spectacular tropical landscape, surrounding the lush fairways, beautifully manicured greens, waterfalls and creeks, with dramatic views of Koh Samui's coastline.

Visible from Maenam is the island of Koh Phangan, reached by private hire speedboat or scheduled catamaran from one of the two piers. Also worth a visit is Koh Tao, another small island beyond Koh Phangan. Both these islands reflect the laid back lifestyle of tropical island living and offer some great beachside restaurants with fresh seafood in abundance, making for an enjoyable and interesting trip.

Maenam is a great destination for families and honeymoon couples alike seeking a quiet, relaxing holiday under the tropical sun.

We hope our Maenam Travel guide has given you everything you need to know about this beatiful part of Koh Samui - take a look at some of our villas in Maenam below.

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