Lamai Beach is like a toned-down version of Chaweng’s non-stop vibrancy and is perfectly suited for those looking for a more laidback stay on Koh Samui. Generally the crowds are smaller and the accommodation is cheaper than Chaweng, while the beach still boasts soft sand, blue water and palm trees galore. After all, this is Thailand!
We offer Lamai Beach hotels which range from stylish villas to more affordable accommodation suited to the budget conscious traveller. However you choose to stay, the chances are you will want to spend more time enjoying the sun by the sea than inside your hotel and the central and southern sections of Lamai Beach are truly fantastic. The northern part of the beach is also worth visiting if you have small children as the water tends to be calmer and shallower. The beach is usually lined with vendors selling everything you could ever need from scrumptious Thai snacks, ice cold beers, ice creams and jewellery and if you really don't want to be bothered while working hard on that tan then the vendors will leave without pestering you.
From your Lamai hotel you will be able to access a range of night life including European and Thai restaurants as well as bars and clubs. Unlike a number of the other resorts on Koh Samui, the restaurants here are all reasonably priced and the food is often very delicious. Lamai Beach is also well known for its go-go bars and if this is your thing the chances are you won't be disappointed by the choice of places available.
If, however, you're after a different side to Thai culture there are plenty of temples and pagodas to visit from your Lamai resort. Pagoda Khao Chedi is an inspiring site to visit, particularly as it offers one of the best sunsets on the island. Meanwhile Wat Khunaram offers a slightly more interesting way to spend an afternoon as the temple houses a famous mummified Buddhist monk sporting a swish pair of black sunglasses.