During the summer’s low tide season the reef is dry for up to 100metres just to the west of the Laem Set Beach, opening the beach and reef up to all sorts of activities such as beach volleyball, football or simply exploring the rock pools and uncovering shellfish, a safe and exploratory activity for children.
Located close to Hua Thanon, this remains one of the few untouched shorelines of Samui. Overlooking the smaller islands of Koh Taen and Koh Matsum, Laem Set’s sea is, for part of the year, too shallow for swimming. However, the huge smooth boulders on the beach and the coconut palms leaning over at impossible angles make it a spectacular photo area.
There are two distinct swimming seasons at Laem Set. From October to April the tide is usually high for most of the daylight. From April to October the sea is usually calm and the tide far too far from shore for swimming. This is a fantastic area for the amateur snorkeler, where it is easy to pass over the coral reefs, or swim out to the west where there are some shallow areas with exquisitely clear, sand bottoms.
Laem Set has a few high-end spas, first class dining and dedicated spas. It’s in easy reach of the island’s waterfalls and is truly a nature, and animal lover’s dream escape. Laem Set is as of yet underdeveloped and quiet, but as the island grows in popularity this paradise cove is about to inherit new builders.
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