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Maenam Beach In Koh Samui – A Complete Guide

Maenam Beach Koh Samui is one of the most pristine on the island. With crystal clear sand and not at all touristy here’s all you need to know when visiting.

How To Get To Maenam Beach

Maenam Beach Koh Samui is located in the very North of the island along a beautiful strip of sand.

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 30 minutes to drive up from Chaweng to Maenam Beach, and whilst in the area we definitely recommend checking out Bophut Beach & Bophut Fisherman Village which are just 5 minutes down the road.

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.

Maenam Beach Entrance Fee

It is free to visit Maenam Beach.

Maenam Beach Opening Times

Maenam Beach is open all day, every day.

Best Time To Visit Maenam Beach

The best time to visit Koh Samui is between the months of December and March, when the weather is most settled.

The hottest month of the year is June, with temperatures reaching 33°c.

This is a great beach to spend a relaxing beach day away from too much hustle and bustle.

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel


Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

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Those blues at the entrance to Maenam Beach Koh Samui definitely grab your attention on the way in!

What To Expect At Maenam Beach

Maenam Beach Koh Samui was honestly one of the most peaceful and best beaches on the island.

With an entrance that caught our eye and plenty of resorts popping up in the area it’s definitely an up and coming spot!

This long stretch of beach tends to be quieter than the very lively Chaweng Beach or Lamai Beach, or even the neighbouring Bophut Beach.

Therefore, you will find fewer beach vendors as well as more space to find your own spot to chill.

The sand is powdery and the water SO SO blue! Not to mention the hundreds of palm trees lined up along the back of the beach.

At 4km long, this beach is perfect for long beach strolls and the warm relaxing swims in the turquoise blue sea.

At midday, the huge palm trees offer some cool shade if needed. Also, the few resorts that are on Maenam Beach provide umbrellas and beach chairs free of charge.

There’s not a lot more to say about Maenam Beach apart from, if you’re looking for a beautiful beach away from the crowds, with mature surroundings, then this is your spot!

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Honestly the bluest water we’ve seen in Koh Samui
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The small, quiet stretch of beach
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Maenam Koh Samui is really a tropical paradise!

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

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

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.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

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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