Lamai has often been referred to as Samui’s second beach, but there are many who believe it has a greater beauty than that of Chaweng. The waters are excellent for swimming and the beaches and streets are less crowded. The southern end of the bay features elegant granite boulders while the beach itself seems endless. The nightlife in Lamai tends to be slightly more adult oriented than in Chaweng, but it hosts some excellent restaurants and bars scattered along its strip. Accommodation options here range from high-class resorts to basic bungalows. The surrounding area notably hosts some of the islands best spas and health resorts available, as this is the landing ground of the health gurus from the 60’s.
Lamai Beach is almost directly on the opposite side of the island from Coconut Beach, and although may take some time to get there, approximately 40 minutes, spending the day wandering the beaches or shopping throughout the inside beach road is well worth the journey. There is a treasure trove of small shops that sell the most unique gifts.
This beach is possibly the best balanced playgrounds in regards to portraying Thai culture and the human experience, and finding the silence affiliated with the endless horizons of the South China Sea off the coastline of this southern part of Koh Samui.
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