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Lamai Beach In Koh Samui – A Complete Guide

Lamai Beach Koh Samui is the perfect place to unwind. The word got out about its powdery white sand and turquoise waters so it attracts many happy visitors.

How To Get To Lamai Beach

Lamai Beach is located on the East side of the island, just a short drive down from the popular tourist area of Chaweng Beach.

We stayed in the Chaweng area of Koh Samui and rented a scooter for 150 Baht per day. This gave us access to the whole island!

It took us around 25 minutes to drive down from Chaweng to Lamai Beach and whilst in the area we recommend checking out Overlap Stone Viewpoint.

If you’re looking for transport to and from Koh Samui, you can pre-book all of your Lomprayah transfers.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Lamai Beach Entrance Fee

It’s free to visit Lamai Beach.

Lamai Beach Opening Times

Lamai Beach is open all day, every day.

Best Time To Visit Lamai Beach

The driest and sunniest months in Koh Samui, and probably the best time to visit Lamai Beach, are between December and April. This is when the weather is most settled.

The hottest month of the year is June when temperatures can get up to 33°C.

Although this is a popular beach, it is also quite large so you should be able to find a spot for yourself at any time of day.

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel


Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

What To Expect At Lamai Beach

Lamai Beach Koh Samui is a stunning beach situated on the South East coast of the island.

We spent some time beach hunting whilst on Koh Samui and Lamai Beach definitely had some of the best powdery white sands, turquoise waters and tall palm trees we could find.

This beautiful beach is said to be the second most popular beach on the island after Chaweng Beach and although they both have a very similar feel, Lamai Beach is definitely a little less busy during the day.

However, in the evening, it does get busier and you will find a vibrant night life here with people shopping, drinking and dining all along the Lamai Beach promenade.

Many people go to Lamai Beach Koh Samui for swimming or the water sports, as the waters in the centre of the beach are free of rocks and coral.

In addition, due to its length of about 4 kilometres, Lamai beach is also ideal for long strolls by the sea.

However, if you are looking to chill, it is also the perfect place for some relaxing sunbathing and cocktail drinking!

Lamai Beach has everything that a tourist could need within an arm’s reach and it’s easy to understand why it is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Koh Samui.

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Here we have Lauren in her natural habitat
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Some of the most powdery sand on Koh Samui
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Lamai Beach Koh Samui gets a shaka from Charlie!
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Beach huts and jet skis

Grandfather & Grandmother Rocks

At the end of Lamai Beach you will see the rocks that lead to Grandfather & Grandmother Rocks, aka Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks.

There’s a separate entrance from the highway but it is possible to walk up and around the rocks at the end of Lamai Beach.

If you are looking for a great tour that includes a visit to these famous rocks Market Visit, Sunset Views & Thai Beach Dinner is recommended.

There are some cool rock pools around the area too, but watch out for the sea urchins!!!

If you’re lucky you might also bump into some pups!

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Lauren at the entrance to Grandfather & Grandmother Rocks.
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It’s best visited at low tide
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And if you see this dude tell him we said hi!

Where To Stay In Koh Samui


Tango Luxe Beach Villa Samui

Tango Luxe Beach Villa Samui offers tropical villas with a private pool and free WiFi.

It has a main infinity pool, two on-site restaurants and pampering spa treatments.

Luxurious ocean-facing villas come with a 42-inch flat-screen TV, iPod dock and sun loungers.

The large en suite bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower stall.

Tango Luxe Beach Villa Samui is a 5-minute drive from Seatran Ferry Pier, which offers transfers to Koh Phangan. It is 1.9 miles from Samui International Airport.


Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana

Located along Chaweng Road, the charming Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana features cosy and comfortable rooms with free WiFi.

Offering 2 dining options, the property also boasts an outdoor swimming pool with pool bar.

Just 550 yards from the beach, the hotel is a 15-minute drive from Samui International Airport. Samui Ferry Terminal is a 30-minute drive away.

The Thai-style rooms come with wooden flooring and furnishings. Each room has a tea/coffee maker, a safe deposit box and a minibar.

Guests enjoy satellite channels on a flat-screen TV. An en suite bathroom comes with a shower.


Arina Boutique Residence

Just off Chaweng Beach Road, the family-run Arina Boutique Residence offers cosy rooms decorated with traditional Thai artwork.

Providing free Wi-Fi, it is just 2 minutes’ drive from central Chaweng. Arina Residence is a 30-minute drive from Nathon Ferry Pier and a 45-minute drive from Tong Yang Ferry Port.

Koh Samui Airport is a 15-minute drive from the hotel.

Decorated with dark wood furnishings, rooms at Arina feature a private balcony and a 29-inch flat-screen cable/satellite TV.

For more places to stay in Koh Samui, you can check the latest prices on

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

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Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

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Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

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Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

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