Lamai beach is in the second-largest resort area after Chaweng in Koh Samui. It is quieter and less bustling than its big sister, but still with plenty of accommodation, dining and shopping options, and some great spas and tourist attractions nearby to explore. There are plenty of Thai restaurants and nightlife in general is very popular on Lamai beach. Read in this blog post everything you need to know about Lamai beach.

How to get to Lamai beach Koh Samui

You can combine a visit to Lamai beach together with other things to visit in Koh Samui like Overlap viewpoint. The best way to get around the island is by renting a motorbike for around 200baht per day. You can also go by taxi or Songtaew, but of course you are way more flexible to go with a scooter.

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What to expect at Lamai beach

Located on the South East coast of Koh Samui, this beach is the second most popular beach on the island. Luxury resorts and hotels are scattered along the coast and there are plenty of restaurants and food stalls. Famous for its nightlife, restaurants and vibrant atmosphere. This is just one of the Thai beaches you just have to visit when staying on Koh Samui.

There are plenty of sunbeds, and if you want to stay in the shade you can also rent an umbrella. On this beach, you can’t really find the fine sand as you might imagine having on a tropical beach. Here there is more coarse sand, but if you specifically want a beach with fine and soft sand, you have to go to Silver beach or Maenam beach.

Close to Lamai beach there is plenty of stuff to do. You can go to Overlap viewpoint, read more about that site here. Or visit Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks, read more here. If Lamai beach isn’t what you were looking for, there are many more beach options nearby. You can check out Silver beach which is located in a hidden bay, or head to the areas Chaweng where you can find Bophut beach and Chaweng beach.

If you’re into more quiet beaches you better can go to Lipa Noi beach in the South West or Maenam beach more in the North of Koh Samui.


Koh Samui weather

If you are planning to visit Koh Samui, of course you want to go in the best months with the driest days. The monsoon usually lasts from October through December with November as the wettest month. February and March, on the other hand, are the sunniest months. January is (statistically) the coolest month and April the hottest time of the year. Broadly you can travel to Koh Samui from January until October to have the best chance on a sunny vacation.

Where to stay in Koh Samui

This depends on what you are looking for and what your budget is considering the Samui hotels or beach resort you can choose. If you’re looking for entertainment and nightlife you have to stay around the Chaweng area. But if you’re more into relaxing and quiet beaches, then book your accommodation around the more in the south or around Maenam beach area as it’s much quieter.

If you want to read more about Koh Samui, head over to these blog posts:

Things to do on Koh Samui

Best beaches Koh Samui

Best temples Koh Samui