Lamai beach

Lamai is a second most popular beach after Chaweng. It's impossible to describe Lamai in two words, because it differs from the rest of the island's beaches in its diversity. The rhythm of life on the beach depends on the specific area, so when choosing a holiday destination should take into account this feature. But every beach area will provide its guests with good service, clean beach and great holiday.

Beach description

Lamai Beach is a crystal water, clean sand, wide shore line and depth which neighbours with shallowness and steep cliffs.

5 km Lamai Beach is divided into 3 parts: Central, Southern and Northern. The most pleasant and convenient entry into the water is the Central Lamai. The steep slope and depth make it independent of the tides, but in the period from December to February, the wind is possible, which contributes to the formation of quite strong waves. As moving from the center to the North, the bottom of the beach becomes shallow and dirty, so it's better to choose other places for swimming. As for the Southern Lamai, rocks and coral thickets make it difficult to enter the water, but due to the great depth, the tides are not dangerous.

When is it better to go

The period from November to March is considered the high season in Thailand. Comfortable air temperature, as well as minimal rainfall create optimal conditions for a beach holiday.

Video: Beach Lamai


Lamai amazes people with its infrastructure. The beach offers both places for parties and secluded places, because very different people come here for holiday.

Various activities can be found in the Central Lamai. Different cafes, bars and clubs, rental agencies (bikes, hydrocycles, banana boats, kayaks and etc.), shopping centers and shops, aquapark and many others. Here also located most hotels of different price, however it's better to book a room in advance, especially during a high season. Cheaper options are in some distance from the beach, in quiet alleys there are many inexpensive guest houses.

South Lamai located in a distance from vibrant life and crowds of people, so it's uninhabited and suitable for families with children and lovers of measured rest. Northern part is not very popular because of dirt and bad water entrance, but many people choose this part of the beach because of the silence, so there are many hotels and houses.

It's worth mentioning traditional fairs "Walking Street", which are organized throughout the island, including Lamai beach. Tai fair is held every Sunday from 15:30 to 23:00 and is a riot of colors, lights, laughter and incredible atmosphere. It is not just a fair where you can find souvenirs, clothes and traditional cuisine, it is also an opportunity to communicate with other tourists and locals.

Weather in Lamai

Best hotels of Lamai

All hotels of Lamai
Ammatara Pura Pool Villa
rating 9.1
Show offers
Kapuhala Koh Samui
rating 10
Show offers
Silavadee Pool Spa Resort
rating 9.4
Show offers
Show more

Useful information

Transport accessibility

It's easy to get to Lamai region from the airport by bus or private taxi. Directly to the beach tourists can go through the hotel grounds or through the alleys, if living at a distance.


To make a holiday a little more interesting, tourists can see a lot of curious things near Lamai. It's easy to get to Wat Lamai Cultural Hall, Hin Ta Hin Yai stones   and Hua Thanon fisherman village. Besides, it is required to visit the observation deck of Lamai for a breathtaking view of the beautiful coast.

Wat Lamai Temple and Wat Khunaram are also in close proximity. The first often organizes festivals, celebrations, concerts and fairs, and keeps a collection of pottery and copper ware in the Art Hall. And in Wat Lamai people can see the most famous the mummified monk of Samui, Loung Pordaeng.

The beach participates in ratings:

3 place in rating Thailand 50 place in rating TOP-100 of the best beaches in the world 35 place in rating Southeast Asia 2 place in rating Samui
Rate the material 58 likes
Share beaches on social networks